Tag Archives: Spain

Las Candelas 2016: Karen Skinner joins the party

Las Candelas put the paramotoring community back together for the start of 2016. “The doors are open for anyone, any brands, for training and testing” says Mike Campbell-Jones, of Paramania’s new flight centre at the monastery of Tarancon, near Madrid. To read ‘Las Candelas 2016’, check out issue 168

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Paramania to open flying centre in Spain

Paramania have announced that they will be opening a new flying centre in Tarancón, Spain in early February 2016. The project is a collaboration with local pilot Paco Diaz and his partner, and will be a test centre for all things Paramania as well as a training facility and place to hang out and meet other […]

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PWC Ager 2015 podium

Pierre Remy wins PWC Ager 2015

Pierre Remy won the Ager round of the PWC 2015 which finished on 6 September, topping out just two points ahead of Xevi Bonet. Seiko Fukuoka-Naville was the first-placed woman and 35th overall, with Keiko Hiraki and Atsuko Yamashita taking second and third spots. The event saw four tasks scored, ranging from 42km (taking the winners just 56 minutes) to 95km in […]

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Video: Across the Pyrenees by paraglider

Greg Hamerton goes hike-and-fly across the Pyrenees in this 34-minute film. Cross Country is a reader-supported international publication and is available through subscription only. We publish 10 issues a year in print and digital. Subscribe to Cross Country. Home

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Fly Piedrahita’s live tracking system

Fly Piedrahita have sent us this video explaining the latest incarnation of the rather natty live tracking setup that they will be using for their fly-guiding in 2015. (Fans of Dauntless Dan might recognise the style of Bristolian cartoonist extraordinaire aka Fly Piedrahita’s very own Steve Ham). All Fly Piedrahita clients are supplied with GPS trackers, so retrieve drivers […]

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Gin Wide Open 2014 podium

Rick Van der Sloot wins Gin Wide Open 2014

Rick Van der Sloot was crowned winner of the second Gin Wide Open, which took place at Ager in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, finishing on 13 September 2014. In second place was the UK’s Andy Smart, and Pedro Citoler (DE) was third. Catherine Bartholdi (CH) won the women’s competition in 13th place overall. […]

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X-Pyr 2014: Coast to coast along the Pyrenees

X-Pyr 2014 kicked off at 11am local time on Sunday 13 July. The race will see 25 teams race from west to east across the Pyrenees in a style similar to the Red Bull X-Alps. Pilots can move 17 hours a day by foot or by flying, and must always carry their glider, harness, parachute, […]

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EL YELMO: 6-8 JUNE 2014

The 15th International El Yelmo Air Festival will be held from 6 to 8 June at the football field Farms in Segura de la Sierra, Jaen, Spain. The event is expected to attract some five thousand spectators, and some of the best acro pilots in the world will be battling it out in the paramotor […]

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El Yelmo. Photo: Ant Green

Guide to El Yelmo, Spain

The season starts early in southern Spain with thermalling from February

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The volcanic landscape of tenerife. Photo: Henry Wilder

Guide to Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife is the perfect winter get-away from a winter in northern Europe – take the family and your wing

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Winging it down to Piedrahita town after another big XC day. Photo: Jerôme Maupoint

Guide to Piedrahita, Spain

Piedrahita is Europe’s flatland Mecca, and one of the world’s most reliable comp venues

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Fantastic flying in Ager. Photo: Jerome Maupoint

Guide to Ager, Spain

A Spanish free-flying paradise on the edge of the Pyrenees

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Classic sky in Castejon. Photo: Flor Martínez Villada

Guide to Castejon de Sos, Spain

Castejon de Sos is in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees. You can fly here all year

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Flying at Hermita de la Crux, Huecija, where Europe’s only desert meets the sea. Photo: Ed Ewing

Guide to Andalucia, Spain

Andalucia in southern Spain is flyable all year round. Come and enjoy sunshine and thermals when the rest of Europe is still in winter

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Las Candelas 2014

The 2014 running of the traditional European season opener Las Candelas in Andalucia, Spain was a success with flying taking place on all three days. Pilots who arrived early on the unofficial early-start of the weekend on the Friday enjoyed some smooth flights while the organisers put the finishing touches to the site. Saturday saw […]

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Flying in Arangoiti, Spain. Photo: Rakel Albeniz

Hang Gliding Europeans 2014: CIVL on why the comp was cancelled

‘Budget and cooperation’ – CIVL president Agust Gudmundsson reveals the thinking behind the decision to cancel the 2014 European Hang Gliding Championships The decision to run the 2014 European Hang Gliding Championships on a low budget and a clash with the organiser over cooperation were the two main reasons the Hang Gliding Euros were cancelled […]

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Felix Wolk touches down in Spain. Photo: Felix Wolk

Forever Young: Felix Wolk flies Castejon de Sos, Spain

Follow Felix Wolk as he rolls down to Spain to fly the endless winds of the Pyrenees.

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Judith Mole Podcast: Paragliding the Pyrenees with Steve Nash and Dean Crosby

British pilot Judith Mole has recorded two new podcasts with Steve Nash and Dean Crosby. The pair traversed the Pyrenees in an 18-day hike-and-fly paragliding adventure in September 2012.

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On a good day, travelling by paraglider in the Pyrenees. Photo: Nash / Crosby

Nova Pilots Complete Pyrenees Hike-and-Fly

British pilots Steve Nash and Dean Crosby have completed an 18 day hike-and-fly across the full length of the Pyrenees.

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Days of discovery ... acro paragliding back in the 1990s

Los Rodriguez: the latest movie project from Acro’s first family

Got $25? Then you too can fulfil your dreams and become a movie producer and help support a movie about the Rodriguez brothers

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