Ozone Colombia Open
From January 15th to 21st the First Ozone Colombia Open will be held in Pie de Chinche. Continuing the legacy of the Ozone Chabre Open, this is a fun and educational event for pilots looking to hone their XC skills and experience the fun and excitement of competition flying, without the stress and pressure of an overly competitive environment.
- left before start of event
- before registration 09/11 12:00 (America/Bogota)
Live trackers supplied
The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring
Medic on takeoff
There will be medical rescue services at launch
Good phone coverage
The region generally has good phone coverage
We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly
Live trackers mandatory
Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.
There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch
There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ
Toilets on takeoff
There are toilets at, or near, the launch
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
Ballast on takeoff
There will be ballast water available at launch
There will be daily lunch packs for pilots
Maps are supplied
The organisers will give you printed maps at registration
The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed
The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ
There will be an organised party during or after the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles
- Ozone class
- Female class
- EN A class
- EN B class
- EN C class
To get Santa Helena (Piedechinche) you can arrive by airplane to Cali city, then you need to get a taxi to Santa Helena.
Ozone Colombia Open
From January 15th to 21st the First Ozone Colombia Open will be held in Pie de Chinche. Continuing the legacy of the Ozone Chabre Open, this is a fun and educational event for pilots looking to hone their XC skills and experience the fun and excitement of competition flying, without the stress and pressure of an overly competitive environment. Legendary XC coach, Jocky Sanderson, will be on location along with a mentor pilot ti be confirmed, give pre-task advice, and daily debriefings. With the focus being entirely on fun and learning, this is the perfect event for intermediate pilots who want to level up their flying.
Entry is limited to EN C wings and below.
Like the other spectacular events we have helped to create (Ozone Caribbean Open, Ozone Krushevo Open), this will be a professionally run competition organized by local experts. The Airnomads Team has a 12 year history of successful competitions, including 2 PWC, 2 Super Final PWC events, 2 British Opens, One FAI World Championship, and other international opens.
This is a smaller than average event and slots are limited, so we recommend securing your place ASAP.
Cheers from all the Team, we’ll see you in the tropics!
WINTER IN COLOMBIA: A note from Lucho, comp organizer.
Over the past eleven years Colombia has become more and more popular with foreign pilots as a winter destination. The first reason is of course that during the northern hemisphere’s winter, Colombia experiences the best of our two summer seasons that we have here in the tropics. As the paragliding scene has developed here, a more important factor has emerged: The citizens of the Cauca Valley have come to embrace paragliding and its importance to the local economy. The influx of free flight visitors has greatly improved the economy. Cooperation between civil authorities and private enterprise has strengthened infrastructure and improved things for both the locals and visitors. Today Colombia and the Cauca Valley region is a destination not only because of excellent flying conditions, but also because it is recognized as a safe and culturally interesting place to visit. Brilliant natural landscapes, welcoming local people, and a thriving multi-ethnic society make this a wonderful place to visit. exploring natural marvels and exchanging the happiness of the multi-ethnic society.
Colombia is more than a paragliding trip, is an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and discover the real comfort of being welcome anywhere you go -- it is a place to enjoy the air but, more importantly, a place to learn the meaning of simple life while you are on the ground.
Colombia will welcome you with wide open arms, come alone, with your family, or with your friends! If you are interested in different activities contact Airnomads Colombia:
Selection and entry fee
Documents required at registration
The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.
Signed Application form
You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Signed Waiver/Release form
You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Experience summary required
The organiser wishes for you to provide a summary of your experience on arrival.
Identification documents needed
You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune
Any pilot who cancels their registration will be given a refund as follows:
- Cancellation date more than 60 days before competition start date: 50% refund
- Cancellation date between 60 and 30 days before competition start date: 30% refund
- Cancellation date less than 30 days before competition start date: 0% refund
Inability to attend due to Covid related travel reasons is not a reason for a refund of an amount greater than the above percentages and stated times. Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover any last minute cancellations.
Cancellation of a Competition by the Organization ie Covid19 interference etc
In the event the organizers deem it necessary to cancel, relocate, or reschedule the competition you will be entitled to a partial refund. This will be on the scale as follows:
- Up to 45 days before the first official event day: 100% less a €30 admin charge
- 45 to 7 days before the first official event day: An amount equivalent to the amount paid less the amount spent by the organisation in preparations up to that time.
- Less than 7 days before the event: No refund will be given.
After the start of the competition any refunds will be at the sole discretion of the organizers.
The organizers will not be liable for any costs incurred by anyone attending, or intending to attend the event, or any consequential losses arising from the cancellation, relocation, or rescheduling of the event.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Top 3 EN A
Top 3 EN B
Top 3 EN C
Top 3 Female Class
Top 3 Ozone Open
Practice Day (Task & general site safety on launch at 10.00am. No trackers, no downloads, nor scoring)
14:00 - 18:00 Official Registration and Equipment Inspection.
Official Venue of the Event
20:00 - Mandatory Safety Briefing
Sunday, Jan 16 - Friday Jan 21, 2022
Competition flying days.
Friday, Jan 21, 2022
19:00 -Prize giving, celebration meal and closing ceremony
09:00 - De-Briefing of Latest Task
10:00 - Transport to take off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
12:00 - Pilots briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take off window is Open
17:00 - Scoring Office Opens
20:00 - Provisional results - Mentoring Speech
*** Daily schedule can change, depending of the weather conditions.
Accommodation and Activities
The HQ of the event will be Hotel Restaurante Siga La Vaca.
Located just one kilometer from Santa Helena, it has the capacity to locate 180 person. It counts with Two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, Bar and restaurant.
A Meeting room where the scoring will be held and the briefings and de briefings will be hosted in the outside area.
How to get here
The easiest, fastest and safest way to get to the HQ or your accommodation in Siga La Vaca in the town of Santa Helena is to arrange in advance with the organization a transfer. The contact for this matter you can find it in the contact spot at the main page.
If for any reason you come late, you want to get by yourself to the hotel this are the best two ways from the Airport in Cali:
TAXI: When you go out of the national arrival gate, you fill find at the right side of the luggage claim room a office for the Taxis, there you must give your personal information and the direction where you want to go. In this case Santa Helena, El Cerrito Valle Del Cauca.
BUS: In case you like adventure, the process of getting by bus to Santa Helena is something like a real one. Just after you land at the Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International airport, outside of the local flights gate in front you will find the local buses that will take you to PALMIRA. Once you are in Palmira you must ask for a bus to El Placer - Amaime. When you arrive at El Placer - Amaime, the bus will let you down by the main road, where you must take a taxi in Direction to Santa Helena or the HQ (Restaurante Siga La Vaca).
MQ24+WH El Cerrito, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
The nearest airport is Cali. That is connect by Avianca flights to Bogota.
At the first floor of the airport building there is a bus station, Take a bus to Palmira, and there change for a bus to El Placer. From there take a taxi to headquarters: