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Indonesia dominates and wins Paragliding Accuracy World Championship

Here you have the FAI report summarising the competition that took place in Serbia, and the final podiums, with the 3rd position of Colombia, in their first FAI com petition.

564,3 km: Donizete Lemos tells the story of longest paraglider flight

On October 13, 2016, three Brazilian pilots amazed the flying world (again) by smashing the paragliding world distance record with a 564,3 km flight in the northeast of their country: 50 km more than the previous record achieved in...

Luc Armant and Meryl Delferriere win first PWC event 2017

The Paragliding World Cup tour 2017 started on the last week of May in the heart of Savoie, in the French Alps, where 127 pilots flew 6 good tasks ranging from 73.4 to 128.6 km. Ozone team pilot and...

Michael Küffer and Klaudia Bulgakow win PWC La Reunion

The Paragliding World Cup tour 2016 had its 5th and last round -before the Superfinal-, at St Leu, La Reunion, where Küffer (SWI, Gin Boomerang 10) took the 1st place ahead of 18-year old Simon Pellisier (FRA, Ozone Enzo...

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....

Spanish Paragliding Championship of Arangoiti ends in Castejon de Sos

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.

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...
Super final 2018. Photo: Yassen Savov

Pierre Remy and Meryl Delferriere are the PWC champions 2018

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...

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...

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...

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