WELCOME TO THE US OPEN OF PARAGLIDING 2018
The US Open of Paragliding will also be the Canadian Paragliding Nationals and a Pre PWC. Event subscription is now closed, and the competition is fully subscribed. If you signed up on the waiting list and have not yet received an email from us about a spare comp space, then we're sorry to inform you that you do not have a place at this year's event.
Saturday 7th July is a practice day. Please make your own arrangements for lifts to launch / retrieval as there will be no shuttle / retrieval service on the practice day.
Pilot registration is from 4pm at the Chamber of Commerce (216 E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816) followed by a mandatory pilots meeting at 7pm.
NOTE TO VISITING PILOTS
For all visiting pilots that are not familiar with the area, please note that landing at Beebe Bridge Park Campground (Beebe's) or the leisure park is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. The designated landing area is Chelan Falls Park (soccer field) on the west side of the river. Please refer to the Site Orientation page to make sure you understand the restrictions.
All pilots, please take the time to download the Pilot Handbook and read the contents. Here is a summary of the competition schedule:
Saturday 7th July: Practice Day. Registration at Chelan Chamber of Commerce on Woodin Ave (4pm) and MANDATORY pilots meeting (7pm)
Sunday 8th July: Comp day 1
Monday 9th July: Comp day 2
Tuesday 10th July: Comp day 3
Wednesday 11th July: Comp day 4
Thursday 12th July: Comp day 5
Friday 13th July: Comp day 6
Saturday 14th July: Comp day 7, awards ceremony and closing party
WELCOME TO 300 PEAKS PARAGLIDING
If you've ever dreamt of flying over tropical beaches, coastal mountain ranges, & pristine mountain lakes - then you must have been dreaming about your next paragliding trip to Thailand. When we started flying here in early 2013, we thought we were dreaming too.
After flying three winter seasons here, we can confirm that this is no dream. Not only is the region of Prachuap Khiri Khan awash with great flying sites, it turns out that the provinces both to the north and south (Phetchaburi & Chumphon) are great too!
FLYING IN THAILAND
Over the last 5 years, we have discovered a number of unique flying sites both along the coastline and in the hill-studded interior, which offer rewarding and challenging flying to a wide range of pilot levels. Whether you're up for breaking the Thailand distance record (now over 200km) or an intermediate pilot looking to further improve your skills, we have something here for you.
Many of these flying sites are accessible only by towing, as much of the terrain is inaccessible and covered in jungle. This is where our 200hp jetboat and SuperTow Hydraulic Payout Winch and /or scootie tow come into play. No bumpy jeep rides up to an impossible launch. Just hook up your bridles on the beach, and you're away.
We are also offering a handful of SIV courses in 2017 which take place in late January / early February. Details to follow soon...
If you're in any doubt if Thailand is a good place to come and fly - look no further than our photo & video gallery. Then come out and see for yourself. We are under no illusion that this is one of the finest areas we know of for flying in Asia. The great thing is, it comes packaged with all the other fantastic things that Thailand is famous for - like great food, a wonderful climate, good entertainment and friendly locals.
Come and be a part of our tropical paragliding dream in 2017.
OUR EVENTS IN 2017
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We have done our homework and have discovered some awesome flying sites. We've put together a flying tour that offers all these gems and a whole lot more...with plenty for the kids and family too. Thailand really has got it all. Check out our Flying Tours section for details of the 2015 season just passed and more info on our tours in Thailand next winter...
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SIV & ACRO
Our spectacular SIV sites are 2 freshwater reservoirs 30km inland from the coast (Pranburi Dam and Kaeng Krachan), and the spectacular Dolphin Bay in Prachuap Khiri Khan. If there is swell on the ocean, we head to the reservoirs, but either way you couldn't ask for better conditions or a more idyllic spot to test your handling skills in a safe and professional environment...