In November Seiko set a new women’s world record by flying 338km from Quixada in north east Brazil. Felix Wolk was there…
NewsTag Archives: Brazil
Moyes remember David Seib, a very close friend who died in a hang gliding accident at the Brazilian Nationals
Classic Routes is the beautiful new paragliding and hang gliding book from the makers of Cross Country magazine
Brazilian flatland guru Olympio Faissol reveals the best places to fly in Brazil and when – with advice on flying far and long for paraglider and hang glider pilots
Tributes have been paid to Enio Wilson, who tragically died at the Brazilian Hang Gliding Nationals
Brazilian Gustavo Ferreira won the first of three rounds of the XC Open Series for 2011, which was held in Araxá, Brazil in October 2010.
Italy’s Nicole Fedele has claimed a new women’s paragliding world record for ‘Distance using up to three turn points’.
Ed Ewing, Cross Country magazine’s multi-talented and ever-modest editor, just let slip that he picked up a journalistic Oscar for his work at the Guardian newspaper last weekend.
Acro world Cup champion Pal Takats will be running paragliding trips in Brazil over winter – as he puts it, “summer flying holidays in the middle of the winter!”
Tendencia Outdoor’s videos of the XC Open World Series paragliding competition in Araxa, Brazil, October 2009
Hang gliding and hang gliders explained in this easy-to-read beginner’s guide to the sport of free flight
Hang gliding dominated XCeara 2009, Brazil’s big-distance paragliding and hang gliding competition, which ended on 29 November. Marcelo Ferro flew the furthest, hitting 352.9 km on 25 November…
Frank Brown and Kamira Pereira have flown Sol Tracers to the top spots in both the Open and female categories of the Brazilian paragliding nationals 2009
The XC-Open team have a new photo album online, with images by Werner Schuetz and Fernando Pradi from the Araxá event last month. Organisers would like to publically thank the Clube Araxaense de Vóo Livre, its president José Wilson, the city of Araxá, the Virgilius Palace Hotel and Sol Paragliders for their support of the [...]
Brazil’s Kamira Rodrigues has flown a record-beating 323 km from Quixada, north east Brazil. If ratified by the FAI the flight, which took place on 8 November, will be a new women’s world record
Registration is now open for the XC-Open to be held at Araxa, Brazil, 10 – 17 October 2009. Visist www.xc-open.org to compete the registration form. The first 30 international pilots to register and pay for their places will receive 10 days free accommodation in the four Star Virgilius Palace Hotel in Araxá (9 – 19 [...]
Bruce Goldsmith relates a recent close encounter with a Cu Nim and looks at how best to avoid the dangers of thunderclouds
The Ceara Hang Gliding Race and Rally (3-7 September 2003) was the first competition of its kind, the aim being to fly right across the Brazilian state of Ceará by hang glider
An Interview with Frank Brown, one of Brazil’s best paraglider pilots