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In the middle of summer when heat makes the rules there is only one place you can go to escape! Parâng Mountains will keep you cool and offer you a wonderful flying experience with a good taste of Romanian hospitality.

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The Parâng Mountains are one of the highest mountain ridges in Romania and Southern Carpathians, with its highest peak Parângu Mare reaching 2,519 m. The Parâng mountains are located in the south-western part of the Central-Meridional Carpathians.

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Event info

In the middle of summer when heat makes the rules there is only one place you can go to escape! Parâng Mountains will keep you cool and offer you a wonderful flying experience with a good taste of Romanian hospitality.
6 years now from the first edition, Parâng Open 2016 is a FAI-2 XC competition, 3'rd stage of Romanian Nationals and part of Romanian Cup.

Flying site

The Parâng Mountains are one of the highest mountain ridges in Romania and Southern Carpathians, with its highest peak Parângu Mare reaching 2,519 m. The Parâng mountains are located in the south-western part of the Central-Meridional Carpathians. They are the tallest mountains from the local Parang-Cindrel mountain group and the second largest mountains in the Romanian Carpathians after the Fagaras mountains. They are situated between the Şureanu mountains in the North, Latoritei mountains in the NE, Căpăţânii mountains in the East, Vâlcan mountains in the West and the Petroşani depression in the NW. Located south and east of the city of Petroşani, the Parâng mountains begin form the eastern barrier of the Jiu river valley. The mountains occupy a territory 100 km wide from East to West and 70-80 km from North to South.
Usual tasks will include flights between Parangul Mare Peak, Hateg and Jiu valleys, near the towns of Petrosani, Vulcan, Uricani, Baru.
The main take offs are located not far from the town of Petrosani.
Parag flying site is used mainly from April till end of October. Best flying season is between June and September. It is possible to fly in any other season though little sense in it. Still the local pilots keep to a tradition to have a New Year celebration flights from Parang at 12:00 a.m. every year on the 1st of January.
The flying site is operated by a local club and this place is famous amoung paragliders. Parang take off is also a home of Toma Coconea - the famous X-Alps pilot. He was born here. Moderate mountain climate produces stable thermal activity on most of the days. Also the good road condition in the district makes retrieve organization simple.
Cloudbase is usually at 2500 m ASL but onkf a good day in summer it reaches 3500 m ASL. Average thermal strength in summer is more than 4 m/s. Thermal activity starts in the morning and is present till sunset. The best time to have a start is between 12:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. There are about 5 house thermals with a possibily to climb right after the take off.
In spring the cloudbase is low and take offs are covered with clouds. Same for autumn. In winter you may occasionally expect a good day but no reason to plan it. For example the winters of 2012-13 there was a lot fo snow. So the pilots went skiing, not flying.
Best flights made from this site are over 100 km in all directions with several out and return routes and triangles. Flights of 50 km are very easy.

Take-offs

Bancute take-off
Take off: 45.386078º N; 23.482328º E - Elevation : 1850 m.
Landing: 45.395622º N; 23.443731º E - Elevation : 1090 m.
Exposure: NW, W, S.

Croco take-off
Take off: 45.3892620º N; 23.4592730º E - Elevation : 1520 m.
Landing: 45.395622º N; 23.443731º E - Elevation : 1090 m.
Exposure: W, S.

The launch ground is enough for the start of 2/3 pilots at the same time. Grassy slope, no stones, mud, etc. There is a possibility of top landing. This take off is very easy to reach by a cable lift which operates every day from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Organizers

Skytribe Paragliding Club
Valeriu Jurca
Safety and Competition Director
Tel: +40 (723) 593 424
Valentin Nagy
Retrieve Manager, Tel: +40 (0)729 009 619
Roventa Mihai
Accommodation Manager,
Tel: +40 (0)723 306 191
Gheza Luka
Scorer, Tel: +40 (747) 025 193

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee
90 Euro for all participants. (93,53 € for PayPal payments).
Registration validation: The registration is only valid once the organization has received the registration fee. Your status is reflected in the participants list page.

Payment methods: Bank Transfer, Cash, PayPal

Bank Transfer
Please transfer € 90 to:
Organisation Name: Club Sportiv Skytribe
IBAN: RO83 RNCB 02491 2698 956 0002
SWIFT/BIC: RNCBROBU
BANK: BCR Timisoara, Romania
Please don't forget to send an email to gheza@skytribe.ro when the payment is complete.

Paypal
You can also pay securely via PayPal. Click this PayPal link to get on the payment page.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Parâng Open 2016 is a cross country (XC) competition. Its results will be calculated for Romanian Nationals and Romanian Cup. All categories compete for FAI points (WPRS).

• Overall
• 1st Team
• 1st Sport Class (EN-C, LTF/DHV 2)
• 1st Fun Class (up to EN-B, up to LTF/DHV 1-2)
• Woman

General schedule

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Official Registration and Training Day
18:00-21:00 Registration
Wednesday, 20 July, 2016
09:00-11:00 Registration
11:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing
12:00 Competition Day
Thursday, 21 July- Sunday, 24 July, 2016
Competition days
Sunday, 24 July, 2016
19:00 Prize giving ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - Deadline for the previous day protests
10:00 - Daily briefing and transportation to Take off
Any other schedule items are subject to Meet Director regulations

Accommodation and Activities

HQ will be located at La Bibanu
Main accommodation options around HQ:

Vila Parang 100m
Pensiunea Krisztian 150m
La Razvan 500m
Hotel Rusu 3km
La Mario 2 km

For assistance in accommodation you may contact Mihai Roventa by Email.

How to get here

Parang
Petrosani RO

Plane

Main Airports that you may use:
Timisoara (LRTR), 214 km by car to Petrosani
Cluj (LRCL), 250 km by car to Petrosani
Sibiu (LRSB), 180 km by car to Petrosani
Bucharest (LROP), 400 km by car to Petrosani

Train

Railway station is Petrosani. From there one can take a taxi to Parang Chairlift.
Timetables: Please us the austrian railway portal, it is up to date with all the romanian trains http://www.oebb.at/en/

Car

Distances:
Timisoara: 214 km to Petrosani
Cluj: 250 km to Petrosani
Sibiu: 180 km to Petrosani
Bucharest: 400 km to Petrosani

From the city of Petrosani you have take the road to Parang Resort. When the paved road finishes, you have to take the unpaved road until you reach the first lodge on the summit.

Taxi

From the city of Petrosani you have take the road to Parang resort (or a taxi € 5,-), up to Parang cable lift (€ 2,5), which drops you at the 5 minutes walking distance from Parang take off.

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Tasks and results

Task 1

21 Jul, 2016

47.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

22 Jul, 2016

89.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

23 Jul, 2016

83.1 km — Race to goal

Comp. results:
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Task 4

24 Jul, 2016

38.6 km — Race to goal