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High over Colombia, courtesy Corinne Stoltz-Orava
Valle de Bravo is home to the Hang Gliding World Championships over the
next two weeks. 20 countries are represented, including Canada which has
sent 3 pilots: John Théoret (2014 Canadian National champion), Dale Regehr
(2nd place in XCanada 2014), and Alexandre Ménard (24th overall at 2014
Valle pre-Worlds). All 3 Canadians actually attended the pre-World
Championships in Valle last year so they are already pretty familiar with
the flying area. Over the next two weeks they face off against some of the
best HG pilots in the World!
Final registration and the Parade of Nations through Valle were held,
followed by some speeches given by the local Mexican government. Sunday
March 1 was the official practice day, and the first task is on Monday
March 2. For those wanting an excuse from working, here are some links you
may want to bookmark over the next two weeks :)
Official website with pilot list, results, news, etc,
Alas Del Hombre on Facebook (local club organizing the event),
HPAC on Facebook (where Dale and Alexandre are posting pics),
Good luck to our pilots!
Nicole McLearn, HPAC Competition Chair
The dates for the HG Nationals are preceded on June 27 by a practice day.
Lumby is ∼1 hour drive from Kelowna BC and the international airport
for those arriving from the US or eastern Canada. The Meet HQ will be
the Raven Aviation Freedom Flight Park in Lumby, with Randy Rauck as
Meet organizer and Bruce Busby as Meet Head.
Late June and early July are ideal times for flying in Lumby...many
100+ km XC flights have been recorded over the past 2 years during
this time of year!
See www.lumbyairforce.com in the coming days and weeks for more information.
This is an HPAC-sanctioned event, open to both PG and HG pilots throughout Canada, for flights anywhere within Canada.
How do you enter?
First off, it's free. Start by registering for the 2015 global XContest.
After registering for the global XContest, go to register for the XCanada contest (make sure the check-button is set to 2015).
Note that these are 2 separate contests so you must register for both, otherwise when you upload your flights they may only go into the global contest and not XCanada. As well, even if you were registered for last year's contests, you have to re-register for 2015... Read more...