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MONARCA PARAGLIDING OPEN is organized by ALAS DEL HOMBRE with the authorization of Club de Vuelo el Peñón A.C. Alas del Hombre has paid the Club the rent of the flying site only during competition days. Pilots registered in Monarca Open Paragliding will not pay the fees established by the Club de Vuelo el Peñón A.C. during competition days. Pilots registered in Monarch Paragliding, must pay the rates established by the local club when flying outside of competition days.

The 2024 MONARCA PARAGLIDING OPEN will be held from 7th to 13th January.
Registration fot Monarca Paragliding Open 2024 will open on Wendesday 1st March at 19:00hrs CET (12:00hrs Central Mexico & USA)

Registration day on Sunday 7th
First task Monday 8th January
Last task will be on Saturday 13th January.

The competition will be based at El Peñon, Take Off in Temascaltepec.

The event will be organized by Alas del Hombre. Learn more about the organizers.

ENTRY FEE - non transferable
$485 US Dollars
$535 US Dollars after 1st May

• Live Tracking device each flying day
• T-shirt
• Welcome Dinner
• T-shirt
• Transportation to take off
• Retrieve

a) Entry fee will be refunded minus 50 U.S. (Admin fee) for cancellations before 1st of May, zero thereafter.
b) Accepted entries are non transferable.

Selection/Online Registration
Online Registration will be partially selective. The aim is to ensure a good balance of entries across the classes, while prioritising, where possible, team entries. Entry will still largely be on a ‘first come, first in’ basis, but within certain criteria.
• Number of Rookies
• Number of women
• Numbers of Fun, Recreation and Sport class gliders
• Plus: A number of ‘wild card’ places allocated by the organisers for sponsors and to complete teams

Online registration will remain open. All pilots will initially be placed on the waiting list. Confirmation of selection will be made within 4 days, and only then will pilots be requested to pay (Paypal only).
Note: Registering as one of the first 125 pilots may not necessarily secure you a place!

Events Prizes
a) Prizes awarded for first, second and third in class subject to numbers of participants.
b) Prizes for teams on the basis of accumulated points of the top 3 per task in each team.

* The event will be run in general according to FAI Sporting code rules for paragliding Cross country competitions.
* The event is restricted to certified gliders.
* There will be trophy winners based on each glider class.
* There will be a separate class for those who have minimal experience (Rookie's) and one for the Girls.
* We will set the task and explain why we set it and how to do it.
* We show pilots the best way to go, where the thermals are, and where the difficult sections are.
* All pilots are welcome to join briefings and ask questions and contribute to the experts de-brief.
* It is all about inclusion and instruction, we have a few top guns but they must be helpful to others and there is no elitism or room for ego’s.
* We want to create a fun, challenging, and inclusive flying environment.

Local Regulations PDF File

Waypoints: In various formats.
Waypoints will be uploaded to GPS's at registration and will include a pilot number.

Please download WAYPOINTS: right click on link and select save link as.
WPT File Download
KML File Download
GPX File Download
CUP File Download
Airspace TXT File Download

Weather Information
El Peñon Weather Conditions

For more information please contact:

Classes will be based on EN certification.
There will be nine Classes: Club, Sport, X-Class, Competition Class, Team, plus Mexican National, Rookie Class and a Women Class.

Club - EN/LFT-B
Sport - EN/LFT-C
XC-Class - EN/LFT-D
Open Class EN/LFT-CCC

The organization retains the right to make a final decision on glider class.

1) Maximum 150 pilots
2) Monarca Paragliding Open Pilotos must hold equivalent F.A.I. IPPI 4 or who present a valid license and comply with the Organization criteria.
3) Competing pilots must have full medical insurance. In case of accident make sure which level of Hospital you or your insurance can cover:
Low Level
Mid Level
High Level
4) Competing Pilots must satisfy themselves and the organisers that they are adequately experienced to compete and fly in the prevailing (thermic) conditions at El Peñón in January
5)The organisation reserves the right to refuse admission.

Eligibility - Gliders
1) Paragliders must be Certified - this is a class competition and no open class gliders will be accepted. Gliders should have appropriate EN/DHV stickers, gliders not bearing stickers will be scrutinised as will all prize winning gliders.
2) Only paragliders Certified to EN B to CCC standards or DHV equivalents are acceptable.

Eligibility - Teams
1) Teams comprise 4 pilots, scores for best 3 in each task to count
2) Teams must have at least one Recreation pilot (EN B). And a maximum of 1 CCC Class

Equipment: Safety & Scoring
1) Pilots must carry 2m radio utilisable in the bands between 145 MHz which will be kept on the competition channel at all times when flying.
2) Pilots must carry a recently repacked reserve parachute
3) Pilots will be supplied with a Live Tracking device each flying day
4) Tracks for scoring will be taken from the tracker whenever possible. Pilots should also use an approved GPS for back up: see check list on GPSdump website for details of approved type.
5) GPS must be capable of recording altitude in the track log

In the case of the event being over subscribed a priority selection criteria for pilots may be introduced.
A number of places will be reserved by the organisation.
Team entries will be prioritised where possible (see teams below).

Approved GPS list
Scoring will be using FS.Check out the GPSdump website for details of supported GPS'. We have cables for the common models but bring your own cable if you've got one and label it as yours. Pilots are responsible for ensuring they have a cable available to download their GPS.

Format - Competition
1) The competition is proposed as a fun paragliding XC event.

Format - Tasks
1) Tasks will only be set in appropriate conditions
2) Tasks will be preceded by a weather and site briefing and information from meet director and where possible top pilots on their planned route for the task
3) Tasks will, where possible, be set to maximise pilots in goal - (>50%)
4) A digital turnpoint map of the flying area will be provided.

There will be a full retrieve service along the roads of the course of the task, no small offroad will be taken by organization retrive, you must walk to main roads. Transport to take off each day from the HQ.

Mobile Phone Note It's strongly suggested to acquire a Mexican SIM card from Mexican mobile telephone to use during the competition for coverage and dialing feasibility. Usually pre-paid system SIM cards cost no more than $5 US Dlls. and a pre-paid system cheap mobile unit with SIM card included around $30 US Dlls.

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