First took place in 2010 as a fun event, in 2011 as an FAI 2 category event and since then it was also a part of the Aerobatics Paragliding World Cup. The flying site Krippenstein offers great altitude over the scenic location of Hallstättersee, Obertraun.

Swiss Championships

Swiss Champions 2009 in solo from left to right: Chrigel Maurer, Hervé Cerutti, Remo Niederer

The Swiss Acro Championships has been organized since 2006. At the beginning it always used to be a part other larger events such as the Vertigo Swiss Riviera but in the last years in developed to be an individual event that as well may include the Aerobatics Paragliding World Cup with international participants.

Spanish Championships

In 2009 and 2010 the Spanish scene - with many of the world's leading acro pilots - had their own National Championships held. They used boat towing as an art of take-off including the synchro category wherefore they invented a double towing system for 2 pilots being connected to the same towing boat.
These contests were also FAI 2 category events and open for international pilots.

The chronology of the Spanish Championships:

2009 - Revoluttion (Senterada)
2010 - Revoluttion (Pantano de Sant Antoni, Pobla de Segur)


Being a popular holiday destination and a great place for training Ölüdeniz already hosted various non-FAI acro events but in 2011 also an official Aerobatics Paragliding World Cup, the AcrOludeniz.

World Air Games 2009 - Torino

The World Air Games (WAG) started in 1997 and is an international air sports event organized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (International Aeronautical Federation - FAI), inspired by the Olympic Games and held every four years.

The 2009 edition was held near Torino, Italy and among numerous air sport disciplines the games included paragliding and hang-gliding aerobatics as well. The contest was held near Avigliana and pilots exclusively launched by d-bagging from a helicopter. A part of the competition was broadcast live every day in the Italian media.

in Annecy

Acrofolies 2005 Synchro Podium

Annecy already hosted several acro competitions at the Doussard beach situated the southern end of the lake.
Pilots take-off from the well known flying site of Planfait and arrive with approximately 400-550 meters to the Doussard beach.


Busy landing place in 2007

Organized by the local paragliding club of Malcesine this event started already in 1997 as a flying festival, paragliding get-together and accuracy landing competition. In 2003 it already included a small acro competition as well won by Alexander Meschuh.

French championships

Already in the early 2000's France had the largest acro community of all countries. As a first nation they started to hold their own official Championships from 2005.


Organized by the Acro Club Berner Oberland (ACBEO) and the Swiss Acro League this contest was held in 2012 and 2013 including the Swiss Championship and an Open that counted for the Aerobatics Paragliding World Cup ranking.
It takes place in Switzerland at Lake Brienz flying from the Axalp take-off site. In 2013 the event and acro box was located at the shores of Brienz town, the opposite valley side as in the 2012 edition.


In 2013 AcroMax brought the Aerobatics Paragliding World Cup back to Italy organized by the local club Volo Libero Friulo! In this first edition 31 solo pilots and 10 synchro teams challenged each other over the Lago dei Tre Comuni flying from Mount San Simeone, The take-off San Simeone is also a good training site out of competition times with dynamic lift.