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”.
NewsArchive | May, 2010
Ozone Paragliders have released a new speed flying video introducing the sport and their speed flying wings. Features some great on-board footage!
Flymovies have released their trailer for the Hang Gliding World Championships 2010 that took place at Tegelberg, Germany, this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Further places are now available in the European Hang Gliding Championship (for Class 1, flexwings) which is to be held in Ager in July.
The Canadian Hang Gliding Championship 2010 takes place in Lumby, BC, from 13 – 19 June.
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.
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.
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?”
The European Paragliding Championships in Abtenau, Austria, will be the first major competition to feature ‘real-time’ live tracking
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.