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CWC Gulgong 2019 -

Event ID

: 13961    

Bid:

462

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Gulgong, NSW (Australia)

Date(s)

: 17 Nov to 23 Nov 2019

Website

:https://wow.asn.au/comps/?q=CWC18Entry


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28 November 2019 1st Putaleng XC Open 2019 - Tamduong,Lai Chau,Tamduong,Lai Chau,Tamduong,Lai Chau,Tamduong,L (Vietnam)
01 December 2019 23rd OPen de Canarias de ala delta - Lanzarote, Gran Canaria (Spain)
02 December 2019 1st Open Nirgua 2019 - Nirgua, Yaracuy State (Venezuela)
05 December 2019 2019 Liga Nacional Tenerife - Paragliding Open - Tenerife (Spain)
06 December 2019 9th Copa Jerico Open FAI 2 2019 - Jerico, Antioquia (Colombia)
07 December 2019 2019 TIRT Drone Racing World Cup - Taoyuan (Chinese Taipei)
07 December 2019 1st FAI Asian-Oceanic Paragliding Championship Test Event - Bright (Australia)
11 December 2019 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final - Ningbo (China (People's Republic of))
14 December 2019 2019 Intl V&V Gran Canaria - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain)
15 December 2019 2019 South Africa Open (2019 SAO) - Porterville (South Africa)
26 December 2019 2019 Negev Open - Israel Free Flight Competition - Orim (Israel)
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10 November 2019 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 794,09 km/h Paul Anthony Lucas (AUS)
09 November 2019 Parachuting : 2 formations : 22 skydivers
09 November 2019 Parachuting : 3 formations : 22 skydivers
09 November 2019 Parachuting : 4 formations : 22 skydivers
04 November 2019 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 1 000 km : 164,7 km/h John "Mannie" Mclauchlan (RSA)
03 November 2019 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 800,00 km/h
01 November 2019 Microlights and paramotors : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 4 min 57 sec Jan Kriz (CZE)
30 October 2019 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 285,16 km/h Paul Anthony Lucas (AUS)
29 October 2019 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 925,00 km/h
27 October 2019 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 510,8 km Guy Anderson (GBR)
27 October 2019 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 510,8 km Harry Bloxham (GBR)
26 October 2019 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 903,322 km/h Vivek Nair (IND)
26 October 2019 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 828,679 km/h Pankul Mathur (IND)
26 October 2019 Parachuting : Lowest Single Round Score : 6,55 sec Yaping Xing (CHN)
26 October 2019 Parachuting : Lowest Single Round Score : 6,55 sec Yaping Xing (CHN)
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