Final Glide: Chasing World Records in HG and Paragliding

Final Glide: Chasing World Records in Hang Gliding and Paragliding.

Final Glide … Paragliding World Record holder Rafael Saladini on the cover

Cross Country Magazine has published a new Kindle Single ebook: Final Glide: Chasing World Records in Hang Gliding and Paragliding.

The ebook, which is available on Amazon Kindle at only £1.99, brings together four incredible and classic stories from the Cross Country Magazine archive.

The stories include:

Dragon Slaying, with Nevil Hulett
South African pilot Nevil Hulett goes big-game hunting in the South African outback and comes back with a 500km record. “I could have died up there,” he said.

Final Glide, with Jonny Durand and Dustin Martin
Possibly one of the greatest sporting battles of all time – and all played out in the hot, dry, high skies of Deep South Texas. Jonny and Dustin go head-to-head over 11 hours and 760km.

Heroes of the Brazilian Heartland, with Frank Brown, Donizete Lemos, Marcelo Prieto and Rafael Saladini
Three Brazilian heroes plan and execute the perfect raid – flying 514km in an 11-hour racing epic that saw the world record brought home to Brazil.

The Dream Team, with Donizete Lemos, Rafael Saladini and Samuel Nascimento
Almost a year to the day of their 514km record, the Brazilians were back – smashing the paragliding world record to 564km.

All previously published in Cross Country Magazine over the last decade, the stories have been specially re-edited for ebook format, and are prefaced with a specially written introduction.

Together they reveal what it takes to fly a world record, and how committed the pilots who set out to fly them truly are.

Final Glide is available through Amazon for £1.99

Share this:

Tags:

Subscribe

Travel Guide: Suggestions

Guide to Laragne, France

Guide to Laragne, France

The dry skies of Provence provide a free flying theatre of unparalleled quality Read >>

Guide to Andalucia, Spain

Guide to Andalucia, Spain

Andalucia in southern Spain is flyable all year round. Come and enjoy sunshine and thermals when the rest of Europe is still in winter Read >>

Guide to St Hilaire du Touvet, France

Guide to St Hilaire du Touvet, France

St Hilaire du Touvet is home to the famous Coupe Icare festival – free-flying's Woodstock Read >>