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Flying a 193km FAI Triangle in the Alps

The Mistral winds had just passed and it was looking to be a very good day to fly. On Thursday night I had planned a trip to Chamonix to fly over the weekend around the highest mountains of Europe....

Seven turnpoints and 1,138km for the hardest X-Alps ever!

Racing a straight-line distance of 1,138km from Salzburg to Monaco, 32 world class athletes from 21 countries will hike and fly via 7 turnpoints in 7 different countries - including Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France and for the first...
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Video: The Superfinal

Once a year the best of the best in paragliding meet to select their champion. There is no higher level in paragliding cross country competition. They call it: "The Superfinal’" A very good compilation of images shot during the PWC...

Aaron Durogati, PWC champion 2016: “I want to win the PWC once more!”

The Italian athlete and Gin Gliders test pilot took the 2016 title of the top paragliding competition circuit in Governador Valadares, Brazil, at the end of January 2017, where he became the first competitor to ever win the PWC...

World record to declared goal and +400km on EN B gliders!

November 1st, 2016, brought superb conditions for XC to the Brazilian Northeast, where several personal bests were broken, with a number of flights exceeding the 400km barrier and two of them on EN B (easy intermediate level) gliders -...
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A very special flight: XC through Denmark

Every now and again things just align in a way that, if one were disposed towards religion, could almost make you believe someone is looking out for you from above. For me, April 22-2016 was such a day. I had...

564,3 km: Donizete Lemos tells the story of longest paraglider flight

On October 13, 2016, three Brazilian pilots amazed the flying world (again) by smashing the paragliding world distance record with a 564,3 km flight in the northeast of their country: 50 km more than the previous record achieved in...

Michael Küffer and Klaudia Bulgakow win PWC La Reunion

The Paragliding World Cup tour 2016 had its 5th and last round -before the Superfinal-, at St Leu, La Reunion, where Küffer (SWI, Gin Boomerang 10) took the 1st place ahead of 18-year old Simon Pellisier (FRA, Ozone Enzo...

564 km: New paragliding world record of distance x 3!

On Thursday 13 of October 2016, Brazilian pilots Donizete Lemos "Bigote", Rafael Saladini and Samuel Nascimento, managed to push the bar of paragliding distance a little further and up to 564 km, in the northeast of their country, after...
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Maxime Pinot wins PWC in St Andre Les Alps

The 4th leg of the Paragliding World Cup tour 2016 was held on September 3-10 in the south Alps, and ended after 3 valid tasks with the victory for French pilot Maxime Pinot, followed by Spanish acro world champion Felix Rodriguez -both...

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