“Fly a big glider first. Everyone is flying too small. “That is the big sickness of the acro scene just now. Everyone looks at us and they want the same. This is a big, big mistake.” New Acro World Champion François Ragolski tells us what it takes to be top of the class, how to […]
NewsTag Archives: Annecy
There’s an acro competition on in Anncey, France, and if you’re not involved as a pilot, you need to stay out of this box! Make sure ‘that’ pilot isn’t you!
The World Paragliding Acro Championships has started in Annecy, France, and is set to last all week, 26 August to 4 September 2016. This is only the second FAI World Paragliding Aerobatics Championships in history, and comes a decade after the first one. Pilots from 16 nations are competing, including some of the biggest names […]
Annecy Mondial 2014, the multi-class hang gliding world championships held in France from 22 June to 5 July, saw some of the world’s best hang glider pilots flying in a perfect arena. Antoine Boisselier and Christophe Tong Viet were on hand to capture the action and the atmosphere of the competition, focusing on each class […]
The Multiclass Hang Gliding World Championships’ official trailer, which clearly shows the different classes of hang glider in the competition The Multiclass FAI World Hang Gliding Championships is taking over the skies above Annecy in France from 21 June to 5 July 2014. The UK’s Richard Sheppard explains what it’s all about and who are […]
CIVL have called for all pilots who plan to fly in the multi-class Hang Gliding World Championships in Annecy in June to register. With two days to go until registration closes they say that pilots need to register properly, through their national aero club (NAC), to be accepted. Only 41 out of 111 pilots […]
Cross Country 149 features the amazing photography of Tristan Shu, one of the most original photographers working in paragliding today. A 37-year-old snowboard and outdoor sports photographer, Tristan started flying eight years ago but only really got into it in the last 18 months. He tells us: Now I’m really addicted. We’re having a blast […]
In issue 149 of Cross Country magazine Greg Hamerton reviews the GIN Atlas, an EN B paraglider aimed at any pilot who wants to enjoy security with performance. It’s not the first time Greg has come across the Atlas: In the mid-1990s Gin Seok Song designed the original Atlas just before he left Edel to […]
How hard can hike-and-fly really be? Andy Pag found out when he signed up to the three-day Bornes to Fly in Annecy, France earlier this year.
Andy Pag reports from the Bornes to Fly, a three-day hike-and-fly race around Annecy
We love this and think you will too. It won the Best Original Film at the 2012 Coupe Icare in France.
French pilot won the final leg of the European Paragliding World Cup, held in Krushevo from 5-12 August.
Swiss pilot Alfredo Studer (Ozone) won the French round of the Paragliding World Cup 2012 in Talloires – his second ever PWC competition
The Annecy tourist office has published a new map for paraglider and hang glider pilots.
Annecy’s big paragliding exhibition takes place 5-6 May 2012, based at Doussard
Classic Routes is the beautiful new paragliding and hang gliding book from the makers of Cross Country magazine
We woke to a grey sky with the odd shower coming through but still the hope it would be flyable from the top of Colombier…
Team Red Bull Austria wins Red Bull Elements
Oliver Rössel, the current German serial class paragliding champion and one of the most successful competition pilots in the world, is running cross country training camps in the Alps next season.
British paraglider pilot Tom Payne stormed to the top of the British international XC league with an FAI triangle flight of 169.55 km, flown around the Chamonix – Annecy area on Wednesday 28 April 2010.