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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

“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.

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.

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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