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Aeroclub Albania

Safe paragliding since 2008

Para Acrobatics World Cup

Aeroclub Albania and the Major of Pogradec city, are going to organize this event for the very first time in Albania and Balkans region.


Welcome to ParaAcrobatics World Cup 2014, Pogradec, Albania, 13-15th June 2014 (APWT, FAI).

paraacrobatic worlcupAeroclub Albania and the Major of Pogradec city, are going to organize this event for the very first time in Albania and Balkans region.

Pogradec is a city in South-East of Albania (130km from Tirana), near to the border with Macedonia. It has a population of 30.000 and a lake (Ohrid lake) nearby. We have chosen Pogradec because of his great potentials in tourism and infrastructure making possible this paragliding event.

In Albania the summer season begins in May, so the beach and the whole city will be really crowdy with tourists and visitors from other parts of Albania. All pilots, judges and staff will stay in the main hotel of the city, breakfast, lunch and dinner, including rooms, are covered by the organizers.

There is a very good place for judges to watch and give their points to each pilot. We will put the raft between the takeoff (beach) and judges place.

We have arranged two powerful boats for towing procedure with professional operating teams and one boat for rescue. Because of the towing technique, we will have no problems with wind direction, from NW to SE range.

Last year we organized a small acro show in the same place and everything went just perfect.

The takeoff will be in the beach which is quite long and large (400m x 40m). Very near and paralel to the beach, you will find a boulevard and also a linear part full of trees and grass, necessary for gliders and other services.




ParaAcrobatics APWT 2014, FAI.(Solo competition)

13-14-15 June 2014, Pogradec, Albania. 3 Day competition.


1. Take off: Pogradec beach.

2. Landing: Competition Landing – Raft on the lake.

Emergency Landing1: On the beach (not in the take off area, not on the take off path between towing boat and take off area) which is longer than 500m.

Emergency Landing2: In the water. There are rescue boats.

3. Judges:

Main Judge

Sub Officer 1

Sub Officer 2

4. Entry Fee: 150 € per pilot

For pilots that do not qualify, will receive free hotel accommodation and restaurant services during competition and a 50% refund of pilot entry fee.

Pre-registration on the official web site before May 13th 2014. is compulsory(

Menu: EVENTS>> ParaAcrobatics A.P.W.T 2014, Pogradec>>Pilots Registration SOLO

In case the maximum number of subscriptions is reached, pilots in the FAI RANKING, and by order of arrival will be given priority.
We won’t accept pilots signing up after 13th of May.

Number of maximum pilots: max. 30 solo pilots.

Organizers will cover for each pilot:

4 Days hotel accommodation and restaurant services, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Eligibility requirements: Gliders Authorization Form, Pilots License, FAI-Sporting license, Insurance against damage to third parties, Equipment according to Aerobatic annex S7b Chapter 2.2.
In regards to doping, by Albanian law anytime you may reckon that there could be doping controls.
In case of delay call: 00355 68 20 84 512 / 00355 67 40 69 515.

Liability: the organizer assumes no liability towards pilots or third parties. Transfer at own risk.
It is the responsibility of each competing pilot to ensure that he has valid insurance cover, public liability risk, personal accident/ hospitalization /repatriation.

PROVISIONAL Competition plan

Thursday12th June 2014.

18:00 – 20:00 First briefing. Equipment/License check-up. Payment fee.

20:30 Dinner

Attention: Pilots coming by plane, should know that from Tirana International airport to Pogradec is 2 and half hour road trip. We will arrange shuttles from airport to Pogradec free of charge. If one or several pilots will land in Tirana airport after 15h:00 (local time, the same with France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Spain) they may risk not being on time for 18h:00 briefing etc. They should avoid late planes.

If possible, equipment/license check-up and payment fee procedures will be done the next day early in the morning before the competition. Please take in consideration this issue before buying your plane ticket.

Friday 13th June 2014.

09:00 Breakfast.

09:30 Briefing

10:00 meet at the take off. (2min. walking from the hotel).

10:30 – 11:30 Qualification task

11:30 – 13:30 First task

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:30 Continuing First task

17:00 End of First task

20:00 Dinner

Saturday 14th June 2014

09:00 Breakfast.

10:00 meet at the take off. (2min. walking from the hotel).

10:30 – 14:00 Second task

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Continuing Second task

17:30 End of Second task

20:00 Dinner

Sunday 15th June 2014 (only the first 15 pilots)

09:00 Breakfast.

10:00 meet at the takeoff. (2min. walking from the hotel).

10:30 – 12:30 Third task

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Continuing the Third task

16:00 End of competition

16:30 – 18:30 Just acro show

19:00 – Dinner

20:00 – Prize ceremony and party



1 Mendo Veljanovski Macedonia
2 De Blic Théo France
3 Hercod Lionel Suisse
4 Bailly Jeremy France
5 Andrew Guest United Kingdom
6 Martin Jovanoski Macedonia
7 Attila Pethe Hungary
8 Alexandra Grillmayer Hungary
9 Alongi Tim France
10 Doliges Gaetan France
11 Ondrej Prochazka Czech Republic
12 Leonardo Cardenas Rey Colombia
13 Leila Simonet France
14 Eliot Nochez France
15 Mahmoud Lashgari Iran
16 Bögli Jérôme Switzerland
17 Kahn Sebastian Austria
18 Ragolski François France
19 Josef Bauer Germany
20 Axel Gudelius Germany
21 Petar Loncar Serbia
22 Strobl Sepp Germany
23 Horacio Llorens Fernandez Spain
24 Hernan Pitocco Argentina
25 Geiser David Suisse
26 Jérémy Peclard Suisse
27 Geiser David Suisse
28 Xavier Zabau Leon España
29 Alan Sabel Brasil
30 Laireiter Thomas Austria
31 Renan Andres Morales Spain
32 Rodriguez Felix Spain
33 Thiele Sabrina France
34 Nicole Schmidt Austria
35 Mathieu Abrard France
36 Kahn James Austria
37 Martin Daniela Germany