The Final winners: 1 Manfred Ruhmer, 2 Jacques Bott, 3 Franz Pacheiner. The FAI gold medal given to the winner by Mrs Françoise Pinet Mayor of Aspres sur Buech

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A World Championship is a unique occasion for a nation and a region to demonstrate its organisational skills and to show that it has the perfect aerology for this particular sport.

The 20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class2 Championships will take place this summer from 24th July to 6th August 2017, based at the aerodrome at Aspres-sur-Buech in the Hautes-Alpes department in the south of France. 

This region has unique potential in France, with its exceptional aerology, just perfect for all forms of free-flying, and thus for this, the highest performance category.

The Championship is organised by ADPUL, the local ultra-light glider club.  Its primary aim is to develop further this particular branch of free-flying.  Thanks to the motivation of some of the best ultra-light glider pilots in the world, the club, founded 2 years ago, today also enjoys the support and experience of the wider free-flying community.

Free-flying is a highly environmentally friendly sport, requiring only the skills of the pilot and good meteorological conditions (sunshine and thermals).  It provides a real connection to nature and matches perfectly the sporting spirit of the Hautes-Alpes department and the entire PACA (Provence-Alpes-Cotes-d’Azur) region.

We are looking, therefore, for some support and good will to help us with this venture.  Our aim is to communicate more widely that this environmentally-friendly sport makes a significant contribution towards the image of dynamic sustainability which epitomises the region, its businesses and its communities.   

Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  Join us, contribute your own messages and your image, and we will carry them to the highest peaks across the Alps.

Pascal Lanser, Vice President, ADPUL

Last edited: 07/08/2017