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NewsArchive | December, 2010
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Martin Gwosdz, an acro pilot from Bavaria, Germany, suffered a fatal accident on Saturday 18 December.
The 6th Ghana Paragliding festival is now an important part of the Easter celebrations in Nkawkaw, Ghana. Planning is iunderway for this year’s event, which takes place from 22 – 25 April 2011.
ITV’s new performance tandem paraglider, the Manitoba, is just waiting for the weather to undergo certification tests for EN B.
Tirante A – Adventure Instruments from Brazil have just released their first altimeter-vario unit, the TAV-1000.
The FAI have recently confirmed that both Nina-Renate Brummer (DE) and Nicole Fedele of Italy have flown into the Women’s World paragliding record books, again.
Advance have almosrt completed their new Sigma 8 performance intermediate paraglider, and expect to release it in early 2011.
Part of the XC-Open World Series, the Manilla XC-Camp will take place from 24 January to 3 February 2011. Registration is free, as is the online scoring: you simply fly as far as you can from Mount Borah, between these dates.
xTc, a paragliding and hang gliding adventure centre in Slovenia, have places for pilots wishing to spend up to three months in the Alps improving their flying skills under the guidance of record holder, Brett Janaway.
Spanish paraglider acro stars Horacio Llorens and Felix Rodriguez, and France’s Baptiste Rousset have joined Sup’Air’s growing list of team pilots.
The Alpine Flying Centre near Chamonix in the French Alps will be running cross country weeks exclusively for Ozone Delta pilots, next summer.
Swiss paragliding firm Advance have announced that they will be forming an international team of serial class competition pilots whom they will mentor and coach, hopefully to the top of the serial class rankings.
The IQ5 is U-Turn’s reversible harness / rucksack, designed to meet the needs of cross country paraglider pilots who walk long distances with their kit.
Women with Wings II is a skills clinic for women hang glider and paraglider pilots of all experience levels. It will be held in Bright, Victoria from 7 – 11 March 2011.
The new Sol Mountain Light Calliplox paraglider harness weighs in at just 3.6kg, and the company believe that makes it one of the lightest on the market with its spec, which includes 18cm foam protection and a Cygnus airbag.
UP have released a protector to upgrade their Fast Pro competition pod harness so that it conforms to EN standards
Sky Country claim the Evolution-X is the first ever paraglider with an aspect ratio over 7 to achieve EN certification.
Czech company Sky have completed their new competition paraglider for 2011: The Eris 4 is a three-liner with top stability with its performance, aimed at newcomers to competition wings.