News

Paragliding Skills: How to Topland Safely

Paragliding Skills: How to Topland Safely

Landing on top of a ridge or even on the launch site is a useful skill for paraglider pilots, but the top of the ridge is usually the windiest place to land. Join Flybubble Paragliding as Greg Hamerton explores various approaches to making a safe landing.

Continue Reading
Nova name their Pilots and Newcomers of the Year 2017

Nova name their Pilots and Newcomers of the Year 2017

Nova have named Rinaldo Vuerich (IT), Joe Edlinger (AT) and Toni Brügger (CH) as their Pilots of the Year 2017. Kinga Masztalerz (PO), Markus Anders (DE) and Timm Asprion (DE) were named “Newcomers of the Year”. Nova have been awarding the titles for eleven years, to team pilots who have flown well, shown commitment to […]

Continue Reading
Advance Progress 3 reversible paraglider harness

Advance Progress 3 reversible paraglider harness

Advance have updated their lightweight reversible Progress harness. The Progress 3 has an air-foam hybrid back protector, which uses foam ribs to ensure good protection even before launching.  A versatile harness, its light weight (3.5kg in M size) make it a good hike-and-fly choice, but it is designed for thermal flying, and offers good lumbar […]

Continue Reading
Triple Seven unveil lightweight K-LIGHT, EN-B

Triple Seven unveil lightweight K-LIGHT, EN-B

Triple Seven unveiled the K-Light at the 2017 Coupe Icare. It’s a lightweight version of their EN-B Knight, and a “full kilo” lighter in MS size. The company say the K-Light has the same handling and user-friendliness as the Knight, but is easier to launch, easier to carry and travel with, and has slightly better […]

Continue Reading
Hang glider Base-tube instrument mounts

Hang glider Base-tube instrument mounts

AltAIR, who make the smartphone hang-glider pod featured in issue 180, now supply 3D-printed base-tube brackets to attach them to. The brackets can be made for various base tubes, and are supplied with stainless steel eye-bolts and pins. Now we have brackets for all range of Aeros speedbars (carbon, aluminium and round), WW (carbon and aluminium), […]

Continue Reading
Record-chasing season in Brazil opens with 507km

Record-chasing season in Brazil opens with 507km

Leandro Padua flew 507km in Brazil on Thursday 12 October 2017 – joining the elite group of paraglider pilots who have ever flown more than 500km. Padua was in the air for 10.5hrs (track), having launched by tow from a small airfield in Caico, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Padua is part of […]

Continue Reading
Ozone Free Flight Night at Kendal Mountain Festival 2017

Ozone Free Flight Night at Kendal Mountain Festival 2017

Join Cross Country Magazine, Antoine Girard and Charlie King for an evening of high altitude paragliding at the Kendal Mountain Festival on Thursday 16 November 2017. Antoine Girard became the first person to paraglide up and over an 8,000m summit when he soared over the top of Broad Peak in 2016. He will be showing […]

Continue Reading
Two X-Alps Pilots Take On the Himalaya

Two X-Alps Pilots Take On the Himalaya

Stefan Bocks and Sebastian Huber have set off on a 1,700km vol-biv from Leh in India to Pokhara, Nepal. Starting on the north side of the Himalaya they will cross through the highest mountain range on Earth passing near the famous Rohtang Pass and Manali. The pair will then traverse the range through the remote […]

Continue Reading
PWC Pico do Gaviao: Arvid Berg cut

PWC Pico do Gaviao: Arvid Berg cut

Highlights from the Paragliding World Cup Tour, Pico Do Gaviao, Brazil September 2017. Camera by Philippe Broers. Edit by Arvid Berg. Music: Vijay & Sofia – World Of Colors

Continue Reading
Supair Romania: Hike-and-Fly with George Moldovan

Supair Romania: Hike-and-Fly with George Moldovan

Supair Romania and filmmaker George Moldovan captured some of Romania’s beautiful landscapes on a hike-and-fly with the new Taska.

Continue Reading
Fassa Sky Expo 2017 – Magic in the Dolomites

Fassa Sky Expo 2017 – Magic in the Dolomites

The Fassa Sky Expo 2017 took place in the Italian town of Campitello di Fassa over the last weekend in September, with cloudbase at 3,400m and pilots flying to the summit of and toplanding the famous Marmolada (3,343m), the highest summit in the Dolomites.   September and October is peak season for paragliding in the […]

Continue Reading
Parahawking kickstarts new venture in Spain

Parahawking kickstarts new venture in Spain

Scott Mason and the Parahawking Project are raising money to kickstart their new venture in the south of Spain. They are looking to raise £10,000 through GoFundMe, sponsorship and the sale of limited edition art prints of the famous Kevin and Bob, two parahawking Egyptian Vultures. Mason started the Parahawking project in Pokhara, Nepal, 16 […]

Continue Reading
What the…? With Laurent Roudneff

What the…? With Laurent Roudneff

Cruise around some of the best soaring spots in France with filmmaker Laurent Roudneff in this 1min37 clip

Continue Reading
Coupe Icare 2017: 21-24 September

Coupe Icare 2017: 21-24 September

The famous Coupe Icare is on the horizon – expect thousands of pilots and tens of thousands of spectators to converge on the small village of St Hilaire du Touvet near Grenoble, France over the weekend of 21-24 September 2017. Cross Country will be there – come and say hello at our stand in the […]

Continue Reading
Watch: Speedflying Les Deux Alpes 2017

Watch: Speedflying Les Deux Alpes 2017

Alex Deyev shares the joy from a secret Speedflying meeting in Les Deux Alpes in August.

Continue Reading
Pure Encapsulations win Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2017

Pure Encapsulations win Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2017

Lienz in Austria hosted the 30th Red Bull Dolomitenmann on Saturday 9th September 2017. A fast and close-run event, Pure Encapsulations were the winning team but the second and third-placed teams both finished within three minutes of the winners. The event attracts top athletes in their sports, and there are professional and amateur classes. The […]

Continue Reading
PWC Brazil 2017: Brazilians win top 5 places

PWC Brazil 2017: Brazilians win top 5 places

  Rafael Saladini won the Brazilian round of the 2017 PWC that finished at Pico do Gavião on 9th September. The top five places were all won by Brazilian pilots. The women’s event was dominated by Italy’s Silvia Buzzi Ferraris, who also finished third female at the World Championships in Italy in July. Seven tasks […]

Continue Reading
ITV announce Boxer 2: beginner PG and PPG wing

ITV announce Boxer 2: beginner PG and PPG wing

ITV have released the “exceptionally easy” Boxer 2. It’s made for free-flight and PPG beginners, and is EN-A and DGAC certified. With three risers on each side and few lines ITV say it’s easy to sort on launch, and then it’s very easy to launch, too. Despite having long brake travel, ITV say steering is […]

Continue Reading
Alex Mateos is European Paramotor Champion 2017

Alex Mateos is European Paramotor Champion 2017

Husband-and-wife duo Alexandre and Marie Mateos were first and second in the 6th FAI European Paramotor Championships that were held in Břeclav, Czech Republic, from 19-26 August 2017.  There was no separate women’s prize, so Alex is European Paramotor Champion and Marie vice-champion. France took all three podium spots, Pierre Lefebvre being the bronze medal winner in […]

Continue Reading
Apco’s Chairbag V reversible harness

Apco’s Chairbag V reversible harness

Apco have updated their Chairbag reversible paraglider harness, unveiling the Chairbag V. The harness is an open type, with a full-width polycomb lightweight seatboard and Cygnus airbag protection that extends down the back and under the seat. Apco say it has an improved reserve container from which the reserve can be deployed more easily, with […]

Continue Reading