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Wings out West 2020
11-15 March 2020
This will be the third running of the highly popular PG ground tow comp. Come and experience the thrill of flatlands XC and challenge yourself with GPS navigation around modest competition tasks.

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Flying site

Wings out West 2019 will be based in the central west town of Trundle. Trundle is located 48 km NW of Parkes, 58 km NNW of Forbes and 52 kms NE of Condobolin. It is literally in the centre of NSW and the epicentre of flatland flying.

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Trundle is located 50kms NE of Parkes in central NSW. It is the epicentre of flatland flying.

Event info

Wings out West 2020
11-15 March 2020
This will be the third running of the highly popular PG ground tow comp. Come and experience the thrill of flatlands XC and challenge yourself with GPS navigation around modest competition tasks. Competition HQ is in Trundle NSW, with most competitors camping at the Showgrounds HQ, which has great facilities including camp kitchen with microwave, stove and fridges. If you haven’t flown in a GPS Navigation competition before, then our safety committee/mentors, made up of experienced comp pilots will guide you through the learning curve. If you have then this is an HGFA Cat B sanction event and will count in your Australian ranking.

You will be among a select 35 pilots who will compete for flatland glory from 11-15 March 2020.

Wings out West 2020 is specifically for EN A, B and C class paragliders only. If you are a serious competition pilot, flying a high end or competition wing, then you will need to step down, but you will potentially earn points for your national ranking. If you are more a recreational pilot, who just enjoys XC flying, then you won’t be competing against competition rockets.

Wings out West 2020 is intended as an entry level competition with very modest navigation tasks in a fun social environment, but it will introduce pilots to the challenges of competition flying. The competition will be run in accordance with HGFA guidelines. Competition tasks will be set by an experienced competition task committee.

Wings out West 2020 is a great chance to ease yourself into the paragliding competitions or if you are a competition hound, a chance to hone your flatland flying. If you haven’t had much ground tow experience, don’t be put off – there is an official practice day scheduled for the first day.

The Wings out West 2020 competition is run by the Flatlands Towing Club, an incorporated association and flying club affiliated with the HGFA. The Flatlands Towing Club has a membership spread throughout western NSW and is responsible for the development of ground tow launching and flatlands flying in recent years

Flying site

Wings out West 2019 will be based in the central west town of Trundle. Trundle is located 48 km NW of Parkes, 58 km NNW of Forbes and 52 kms NE of Condobolin. It is literally in the centre of NSW and the epicentre of flatland flying. Tow launch is from a multi-directional paddock located 8.5kms west of Trundle. Our launch site is located just to the west of Trundle on a Private Property. The property provides launch strips to accommodate all wind directions.

Organizers

Wings out West
Trundle NSW
John Brassil
Competition Director
Phillip Mansell
Launch Director

Selection and entry fee

Wings out West 2020 is a HGFA sanctioned Category B competition specifically for EN A, B and C class paragliders only. Register on Airtribune. The entry fee is A$375 and includes your first tow each day and the Mid-Competition dinner. A retrieve service is offered on competition days at a modest fee. You can pay your entry fee via EFT to;
Account Name: Wings out West
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank
Bank Address: 1314 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen, NSW 2101
BSB: 062-208
A/c #: 10251260
Swift Code: (for International entrants) CTBAAU2S
Wings out West Address: 5 The Greenway, Elanora Heights, NSW, Australia, 2101

PLEASE USE YOUR NAME AS A REFERENCE FOR EFT

After receiving your entry fee ($375), the Wings out West 2019 organisers will confirm your entry on Airtribune.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Prizes will be awarded for Fun, Sports and Serial class wings, Women's and Overall Categories also.
Wings out West will be using Airscore as it official scoring application. IGC tracklogs will uploaded and scored via a web interface.

General schedule

Wednesday, 11 March 2020
- Official Practice
Thursday, 12 March 2020
- Task Day 1
Friday, 13 March 2020
- Task Day 2 and Mid Competition Dinner
Saturday, 14 March 2020
- Task Day 3
Sunday, 15 March 2020
- Task Day 4 and Final day. Award ceremony.

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
08:30 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
09:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:00 - Launch window opens
18:30 - Task closed
19:30 - Results entered
20:00 - Results begin to be available

Accommodation and Activities

Most pilots stay at the Competition HQ at the Trundle Showground where there is excellent camping and kitchen facilities. See the competition files - downloads for other accommodation options.

How to get here

31 Croft St, Trundle NSW 2875, Australia
Trundle, NSW AU

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