Transilvania Accuracy Landing 2021

24th September – 26th September 2021, Sibiu, Romania

Organized by:
Paragliding club “AIR ADRENALINE SIBIU”
Romanian Aeronautical Federation

Local Area Info:

The competition will be located in the close proximity of the city (18km) in an

area called Marginimea Sibiului ( Gura Raului – Cisnadie - Sadu), at the junction between Cindrel Mountains and Sibiu’s Depression.
The highest take off altitude is 1174m and the landing fields are located at an altitude between 420-554m.

Ancient pastoral settlement, Marginimea Sibiului, is characterized by a variety of access ways to the mountainous area and benefits of the mild climate specific to closed depressions, bordered by high mountains.
The average annual air temperatures vary according to the relief, with values between -4ºC and +19º C in the depression areas and between -4,3ºC and +13,1ºC in the mountain area. Maximum average temperatures are recorded in July and August with values around 22-25ºC.
The relative humidity of the air in the Marginimea Sibiului area has an annual average of 75% and the aridity index is 40.
The atmospheric precipitations vary according to the rainwater regime, specific to the temperate continental climate, reaching a maximum in the summer months (June ≥ 100mm) and a minimum in the winter months (February 23 mm).

The winds are heavily influenced by the relief, both in direction and intensity. Due to its position of intramontane depression, sheltered by the chain of the Southern Carpathians, a low frequency of winds is observed, the atmospheric calm being an important characteristic of the this area. Annual average speeds range between 3.5m/s in the lowlands and a maximum of 5-8m/s in the mountain range.

The annual average reported indicates the predominance of winds from N-V (13%) and S-E (8,2%).

September is a period of the year when climatic conditions are favorable for paragliding due to the decrease in summer instability and temperature and humidity oscillations, which facilitate the occurrence of atmospheric calm days with low wind speeds, pleasant temperatures, and reduced influence of valleys and depressions in the appearance of thermal phenomena.

Pilot: 60 euro

Bank informations:
Transilvania Bank Sibiu, Romania

Tipografilor no 18, Sibiu, Romania
Account Number (IBAN): RO86BTRLEURCRT0364293901
Bank code (BIC): BTRLRO22

What is provided:
● Registration procedure
● Pilot info package including local guide to Sibiu and the surrounding area (particularly Marginimea Sibiului), competition T-Shirt, sponsor gifts.
● Map of the area
● All transportation to take-off during training and competition days,
● Towing launches
● Competitor identification number and card
● Calculating and displaying of the results
● Lunch pack: water in 0.5 liter bottles, fruit, sandwiches or similar
● Parties for the pilots, including food and certain amount of free drinks in a previously arranged restaurant or a bar,
● Closing ceremony
● All local fees to the NAC
● Rescue team for mountain operations, equipped and licensed
● Ambulance, fully equipped and mobile.

The central area of the championship is located around Gura Raului, with the take-off on Valari plateau – Blidarei peak area (1174m) – and landing on the outskirts of the town (554m) for slope take-off, and Magura Cisnadie Aerodrome for flight tests and winch tow. During the championship all take-off areas will be open for flight only for competitors and official pre-flyers. Depending on the meteorological conditions, we will have alternative take-off places so to ensure the maximum set number of flight rounds.
In this championship, at least 3 rounds of flight will take place on winch tow. Take-off flights will be carried out with certified winch towers, serviced by specialized technical staff. Takeoffs will be performed on certified aerodromes, with unobstructed grass tracks.
In the last 5 years, in this area, three FAI2 fixed landing competitions were organized by local clubs, out of which one was the National Championship of Romania.

Valare 2
The takeoff area is located in Cindrel Mountains, on Valari plateau, at 22 km from Sibiu direction to Paltinis. It is the main flight area suitable both for XC and accuracy landing flights.
Take-off type: grass
Altitude: 1155m ASL
Take-off main direction: N-NE
Favorable winds to take-off : N, NE, NW, W, E
Take-off size: 5 gliders simultaneously
Difficulty PG - easy
Start coordinates: 45042'1.83'' N  23058'37.23''E

Height limit: 3050 m ASL
Distance to landing: 2.7km
Height difference to landing: 597m
Equipment on take-off point:   
●  meteo station
●  information board
●  windsock
●  toilets
Road acces:  24km to Sibiu (last 2,2km graveled road in good conditions, accessible for private cars), 10km to landing zone (Gura Raului) (last 2,2km graveled road in good conditions, accessible for private cars)

Stanca Lupului
The take off area is located on the same Valare plateau, with a different orientation of the main takeoff direction. Suitable both for XC and accuracy landing flights.
Take-off type: grassy
Altitude: 1117m ASL
Take-off main direction: W-E
Favorable winds to take-off: W, SW, SE, E
Take-off size: 4 gliders simultaneously
Difficulty PG - easy
Start coordinates: 45042'2.88'' N  23059'26.36''E

Height limit; 3050 m ASL
Distance to landing: 1.5km
Height difference to landing: 559m
Equipment on take-off point:
● information board
● windsock
● toilets
Road acces:  25km to Sibiu (last 3km graveled road in good conditions, accessible for private cars), 11km to landing zone (Gura Raului) (last 3km graveled road in good conditions, accessible for private cars)

Poiana Marajdie
The takeoff area is located uphill from Gura Raului (18km to Sibiu). At the moment it is being used by local pilots as takeoff and it will be reconditioned in 2018.
Take-off type: grass
Altitude: 880m ASL
Take-off main direction: N
Favorable winds to take-off:  N, NE, NW
Take-off size: 3 gliders simultaneously
Difficulty PG - easy
Start coordinates: 45042'49.96'' N  23059'29.36''E

Height limit; 3050 m ASL
Distance to landing: 1km
Height difference to landing: 322m
Equipment on take-off point:
● information board
● windsock
● toilets
Road acces:  2km to Gura Raului (last 1, 2km off-road, accessible for private cars), 5km to landing zone (Gura Raului) (last 1, 2km off-road, accessible for private cars)

Landing place for take-offs Valari 2, Stanca Lupului, Poiana Marajdie
Type: open space bordering a montane area, easily accessible by car 1 km away from Grura Raului and 18 km from Sibiu.
Size: aprox.100x100m
Altitude: 558m ASL
Difficulty landing PG: easy
Landing coordinates: 45043'36.66''N  230 59'36.09''E

Equipment on the landing site:

● information board
● windsock
● free wifi
● food & drink facilities

Valare 1
Launching  zone situated at 15 km from Sibiu direction to Paltinis.
Take-off type: grass
Altitude: 1111m ASL
Take-off main direction: E
Favorable winds for take-off:  E, NE,SE
Take-off size: 2 gliders simultaneously
Difficulty PG - easy
Start coordinates: 45041'41.03'' N  23059'53.91''E

Height limit; 3050 m ASL
Distance to landing: 3km
Height difference to landing: 465m
Equipment on take-off point:
● information board
● windsock
● toilets
Road acces:  19km to Sibiu- asfalt road,
8 km to landing zone (Curmatura Stezii) - asfalt road

Curmatura Stezii
Landing place for take-off Valari 1
Type: open space along Curmaturavalley, easy accessible by car at 2 km from Rasinari and 11 km from Sibiu. Electricity available on the field.
Size; aprox.40x80m
Altitude: 646m ASL
Difficulty landing PG: medium
Landing coordinates: 45042'40.85''N  240 01'15.92''E
Equipment on the landing site:
● information board
● windsock
● free wifi
● restaurant, food & drinks facilities

9.7.  Sadu
Takeoff área situated at 15 km from Sibiu in the outskirts of Sadu, in south-east Cintrel Mountains. Suitable for teaching and accuracy landing.
Take-off type: grass
Altitude: 717m ASL
Take-off main direction: E
Favorable winds to take-off:  E, NE,SE
Take-off size: 2 gliders  simultaneously

Difficulty PG - easy
Start coordinates: 45040'8.30'' N  2409'50.77''E
Height limit; 3050 m ASL
Distance to landing: 0.5km
Height difference to landing: 171m 
Equipment on take-off point:
● information board  
● windsock
● toilets
Road acces:  15km from Sibiu- asfalt road,
0.5km to landing zone, off-road acces 

Landing place for take-off Sadu
Type: open space, intended for grazing, without obstacles on the foothills of Cindrel Mountains.
Size; app.100x100m
Altitude: 546m ASL
Difficulty landing PG: easy
Landing coordinates: 45040'33.60''N  240 9'44.37''E

Equipment on the landing site:
● information board       
● windsock
● free wifi
● food & drink facilities

9.9. Clopotiva
Flight area located at aproximatively 130 km from Sibiu (100 km highway) in Retezat Mountains, 10 km away from Hateg. This flight area, the heart of paragliding in the South Transylvania area, will be considered as alternative location in case of exceptional meteorological conditions that might impede conducting the competition tests in the Sibiu area. The meteorology of the area is a special one, specific to the intramontane and submontane depressions, as it appears sometimes being the only area where paragliding is possible when all around conditions are unfavorable. If necessary, the transfer will be organized by the coordination team with buses, for the time period when tests are impossible in the above mentioned locations.
Take-off type: grassy
Altitude: 1161m ASL
Take-off main direction: N
Favorable winds to take-off:  N, NE, NW
Take-off size: 10 gliders simultaneously
Difficulty PG - easy
Start coordinates: 45028'19.73'' N  22048'37.28''E
Height limit; 3050 m ASL
Distance to landing: 2.4km
Height difference to landing: 666m
Equipment on take-off point:
● information board
● windsock
● toilets
Road acces:  4km to landing zone ( Clopotiva village), very good condition acces with all type of cars 

Clopotiva Village
Landing place for take-off Clopotiva
Type: open ground, without obstacles on the foothills of Retezat Mountains at the side of the road.
Size: aprox.70x200m
Altitude: 495m ASL
Difficulty landing PG: easy
Landing coordinates: 45029'17.84''N  220 49'52.67''E
Equipment on the landing site:
● information board
● windsock
● free wifi
● food & drink facilities

9.11 Magura Cisnadie Aerodrome.
This flight area is intended for winch tow take off tasks.
The airport is located in the immediate vicinity of Cisnadie, about 5 km away from Sibiu. It is a private aerodrome, equipped with all the facilities, serving private general aviation in the area (small private airplanes, moto-gliders, motor-caravans, etc.).
Take-off type: grass
Altitude: 463m ASL
Track length: 980m
Take-off main direction: N-S
Favorable winds to take-off :  all directions
Take-off size: 3 gliders simultaneously
Difficulty PG - easy
Start coordinates: 45044'16.76'' N  24009'53.02''E
Height limit; 3050 m ASL
Equipment on take-off point:
● information board
● windsock
● toilets
● food & drink facilities
Road acces:  5km from Sibiu, road in very good conditions, accesible by all cars’ type. 

  1. Airspace

The competition area is outside the air traffic control zones, except for the certified aerodromes where the winch tow tests will be hold. For these controlled areas, protocols between traffic authorities and aerodrome owners are in force, which allow current flight operations to take place, so we will not have problems with these issues.
In the mountain area as well as in the depression area the maximum admissible flight level is FL 100 respectively 3050m.
As organizers of the competition we will take all required measures both at local and national air traffic authorities’ level in order to ensure the competition airspace throughout its development.

  1. Safety issues: 

There are no major flight safety issues in the contest area. Although there are valleys and forested areas specific to mountainous areas, they do not create dangerous situations, as there can be found many openings, meadows, potential landing areas and the road and access network in the area is fast and easy. Until now, only 3 minor accidents have been recorded in this area over the last 20 years, mainly due to pilots’ error. Assuming that the level of training of pilots participating in a European Championship is high, we consider that there are no problems with the flight safety in the area.

  1. Transport

Transfer to takeoff areas will be provided by the organizers with buses and off-road vehicles. Departing point for takeoffs transfer will be the landing area. Transfer time to takeoff is approximately 30-40 minutes. On winch tow testing days, transfer will also be provided by the organizer with departing point at Headquarters.

  1. Rescue/Medical Services:

First aid and Medical Assistance
Throughout the competition medical services will be provided by specialized medical personnel, ambulance and medical facillities adequate for sports competitions.

Hospital Assistance
Sibiu is an important university medical center, where there are a number of large hospitals specialized in all types of traumas and diseases. These hospitals are adequately equipped and benefit of a high quality service both in private and public medical institutions, providing all types of investigations and procedures required in a wide variety of medical conditions.
The Integrated Emergency System uses the unique European number (112) and is capable of addressing any complex emergency situation in a timely manner. The intervention time is reduced due to short distances between flight zones and urban areas, as well as the interoperability between the medical system and the mountain rescue and gendarmerie.
As part of the same integrated system, SMURD provides the intervention of a medical helicopter within 30 minutes from the occurrence of any serious event.

Mountain rescue.
The most efficient mountain rescue team in Romania is operating in the Sibiu area, due to its proximity to various montane zones, which benefits from a very high number of professionals qualified in mountain rescue operations. Throughout the competition we will have a mountain rescue team with a first-aid ambulance ready to intervene at any time in any hard-to-reach or wooden areas. It is also important to point out that some of the members of the Air Adrenaline Club Sibiu are attested as volunteer mountain rescuers and frequently participate in joint rescue actions alongside Public Rescue Service.

  1. Liaison with police, military, public services:

Near all flight locations there are local services specialized in order maintainance and facillitation of outdoor activities. In the entire mountainous area, the Public Service of Montane Gendarmerie provides mandatory assistance to all organized events.

  1. Insurance

In Romania, emergency mediacal interventions are free of charge and borne by the state. All other investigations run once the patient’s life is not anymore in danger run on patient’s account.
What is required from pilot:
● appropriate Medical Insurance certificate (no specific amount)
● appropriate Third Party Liability Insurance certificate (no specific amount)
● documentary proof of insurance (in English) must be presented to organizers before the start of the championship.

  1. Communications:

Radio usage is alowed within the competition on assigned frequencies. It is strongly for each competitor to use VHF hand-held radio on the dedicated Safety frequency. As a reference we are usually working on 144.800 - 144.875.

  1. Weather: 

The chosen period corresponds to the low season’s lowest atmospheric instability. Atmospheric activity is reduced, major temperature fluctuations not occuring during this period, which makes the night and day differences insignificant.
Usually, early autumn days are very pleasant with temperatures ranging between 22 and 23ºC, low winds and high visibility. Due to the meteorological peculiarity of depressions surrounded by high mountains, in the continental temperate zone, this period is also called the "little summer". Precipitations are reduced in quantity and frequence and bad weather is highly unprobable as are sudden changes in general weather conditions.
The recommended wind speed both at take-off and landing area is up to 7m/s.

  1. Meteorology

To provide a maximum safety and fair competition we will monitor the weather with our meteorologist 24/7 prior and during the competition.
Daily monitoring of:
● most reliable web resources for forecasts
● automatic wind stations
● details provided by satellite weather sations
● webcams
Weather reports will be given on briefings.
In the 20 km radius of the competition, we have meteorological data from two important stations (one located in the immediate vicinity of Sibiu International Airport and a second one in the Cindrel mountain area in Paltinis at 1450m alt). In addition, in 2018, with the support of the Gura Raului City Hall, we will mount a weather station on the Valari Plateau and a webcam that will transmit real-time streaming data from the place of takeoff.

  1. Event Headquarters:

HQ will be organized in the conference hall of the House of Culture. We will dispose of a large room for more than 150 people with internet access for all participants. This location will host pilots registration, safety sessions and other information sessions scheduled during the competition. The venue is located in the central area of Sibiu at maximum 1km from any accommodation of the participants. We are considering the organization of a secondary HQ in the town of Gura Raului, 500m away from the landing area. This secondary HQ will be located in the Cultural Center of Gura Raului and benefits from all the facilities (internet, capacity of aprox. 200 pers, copy center, telephone, etc.). If most of the participants will opt for accommodation in the rural area in the immediate vicinity of the city, we will organize all activities at this location, with only the opening ceremony and the closing/award ceremony to be held in the city center.

  1. Local facilities:

Generally, in Romania, prices for tourist stays are affordable compared to other neighboring EU member states. As tourist attraction, Sibiu offers a wide variety of facilities. In the urban área, Sibiu dispose of all types of accomodation, from hostels to 5 stars hotels. Prices are very accessible and in most cases they also include breakfast.
Accommodation examples:
● hotels - 30-50 euros/day
● apartments- 20-30 euro/day
● private room accomodation: from 10euro/ day
For accommodation in the rural area, you can opt for guest houses (Marginimea Sibiului area is known as a European destination of excellence for this type of tourism) where prices vary between 10 and 15 euro / day all inclusive.
Regardless the chosen type of accommodation, participants will have access to markets, restaurants, bars, and clubs in the immediate vicinity of all locations. As for the food markets, the operating program of some is non-stop.

  1. Media coverage, publicity, sponsorship:

In order to promote this competition we will program appearances both in written and spoken media at local and national level. We plan to broadcast the contest live on internet. For local promotion we will place a screen in the central square of the city, which is the main meeting point, so that tourists and locals can watch live images from take-off and landing, as well as a real-time ranking.
We will have a PR officer who will broadcast daily news to newspapers and televisions, as well as a team specializing in taking photos and video filming throughout the event.
Press conferences will be held both before and after the event, where statics and final results will be presented.
Sponsors will be promoted through logo inscription on all competition materials, panels, maps, jerseys, etc., but also promotion in live broadcasts on the internet or in the pedestrian area of ​​Sibiu central square.

  1. Competition website:

Website will be set already for the test event. Via an website competitors and national teams will get all necessary information on the location, access, take-off and landing places, weather  etc.
All details about registration and payment will be published in due time, as well as local regulations.  The website will enable online payments of entry fees for both pilots and team leaders.
Also on the website, all contact and general information (accommodation booking, car rental, transfers, complete competition schedule, day and night events etc) will be published. During the championship we will publish daily results, photos, press releases, final results and final comments.

  1. Finance and sponsorship: 

As far as foundrasing is concerned, we have already set tentative meetings with local and national entities that might be interested. At the moment we can only count with the support of the National Aeronautical Federation and the Free Flights Romanian Association. Following discussions with local authorities and City Hall representatives, we have decided to enroll for the grant calls on sporting events available for 2020 according to legal procedures of financial support in Romania. As far as private sponsorship is concerned, Sibiu County is one of the most economically powerful regions of Romania and there are important indicators for successfully achieving the proposed budget. So far all competitions organized by Air Adrenaline Sibiu have had as main source of funding private organizations.

  1. Visas, Vaccinations:

No FAI member will be refused. Being a member state of the European Union, visa is not required, but if there will be pilots who need visas we will send invitation letters and/or letters of guarantee upon pilot/national team request.
No recommended vaccination is needed.

  1. Early arrivals:

If any pilot or team plans on arriving earlier, we can make all the necessary arrangements - from accommodation to transports to flying sites and transfers from and to airports if needed. All concerning information will be made available on the competition webpage, allowing pilots and teams to contact us and arrange what they need in advance.

  1. Customs & equipment importation:

Romania is a member state of the European Union and there are no entry restrictions for flight equipment. No customs declaration is required in this respect and there are no charges or other costs related to the use of flight equipment.

On non-flyable days trips to surrounding sights will be organised free of charge for pilots. Different tours can be organised, depending on the interest of the pilots.

Partys During the Competition
Sibiu, the city with the largest touristic in Romania, is known as an extraordinary party venue. In the central area and not only there’s a large number of restaurants, pubs, clubs, where on every given day tourists can enjoy a diverse offer in terms of entertainment.
Depending on the program and in accordance with the meteorological situation, we will organize traditional parties.
These events will be announced in due time to all participants..

Opening and prize giving ceremony
The Opening and Closing Ceremony will be organized in the Sibiu central square, the main meeting point for both locas and tourists, in the presence of the press and city officials. After the ceremonies we will organize traditional music performances.
If the weather is unfavorable, we will organize both ceremonies in the Sports Hall, located near the central area of the city.



For accommodation  in Gura Raului,  the following are recommended  :

 Calin Guesthouse  offers15 places in  7- double room, 1 - triple room
Facilities :  mountain view TV, internet,   private modern bathroom, outdoor  diining wooden pavilion , large courtyard with parking place, playground for children, large orchard
Price: 18 euro/pers  breakfast included
Reservation by e-mail:

When you booking  please mention “for paragliding contest”

George Guesthouse  offers  24 places in  2- double room, 5 - triple room, 1 room with four beds
Facilities : mountain view TV, internet,   private modern bathroom, dinning area, outdoor barbecue, parking place
Price: 18 euro/pers  breakfast included
Reservation by e-mail:



When you booking  please mention “for paragliding contest”