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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

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.

Antoine Girard breaks paragliding altitude record: 8157m!

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French adventurer Antoine Girard is just back from a 1260km fly bivouac solo in Pakistan in 19 days, from which he brought a world record, the first paraglider flight to the top of an 8,000m peak, and the country’s...

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...

Video: Paragliding, capitalizing the bad decisions in competition

Daniel Crespo, shares his thoughts on how to deal with the frustration caused by bad decisions and continue in race mode. The story is visual, both in flight and on the ground. Registered with the goal of winning the Serial category, Daniel finds himself on the floor in Task 1, a few meters away from the goal. Nevertheless, a good attitude toward learning from his mistakes finally take him to the highest position in the podium in his category. This is the video of that first failed task.

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...

Open your mind – If it is flyable, then FLY!

As I approached launch in the car the clouds increased and the sky became dark and 100% cloud cover spread a vast shadow on the ground. It was cold, very cold and deep snow lay under foot on the walk...

Aaron Durogati, PWC champion 2016: “I want to win the PWC once more!”

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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...

Everything about the Wave Leading Edge of the Boomerang 12, explained by Gin Seok.

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A conversation about the Wave Leading Edge, an interesting Paraglider novelty design, with its promoter Gin Seok

Learn Paragliding accuracy with the Spanish Team at the European FAI 1 comp in...

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In this video you will see the different phases and techniques used by the best pilots in the world to land in an inch.

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