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Posts covering paragliding competition and cross country flying

FIA El Yelmo celebrates its 20th birthday: 31st May to 2nd June

FIA El Yelmo gives women more visibility and consolidates itself as a reference event in Europe, promising fun for all the lovers of free flying. It includes the V Open el Yelmo and the International Air Cinema Festival - El Yelmo 2019.
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The World Cup Superfinal kicks off in Baixo Guandu, BR

The top paraglider pilots in the world gathered at the Brazilian site, in the region of Espirito Santo (about 600km to the north-east of Rio de Janeiro), to start a 10-day competition of tough racing to determine the World Cup Champion...

2019 X-Alps, the toughest edition of the race to date

In a clear effort to raise the bar of difficulty of the competition, the new Turnpoints in western Italy and the South of France will lead the participants to race along Europe’s largest mountain range, hiking or...

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

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.

Ojovolador’s Daniel Crespo is Spanish Paragliding Champion 2018!

The Championships held in Pegalajar (province of Jaen, Andalusia) last week enjoyed good -if somewhat strong- conditions on the first 3 days, that allowed the 140 competitors to fly races of 60, 88 and 108 km. After the 2nd...

New Latvian National Record: 224 km Out-and-Return from Saint André Les Alpes

I have been chasing the 200 km mark for the second season now. Last year I settled for a 193km FAI Triangle, it was a massive feat for me as a pilot at the time. I competed in the 15th...

Piedrahita hosts Spanish Tandem Paragliding Championship for the third time

On July 11, 2018, starts this international Open and National Championship in tandem mode, one of the few competitive events in the world designed for teams of two people and which -after 4 days- will determine the best tandem...

Jeison Zeferino is Pan-American Paragliding Champion 2018

Nearly 120 pilots, from 20 countries -but only half of them American-, competed at the 3rd FAI Pan-American Paragliding Championship and Open held in Baixo Guandu, Brazil, from April 1 to 8, 2018. After 4 valid tasks, Brazilian pilots...
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Video: PWC Pico Do Gaviao, a Brazilian affair!

A World of Colour is a display of an amazing selection of the stars and starlets of paragliding while they battle for a place on the podium of the highest-level paragliding competition series, the Paragliding World Cup (PWC). The...

Tzvetan Tzolov won 9th Paragliding Accuracy FAI World Champs

The 9th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship Albania 2017 in Vlora concluded with what was probably the most dramatic finish ever encountered in this aviation discipline, where the Bulgarian pilot finally took the gold, ahead of Matjaz Sluga and...

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