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PMA reiterate they want Serial Class only in FAI Cat 1 events

PMA confirm their Serial position

PMA statement reiterates their pro-Serial class position for FAI Cat1 events





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Toma Coconea on his way to the Tre Cime turnpoint on 20 July 2011. Photo: Red Bull X-Alps

Red Bull X-Alps 2011: Day 4

Chrigel pulls ahead into clearer weather as Toma snaps at his heels





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Red Bull X-Alps 2011 - The clash of the Titans: Toma Coconea (ROM) and Christian Maurer (SUI1) go head to head on the ground

Red Bull X-Alps 2011: Day 3 roundup

Kaoru Ogisawa (JPN) disqualified, four penalised and Chrigel Maurer (SUI1) breaks free of the pack





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Xavier having fun at the dunes of Huamey on the coast. Photo: James Johnson

Friends gather to say goodbye to Xavier Murillo

Mark Hayman reflects on the memorial of Xavier Murillo, technical director and passionate, hardworking frontman of the Paragliding World Cup





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Hakan Ackalar is Turkey's new paragliding distance record holder

255.5km paragliding record in Turkey

On 3 July Turkish paraglider pilot Hakan Akcalar broke Turkey’s cross country record with a 255.5km flight from Denizli on an R10.2.





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Christian Maurer (SUI1), Paul Guschlbauer (AUT4) - climbing down the Dachstein mountain

Red Bull X-Alps 2011: Day 2 roundup

Red Bull X-Alps 2011 day two – Chrigel Maurer (SUI1) reveals his glider choice and the ground assault begins in earnest





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The CIVL plenary meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, Feb 20 2010

CIVL Statement on Open Class wings

Following the suspension of Open Class paragliders during the Paragliding World Championships 2011 in Piedrahita, Spain, CIVL have issued the following statement.





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Lynx Bluetooth audio adapter

Lynx Bluetooth audio adapter for radio headsets

Lynx Avionics have announced a new Bluetooth audio adapter for their Micro System headsets.





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Red Bull X-Alps 2011 - Go! Go! Go! The race begins... Photo: Red Bull

Red Bull X-Alps 2011: GO! GO! GO!

Bad weather beleaguers Red Bull X-Alps 2011 athletes on day 2 of the race





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Red Bull X-Alps 2011 daily updates

Red Bull X-Alps 2011: Daily Reports

The Red Bull X-Alps 2011 started on 17 July. Join us as we watch the thirty athletes make their way across the Alps by foot and paraglider.





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Written on Air, a collection of short stories with a hang gliding and paragliding theme, by Taff Thomas

Written on Air: short paragliding and hang gliding stories for Kindle

Taff Thomas’ book of short paragliding and hang gliding stories, Written on Air, is available to buy on Kindle from Amazon UK





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2011 Red Bull X-Alps start Sunday 17 July at 09:00

Red Bull X-Alps 2011: 24 hours to go!

2011 Red Bull X-Alps blasts off on Sunday 17 July for 30 of the fittest para-athletes in the world





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What is wrong with FAI Cat1 events?

In the aftermath of the 2011 Paragliding World Championships being cancelled Mads Syndergaard comments on where things went wrong and how to right them





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Red Bull X-Alps 2011: Lighter, faster, better?

Red Bull X-Alps 2011: Lighter, faster, better?

There are only five days to go until the start of the fifth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps. The advances in paraglider technology mean the equipment used in 2011 is very different to that used in the first race, back in 2003.





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Xavier Murillo has gone missing in the Andes whilst flying his paraglider

The last flight of Xavier Murillo: By James ‘Kiwi’ Johnston

In a moving account James ‘Kiwi’ Johnston reports from Huascaran, Peru





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Paragliding World Championships 2011 Piedrahita

Paragliding World Championships 2011: CANCELLED

The 2011 Paragliding World Championships has been cancelled after two tasks





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Xavier having fun at the dunes of Huamey on the coast. Photo: James Johnson

Xavier Murillo RIP

Updated 8 July 11am GMT: It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report the discovery of Xavier Murillo’s body in Peru





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World Championships 2011 Piedrahita

Paragliding World Championships: Stopped by the FAI

The Paragliding World Championships 2011 have been temporarily stopped





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World Championships 2011 Piedrahita

Paragliding World Championships 2011: Statement and update

The organisers of the Paragliding World Championships 2011 in Piedrahita have released a further statement





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World Championships 2011 Piedrahita

Paragliding World Championships 2011: Mads leaves

The morning meeting is just over, and as expected most teams were for continuing the event.





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