Cross Country 158: What’s in the latest issue…

Cross Country 158, April 2015

Cross Country 158, April 2015

“From Colombia to Svalbard, we’re all addicted to base”, reads the coverline on the latest issue of Cross Country magazine, issue 158. Hitting doormats around the world since 1 March it will be available digitally on 9 March.

At 132 pages it is again packed with the latest and best from the free-flying world, including the cover feature – in which tandem paramotor pilot Christophe Blanc-Gras heads to Svalbard to help shoot snowboarders, avoid polar bears and fly the man from the BBC. Plus:

Paragliding World Championships

Paragliding World Championships

Freeze Frame: We showcase the very best from our time at the Paragliding World Championships in Roldanillo, Colombia.

Pylon racing with the Parabatix crew

Pylon racing with the Parabatix crew

Curved Ball: We talk to the experts, including Paramotor World Champion Alex Mateos, about learning how to fly pylons.

Dave Turner

Dave Turner

Off the Wall: Red Bull X-Alps wildcard Dave Turner introduces himself – from climbing big walls in Patagonia to crossing the Alps by paraglider twice.

Fly with Dustin in Brazil

Fly with Dustin in Brazil

Tudo Bem Brazil: Stein Gjosund heads to Brazil on a guided hang gliding tour with world record holder Dustin Martin.

How Hot is Hot

How Hot is Hot

How Hot is Hot? We take the new Advance Iota and UP’s Summit XC 3 to Monaco to explore just what ‘High-end EN B’ means.

Tom Weissenberger

Tom Weissenberger

The Hangar: World record holder Tom Weissenberger on what he learnt on a recent trip to Ecuador.

Bruce Goldsmith

Bruce Goldsmith

Icaristics: Former Paragliding World Champion Bruce Goldsmith discusses brake length – and explains how to make sure yours are set just right.

Jeff Goin

Jeff Goin

Ignition: Jeff Goin asks ‘Have paramotor wings got too small?’

IQ statistics

IQ statistics

IQ: We unpick the latest statistics from the paragliding industry that show just how many pilots there are around the world.

Jon Chambers

Jon Chambers

Mountain Flying: Jon Chambers talks about turbulence and why it’s often our friend, not foe, when flying the mountains.

Wheelchairs with Wings

Wheelchairs with Wings

My Line: Volunteer tandem pilot Sebastien Tulasne on the unique FFVL scheme that helps wheelchair users get in the air.

Man With Wings

Man With Wings

Naked Pilot: Fresh from flying the World Championships on his home turf Colombia’s Julian Carreno reveals exactly what gives him wings.

Deano's Toolbox

Deano’s Toolbox

Toolbox: Dean Eldridge looks deep into your reduction drive – and tells you things you never knew.

Advance Lightness 2 review

Advance Lightness 2 review

Harness Review 1: We hook in to the new Advance Lightness 2.

Sup'Air Delight 2 review

Sup’Air Delight 2 review

Harness Review 2: And we fly the new Sup’Air Delight 2.

All the news

All the news

All the News: Plus, as always we round up all the new products on the market in paragliding, hang gliding and paramotoring.

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