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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...

4th FAI Pan American Championships, Day 6-T4: The underdog takes the day

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Task 4….what a day! Holy Moly… Second to last day and Baixo Guando finally starts to show its colours.  Gentle, tricky conditions lower down and some nice +3 +4 closer to the clouds.  Rain was almost always somewhere in the...

4th FAI Pan American Championships: T2- The rain stopped and ‘the beautiful game’ (jogo...

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"Day 2, we finally had a flyable task, and what a task it was! After 4 days of solid bad weather, this morning waking up felt different. It must have been that bird-like instinct pilots have. Today, we fly". Paolo Bellezze reports live from Baixo Guandu, Brazil, where the first task saw only one pilot in goal, Ignacio Ortiz. Local star Rafael Saldini was 2nd.

2019 X-Alps, the toughest edition of the race to date

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In a clear effort to raise the bar of difficulty of the competition, the new Turnpoints in western Italy and the South of France will lead the participants to race along Europe’s largest mountain range, hiking or flying, from...

Tzvetan Tzolov won 9th Paragliding Accuracy FAI World Champs

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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...

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.

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.

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...

Triple Swiss victory at the Dolomiti Superfly 2020

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Patrick Von Känel with 3d 8h 2m time, champion of the Dolomiti Super Fly 2020. Second place shared by Chrigel Maurer and Sepp Inniger.

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

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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...

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