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Archive | May, 2010

Gin Boomerang GTO EN D certified competition paraglider

Gin have created a slightly tamed version of their Boomerang 7 competiton paraglider: the Boomerang GTO is a race machine that is certified EN / LTF D, yet has “the performance of last year’s competition wings”.

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Speed flying paragliders with Ozone

Ozone Paragliders have released a new speed flying video introducing the sport and their speed flying wings. Features some great on-board footage!

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Hang Gliding World championships 2010 Trailer

Flymovies have released their trailer for the Hang Gliding World Championships 2010 that took place at Tegelberg, Germany, this month.

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Lucas Bernardin and Tomomi Masuko win PWC Japan

The second competition of the 2010 Paragliding World Cup tour finished today in Japan, with only two tasks flown. France’s Lucas Bernardin (Ozone) was the first-placed Open pilot, and Tomomi Masuko (JP, Gin) top female.

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APCO Chairbag Integral II reversible paraglider harness

APCO have released a new and improved version of their reversible paraglider harness. The Chairbag Integral II is designed for hiking and long cross country flights, and as such has been made for comfort and safety.

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Michel Guichard wins Transdromoise 2010

The winner of the 2010 Transdromoise hike and fly race through the Drome department of France was Michel Guichard, whose prize was a brand new Dudek Zako Speed mountain paraglider.

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Flygirls International seek Webmaster

Flygirls International are looking for a new co-administrator and webmaster to manage the front page content for their social networking website for women in extreme sports.

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The Skynch: a one-man winch for paragliders and hang gliders

The Skynch is a solo winch that hang glider and paraglider pilots can mount on their car tow hitch, and operate by remote control to launch themselves unaided.

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Places available for European Hang Gliding Championship 2010

Further places are now available in the European Hang Gliding Championship (for Class 1, flexwings) which is to be held in Ager in July.

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Canadian Hang Gliding Nationals 2010

The Canadian Hang Gliding Championship 2010 takes place in Lumby, BC, from 13 – 19 June.

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Calling budding film directors for the Nissan Outdoor Games 2010

The Nissan Outdoor Games is back for its sixth consecutive summer. Five teams of sportspeople and filmmakers will each make a five-minute film, this time in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. The fifth team’s director’s chair is still vacant – Julbo are running a competition to fill this role.

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Rio: Hang gliders, macaws and the Christ statue

20th Century Fox have released the trailer to next Spring’s 3D animated movie, Rio. featuring macaws, the Christ statue and hang gliders it looks set to be a huge hit.

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Guides and Guiding: Skygods for Hire

Have your say: Sky Gods for Hire in Cross Country issue 129 argued that flying guides could help hang glider and paraglider pilots skip weeks of D.I.Y learning. But it also argued you want a sky god for a guide, not a cowboy and asked “Is it time for an internationally recognised standard for fly-guides?”

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European Paragliding Championships switch on

The European Paragliding Championships in Abtenau, Austria, will be the first major competition to feature ‘real-time’ live tracking

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Manfred Ruhmer is new Class 2 hang gliding World Champion

Manfred Ruhmer is the new Class 2 hang gliding world champion, following two weeks of atrocious weather at the Women’s and Class 2 Hang Gliding World Championships at Tegelberg, Germany.

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Paraglider wheelchair to be unveiled in United States

The Phoenix 1 paraglider wheelchair, created by ABLE and the University of Utah, is to be unveiled on the US’s National Hang Gliding and Paragliding Day – Saturday 29 May 2010.

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Deadline for Spanish air film festival entries is 18 June

The FIA El Yelmo International Air film festival in Andalucia, Spain, takes place on 1 – 4 July 2010. The deadline for submissions to the film and photo contests is 18 June.

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Up close and personal with ITV’s Bip-Bip mini paraglider

In the latest video from Vimeo user ‘Frigorifix’, viewers are taken up (very) close to ITV’s mini paraglider the Bip-Bip, as pilots enjoy some gentle high-wind coastal fun.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Himalayan Odyssey paraglide across Himalaya

The Himalayan Odyssey paragliding expedition has ended with members of the team having flown 1,100 km of the Indian and Nepalese Himalaya in 48 days.

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Cross Country International Issue 129 Contents

In Issue 129…

‘Norway is a rock.’ Nordic stars reveal how to go big in the wilds of Finland, Sweden and Norway. PLUS FREE 100-page travel guide

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