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General Information
to the "Super Paragliding Testival 2010"
in Kössen Austria

Dates:13.-16. May 2010
Due to the bad weather forecast the SPT 2010 had to be cut short in agreement with the PMA and ended on 14. May 2010.
Host City:Town of Kössen, District of Kitzbühel, Tourism Region "Kaiserwinkl", State of Tyrol, Austria
Testival Location:Landeplatz Kössen/Fliegerbar
Thurnbühel 40, 6345 Kössen, Austria
Fliegerbar at Google Maps
Organzier:Flugschule Kössen GmbH in Cooperation with PMA
Event Management:Sepp Himberger (A), Reini Volmert (Skywalk), Hans Bausenwein (PMA)
Public RelationsAir Sports - PMA
General - TVB Kaiserwinkl, Tirol Werbung
Official Airsport Media PartnersCROSS COUNTRY Magazin
THERMIK
Public Sponsoring:Tyrolean Government
Tirol Werbung
Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce
Town of Kössen
Tourism Management "Kaiserwinkl"
Product Sponsoring:AXA Insurance
Volksbank Kufstein
Ayinger Brauerei
Participating ManufacturersAdvance (CH), Airwave (AT), Aircross (DE), Dudek Paragliders (PL), Firebird (DE), Gin Gliders (KOR), Gradient (CZ), Icaro (DE), Independence (DE), Kortel Design (FR), Mac Para (CZ), Niviuk (ES), Nova (AT), Ozone (GB/FR), Paratech (CH), Pro-Design (AT), Sky Paragliders (CZ), Skyline (DE), Skywalk (DE), Sol Paragliders (BR), Supair (FR), Swing (DE), UP (DE), U-Turn (DE), Wings of Change (AT), Woody Valley (IT)
Further exhibitorsSpaceCamper
Exhibitor Planpdf Download
Event Concept: The members of the PMA provide their products free of costs to pilots for test flying. Instead of having several individual, time and money consuming test camps spread all over the world, all manufacturers offer their products at the beginning of the European flying season central in Europe in Kössen with its ideal infrastructure. For pilots keen to test several brands and to compare on site, this creates cheaper and timesaving possibilities to do so.
For this purpose the flying site in Kössen is ideal:
  • The flying site has a perfect infrastructure
  • The flying school Kössen GmbH can guarantee an ideal neutral stage for all participating brands to present their products equally
  • The north facing mountain slope is known for a soft convergence and mild thermals
  • It is also known as a most popular and safe flying site
  • It has a large landing field (3 ha) with a "Fliegerbar"
  • It is probably the flying site with the most flyable days per year in the Northern Alps and with the probaly highest flying frequency in the world (5.600 safe flights during SPT 2009)
  • 4 days seem to be a long enough period to allow all pilots to intensively test all products they want to test.
Conditions for pilots to test a glider:The pilot must prove by signature that he holds the appropriate flying license and also that he has received briefing about the flying site and the special landing approach.
Unfortunately no reservations for test flying paragliders can be done.
Flying Shows / Demos:To be able to do as many test flights as possible no official flying shows are scheduled so to keep the maximum airspace and flight time for testing. However on certain occasions exceptions can be organized upon agreement with the organizers.
Accommodation / Camping:Reservations via www.kaiserwinkl.com (make reservations early, because of the long weekend!) No overnight staying or Camping at the exhibition area or the landing field.
Original Time Schedule:
Thursday 13.May 2010till 10.00 arrival and setup for exhibitors
10.00 - 19.00 Test flying
17.00 Official Welcome to the "Super Paragliding Testival 2010" by the mayor of Kössen.
Friday 14.May 201009.00 - 19.00 Test flying
19.00 - 22.00 SPT-Barbecue and Small-talk at the "Fliegerbar"
Saturday 15.May 201009.00 - 19.00 Test flying
Especially for non Pilots: "Kaiserwinkl Cheese Festival"
in Kössen Centre
17.00 "Paragliding Fashion Show" by Fly Mike - Manufacturers present their collection 2010
17.00 Live Music - Cuban Grooves with "A buena Vista" by Christoph Burger
Sunday 16.May 201009.00 - 17.00 Test flying
10.00 Official Press Conference
16.00 "Good Bye Kössen"
17.00 - 20.00 clearing exhibition site
News:Press release February 2010 (pdf, german)
Press release January 2010 (pdf)
Photos from the Super Paragliding Testival 2009
Special Information:Please contact Sepp sepp@fly-koessen.at