The championship, also Open FAI, took place between the 21st and 26th of July, and , although the organizers had to change the venue due to the meteorology, the brave decision ended up being accurate. Four tasks could take place.
Flow Spectra and 777 Gambit allowed to participate at Macedonia The Free Flight Commission ruled that both models anyhow meet the purpose of the CCC certification and therefore allows their participation in the Paragliding World Championship that starts next Monday Aug 5th, as stated in their announcement.
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
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.
On the weekend of the 13th and 14th of April the 2019 edition of the regional League of Northern Spain will start, attracting all kinds of pilots with rounds designed to be enjoyed, in many different areas.
Pierre Remy did not hesitate to qualify this championship, held on March 20 to 30 of March 2019 and where 9 tasks were flown in conditions that went from poor to amazing, as "the most intense of...
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.
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...
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...
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.