General Information Summary – please also refer to the Local Regulations
A FAI Category 1 Paragliding World Championship event to determine the World Champion Individual (male and female) and Nation.
The 2007 event is organised by Godfrey Wenness of Manilla SkySailors Club who has been responsible for 15 successful high level FAI Cat 2 events over the past 12 years with 120-150 pilots entered annually since 1999. All main staff are highly qualified mostly local XC pilots.
Medical and Rescue Services :
Manilla has a fully equipped district level Hospital, Ambulance and Rescue service approx 10 minutes from Mt Borah. An Ambulance with highly trained officers, Manilla Rescue Squad and State Emergency Services will be on the Mt Borah site daily. Tamworth has a major regional hospital where serious trauma cases are delivered via helicopter. There is a national specialist spinal injury ward in Newcastle Hospital approx 30mins flying time from Tamworth where all serious cases that need operations are transferred to by aero-ambulance once stabilised.
During the competition (and practise days) the local Tamworth based Westpac rescue helicopter – a turbine Bell 407 - will be on stand by as always. The flight time from the Tamworth helicopter base to Mt Borah is 12mins. The helicopter, which is also night VFR approved, has all medical equipment, is equipped with a winch, and has 2x highly trained Paramedic’s and a rescue operator on board.
All Ambulance services in the flying region will be notified of the event and of the daily task route.
The competition is sanctioned FAI Category 1.
Entry Size :
The maximum number of competitors is 150 pilots.
Pilot Qualifications :
Only pilots with a FAI Sporting License, appropriate qualifications and who are selected by their National Aero Club can enter.
Event HQ :
The Manilla Town Hall is the event HQ – it is in the main shopping centre street (Manilla St) at the Country Link bus stop.
Please also refer to the “How to“ 2 step procedure information above. To enter the competition you need to log on to this web site (ie become a logged in user of the site), then fill out the on-line competition registration form, and send (or fill out credit card details) the appropriate payments as detailed. NOTE : After submitting the online rego form you should check to see your name is on the pilots list ! A pilot number helmet sticker, glider numbers, welcome pack and GPS download will be given to you at the final registration as well as a receipt if requested.
Entry Fee :
Option 1 : A$1160.00
Option 2 : A$740.00
Place Allocation :
Refer to Registraion Page, Team Size Info page and FAI guidelines
Waiting List Places/Re-allocation :
Refer to Team Size Info page and FAI guidelines.