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Falling - Brett Hazlett

Falling: By Brett Hazlett

A year ago this October Canadian competition pilot Brett Hazlett had an accident while launching from Babadag in Turkey. A year on he re-lives what happens, and takes us step by excruciating step through his painful recovery. The goal: to fly again. I am lying on the steep slopes of a six-thousand-foot mountain in Turkey, in […]

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PWCA Superfinal 2014: 25 Sept to 5 October

Back in the day … The last time the Superfinal was in Denizli was in 2010. The 2014 Paragliding World Cup Superfinal starts on 25 September and runs for 10 days in Denizli, Turkey. The culmination of the World Cup season sees its first task on Thursday 25th, and its last competition day on Sunday […]

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From 4,500m above eastern Turkey

Turkey’s new frontier: Nine pilots smash the 300km mark

On 29 June this year nine pilots flew 300km+ from a new site in eastern Turkey, smashing all the national records and pushing the sport in the country into a new era. Dora Göksal tells the tale I started paragliding in 2011, through my university club the METU Aviation Society. Since the very beginning I […]

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Soaring the famous travertines. Photo: Ali Es

Guide to Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is spectacular without being too strong in May and September – come and soar the spectacular travertines for hours, or go on a big XC

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High above Olu Deniz beach at sunset. Photo: Markus Zimmermann

Guide to Oludeniz, Turkey

Wring the living daylights out of your wing above a Mediterranean cove in south-west Turkey, land on the beach, then do it again

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SIV in Olu Deniz, Turkey. Photo: Jody MacDonald

In issue 141: SIV: Jocky Sanderson on the latest thinking

When should you go on an SIV course? Should you do a refresher on your comp glider? What about pod harnesses? And what does new glider technology mean when you get bent out of shape?

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Paragliding World Cup 2011: Turkey: Day 6

Craig Morgan blows it, Luc Armant crashes and speculation again hangs over the safety of Open Class

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Paragliding World Cup 2011: Turkey: Day 6

Craig Morgan hangs on to an 11 point lead after the penultimate task of the Paragliding World Cup 2011 in Turkey

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Paragliding World Cup 2011: Turkey: Day 5

Blog: A slow start but Craig Morgan goes big on Task 3

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Paragliding World Cup 2011: Turkey: Day 4

Blog: Craig Morgan blasts it around Task 2 in Turkey

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Paragliding World Cup 2011: Turkey: Day 2

Blog: ‘Enough about paragliding – let’s get stuck into some juicy gossip’

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Paragliding World Cup 2011: Turkey: Task 1

Paragliding World Cup 2011 in Turkey. British PWC pilot Craig Morgan blogs on task 1

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Paragliding World Cup 2011: Turkey

British Champion Craig Morgan blogs from the PWC in Bayramoren

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Hakan Ackalar is Turkey's new paragliding distance record holder

255.5km paragliding record in Turkey

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.

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Oludeniz Air Games festival 2011

Oludeniz Air Games festival 2011

The Oludeniz Air Games festival takes place at the Turkish resort from 26 – 30 October 2011.

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Acro World Cup 2011: AcroOluDeniz

Pal Takats wins the Acro World Cup in Olu Deniz

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Bogazici Air Festival paragliding festival in Turkey

Bogazici Paragliding Festival, Turkey

The sixth Bogazici Paragliding festival takes place in Sakarya, Turkey this July.

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XC Turkey 2010: Mads is off! XC Turkey last day

Last night got pretty hectic, what with packing, showering and eating all at once, then waiting for Elena and Pal to come back from their cool long flights.

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XC Turkey 2010: Tuesday, 28 September – Flying at last!

FINALLY I got to make a really nice flight in Turkey 🙂 It wasn’t super far, it didn’t take forever, and it wasn’t even particularly scary – it was just a nice, quite difficult flight with a few low saves, and an efficient public transport retrieve thanks to the everpresent SUPER friendly locals that make Turkey special.

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XC Turkey 2010: Sunday and Monday 26 and 27 September

Saturday was the last day in Karaman, and Trias outflew everyone to land in Cappadocia. The rest of the group went there by bus the following day en route for the next stop, Beysehir.

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