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Ozone Krushevo Open

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After 1st successful completed competition we are planing 2nd edition of  Ozone Krusevo Open 2019 which take place from from 13 to 20 July 2019. Physical registration will start Saturday 13 July and first competition task 14 July. Registration will open on January 20th 2019.

The entry fee for pre-registered competing pilots in 2019 will be 270 euros and for Ozone wings with a discount of 20 euros on the entry fee.

The fee includes: seven days potential flying, with transport and retrieves, Live Tracking, T-shirt, talks and de-briefs and party. All registered pilots will be entered into a free draw for a selection of fabulous prizes including a brand new Ozone wing.

The Ozone Krushevo Open is a friendly and low-stress cross country competition designed for capable pilots who do not yet have extensive competition experience. This competition is designed in the spirit and model of the now-legendary Ozone Chabre Open, which has been running since 2006!

The emphasis is on safe, achievable tasks.  The event is aimed primarily at competent and experienced pilots who have not yet competed in major events. Above all, mission is to have fun!  Sponsored by Ozone, the event includes daily briefings and de-briefings by Jocky Sanderson.  The Krushevo region has a long history of successful competition tasks and ideal XC flying weather at this time of year.


Task setting, briefings and de-briefings will be led by Jocky Sanderson, who will also act as Meet Director. Jocky’s skill and experience in cross country flying, SIV, safety and training, his enthusiasm to help pilots improve and his animated briefings and de-briefings truly make the competition the best learning environment for any budding competition pilot.

The Ozone Krushevo Open is a Serial Class event. This event is restricted to Sport Class and below. No EN-D class gliders are allowed!  Pilots are scored by class.  Rankings will be awarded in each category: Fun, Recreation, and Sport, determined by aspect ratio and certification, plus females and rookies. For further details, see the COMPETITION RULES AND INFORMATION

Ozone has agreed to support pilots flying Ozone wings with a discount of 20 euros on the entry fee. The entry fee includes: seven days potential flying, with transport and retrieves, Live Tracking, T-shirt, talks and de-briefs, party and more.. For family and friends, there will be a special entry ticket to cover all the extra events around the competition and a T-shirt. The Ozone Krushevo Open is organised by the Heli XC Club of Krushevo, and Baki Schakirovski, with support from Ozone, local and regional authorities, local businesses and Cross Country Magazine.

Please visit the competition website for more details and registration :

Additional Info

Site details and weather updates

East Start 1420m ASL (41.340802, 21.256547)
It is facing east – northeast towards Pelagonia Valley. It is several minutes drive from the town and an asphalt road goes almost through the launch. When you take the paraglider out from the car, it is already on the place where it should be open. Lazy pilots will love this launch. East Start is a grassy shallow slope bordered by big trees from the South, which offers thick shadows in sunny days.

Home thermals are everywhere: on the left, on the right side from the take off and sometimes straight ahead. All kind of different cross-country flights can be made from East start. Usual flights are out-and-return to town Prilep to the East, all kind of triangles and zigzags in the valley or over the ridge or distance flights to the South up to the Greek border. Coming back from the South is quite difficult because in “normal” summer afternoon light north wind is blowing through the valley. A good road connection helps coming back.

West Start 1440m ASL
It’s a secondary smaller take off place facing west – southwest, it is 500 meters away from East Start. Cars, again, can be driven right up to the launch.
The same cross-country flights can be done from here. Landing fields under this launch are smaller than on the other side of mountain where there are very large fields, mostly grassy.

Guide / Instructor Jocky Sanderson will be the Meet Director for this competition
Course Fee Details
  • 270 Euro- pre registered competitors, 250 Euro for pilots flying Ozone Wings.
  • 90 Euro – non-competitors – events entry
  • Entry Fee is non transferable

Please visit the competition website for more details and registration :

Accommodation There are many options to stay in the town of Krushevo, ranging from the HQ Hotel Montana Palace to many B&Bs in town.
Flights & Transfers

You can reach Krusevo either by car or you can fly into Skopje international airport.

If you want to get from Skopje to Krusevo, please contact Igor about the transport possibility. We can organise a car from Krusevo to pick you up at the airport. The cost is ca. 50-60 EUR per car, that can take between 3 and 4 people.


We assume that you will arrive with a functional paraglider, harness and reserve parachute (we are happy to check it for you) You will also need;

  • vario/alti vario (ideally with GPS).
  • 2m radio ( these can be hired from us at £25 per week)
  • Medical repatriation insurance and E111 card, GPS (is advised but not essential)
  • Warm clothing/flying suit (we often have cloudbase above 3,000m which can be cold, even in July and August)

Please ensure that you have filled in and understood our acceptance of risk form on our website. Local maps are readily available at local shops.

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