Asian Beach Games 2012 - Task 6 The Eight

2012-asian-beach-games-task6-the-eightTask 6 was the slalom known as “The Eight” because pilots flew circuits in the pattern of a number 8. Two inflatable pylons, each 20m high, marked out the ends of the course with a kicking stick in the centre.

This is always a fast and heavily contested event and The Eight at the Asian Beach Games 2012 proved no different. The results showed a clear winner but the second and third places were just 0.2s apart.


Asian Beach Games 2012 - Task 5 Bowling Landing

2012-asian-beach-games-Bowling landing 2After a long first day, competitors arrived on site at 0615, ready for a second day of what had already become a fierce competition. There was a clear overnight leader in Jiri George MACAK, but it was very early days and George just needed to make one mistake to drop down the order.

With a relatively high cloud base, a clean onshore wind and no sign of the fog that enshrouded the competition site for most of the previous day, the weather conditions were very good and set the scene for another packed day of flying.


Asian Beach Games 2012 - Task 4 Accuracy Landing

2012-Asian-Beach-Games-Apisit OPASAIMLIKITDay one proved to be long for competitors with Competition Director Zhang Wei deciding to take advantage of the improving weather conditions to run a round of accuracy landing. Sea fog had reduced visibility to less than one kilometre for most of the day but now the fog had lifted and cloud base was high enough for the task to get underway.

Competitors had to fly to approximately 150m above ground level and then switch off their engine while overhead the target; a 5m landing mat with a 16cm pressure pad at its centre. The pad was able to measure distance in 1cm increments in order to be able to differentiate between the very best pilots.


Asian Beach Games 2012 - Task 3 Paraball

2012-asian-beach-games-paraballThe third task on day one was the Paraball – an excellent task for both competitors and spectators with a lot of action and clear results. Pilots have two minutes in which to pick up three 55cm ‘gym’ balls, carry them between their feet and drop them in a 2.5m wide basket.


Asian Beach Games 2012 - Tasks 1 and 2

2012-AsianBGames-Paramotor around pylon in fogThe 3rd Asian Beach Games Powered Paragliding (Paramotoring) event has begun. Staged towards the west end of the whole competition venue, athletes are well supported with team tents, fuelling station, first aid and a whole range of officials and volunteers offices.

The flying area is approximately 500x300 metres of sandy beach next to the Yellow Sea. This area is large enough to assure the safety of pilots entering and exiting the task zone but at the same time offers spectators a close-up view of pilots preparing their machines before taking off to compete.


Asian Beach Games 2012 - Report on Opening Ceremony

2012-Asian-Beach-Games-Opening-CeremonyThe 3rd Asian Beach Games are now officially open – and what an opening it was! The 2000 athletes were transported by bus along with the many hundreds of officials and volunteers to a stadium that had been specially built for the occasion. Some ten thousand spectators were treated to an hour-long display of sound, light, dancing and fireworks, involving hundreds of dancers, singers and actors in what was a very impressive display of skill and talent.


List of competitors in the 3rd Asian Beach Games published

paramotor wagThe start of the 3rd Asian Beach Games is only a few days away and competitors and officials alike are making their way to Haiyang (CHN) for a week of  intense competition.

For the first time, Paramotoring is part of the Games which are organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). Since the FAI is recognised as the International Sport Federation for air sports, the FAI is acting as technical adviser to the Games and providing the rules of the competition along with the International Jury.


Paramotors at the programme of the 2012 Asian Beach Games

Asian Beach Games 2012The FAI has today announced that Paramotors will feature at the next Asian Beach Games that will take place in June 2012 in Haiyang, China.


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