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About the Event
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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.

For more information please contact:

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.

Eligibility & Equipment - Pilots
i) Maximum 150 pilots.
ii) Competing pilots must hold equivalent F.A.I. IPPI 4.
iii) Competing pilots must have full liability, medical and repatriation insurance.
iv) Competing Pilots must satisfy themselves that they are adequately experienced to compete and fly in the prevailing conditions at Laragne in June/July.
v) Pilots must carry 2m radio utilisable in the bands between 140 and 145 MHz
vi) Pilots must carry a recently repacked reserve parachute
vii) Scoring will be by approved GPS, check list on GPSdump website for details of approved type, see link.
viii) GPS must be capable of recording altitude in the track log.

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).
Approved GPS listScoring will be using FS check out the GPSdump website for details of supported GPS'. We have cables for the common models but bring your own cable if you've got one and label it as yours. Pilots are responsible for ensuring they have a cable available to download their GPS.

Eligibility - Gliders
i) Paragliders must be Certified - this is a class competition and no open class gliders will be accepted. Gliders should have appropriate EN/DHV stickers, gliders not bearing stickers will be scrutinised as will all prize winning gliders.
ii) Only paragliders Certified to EN B to D standards or DHV equivalents are acceptable.
iii) EN D gliders and CCC certified gliders, Open class gliders without any certification are permitted only with the relevant documentation, as stated in Section 7B of the FAI Sporting Code.

Eligibility - Teams
i) Teams made up of 4 pilots, scores for best 3 in each task to count
ii) Teams will contain a maximum of one X-Class pilot
ii) A number of places will be reserved for club or school teams

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

Weather Information

El Peñon Weather Conditions

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