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Julien Irilli's 340km tandem record flight

Julien Irilli breaks world tandem distance record

Julien Irilli and Katia Lafaille flew 360km from Quixadá, Brazil, on a Niviuk Bi Ikuma 40 on 4 November 2017 – potentially a new tandem world distance record. The record is yet to be ratified by the FAI, but Julien declared a goal at 340km, and the flight stands to take Honorin Hamard/Karine Gras’s 335.4km world […]

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Seiko Fukuoka, photographed in Brazil in November 2012. Photo: Felix Wolk

In issue 145: Seiko Fukuoka

In November Seiko set a new women’s world record by flying 338km from Quixada in north east Brazil. Felix Wolk was there…

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Watch: Jonny and Dustin fly 760km

Dustin Martin and Jonny Durand fly 760km in Texas for a new world record

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Jonny Durand mid-flight while breaking the distance to goal world record. Photo: Jonny Durand

‘I could do with a margarita’ – Jonny Durand sets new distance-to-goal world record

Jonny Durand has broken the hang gliding distance to goal record, flying over 560km in Texas on 17 July

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Dustin Martin after landing at 761km. Photo: Wills Wing/Facebook

Watch: 763km in three minutes!

Dustin Martin and Jonny Durand broke the hang gliding world record by flying 763km and 759km on 3 July 2012. This brilliant video shows how they did it…

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Dustin Martin after landing at 761km. Photo: Wills Wing/Facebook

Dustin Martin and Jonny Durand break hang gliding world record in Zapata

Dustin Martin and Jonny Durand have broken the open distance hang gliding world record, flying around 761km from Zapata in Texas on 3 July 2012.

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Flying with his shadow... Arduino Persello on his way to a record. Photo: Arduino Persello / XContest.org

Arduino Persello claims 280km out-and-return paragliding world record

Arduino Persello has filed a claim with the FAI for a world record out-and-return. He flew 280km out and return on 27 June 2012 from Sorica in Slovenia

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Nicole Fedele sets record in Brazil

Italy’s Nicole Fedele has claimed a new women’s paragliding world record for ‘Distance using up to three turn points’.

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Hang gliding records fall in Texas

BJ Herring has set a new rigid wing distance to goal record of 240 miles

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New hang gliding record

Canadian Mia Schokker set a new record for speed over a triangular course of 100 km

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Chrigel Maurer mid Infinite Tumble

Chrigel Maurer goes to Infinity and beyond

Chrigel Maurer has set a new world record for Infinite Tumble

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Lois Grugger on his way to a tandem paragliding record

Lois Grugger sets tandem triangle record

Lois Grugger from Salzburg Flying School has flown a record 112 km FAI tandem triangle with the new Advance BiBeta 4

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Hang gliding world records: Manfred Ruhmer goes 430 miles

Hang gliding world record: A triumph in Texas – on 17 July 2001 Manfred Ruhmer and Davis Straub shattered the hang gliding Class 1 and Class 2 world records.

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South African sets 250+km declared goal paragliding world record

Jaco Wolmarans reports from South Africa on a 265 km declared distance to goal paragliding world record, set at the height of the season in 2000

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Hang gliding’s first 500 km flight: Viva Zapata!

On 19 July 2000, Dave Sharp became the first person to fly over 500 km on a hang glider. He flew his Air Atos north out of a small unknown town in Texas, USA. Only a few weeks later, Davis Straub reset the record at 347 miles, also out of Zapata. This is the story of Dave Sharp’s flight

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World record paragliding flight: 335 km on Big Monday

Godfrey Wenness describes his momentous 335 km paragliding world record from Manilla, Australia

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Cable & Wireless Balloon – an interview with the crew after ditching in the Pacific

Andy Elson and Colin Prescot flew the Cable and Wireless balloon 17 days and 17 hours to earn a world record in March 1999. Cross Country magazine was on hand to interview the pair…

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Paragliding in Manilla, Australia during the 2007 Paragliding World Championships. Photo:M. Scheel www.azoom.ch

Godfrey Wenness breaks paragliding world record

Will Gadd’s paragliding world record was smashed by Australian pilot Godfrey Wenness on 16 November 1998…

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