Magazine issues

Cross Country 161: What’s in the latest issue

Cross Country 161: What’s in the latest issue

Adventure is what it’s all about – and no adventure comes bigger than the mighty Himalaya. That’s why we chose this image for the cover of a packed issue 161. It just has it all. It’s of Zee Monastery in the remote Spiti Valley in northern India. And it’s Shangri-La for the trio of pilots who […]





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Cross Country 160: What’s in the latest issue

Cross Country 160: What’s in the latest issue

Learning is at the heart of what we do as pilots, and this issue we’re packed with articles, comment and insight that will help you get more out of your flying. In the core: First up, we ask four expert pilots how to thermal better – Gordon Rigg, Brad Gunnuscio, Armin Harich and Kelly Farina […]





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Cross Country 159: What’s in the latest issue…

Cross Country 159: What’s in the latest issue…

Hold your breath! Matt Gerdes is about to take you deep, deep inside the mind of one our most breathtaking cousins – the wingsuiting Base jumper. Imagine hovering silently just near the summit of a massive peak, with a near vertical 3,000m wall beside you. Not in the rattling chaos of a helicopter, not sitting in […]





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

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

“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 […]





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Cross Country 157: What’s in the issue

Cross Country 157: What’s in the issue

The Future is Here reads the coverline on a very retro-looking Cross Country magazine, the first of the new year. It’s an allusion to what we are up to ourselves – increasing the size and scope of the magazine, making it ten issues a year – but it’s mainly about our sports: the future that […]





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Cross Country 156: What’s in the magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

Cross Country 156: What’s in the magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

The latest issue of Cross Country magazine is out now – and you can’t miss it. The amazing looking bird going eye-to-eye with you on the cover of the November/December issue is just a taste of what’s inside… Birds of a Feather by Andy Pag is an indepth look at what’s going on inside the head […]





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Cross Country 155: New issue, Sept/October 2014

Cross Country 155: New issue, Sept/October 2014

Cross Country 155 is out now, and it’s packed. On the cover is a great shot by Ant Green of Bruce Goldsmith paragliding in Iceland. They were in the country for a week over summer, chasing the weather between the clouds – great photos and great times. Another person who had a great time this season […]





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Cross Country 154: What’s in this issue

Cross Country 154: What’s in this issue

The records keep falling this season. From a 325km triangle by Thomas Walder one day, to a 300km triangle on an EN B the next, to a 463km flight in Texas, the numbers get bigger as the plans get ever more ambitious. In issue 154 of Cross Country we take a straightforward look at defined […]





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Cross Country 153: What’s in this issue

Cross Country 153: What’s in this issue

  The latest issue of Cross Country magazine features a stunning image from the Isle of Skye in Scotland on the cover. Shot by Jerome Maupoint he spent 12 days on the island last year, waiting to seize the moment between rain showers, blown-out days and sparkling sunshine.   The result is a photo feature […]





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Cross Country 152: What’s in this issue

Cross Country 152: What’s in this issue

“AHHHHH! There’s nothing like the smell of printed paper!” The latest issue of Cross Country magazine was fresh off the press at the recent Stubai Cup in Austria. Handing it to Chrigel Maurer and Pal Takats at the same time both pilots immediately did the same thing: opened the pages, bent back the spine and […]





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Paramotor Magazine Prize Draw: Who won the wing?

Paramotor Magazine Prize Draw: Who won the wing?

The winner of the Paramotor Magazine Prize Draw 2014 is… JANIS VILCINS, FROM LATVIA! Congratulations to Janis who has won a free paraglider simply for being subscribed to Paramotor Magazine. He gets to choose a free solo wing from one of these companies: – ITV – Paramania – Powerplay Other winners in the prize draw, […]





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Welcome to 24,000ft: What’s in issue 151

Welcome to 24,000ft: What’s in issue 151

• Get Cross Country 151 now! Don’t look down… Trapped by low cloud base and poor weather at the famous flying site of Bir in India in October, Olivier Laugero and Oriol Fernandez headed north to remote and high Zanskar. This high altitude region, where peaks rise to 7,000m and even the valleys sit at […]





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Cross Country celebrates 25 years of free flying in issue 150

Cross Country celebrates 25 years of free flying in issue 150

We’re 25-years-old this issue – grown up enough to know better, young enough to still have fun. Started in 1988 by Sherry Thevenot, an artist who married into the hang gliding scene, the magazine grew quickly and has gone from strength to strength. Along the way it’s had a ringside seat at many of our sport’s […]





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Skywalk Chili 3 EN B: paraglider review

Skywalk Chili 3 EN B: paraglider review

Skywalk’s Chili 3 is the latest high-end EN B for pilots who like their gliders with added spice. Greg Hamerton reviewed the glider for Cross Country issue 150 (Nov/Dec). He writes: Trying to avoid some frustrating airspace during an 84km XC, I had some long crosswind glides on speedbar, and I found it light, smooth, […]





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Clean and Simple: Advance Epsilon 7 (EN B) review

Clean and Simple: Advance Epsilon 7 (EN B) review

Advance have a reputation for clean lines, simplicity and quality. Their latest glider is the Epsilon 7 a mid-range EN B. Marcus King flew it this summer and reviewed it in the November/December 2013 issue of Cross Country (issue 150). One thing I have noticed over the years is that your mood or the air […]





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Chasing the Tiger Line in Brazil

Chasing the Tiger Line in Brazil

When you’re faced with a tiger in the flatlands of Brazil what do you do? Turn and run the other way or stare it down and fly faster?





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Subscribe and win a paraglider: Cross Country prize draw 2013

Subscribe and win a paraglider: Cross Country prize draw 2013

The 2013 Cross Country Magazine Subscribers’ Prize Draw is now open. As in previous years, the winning subscriber will get to choose a brand new solo paraglider from either Aircross, BGD, Gin, Gradient, Little Cloud, Nova, Ozone, Sky or Swing. Plus we have some great runner up prizes including varios from Flytec and Flymaster, a harness from […]





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Confessions of an XC Hound, by Gavin McClurg

Confessions of an XC Hound, by Gavin McClurg

Nobody has it as bad as Gavin McClurg at the moment. Hopelessly addicted to base he’s been on a cross country rampage through the States this season, at one point flying almost 1,000km in three flights in one week. The result was he grabbed the foot-launched US XC record, but was still left lusting for […]





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Paragliding World Champion 2013: Jeremie Lager

Paragliding World Champion 2013: Jeremie Lager

France’s Jeremie Lager was the surprise winner at this year’s Paragliding World Championship in Sopot, Bulgaria. Over five tasks he flew consistently to hang on to the top spot, finally finishing just a handful of points ahead of second placed Charles Cazaux (FR). Jeremy told us: I felt like I was flying well. I didn’t […]





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Why we shouldn’t fly in the rain

Why we shouldn’t fly in the rain

Remko Bolt broke his ankle when he was caught out by rain during the Pre-PWC in Romania in August this year. In the XC Files in Cross Country 149 Remko describes what happened and we look at what happens – and what can happen – if you do fly in the rain. Then the rain really started […]





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