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Piedrahita hosts Spanish Tandem Paragliding Championship for the third time

On July 11, 2018, starts this international Open and National Championship in tandem mode, one of the few competitive events in the world designed for teams of two people and which -after 4 days- will determine the best tandem...

Jeison Zeferino is Pan-American Paragliding Champion 2018

Nearly 120 pilots, from 20 countries -but only half of them American-, competed at the 3rd FAI Pan-American Paragliding Championship and Open held in Baixo Guandu, Brazil, from April 1 to 8, 2018. After 4 valid tasks, Brazilian pilots...
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Video: PWC Pico Do Gaviao, a Brazilian affair!

A World of Colour is a display of an amazing selection of the stars and starlets of paragliding while they battle for a place on the podium of the highest-level paragliding competition series, the Paragliding World Cup (PWC). The...

Tzvetan Tzolov won 9th Paragliding Accuracy FAI World Champs

The 9th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship Albania 2017 in Vlora concluded with what was probably the most dramatic finish ever encountered in this aviation discipline, where the Bulgarian pilot finally took the gold, ahead of Matjaz Sluga and...

Luc Armant and Meryl Delferriere win first PWC event 2017

The Paragliding World Cup tour 2017 started on the last week of May in the heart of Savoie, in the French Alps, where 127 pilots flew 6 good tasks ranging from 73.4 to 128.6 km. Ozone team pilot and...

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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