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21st edition of the FIA El Yelmo Festival postponed until September

We are including here the communicate sent by FIA organizers about it being postponed, as well as the VI XC Paragliding Open. Both events were going to take lace at the beginning of June, but they will be put off, probably until September.

4th FAI Pan American Championships, Final Day, Task 5: Rafa Saladini is the Champ! 

Last Saturday took place this EPIC, I mean EPIC, last task of the Pan-American championship in the ‘feel good’ Capital of Paragliding, Baixo Guandu, Espiritu Santo, Brazil. For one last time, we were greeted as usual by the Prefeito’s health...

4th FAI Pan American Championships, Day 6-T4: The underdog takes the day

Task 4….what a day! Holy Moly… Second to last day and Baixo Guando finally starts to show its colours.  Gentle, tricky conditions lower down and some nice +3 +4 closer to the clouds.  Rain was almost always somewhere in the...
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4th FAI Pan American Championships: Day 4, T3- It’s Russia’s time to Tango

First of all, apologies for the late report.  Truth being told, I bombed out for the second day in a row and I was so down, I could not bear talking to people in case they had made Goal....

4th FAI Pan American Championships: Day 3, T2. Baixo Guandu delivers again

Second task of the championship, with 29 pilots in goal the three first positions go to Brazil. Six out of the ten first places go to the country of beautiful people giving us an idea of how strong this...

4th FAI Pan American Championships: T2- The rain stopped and ‘the beautiful game’ (jogo...

"Day 2, we finally had a flyable task, and what a task it was! After 4 days of solid bad weather, this morning waking up felt different. It must have been that bird-like instinct pilots have. Today, we fly". Paolo Bellezze reports live from Baixo Guandu, Brazil, where the first task saw only one pilot in goal, Ignacio Ortiz. Local star Rafael Saldini was 2nd.
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4th FAI Pan American Champs: Task 1 cancelled due to rain

Today is cancelled, but tomorrow looks ON! Paolo Bellezze reports the last minute from Baixo Guandu.
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4th Pan American Champs: Training day washed out but there’s caipirinha and Rock &...

Saturday 7th of March was due to be the 1st training day in Baixo Guandu, but as our reporter onsite Paolo Bellezze explains: "That's not going to happen". Bad weather in the area means that there will be more Brazilian fun on the ground than in the air these days. Here's what the competitors have been up to.

4th FAI Pan American Paragliding Championships: The best of the Americas converges to Brazil

The time has come for 117 of the very best pilots from 18 different American Nations to battle it out during 7 epic days and crown their Champion.  Most important yet, a smaller selection of those pilots would have...

XXI International Air Festival “El Yelmo”: June 5th to 7th

Sierra de Segura (Spain) will hold again one of the main free flight events in Europe, together with the XXI International Air Cinema Festival, and the VI Open El Yelmo XC.

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