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SEARCH India: High mountains, tough conditions, and magical places

Everything started in Bir Billing. India is a new country for me: Despite having traveled all around the world, I still didn't know these mountains and valleys, this culture and these people.For me it was a dream to fly...
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TIPS: How your Rescue Parachute can be of True Help

The emergency parachute or reserve is a fundamental part of our flying equipment, it's a "second chance" when things get weird up there, and that's why we should pay special attention to both its correct maintenance and use.The parachute...

Paragliding from Aconcagua, 7000m: “Our objective was to have fun in the descent!”

On the 15th of February 2019, two paragliders were soaring above the Horcones Valley that leads to Aconcagua. The Czech Gabriel Mazur and his French buddy Jean-Baptiste Chandesris completed the ascent of the highest summit of Americas and paraglided down from it. This expedition for them was a preparation for higher objectives in the Himalayas. I was lucky to meet with Gabriel in Mendoza, Argentina, where he told me about his flight from one of the seven summits

“The Eagle” did it again with a 6th consecutive X-Alps win!

In 9 days and 3 hours Chrigel “the Eagle” Maurer conquered what´s known as the toughest hike&fly competition on earth for 6th time in a row. 10 pilots of the initial pack of 32 competitors completed this year’s X-Alps massive 1138 km race across the Alps.

Why you should never wet your reserve, unless it is made of special fabric

- Is there an issue with reserve parachutes that get wet?Yes – however not on every reserve. But there is definitely a big issue with certain fabrics and also lines. As a result, many reserve parachutes only pass the...

A Colorful 20th anniversary of FIA El Yelmo festival in Spain

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Twenty years is a long time and in the heat of this special anniversary, the organization of El Yelmo's International Air Festival (FIA) made a big effort for this year's intense edition that was visited by over 22 thousand...

XXV edition of El Hierro International paragliding meeting.

Between the 28th of May and the 2nd of June around 120 paragliding pilots and their companions got together one more year in El Hierro, to enjoy the island, its sky, and everything the Club Guelillas had prepared for such an especial edition.

BGD introduces the Magic, a high EN A glider to learn and progress on

Bruce Goldsmith has designed a safe and easy to handle wing, which will allow new pilots to enjoy and improve, safely and with confidence, beyond school flights. It is introduced as a One Glider, to learn and progress.

Gin Leopard: New EN D 2-liner

The wait is over. Gin presents the Leopard, a wing produced for the experienced XC pilot community and those seeking to progress toward the most competitive paragliders of the market.

BGD PUNK, EN B paraglider review

With a remarkably agile and precise command, Bruce Goldsmith's new high EN B design is a wing with a great personality, ideal for freestyle and thermalling, as we confirmed in our test flights.

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