From July 21st through 29th, 2018
The famous Vale do Paranã ramp in Formosa – GO hosts the 1st Stage of the 2018 Brazilian Paragliding Championship, set to take place from July 21st through 29th, 2018.
Located at the very edge of the Central Plateau, the Formosa region is renowned among practitioners of free flight as one of the best locations in Brazil to indulge in the sport, due to its extraordinary thermal potential. Cross-country flights are possible essentially year-round. Long-distance flight season takes place from the ides of July through September, usually ranging over 310 miles (500km) for gliders.Located at the very edge of the Central Plateau, the Formosa region is renowned among practitioners of free flight as one of the best locations in Brazil to indulge in the sport, due to its extraordinary thermal potential. Cross-country flights are possible essentially year-round. Long-distance flight season takes place from the ides of July through September, usually ranging over 310 miles (500km) for gliders.
The practice of free-flight at the Vale do Paranã began over 30 years ago. Initially a hang-glider territory, which hosts annually countless stages of the National Championships and has been twice-host of the FIA World cup, the practice of paragliding has been gaining momentum over the last decade. This development has attracted the interests of athletes all over Brazil, specially so to host an event in the scale of the 1st Stage of the 2018 Brazilian Paragliding Championship.
HOTEL SERRADORHOTEL SERRADORLocated in the center of the city, near the Town Hall, auditorium, main bars and restaurants, from where buses and shuttles will leave towards the ramp.
Hotel Serrador adress: Praça Rui Barbosa, 278 - Centro, Formosa.
Phone for reservations: +55 (61) 3631-1882.
Note: Hotel Serrador is a supporter of the event, and while the city provides other lodging options, the Event Organization would like to ask for the pilots’ preference towards Hotel Serrador.
Prizes and Awards
An awards ceremony/celebration will be arranged in an attractive spot in town, in the last day of competitions, after the publication of the official event results. It will feature live music and drinks for all participating pilots.
A total minimum prize of R$ 7,000.00 + trophies and medals will be provided by the organization committee, distributed in accordance to the Manual do Organizador and awarding the categories: Open, Serial, Sport and Women.
In case of doubts or need for further clarification, do not hesitate to reach out to:
+ 55 (61) 9 8328.6406 (whatsapp)
+55 (61) 9 8108.6868(whatsapp)
Formosa Town Hall
Brasilia Free Flight Association - AVLB
Adauto Antonio de Oliveira
Formosa Free Flight Club
Gustavo Fernandes Siqueira
(61) 9 9934.1090
President of the Formosa Municipal Council on Tourism
The City of Formosa
46.5 miles off of Brasilia, and 175 miles away from Goiânia, the city of Formosa is home to over 100,000 people. A city of outstanding natural riches, with a great number of waterfalls and other natural attractions, Formosa possesses a good lodging infrastructure, security and entertainment. These are sure to facilitate the accommodation of all pilots present in the championship, as well as their families, who will have in the region countless options of entertainment and tourism.
Formosa disposes of over 30 hotel options, contemplating all different tastes and budgets, with rates varying from R$ 80.00 to R$250.00 a day per person.
For the duration of the championship hotel partnerships have been made, making available special deals fro participating pilots which will be later expanded on in more detail.
Hotel Imperatriz, in the central region of the town of Formosa, located just four blocks away from the HQ at Hotel Serrador (just under half a mile away) is another lodging option, also a partner of the organization of the 1st Stage f the Brazilian Paragliding Championship.
Contact information for reservations:
+55 (61) 3631-2061Praça Pedro Chaves, 108Formosa – GO
Other lodging options: https://www.google.com.br/maps/search/formosa+go+hoteis/
The Vale do Paranã Ramp
30 miles (48km) and approximately 50 minutes out from Formosa city centre through an excellent road for any type of vehicle, the Vale do Paranã Free-Flight Ramp is maintained by the Brasilia Free- Flight Association (AVLB) and possesses ample grounds for takeoff, enabling over 15 (fifteen) simultaneous takeoffs to take place. It also boasts a large landing area directly in front of and around the ramp.
Location: Vale do Paranã - Formosa - GO
Altitude: 4311ft (1314m)Slope: 1837ft (560m)
Quadrant: E|NEWayPoint: D00 -15.256833° / -47.505017°
Access: About 30 miles out from Formosa city centre, at Km 25 on the state highway GO-118 in the direction of the city of Alto Paraíso, sign at the right hand side of the road indicating “Voo Livre”. From then on out, 4 more miles (7km) of a good dirt road and you will have reached the ramp.
Takeoff: Natural ramp, possibility of more than 15 simultaneous takeoffs
Landing: Several landings in the plains directly behind the ramp. Official landing at Mr. Geraldo Farias’ farm, 28 miles (45km) away from downtown Formosa.
Season: June through September
Club Responsible: AVLB – Tel.: +55 (61) 98108-6868 (Beto Schmitz)
Paragliding record: Olympio Faissol – 155 miles (249km) on Aug 14th, 2011Official Landing, flight area, roads, and task routes
Official Landing, flight area, roads, and task routes
The official landing is located immediately ahead of takeoff, in a large area of easy access from the city of Formosa, enabling safe and simultaneous landings of several paragliders.
The flight region is relatively flat, formed by countless farmlands (plowed and cropped fields) safe for overflight and landing.
For the campionships hosted at the Vale do Paranã a NOTAN (Air SpaceFox authorization) is always arranged, covering the entirety of the flyable area and enabling a large and varied number of Tasks ranging from 37 (60km) to 93 (150) miles in length, including the possibility of goals to be set for landding at Esplanada dos Ministérios, in Brasília-DF, the capital of Brazil.
A large network of roads (asphalt and well-kept dirt) completes the necessary “mix” for the selection and realization of good and safe tasks.