Arnold Castro is an Argentinian pilot who´s been competing for only 2 years and has already stood on multiple podiums, in 2019 with his EN B. This pilot plans his progression to the highest category without hurries, because like he says ¨the good thing about paragliding is that age is not a limitation¨. In this short interview, he shares with us some tips to get started in competitions and make the most out of it.
Everything started in Bir Billing. India is a new country for me: Despite having traveled all around the world, I still didn't know these mountains and valleys, this culture and these people. For me...
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.
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.
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.
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
In 9 days and 3 hours Chrigel “the Eagle” Maurer conquered what´s known as the toughest hike&fly competition on earth for 6th time in a row. 10 pilots of the initial pack of 32 competitors completed this year’s X-Alps massive 1138 km race across the Alps.
On the weekend of the 13th and 14th of April the 2019 edition of the regional League of Northern Spain will start, attracting all kinds of pilots with rounds designed to be enjoyed, in many different areas.