The North South Cup, 6-9 May 2013 will go down in history as the biggest weekend in British paragliding history. It saw the British Declared Record broken by 13 pilots, with numerous other 100+ km flights from the Milk Hill area of Wiltshire, UK. Here’s a round-up and photo gallery…
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Seiko Fukuoka has set a new women’s world record in Brazil. She flew 345.6km on 20 November, beating the previous world record by more than 20km.
The race to fly 200 mountain miles in the USA came to a head this August, with pilot after pilot chasing the magic number.
Nate Scales flew 319km in a straight line in Sun Valley, Idaho on 31 July to set a new US mountain distance record.
Judith Mole has released a new podcast. ‘The Big One’ is an interview with Kirsty Cameron who on 13 May 2012 flew a massive straight line flight of 233km to break the UK women’s paragliding record
Sebastian Benz (CH) has unofficially set a new Australian paragliding distance record of 360km
On 3 July Turkish paraglider pilot Hakan Akcalar broke Turkey’s cross country record with a 255.5km flight from Denizli on an R10.2.
Thomas De Dorlodot has flown 225.02km in Pakistan
Luc Armant and Dav Dagault fly record distance in French Alps
Top Austrian paraglider pilots Heli Eichholzer and Christoph Eder have flown a new world record FAI triangle of 268.5km on their Ozone R10.2s.
Skywalk’s marketing man has flown the Join’t2 tandem into the record books again.
Italian Nicole Fedele has submitted a claim for the Speed over a 25km triangular course women’s world record.
Mike Kung plans to fly up the south face of Lhotse in Nepal, and gain the world altitude record for soaring flight.
Fantastic flying conditions in Porterville over the last few weeks have seen Anthony Allen break the Western Cape distance record on 7 January, with a flight of 173 km.
The FAI have recently confirmed that both Nina-Renate Brummer (DE) and Nicole Fedele of Italy have flown into the Women’s World paragliding record books, again.
Ecuadorian pilot Juan Carlos Morán Reinoso has broken Ecuador’s Open Distance paraglider record with a flight of 85.8 km from Bototillo on 24 November.
Ozone’s designer Dav Dagault has flown a record breaking 333 km on 20 August 2009 across the French Alps.
BJ Herring has set a new rigid wing distance to goal record of 240 miles