Tag Archives: Italy
XCBusa 2017

XCBusa 2017: Helmut Schrempf wins Lake Garda comp

Helmut Schrempf won a Flymaster GPS SD flight instrument in Lake Garda’s 2017 XCBusa competition. The competition is free to enter, and run by the Busa Flying Team at River del Garda on its local sites. Up to six flights can be entered from specific local launches in accordance with the rules, explained here. The scorer of the […]

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Paragliding Marmolada

Paragliding in the Dolomites with Felix Woelk

Flying from the Dolomites’ Col Rodella in autumn can be an object lesson in aerial mayhem. But you needn’t jostle with the madding crowd to experience the region’s mindboggling paragliding potential. Felix Wölk has discovered another, quieter way – “just don’t forget to look around and enjoy the moment”. Find out more, subscribe, and never […]

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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 […]

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Paragliding World Champions 2017: Pierre Rémy and Seiko Fukuoka Naville

Paragliding World Champions 2017: Pierre Rémy and Seiko Fukuoka Naville

Pierre Rémy and Seiko Fukuoka Naville from France are Paragliding’s new World Champions!   The 15th FAI Paragliding World Championships was held in Monte Avena, Italy, from 1 to 15 July and saw ten valid tasks scored, ranging in distance from 45.3km to 117.2km. France dominated the podiums, with the previous World Champion Honorin Hamard finishing […]

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Paragliding in the Dolomites

Secret spot: Felix Woelk goes north in the Dolomites

“The three of us pushed the paragliding frontline by discovering this remarkable peak. We had to lie in wait for the right wind. We had to respect this powerful, potential foe. And then we struck. It was a little victory.” Felix Wölk follows in the footsteps of World War One’s swashbuckling ‘Flying Patrol’ to conquer […]

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Paragliding the Grente

‘It’s a Grente Day’: Brigitte Kurbel guides us round

Grente in the Italian South Tyrol has become a famous launch site for pilots wanting to fly big Alpine triangles. With the longest days of the year on the horizon, now is the time to start planning. Germany’s Brigitte Kurbel, who flew a 240km FAI triangle from here last year, guides us round. Find out […]

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Paragliding Italian volcanoes. Photo: Felix Woelk

Inferno: Felix Woelk paraglides live volcanoes

“Reaching the edge, the huge crater opened before our eyes. What a venomous throat, a toxic boiling bowl. Steams, fumes and smog came out of the slots and crevasses that opened up to poisonous red ground. It was definitely time to leave.” Felix Woelk cycles across southern Italy to fly live volcanoes with his friends. […]

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XCBusa Lake Garda comp: Win a Woody Valley harness

The Busa Flying Team at Riva del Garda in Italy are running a local (lake Garda area) XContest competition, with great prizes including Woody Valley’s new competition X-Rated 7 harness. Any qualified pilot can take part, on any certified wing (EN A to CCC); they simply need to record their flight (which has to fulfil the […]

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Video: Amazing day in the Dolomites

Spectacular cross country paragliding in the Dolomites, Italy.

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Acromax 2015

Acromax 2015: Acro World Cup series kicks off

Acromax, the first Acro World Cup competition of the season starts tomorrow, 6-9 August 2015, in Italy. A maximum of 35 solo pilots and 20 synchro teams will take part. The take off site is San Simeone, above the village of Bordano in the north-east of Italy. Landing is on the raft in the lake […]

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Italy to host Paragliding World Championships 2017

Italy’s Monte Avena will host the 2017 Paragliding World Championships following a vote at the CIVL annual general meeting last week. Delegates from 41 countries met over two days to make decisions about free flight competition, including where to host various events. The 2016 European Hang Gliding Championship will be in Macedonia. The 2016 Paragliding […]

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Gemona, in beautiful Italy. Photo: Tim Pentreath

British Paragliding Open Gemona, 1-7 June 2014

  The British Paragliding Open Gemona, Italy is on from 1-7 June 2014. The competition will see 130 pilots converge on Gemona del Friuli, in the Alps to the north east of Venice, close to the border with Slovenia. Classic routes from the site, which has a new tarmac road to the top, include the […]

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Guide to Lake Garda, Italy

One of the world’s greatest acro sites, with its predictable winds Garda has been terrifying and inspiring pilots for years

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Guide to Col Rodella, Italy

Avoid the autumn inversions that plague most of the Alps, and anjoy some aerial sightseeing as you fly the huge cliffs of the Dolomites

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The Salette take off with the usual audience. Photo: Ant Green

Guide to Cervinia, Italy

A relatively unknown Alpine treasure with impressive mountain flying, Cervinia offers big flights for pilots of all levels

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Looking across the main ridge of Bassano with the village of Semonzo below it. Photo: Kelly Farina

Guide to Bassano, Italy

Bassano del Grappa, on the southern edge of the Alps, is often protected from bad weather. With its big grassy launches and huge landing fields it’s a great option for spring or autumn flying

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The Gin Wide Open

The GIN Wide Open 2013: Getting to Goal

Andrew Craig, a competition first-timer, went along to the GIN Wide Open to out what it was all about – and made goal!

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The new Gin Atlas, on test in Morocco. Photo: Jerome Maupoint

GIN Wide Open: Sponsorship announced

Organisers of the Wide Open, a new fun competition in Meduno, Italy have announced GIN Gliders will now be supporting the competition.

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On glide at the Ozone Chabre Open

Registration dates for Ozone Chabre Open and new Wide Open

Cross Country is supporting two big paragliding events this year: The Ozone Chabre Open and the brand new Wide Open.

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1, 2, 3 winners at the British Paragliding Championships in Italy

British Paragliding Championships, Italy: Emile Van Wyk wins

Britain’s Emile Van Wyk won the first of the two rounds that make up the British Paragliding Championships 2012, on an Ozone EnZo.

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