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Ushkonyr, Kargaly
22 - 28 Aug 2016
Paraglider Paraglider
Cross Country

Past Tasks

Event info

2016 Open Kazakhstan Championship - is a competition aimed mainly at CIS countries pilots but is open to all pilots who want to come and compete in the skies of Kazakhstan. It will be held from August 22 till 28, 2016

FAI-2 Category

PWC NAT Championship

Info about Flying here

Flying site Ushkonyr is located 40km from the big city Almaty in the mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau. There is a paved asphalt road from the Ushkonyr village to the start site and a small segment of about 50 meters of dirt road.
Getting to start takes about 50 minutes from inexpensive hotel Keleshek, usual place of residence during the competition.
On the northern edge of the plateau there is a large spacious area, accommodating a large number of hang gliders and allowing to start in several rows. Earthen slopes are covered with grass, the steepness is 35-45°.
Take off Ushkonyr - 1960 m ASL 43.126697, 76.467904
Exposure North, it is possible to start to the West and East.
Direction and strength of wind: N, NW, NE, 1-5 m / s, rarely up to 10 m / s.
Shuttle flights: along the mountains to the W and E, to the valley in the NW and NE direction.
The lower limit of clouds - 3000-4000 m, thermals +4 mps, record flight of this area of about 150 km
Averaged valley altitude in the vicinity of the plateau Ushkonyr - 900 m ASL The relative height difference between the start and landing sites ranges from 800 - 1000 m.
Landing field 1: 43.179094, 76.513215;
Landing field 2: 43.163194, 76.379937;
Landing field 3: 43.168318, 76.459322
Within the flight area there are a lot of landing sites between small villages, well-developed road infrastructure. Along the roads there are located power lines, somewhere high-voltage. There are also shelterbelts between agricultural fields and shallow gullies.



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How to get here

The easiest way to get there is to come by taxi - 30 km from the airport, 65 km from the train station.
Price aprox: 5000-10000 tg (15$ - 30$)


Camp: Montazhnik (Svyazist)
in tent 500 tg day (2 $ per person)
in buiding: 1000 tg day (3 $ per person)

Selection and entry fee

Entry Fee: 60 Euro
Pilots with place in FAI rakning 1-300 Free Entry Fee

- Medical insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration)
- VHF radio 2m
- Certified helmet and rescue parachute
- Compatible GPS with cable for connection to PC

Competition schedule

Monday, Aug 22, 2016
09:00 - 17:00 - Official Registration and equipment inspection
17:30 - 18:30 - Mandatory Safety Briefing
18:30 - 19:30 - Team Leader Briefing

Tuesday, Aug 23, - Saturday, Aug 28, 2016
Contest flying days

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016
19:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony

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

Prizes and competition categories




Contact Info

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