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Wings out West 2019 is Australia’s only ground tow paragliding competition and one which challenges pilots to fly the central NSW flatlands. It follows the highly successful 2018 competiion.

You will be among a select 35 pilots who will compete for flatland glory from 13-17 March 2019.

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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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Wings out West 2019 - the 2nd running of the highly successful Ground Tow PG competition. Fly the NSW Flatlands.

Event info

Wings out West 2019 is Australia’s only ground tow paragliding competition and one which challenges pilots to fly the central NSW flatlands. It follows the highly successful 2018 competiion.

You will be among a select 35 pilots who will compete for flatland glory from 13-17 March 2019.



Wings out West 2019 is a HGFA sanctioned Category B competition 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.

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Selection and entry fee

Wings out West 2019 is a HGFA sanctioned Category B competition specifically for EN A, B and C class paragliders only. Go to https://www.wingsoutwest.org/registration/ for details of the entry fee payment.
The entry fee is A$350. Download details of what is included in your entry fee at https://www.wingsoutwest.org/preliminary-competition-information/.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Prizes will be awarded for Fun, Sports and Serial class wings, Women's and Overall Categories also. Given that Women pilots represent less than 10% of the national paragliding population the organisers have included a Women's category to encourage more Women to join the sport.
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, 13 March 2019
- Official Practice
Thursday, 14 March 2019
- Task Day 1
Friday, 15 March 2019
- Task Day 2 and Mid Competition Dinner/Bush Dance
Saturday, 16 March 2019
- Task Day 3
Sunday, 17 March 2019
- Task Day 4 and Final day.

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
08:30 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:00 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:00 - Launchf window opens
18:30 - Task closed
22:30 - Results entered
21:00 - Results available

Accommodation and Activities

go to https://www.wingsoutwest.org/

How to get here

Wings out West 2019 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. There will be a mixture of pilots with a lot and a little competition and flatland experience and so it will be a great learning environment. We are also hopeful that we will have the support of some of Australia’s finest comp pilots to act as flying mentors – they will be on highly visible wings in amongst the gaggles to help everyone around the task. More information http://wingsoutwest.org

Trundle NSW
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