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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...

Honorin Hamard beats world record of FAI triangle twice in 10 days!

Paragliding world champion and Ozone’s test pilot managed to pass the 300km mark in FAI triangle on July 9th, with 306 km, and again on July 19th, with 326 km! That is breaking the world record twice in only...
Chelan US Nats 2016

Josh Cohn wins record-breaking US Nats Chelan

The second event of the US Paragliding National Championships 2016 closed on Saturday 15 of July after 5 valid tasks, 650km flown and an epic world record-breaking task of 224,3km, the longest race to goal ever, that 68 pilots...

Seiko Fukuoka beats female record of distance: 402 km!

On December 9th in Australia, the Japanese-French pilot covered that amazing distance in straight line for a new paragliding female record, surpassing Nicole Fedele’s flight of 395km done in Brazil earlier this year. On the same flight Seiko also...

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