MAY 21st - 28th, 2018
The annual Endless Foot Drag fly-in has been relocated to Fredonia, Kansas!
Hosted by Michael Holliday of Flint Hills PPG
and located at the City of Fredonia airport.
FRIDAY - MONDAY, FREE-FLIGHT TOW COMP
FREE-FLIGHT MEANS NON-MOTORIZED PILOTS
10am - Registration & Weather and Task Briefings
12 noon - Competition flights begin
(Friday evening - towing safety and trauma training)
(Monday - pilot prizes after last pilot lands)
Saturday, May 26th
BBQ Food Truck, Noon to 8pm
Live rock band, 8pm to midnight
We have received word that a pilot from Belgium will be joining us next week for the Endless Foot Drag and ParaMotor Fly-In! That brings us to representation from over half of the US states plus Italy, Portugal, Macedonia, Brazil, New Zealand, Belgium, and Mexico.
That being said, word in the paramotor world is that we'll have two of the world's top acrobatic paraglider pilots right here in Fredonia (there will be something around 200 pilots, plus families). You'll start seeing some "landings" beginning Monday, May 21st, and these daredevils will be remaining in our community until Monday, May 28th.
Everyone is invited to come out and watch the fun so grab a lawn chair and cooler of water - there is no admission fee for spectators but you will want to observe all barricades that will be placed around the landing zones. This is for everyone's safety because these pilots can come in for landing at high speeds! Again, NO ADMISSION for spectators!
We're keeping our eyes open for a daily schedule but because most of the contests depend on windspeed and weather it's a little too soon for a written itinerary. Pilots will be in the air for the entire eight days they are here, with main events and contests running Thursday through Saturday evenings.
Best times to look up and see what's going on? Right around sunrise and for a few hours each morning and then again every evening. On Saturday evening, May 26th there will also be a BBQ truck and a live rock band so plan on heading on over to the Fredonia Airport to watch some really fantastic aerial acrobatics.
Anyone interested in being a retriever driver for the nonpowered pilots can send a private message to the Chamber. We'll forward your cell phone number to the event organizer so that he can get you set up with the locator app. It's a paying gig, folks!
Retrievers will be paid $15-20 per pick-up.
Stay tuned for more!
$35 registration includes t-shirt and hat
All vendors welcome; $100 registration
USPPA instruction available, including instructor clinic taught by
Francesco "Check" De Santis; for details email PowerGlider@gmail.com
Pilots are encouraged to be PPG2 rated.
if you are not, prior persmission is required before flying at this event.
Camping available on airport grounds and area RV parks; tents & RVs welcome
Any questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A complete list of rules and regulations will be posted on the event page prior
and covered during the daily pilots' brief.
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