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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 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.

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.
Paracaídas de reserva

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...

UP Kibo 2, a safe paraglider of surprising performance

UP's new progression paraglider Kibo 2 is an accessible, safe, easy-to-fly, fun EN B paraglider with amazing performance.https://youtu.be/SVer8G7Wy10This model from UP has flat aspect ratio of 5.3, and 4.3 projected. It has 53 cells and it is available in...
Gin Verso 3

Gin Verso 3, lightweight harness-backpack

We have been testing this reversible model in different flights and we experienced its comfort, both as a backpack and in flight, perfect for hike&fly, but also on your everyday life or to travel with it. Details here

Paraglider review: Nova Sector, accessible EN C

We tested in detail the Nova Sector, a XC oriented EN C glider with moderate aspect ratio, which stands out for its ease of use and amazing performance

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...

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...

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.

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