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Ivan Fominykh paraglides by the light of a full moon in Bali, Photo by Serge Shakuto

Cross Country 184: October 2017

With Serge Shakuto’s amazing shot of Ivan Fominykh flying by the light of a full moon in Bali on the cover, Cross Country 184 (October 2017) celebrates the thrill of the new. A North Atlantic archipelago lashed by storms and strong winds may not seem like the best place for a paragliding odyssey – but […]

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Paragliding at the Paragliding World Championships 2017. Photo: Martin Scheel

Cross Country 183: September 2017

Free flight is all about living in the moment – and in Cross Country 183 (September 2017) we bring you some of the best moments from this amazing season so far. The ‘X’ in the Red Bull X-Alps could stand for any number of things. Exciting. Exhilarating. Excruciating. But the 2017 edition was the most […]

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Cross Country Hitching Sign

New Cross Country Hitching Signs in the XC Shop

The XC Retrieve Sign will significantly increase your chances of getting home quickly. Basically, it explains that you’re a stranded paraglider pilot and not Norman Bates from Psycho. Invaluable! In tests we’ve found a lot of drivers have picked pilots up who wouldn’t normally stop for hitchhikers, and the sign has made the difference. The […]

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Cross Country Subscribers’ Draw: And the winner is…

Congratulations to Andrew Williams (UK), winner of the Cross Country Subscribers’ Draw. He wins a brand new Skywalk Range X-Alps 2 harness – one of the first ones off the production line. The Cross Country Subscribers’ Draw was held from 1-15 July 2017 to celebrate a packed two weeks in paragliding – the Paragliding World […]

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Cross Country 182: August 2017

Cross Country 182 (Aug 2017) is out now and features Xandi Meschuh and Benni Hörburger on the front cover, in full stall, dual-control SIV training in Gerlitzen, Austria. Photo by Marcus King Here’s a taste of what’s inside. Bruce Goldsmith was Paragliding World Champion a decade ago. With his son Tyr facing his first World […]

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Cross Country 181: July 2017

Free flying is about tuning into nature. It’s about understanding and harnessing the very forces that drive life on Earth. Develop your flying and you will also expand your understanding of the world around you. At Cross Country, we have a passion for exploring this beautiful planet – and helping you to break your own […]

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Cross Country 180: June 2017

2017 is on – and pilots of all levels are indulging their shared passion for free flight. There are the weekend warriors and the acro young guns, the steely-faced XC gurus and the hike and fly wild-ones – but all have tasted the unbridled joy of taking to the air and flying with the wind. […]

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Cross Country 179: May 2017

Free flight is about change: the transition from ground to the air, the shifting seasons, the tilting sun as that great day in the mountains draws to a close and the earth – and a cold beer – beckons once again. But the evolving nature of our sport also means that new gliders, techniques, destinations […]

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Cross Country 178: April 2017

Flying is about making connections – with ourselves, with others, and with nature. They are connections that make us feel alive, that spirit us away from the worries and the rigmarole of everyday life, that make us laugh out loud among the clouds where no one else can hear. Cross Country is about building and […]

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Final Glide: Chasing World Records in Hang Gliding and Paragliding.

Final Glide: Chasing World Records in HG and Paragliding

Cross Country Magazine has published a new Kindle Single ebook: Final Glide: Chasing World Records in Hang Gliding and Paragliding. The ebook, which is available on Amazon Kindle at only £1.99, brings together four incredible and classic stories from the Cross Country Magazine archive. The stories include: Dragon Slaying, with Nevil Hulett South African pilot […]

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Win a paraglider in the Cross Country Prize Draw 2017

Fancy a brand new paraglider for 2017? Then you are in luck – it’s time for the annual Cross Country Magazine Prize Draw. Your chance to win a paraglider, simply by being a subscriber to Cross Country. What do I have to do? All you have to do is hold a valid subscription for the […]

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Gavin McClurg in Alaska

Cross Country 176: December 2016 / January 2017

“It’s impossible, it can’t be done…” Whether it’s winning the Red Bull X-Alps, traversing a new mountain range, or just flying 10km from our home site, it’s a doubt that has haunted us all at some point. But this issue is all about pushing the limits of what’s possible – and saying “Yes, we can.” […]

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Paramotoring in the Caribbean

Cross Country 175: November 2016

Flying scatters pilots to the ends of the Earth in search of that perfect flight, but the annual Coupe Icare festival in Saint Hilaire brings them back together again in a blaze of crazy costumes, high jinks – and green beer. It is a time to share stories (and the odd hangover), toast the flying […]

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Cross Country 174: October 2016

“I could see all the places I had been. It was just a pleasure. I didn’t think: Oh, it’s a record, it’s 8,000m. It was just the mountain. It was fantastic. Only that. Exploring.” When Antoine Girard flew a paraglider to the Himalayan summit of Broad Peak, he achieved the unthinkable and tore up the […]

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Paragliding Italian volcanoes. Photo: Felix Woelk

Cross Country 173: September 2016

“Quickly we got ready and took off. The sun was low and we glided along the spine of the ridge between light and shadow, dark forested slopes on one side, the still sunlit mountain pastures the other. Just the space and us on the longest day of the year. A never-ending summer’s evening.” As ever, […]

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Cross Country 171: July 2016

  “Always go for a beer with your friends after a long day’s flying,” advises big-distance flyer Mike Cavanagh. It can be so illuminating to learn from other pilots’ thoughts and experiences, which can be wildly different from your own, and Issue 171 is like the most vibrant, detailed post-flight conversation you could ever hope […]

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Cross Country 169, May 2016: Editor’s letter

There’s a definite Mind, Body, Spirit vibe in the magazine this issue. It wasn’t planned like that, it’s just the way the stars aligned. We have articles on flying and the mind, on how yoga can help you fly better, and, in Kinga Masztalerz’s account of flying in New Zealand, an example of the need […]

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Cross Country 169 May 2016

Cross Country 169: May 2016

Cross Country 169, May 2016 is out now. Here’s what’s in the issue – from delving deep into the successful pilot’s mindset to journeying to the very fringes of our sport…. The Head Game: “Always fly your own flight. For sure, be aware of the others, where they are and what they’re up to, but […]

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Jerome Maupoint

Editorial: The Never Ending Journey

What makes a good flight? Is it flying further than you’ve flown before? Flying a new site? Flying an old one with new friends, or a new one with old friends? Is it heading off alone through the wilderness, or is it soaring the beach and waving at the people below? All of these and […]

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Honorin Hamard

Pilot Quiz, January 2016: The Answers

Thanks for taking part! Here are the answers. Sorry we couldn’t give them out straight away, but we wanted a good sized sample of responses to get a clear idea of the levels of general knowledge in our sport. Some of the questions were definitely tricky! We now have enough responses to make some really […]

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