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The 2010 British Open Paramotor Championships (incorporating the 3rd and final leg of the 2010 British National Paramotor League) will be held from Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th June 2010 at Kerswell Green Fields, Kempsey, Worcestershire, 4 miles south of Worcester and 5 miles from junction 7 of the M5.


Following the huge success of the 2009 National Championships at this exceptional site, the UK PPG Competitions Committee has secured it for the 2010 British Open Championships. With no European Paramotor Championships in 2010, we hope to play host to a number of Europe's top pilots and plan to make it a truly memorable event.


With over 100 acres of short-cut lawn, this spectacular site, set just east of the Malvern Hills provides the perfect setting for spectator-friendly precision tasks and beautiful cross-country flying in the Heart of England.


Increased site fees mean that we've also had to make a nominal increase to entry fees, but still believe they represent excellent value for money and are still way below those of other similar events. We've also decided to re-instate the half-price offer for new competition pilots, so if you've not competed before and think you'd like to give it a go, come along for as much of it as you can or want to. We can also pair you up with a more experienced `buddy' to guide you through your first comp experience if you'd like.


One notable difference this year is the move to a Thursday start instead of the Saturday morning start of previous events. This means that the mandatory main briefing will be at 21.00 on WEDNESDAY evening. For those who can't take time off from work and can only manage the weekend, I shall run a second briefing at 21.00 on the Friday evening. Attendance at one of these briefings is mandatory before competing.


Assuming that we're able to fly a respectable number of tasks over the first three days of the comp, I hope to run a single task on the Sunday morning (as we did on Tuesday this year) and round off the flying part of the event with an exhibition precision task late on Sunday morning to be flown by the top-scoring precision pilots of the comp. This will be followed by the prize-giving and completion of the event by mid Sunday afternoon.


Subject to agreement with the landowner and other details, we hope to have a band and a bit of a party on the Saturday evening – more information to follow…

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