Something Between Trailer
A paragliding film featuring the flying of Marvin Ogger, Joel Denzler, Eliot Nochez, Sebastian Kahn, Lino Oehl and Tim Alongi
Among others inspired by Horacio Llorens, Judith Theurillat (Zweifel), Pál Takáts, Charlie Piccolo and the Rodriguez Brothers
Urban Slide. Jean-Baptiste Chandelier. ;-)
The magic starts when your feet leave the ground... The awarded video by Jean-Baptiste Chandelier. ;-)
Speed flying promo
Montalegre PWC Portugal task 2
Alois Resinger fly's 244km on the GIN Boomerang X
Alois Resinger flew 244km on the GIN Boomerang X in Austria and GIN Team pilot Michael Sigel made 216km in Switzerland! Serious XC pilots are loving the Boom X!
PWC Talloires 2012 Day 2 Task 1 winners track log
The wind has become to strong on the course for the task to continue safely. The task has been stopped at 17:20 but will still score according to the Paragliding World Cup stopped task rules.
Gin Boomerang X
The Boomerang X is a unique glider in the EN D class. It offers true high performance, yet remains accessible to a wide range of experienced EN D pilots, such as serious XC pilots and serial class competitors.
World Cup Brazil Castelo 2012
Saturday, 17 March, 2012 to Sunday, 25 March, 2012
There is information on two Amerindian tribes inhabiting the area before the colonial era. The main tribe was called Puris, and the secondary, with less presence, were the Botocudos. The first non-native immigration into the region was of gold prospectors who moved into the area, but this was a short-lived adventure which by 1830 had been abandoned. After 1830, local interest turned towards the land. Medium-sized properties were established using slave labour until 1888, when it was abolished. Soon after, Italian immigrants from the neighbouring municipality of Alfredo Chaves began to settle in Castelo. In 1891 Castelo became a district of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim and remained part of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim until 1928, when it separated.
Castelo is 145 km from the state capital Vitória, and stands at 100 meters above sea level. Castelo's borders are: Alfredo Chaves and Domingos Martins (E), Venda Nova do Imigrante and Conceição do Castelo (N), Muniz Freire and Alegre (W) and Cachoeiro de Itapemirim (S).
Castelo is strongly influenced by Italian immigrants, who make up the great majority of the municipality's population. This influences today's traditional commemorations, very much Catholic-based in traditions like Corpus Christi. This influence is also felt in the traditional Italian Folklore dance group, which still practices traditional Piemontese dances.
Highest point in the municipality is the Forno Grande Peak (2039 m), which is also the highest point in the state after Bandeira Peak, shared with Minas Gerais.
Castelo task 1 part 2 from
broers philippe on Vimeo.
Altitude Paragliding witnesses a collision in Korea…
I remember they were both entangled around each other’s lines for a while. Then they seemed to untwist and one guy threw his reserve. The other glider had ripped into 3 pieces which started spinning like a helicopter. It happened right next to launch and everyone was shouting “Parachute! Parachute!” But he never did, the helicoptering effect of the remaining fabric put him down at such a low sink rate, he materialised back at take half an hour later!
-Nigel Frith /CFI
Outeniqua Vol Bivouac Challenge
Wouldn't it be an epic experience to spend a few weeks flying the length of the Western Cape? We believe it's possible and have mocked up a Google Earth tour to show you what we mean. Off course the weather conditions would have to be perfect for the duration and the logistics a hand full but that is what summer is all about around here
Click on the image below to get an insight into flying the distance.
European Continental Flights
May 17, 2011
The latest good days for flying in the continent have brought up some amazing flights and distances covered in the air. Ozone’s Luc Armant and Dav Dagault took advantage of their new Mantra R11s to fly along the Alps from the southern site of Col de Bleine, near their office, pass the Mont Blanc and landing near Martigny and in Switzerland, respectively. Luc flew a production R11 size M, and his 339kms is now currently the longest flight that has been declared in the Alps, according to Ozone. Both pilots agree that 400kms in the Alps is probably already possible.
See the flight log»
Italian pilot Nicole Fedele flew 208km in the Italian Alps with her R10.2. Nicole has submitted this flight to the FAI for two world records: Women’s Distance for an Out and Return Flight, and Women’s Speed over a 200km out and return flight.
See her track»
Starting with her from Sorica in Slovenia, fellow Italian Arduino Persello managed to set a new world record of out-and-return with his 267km flight
See tracklog here»
See Heli's track »
Helmut Eichholzer flies a 268km triangle
May 17, 2011
Heli Eichholzer and his friend Christoph Eder, both flying the Mantra R10.2, set a new World Record FAI Triangle with 268.5 kms flown together, working as a team for more than 9 hours in the air! The currently standing world record was 265,5km by Chrigel Maurer.
May 16, 2011
May 16, 2011
Slow festival para comp
Friday 22nd to Wednesday 27th April
The Sedgefield slow festival was a great success and some good cash was raised for Dominique’s medical bill. A big thanks to Christy and Tanya for organizing the event and for those who came to support.