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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...

XXI International Air Festival “El Yelmo”: June 5th to 7th

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Sierra de Segura (Spain) will hold again one of the main free flight events in Europe, together with the XXI International Air Cinema Festival, and the VI Open El Yelmo XC.

Tips from a successful EN B pilot to get started in competitions.

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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.

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.

SEARCH India: High mountains, tough conditions, and magical places

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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 it was a dream to fly...

NOVA Awards Pilots of the Year 2019

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In this 13th edition of these Awards, NOVA has given this distinction to 6 pilots from three different countries, taking into account not only their sport results but also their enthusiasm and commitment with the brand.

Indonesia dominates and wins Paragliding Accuracy World Championship

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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.

Spanish Paragliding Championship of Arangoiti ends in Castejon de Sos

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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 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.

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

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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

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