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

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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...

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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TIPS: How your Rescue Parachute can be of True Help

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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...

UP Trango XC3 paraglider review

The high-performance cross-country flagship from UP comes renewed and vibrant in its 3rd generation: The heir of what once was the Serial class (EN D) model in the Ultralite Products range, took nearly two years of work and many...

Marcella Uchoa, 411 km: “There is no greater connection to nature than flying the...

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Interview to Brazilian pilot Marcella Uchoa, who beat 3 paragliding world records of distance on a 411 km flight in the north-east of his country, last October. Made by the FAI team, in this interview Marcella reveals details of his preparation and the difficulties and rewards of flying long distances.

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

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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...

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

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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

Video: Accidental deployment, by BruceTube

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Former World Champion and designer Bruce Goldsmith runs his own paraglider brand, "Bruce Goldsmith Design" or BGD, and also shares paragliding tips on his video channel "Brucetube", oriented to help pilots fly better and safer. In the fifth episode...

Video: Training accuracy with the Magic by BGD

We test-tried BGD's high-end EN A paraglider Magic, both as an entry-level wing as well as for its alternative use as specific for accuracy comp. We did a couple of test flights with it in Tenerife, Spain and then went to compete to the Spanish Precision Championship at Alforja, where we completed our impressions of the Magic for this modality in this video report.

Awesome Monumental Acro at FIA El Yelmo in Spain!

The fifth edition of this unique acrobatic show enjoyed unbeatable conditions for flying yesterday, Friday June 3rd, at the medieval castle of Segura de la Sierra, in Jaen (Andalusia). More than 15 top pilots took advantage of them to...

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