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10th FAI Paragliding World Championships - Manilla 2007

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   Event Background Information

Since 1994 Manilla has sucessfully hosted annual high level international paragliding competitions. The 2007 Worlds event is a culmination of the experience gained through those events. This event has been in pre-planning stage since 1999 when Manilla hosted the first “Thriller in Manilla” double header - the Australian PG Open and NZ PG Nationals - as a 2 week test event.

In February 2005, Manilla Comps organiser Godfrey Wenness, presented a bid for Manilla to host the 10th PG Worlds in 2007 to the CIVL Plenary meeting in Guatemala . The bid was noted as being one of the best ever seen by the Plenary and was reflected in the resulting vote of 24:3 in favour against a high budget Austrian proposal.

The event will be run by the Manilla SkySailors Club with the support of FAI, HGFA, Tamworth Regional Council and others.

Manilla and district extends a warm country welcome to all competing pilots, spectator pilots and visitors who wish to “See the Sky Come Alive” and enjoy some of the best flying and good times that Australia has to offer.

*** More information about the event for Competing Pilots and Team Managers can be found on the Pilot Info page now. ***