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World record to declared goal and +400km on EN B gliders!

November 1st, 2016, brought superb conditions for XC to the Brazilian Northeast, where several personal bests were broken, with a number of flights exceeding the 400km barrier and two of them on EN B (easy intermediate level) gliders -...
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A very special flight: XC through Denmark

Every now and again things just align in a way that, if one were disposed towards religion, could almost make you believe someone is looking out for you from above. For me, April 22-2016 was such a day. I had...

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.

Seiko Fukuoka beats female record of distance: 402 km!

On December 9th in Australia, the Japanese-French pilot covered that amazing distance in straight line for a new paragliding female record, surpassing Nicole Fedele’s flight of 395km done in Brazil earlier this year. On the same flight Seiko also...

Honorin Hamard beats world record of FAI triangle twice in 10 days!

Paragliding world champion and Ozone’s test pilot managed to pass the 300km mark in FAI triangle on July 9th, with 306 km, and again on July 19th, with 326 km! That is breaking the world record twice in only...

Flying a 193km FAI Triangle in the Alps

The Mistral winds had just passed and it was looking to be a very good day to fly. On Thursday night I had planned a trip to Chamonix to fly over the weekend around the highest mountains of Europe....

Flow Spectra and 777 Gambit allowed to participate at the PG Worlds of...

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.

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...
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Video: The Superfinal

Once a year the best of the best in paragliding meet to select their champion. There is no higher level in paragliding cross country competition. They call it: "The Superfinal’" A very good compilation of images shot during the PWC...

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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