FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is the “ 9th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship” and who organizes the championship ?
Albanian Aeronautical Federation (AASF), in collaboration with FAI (The World Air Sports Federation) will organize in Vlora from 5-14 May, 2017 9th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship”
- Where and where will take place the Championship?
The championship will take place in Vlore. Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. It is also the second largest port city of Albania, after Durrës. Geographically, it has a coastline on the northern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic and Ionian Sea, which forms the Bay of Vlorë.
Vlore infrastructure is quite suitable for the organization of the championship of 9th World due to:
- The landing site
- Take off platform
- The remoteness of the road
- Accommodation facilities (hotels)
Activity in the days of the flight will take place near the area of Lungo Mare. Distance from the place of landing until the airstrip is 10 KM. Accommodation of participants will be in hotels near the landing site.
- Which teams will participate at the championship??
The 9th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship is very popular: 28 nations and 198 pilots requested a spot in the event. CIVL Bureau, in agreement with the organisers and Accuracy Committee, has allowed the maximum number of pilots accepted to be raised from 130 to 150.All participants are published and can be found on the link https://paragliding.al/paragliding-albania-participants/. Total number of pilots is 150.
- Whats the schedule?
A detailed program will be updated daily.
- What time does the show start/finish?
A detailed program will be updated daily.
- Do i need ticket to attend the flights or the shows?
Its free of charge to attend the flights. Only few Night shows will not be free of charge. Ticket must be purchased in advance, tickets will be available to purchase at the entry gates also. Price and detailed information will be aviable soon.
- How can i arrive in Vlore?
The port of Vlora offers good opportunities for ferry lines with Italy.
Distance from Rinas airport is 149 KM.
Distance from Corfu is 150 KM
Detailed information with be provided by our partner DRIVE.al. Feel free to contact ms. Blerta PETA, mob +355 6940 56 546
- Do i need visa to enter in Albania?
A detailed information about visa requirements you can find on the website of Foreign affair ministry. http://www.punetejashtme.gov.al/en
- I do not drive and/or do not have a car, how else can I travel to Vlora city?
Our official logistic partner, Drive – Rent a Car, organizes transportation services from Tirana International Airport to Vlora City. You can find their information under the tab “Transport”. Contact them with the number of people, your arrival schedule and flight number and they will assist you accordingly. In the same way they can organize your departure.
- How to reach Vlora from airport?
You can hire a vehicle (sedan/minivan/bus) with driver through Drive – Rent a car (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please contact them with details.
A representative of the company will wait for you at the airport upon arrival with your team name on a board and drive you directly to Vlora.
If you arrive days before the competition, and would like to stay in Tirana as well, Drive can transfer you to Tirana and later transfer you to Vlora.
- Can I rent a car during my stay in Albania?
Our official logistic partner, Drive – Rent a car, offers vehicle rental services. Please check their page for available cars: www.drive.al and contact them with your details at email@example.com to receive a quotation and reserve your car.
- Where are there Information Points on the showground?
The information point will be at the entrance of the landing site ( Lungo Mare area) also stuff personal will be around for help. You can regodnize them from STUFF logo on their T shirt.
- What is there for my kids to do?
There are different outdoor and exhibitions for kids. Like climbing wall, ballon tours, swiming, picnics, etc.
- Is there free WiFi ?
The organizers will offer free wi-fi at the landing site.
- May i volunteer at the championship? If yes where can i find information?
You can download the application form https://paragliding.al/become-volunteer/
- Where will I find toilets at the show?
Toilets can be found in numerous places; near the landing site and the take off area. We ensure we have plenty of facilities placed throughout the showground that are easy to find; providing more than the recommended ratio of people to toilets.
- Where will I find food to purchase?
Near the landing site you can find all you need in food and beverage, also shops, bars, restaurants. At the take of site in Shashica will be organized picnics, grill
- Is there security personal?
The air sport federation in collaboration with government and city hall of Vlora authorities has taken all the measurements for the safety during the event.
Security personnel put your safety first. Please follow their directions and remain outside of roped-off areas.
Please remain alert to any suspicious activity, persons or unaccompanied baggage. Should you become worried by anything you see, please report this immediately to the Police, Information Point.
- Where is the first Aid located?
You can dowload the map on the home page of paragliding.al. Also you can find information at information point at the landing site. How do i find out more information?
- Can I go to Vlora through public transportation?