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

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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...

XC El Yelmo 2015: Adrenaline & emotions

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Ten days before a new edition of the International Air Festival of El Yelmo (FIA), it is a good time to remember some of the best and most exciting moments in flight during the Open paragliding competition and Spanish...

Paragliding from Aconcagua, 7000m: “Our objective was to have fun in the descent!”

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

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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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.

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

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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.

The PWC 2019 said goodbye at Loma Bola, Argentina

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Canceled with a very short notice, the PWC race scheduled at Valle Bravo, Mexico, Loma Bola organized in its replacement the competition closing the 2019 PWC season.

Michael Küffer and Klaudia Bulgakow win PWC La Reunion

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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...

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