About Geochang
Geochang is a county in South Gyeongsang  province in South Korea.

Geochang + VFC Financial Paragliding Open Event 2018 welcome Geochang or Pilot.Geochang Gamak mountain is a famous paragliding site in Korea. Gamak mountain offer  thermal strength in up to 5 m/s.Thermals begin at about 11 am. and last until 4 pm.The best hour to start is approximately 12:00am.


The longest flights are over 100 km.and the pilot managed to climb as high as 3000 meters ASL
This place has already hosted several paragliding programs: Korea Open League
2012, 2013, 2014.


paragliding in Geochang
Geochang(VFC Financial Paragliding Open Event 2018)

Type of event

Second Category Event.

(Recently, India also had the Open Paragliding Championship Organiage of Second Category Event.)


class 3 - Cross Country

Date's
09 November  - 11 November 2018

Place
Geochang ,South Korea

Flying site
Geochang Gamak mountain is a peak,whose height is 925 meters,located in middle-southarea of South Korea.Surrounding mountains are about 600 - 800 meters.This site open all around the year but the best flying session is are spring or autumn,average temperature between 15 to 25 °C.At this time the height can be from 1000 meters to 2000 meters.

Geochang Gamak Mountain is a famous polling place in Korea, which offers good conditions for early pilots.General flights are made with the ridge of the hills above Mount Jiechang and the city. Can make routes for any direction.


The normal best hours to get started is around 12:00. Thermal starts approximately at 11 o'clock and goes up to 4 PM. Flights are good for flight - there is no strong wind in this area.The longest flights are over 100 km and the pilot managed to climb as high as 3000 meters ASL.


This place has already hosted several paragliding programs: Korea Open League 2014,2013,2012.


Take-off 

Launch Ground is located 8 km from the nearest city and can be reached by taxi or bus. It takes 30 minutes to arrive. The slope is approximately 20 degrees. This is a solid cover. Tech of Ground 2 allows simultaneous launch. Top landing is difficult, but possible.


888 ASL [52S 402940.87E, 3939789.42N]



Geochang Gamak Mountain

Landing site
The ground is covered with green grass. Landing is located 5 km to the city near the road.

Geochang landing site

Entry fees
Entry fees - 120 USD 120,000원,120 EUR

Prize fund/scoring categories
Overall the top 5 pilots.
Top 3 pilots in women

How to get here
Geochang is a county in South Gyeongsang  province in South Korea.
[Geo Chang is located in the south of Korea].



Schedule
Thursday, November 8, 2018 
17:30 - 20:30- Registration and Waypoint download.

Friday, November 9, 2018 
Contest flying days

Saturday, November 10, 2018 
Contest flying days
Sunday, November 11, 2018 

Contest flying days
19:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony


Daily scheduleg
08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:30 - Transport to take-off 
11:00 - Meet Director  and Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - flying ' briefing and Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results



Events Organizers
Event organiser-> Geochang Para
Contact person->  Kim Jong Hae
Phone number-> 010 6573 3252



Organiser Website

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