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World Contest, Australia - OSTIV Technical Sessions 2017 January 8-13

The 33rd Congress of the International Scientific and Technical Organisation for Soaring Flight – OSTIV - will be held at the site of the 34rd FAI World Gliding Championships in the Open-, 18m-and 15m Class, Benalla, Australia from 8-13 January, 2017. The Congress addresses all scientific and technical aspects of soaring flight including motorgliding, hang-gliding, paragliding, ultralight sailplanes and aeromodelling.

Presentations will be organised in sessions covering the fields of meteorology, sailplane design and technology, and training and safety. Possible contributors to the Congress should consult before sending an abstract of their intended presentation. The Congress will also feature internationally recognized, invited experts who will present their latest knowledge during joint open sessions.

Benalla in Victoria has a full-sized airfield within walking distance from a large town. The OSTIV Congress will be held in the Benalla Performing Arts Centre which is very close to the airfield. Congress participants will have easy access to the World Contest. 

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