Felix Wolk is the pilot on the front cover of the latest issue of Cross Country magazine.
Mad, bad or genius flying? Andy Pag tracked Babu Sunuwar down to his home in Pokhara in Nepal to interview him about his tandem flight from the summit of Kilimanjaro. Was he crazy, stupid or was it the spark of genius?
We devote this issue’s Gallery to the photography from this brilliant high-level competition
Gemma Woldendorp and Natasha Sebire head north – really far north. Liverpool Land in far east Greenland is about as far away from cable cars and civilisation as you can get
‘Life becomes a blissful routine. Fly, camp, eat, sleep and fly again. Every two or three days we’d try to land at a place where the truck could meet us so we can restock food and water and charge batteries. Below us the terrain is in a constant state of awesome change.’
New season, new gliders. From the latest comp machine to the smoothest EN B, we’ve got them covered
New gliders, new plans, new adventures. If you ever wondered how to become a professional pilot and actually make a living out of simply flying, then Horacio is your man
There has been an explosion of usable lightweight wings in recent years, and the Advance Pi is one of the latest.
Wilderness medicine expert Baz Roberts explains exactly what to do in case the worst should happen and you’ve got to manage an emergency when you’re far from help
If it’s there, pilots will flirt with it. And on this day boy did they have some fun! Off-the-scale lift measured at 19m/s as pilots flew into ‘fire thermals’. Yassen Savov relives his reserve ride through the inferno
It’s the paraglider that shouldn’t have been. The extremely lightweight single-skin paraglider that can be stuffed into a day pack and weighs less than your packed lunch
Pat Dower considers how safety training and skills clinics can improve your flying
Sometimes, the UK delivers exactly what you need. Hugh Miller (words) and Jérôme Maupoint (pictures) head north
In July 2012 Tom de Dorlodot and Ramón Morillas combined trekking, climbing and flying to complete a stunning 300km three-week expedition through the Karakoram.
Designed as a tandem glider but weighing the same as a solo paraglider, this wing takes the best of the lightweight revolution and applies it to the might of a tandem.
The Sikkim Paragliding Festival in November was a chance for pilots from across India and Nepal to meet up and fly in this small, mountainous state in the north east of India
In November Seiko set a new women’s world record by flying 338km from Quixada in north east Brazil. Felix Wolk was there…
One minute you’re climbing in a sunny thermal, singing your favourite Madonna song out loud – who can hear after all? – and then the next: Bam! You’re in the wispies and in danger of being sucked in to the white room. Our masterclass can help
Performance in the EN B class is “pretty exciting” at the moment according to Pat Dower, who took U-Turn’s Blacklight (EN B) to the Alps this year.
Hugh Miller is like a kid in a sweetshop when he gets his hands on Air Design’s Volt, the EN C glider pitched at experienced XC pilots.