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About the Event
information about monarca open

Event will be held on JANUARY 13-19 2019
Registration and Practice Day January 13th
First task Monday January 14th.
Last task will be on Saturday January 19th.

The competition will be based at El Peñon, Take Off in Temascaltepec.

The event will be organised by Alas del Hombre

*The event will be run in general according to FAI Sporting code rules for paragliding Cross country competitions.
*The event is restricted to certified gliders.
*There will be trophy winners based on each glider class.
*There will be a separate class for those who have minimal experience (Rookie's) and one for the Girls.
*We will set the task and explain why we set it and how to do it.
*We show pilots the best way to go, where the thermals are, and where the difficult sections are.
*We stay on the same emergency channel, and us it for informing of CAT levels, and window times etc.
*We do a visual de-briefing at the base at night, using track logs on google earth or similar. that way the pilots see the winning routes and get an understanding of what to do in future.
*All pilots are welcome to join briefings and ask questions and contribute to the experts de-brief.
*We have seminars on XC, SIV and other useful subjects during bad weather or in the evening.
*It is all about inclusion and instruction, we have a few top guns but they must be helpful to others and there is no elitism or room for ego’s.
*We want to create a Fun, challenging, and inclusive flying environment.

Local Regulations
Download PDF File

Waypoints: In various formats.
Waypoints will be uploaded to GPS's at registration and will include a pilot number.

Please download WAYPOINTS: right click on link and select save link as.
Waypoints Map PDF File Download
Waypoints List PDF File Download
File GPS.wpt Download
File FS.wpt Download
Google Earth File .kml Download
File .GPX Download
File .CUP Download
File .UTM Download

Weather Information
El Peñon Weather Conditions

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Classes will be based on EN certification.
There will be four Classes: Recreation, Sport, X-Class and Competition Class plus a Rookie class and a Womens class.

Recreation - EN/LFT-B
Sport - EN/LFT-C
XC-Class - EN/LFT-D
Competition Class EN/LFT-CCC

The organization retains the right to make a final decision on glider class.

Maximum 150 pilots
Monarca Paragliding Open is open to all Paragliding pilots must hold equivalent F.A.I. IPPI 4 or who present a valid license and comply with the Organization criteria.
Entries must be made on the Entry Form that can be uploaded on the competition website (
The deadline for receiving the payment of the Entry fees is January 13th 2019 – 17:00hrs.
Scoring must carry a recently repacked parachute

In the case of the event being over subscribed a priority selection criteria for pilots may be introduced.
A number of places will be reserved by the organisation.
Team entries will be prioritised where possible (see teams below).

Eligibility - Gliders
Paragliders must be Certified – this is certified class competition, no certified gliders will be accepted. Gliders should have appropriate EN/LFT stickers, gliders not bearing stickers will be scrutinised as will all prize winning gliders.
Only paragliders Certified to EN/LFT from B to CCC standards are acceptable

Eligibility - Teams
Teams made up of 4 pilots, scores for the best 3 in each task
Teams will contain a maximum of one CCC-Class pilot
A number of places has to be reserved for sport or recreation classes on each team

Format - Competition
a) The competition is proposed as a fun paragliding XC event. It may also include;
i) An accuracy element in goal field.
ii) Other competition tasks other than XC flying

Format - Tasks
i) Tasks will only be set in appropriate conditions
ii) Tasks will be preceded by a weather and site briefing and information from meet director and where possible top pilots on their planned route for the task.
iii) Tasks will, where possible, be set to maximise pilots in goal - (>50%)
iv) A turnpoint map of this area will be provided.

There will be a full retrieve service along the course of the task and transport to take off each day from the briefings.

Entry fee
$275 until November 30th.
$325 from December 1st.
For the fee, organizers will conduct the competitions and provide:
Transportation to take off and retrieval
Snak pack & water, maps, sponsors gifts and welcome dinner


More info about payments:

a) Entry fee will be refunded minus 50 U.S. (Admin fee) for cancellations before 1st of December, zero thereafter.
b) Accepted entries are non transferable.

Events Prizes
a) Prizes awarded for first, second and third in class subject to numbers of participants.
b) Prizes for teams on the basis of accumulated points of the top 3 per task in each team.

Pilots will be notified when they have to pay by.

Mobile Phone Note It's strongly suggested to acquire a Mexican SIM card from Mexican mobile telephone to use during the competition for coverage and dialing feasibility. Usually pre-paid system SIM cards cost no more than $5 US Dlls. and a pre-paid system cheap mobile unit with SIM card included around $30 US Dlls.

HQ Map

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