Partners of the 2nd World Paragliding Aerobatics Championships
We thank all our partners for their organizational, financial, communication and logistical support that made this 2nd World Paragliding Aerobatics Championships possible.
We thank the FFVL for its continuous support. Under the aegis of the FAI, it ensured sporting organization of the event.
Organizer of the French Championships in 2014 and 2015, the Chamois Volants paragliding club is happy to organize the 2nd FAI World Paragliding Aerobatics Championships.
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), also known as the World Air Sports Federation, is the world governing body for air sports and for certifying world aviation and space records. The FAI was founded in 1905 and is a non-governmental and non-profit-making organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
FAI activities include Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Airships, Amateur-Built and Experimental Aircraft, Balloons, Gliding, Hang Gliding, Helicopters, Manpowered Flying, Microlights, Parachuting, Paragliding, Paramotors, Power Flying and all other Aeronautic and Astronautic sporting activities.
Fédération Française de Vol Libre
The organization of these World Paragliding Acrobatics Championships in France, in the Annecy basin, is a recognition of the significance of this discipline within the French free-flying federation.
Our young champions are amongst the top placed in the world rankings thanks to a team, trainer and framework that has succeeded in creating a spirit that is serious and collective.
I hope that we will have a superb spectacle, and that the results will live up to our expectations.
A big thank you to the whole organizing team for their immense amount of work.
Jean Claude Bénintende / President of the FFVL
They provided us their financial, organizational, communication and logistical support:
National Center for Sport Development
The CNDS is an administrative public body under the sports minister, whose missions are defined by article R411-2 of the sports law, which specifies that the CNDS notably contributes to:
Auvergne-Rhône Alpes French Region
The second largest region in France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes was born on the 1st January 2016 from the merging of two previous territories into an ensemble uniting today more than 12 departments.
Famous for its gastronomy and its remarkable landscapes, heir to a rich history and celebrated figures, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes has today a strong economic potential. Laurent WAUQUIEZ, new president of the regional council, intends building on this with investments in not only the agricultural and industrial sectors, but in those of tomorrow: health, energy, bio and nano technology, digital, domotics and tourism…
Our region is at the cutting edge in a large number of sectors. Culture and sport are not left behind, with an exceptional vitality in its associations and its sporting activities. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes puts sport within the reach of everyone, great or small, professional or amateur, to give everyone access to the unique emotions that only sport can provide. Le region is thus very proud to be a partner in these world paragliding aerobatics championships.
Ville de Doussard
The town of Doussard, commune of 3,600 inhabitants, nestling between lake and mountains is one of the gateways to the new territory “the sources of Lake Annecy”.
It welcomes numerous tourists in all seasons, happy to live for a while in an protected environment where nature is accorded its full place.
Available are numerous camp sites, the port, the beach, the lake, the large agricultural and protected natural spaces, the ramblers paths, the alpine meadows, the rivers, and the cultural and heritage events. It’s also the great sporting possibilities, free flying and the Vorget landing area.
Taking off from the Forclaz, flying, then landing in Doussard is, for the experts, “solo or tandem”, moments of completeness.
The beauty of the sites, the conjugation of the elements, the professionalism of the pilots, the fun … and magic happens!
Doussard “the dynamic” is proud to welcome the World Paragliding Aerobatics Championships 2016. May the party be beautiful, full of satisfactions for all, organizers, pilots, inhabitants and public.
With all my empathy.
Michèle LUTZ, Mayor of Doussard and his municipal team
Lakeside resort and ski resort, with a privileged geographical position from the shores of Lake Annecy to the feet of the Tournette, Talloires-Montmin benefits from a marvelous mix of natural habitats and offers an ideal playground for the full range of nautical, terrestrial and aerial sports in all seasons.
Center for gastronomy and “art de vivre”, Talloires-Montmin is a little jewel with its sun trap bay and its surrounding mountains, a place of walks and village life.
Syndicat Intercommunal à Vocation Unique des Hauts du Lac
Savoie Mont Blanc, between lakes and mountains – simply marvelous.
Tourism Offices Sources du lac d’Annecy
The “Sources of Lake Annecy” benefit from an exceptional environment where the lake and the mountains meet, favoring sporting and leisure activities, practiced alone, with the family or among friends.
The destination is also endowed with a cultural and natural heritage, both conserved and developed.
A large network of paths for walking and mountain biking is marked and maintained.
For gourmets its exceptional cuisine will excite the taste buds. To fully appreciate the area, take advantage of its varied and surprising accommodation possibilities.
Between lake and mountains, experience Lake Annecy! Its heritage, its sports, its gastronomy, its festivals… This space belongs to you.
Welcome to Lake Annecy!
Departmental Free-Flying Committee. With 4000 pilots in 75 clubs, supports the championships financially and with organizational help.
These WPAC are a launchpad to make our activity, the Annecy basin and its free flying sites better known.
They brought us their financial, organizational, communication support.
Special thanks to Sup’air for their precious help, and Les Grands Espaces for making Flore Magnier, the event coordinator, available to us part time.
Supair is recognized the world over, notably for the creation of paragliding harnesses dedicated to all types of flight and activities.
The brand has recently launched itself into the development of wings and parachutes with a range that is rapidly expanding.
A passionate challenge for the team which is being reinforced around this new activity.
For many years, SUP’AIR has accompanied the discipline of paragliding aerobatics and its best pilots through its “team acro”, but also with products specially developed for this discipline which is really taking off, such as the Acro Base System harness.
SUP’AIR is proud as a local brand and major player in the milieu, to support the organization of these 2nd FAI World Paragliding Aerobatics Champiionships.
With more than 30 years of experience, Les Grands Espaces is, above all, a paragliding school.
It’s also a shop for paragliding equipment and accessories, not forgetting tandem flights! The team welcomes you 7/7 in a friendly atmosphere !:)
Based at the Perroix landing in Talloires-Montmin, Les Grands Espaces is proud to be part to the organisation of the 2nd World Paragliding Acrobatics Championships.
Altutide Eyewear is a brand new company in the sunglasses business, they define themselves as a designer brand in the outdoor sports and paragliding sphere.
Every new product is carefully designed to fit perfectly with the athletes special needs in terms of comfort and eye protection quality.
A really sharp design expertise combined with innovative solutions for lenses such as photochromatic plus polarised lenses or RX optical solutions, makes this new French brand name a serious newcomer with its affordably priced range.
In the air or on water, whatever your passion, Porcher Sport, world leader in light high performance fabrics, is there to guarantee pleasure, technicality and safety.
Paragliding, parachuting, kites, spinnakers, balloons, Porcher Sport is the only fabric manufacturer engaged in all these aerial and nautical sports.
Thanks to its recognized expertise and its unique know-how, Porcher Sport today furnishes 70% of the fabrics used in paragliding.
NEO is a manufacturer of wings, harnesses and accessories for free flight, located in Doussard, on the shores of lake Annecy.
NEO is a company that made an ethical choice of a short supply chain for a reduced carbon footprint and creating local employment.
The technical mastery of its production permits NEO to be innovative and specific.
Flying NEO is using perfectly realized products but also holding to its values.
More than t-shirts, a state of mind!
Based between lakes and mountains in the Haute Savoir, TURBULENCE is an independent label specializing in textile graphics creation dedicated to free-flight, climbing…
TURBULENCE, the combination of creative skills, style and printing techniques.
The original visuals printed on our textiles are as much nods to the spirit of liberty as to originality floating at the summits of our mountains.
TURBULENCE is also the possibility for paragliding clubs and schools to have a preferential tariff for printing their textiles (t-shirts, caps etc). We offer different printing methods: screen print, embroidery, flocking…
Camping La Nublière
The best point of view to experience the competition runs is from the campsite beach.
Partner to free-flight amateurs and professionals for many years, we welcome you camping or hiring one of our mobile homes or bungalows,
at terms adapted to your needs, in a warm and convivial atmosphere.
Les Passagers du Vent is located at the Perroix landing field in the village of Talloires. It offers tandem flights, beginner and intermediate lessons, as well as an e-shop.
The team is there to welcome and advise you the whole year round in their shop wholly dedicated to paragliding.
Our experienced pilots will take you on a paragliding voyage of discovery during a tandem flight over Lake Annecy and its surroundings.
See you soon in the air!
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