From 20 to 24 August, the Évora aerodrome hosts the Handi Fly International Challenge'19 event, an international skydiving competition for the disabled for the first time in Portugal.
The event will be attended by 24 teams from 21 countries, with Portugal represented by the teams of Skydive Portugal, Flyforfree and Pára-Clube As Boinas Verdes.
The teams consist of three elements, an athlete, a pilot and a cameraman who will record the athlete's performance.
The jump is evaluated individually by a judge, taking into account the weather conditions and the execution time.
Given the specificity of the event, the Portuguese Skydiving Federation has the support of a doctor and a competition director from the French federation who were involved in organizing the Handi Fly International Challenge 2016.
The athletes will be received on August 20th, in an opening session that will be attended by all institutions and partner entities of the event.
The competition will start on the morning of August 21, extending until the 23rd. The last day will be attended by the Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, João Paulo Rebelo, who will perform his flight baptism.
The Handi Fly International Challenge edition ends on the night of August 23rd at a prize gala. The closing session will be attended by various groups of sing Alentejo.