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564 km: New paragliding world record of distance x 3!

On Thursday 13 of October 2016, Brazilian pilots Donizete Lemos "Bigote", Rafael Saladini and Samuel Nascimento, managed to push the bar of paragliding distance a little further and up to 564 km, in the northeast of their country, after...

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...

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...

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....

Seven turnpoints and 1,138km for the hardest X-Alps ever!

Racing a straight-line distance of 1,138km from Salzburg to Monaco, 32 world class athletes from 21 countries will hike and fly via 7 turnpoints in 7 different countries - including Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France and for the first...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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