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Kenya o/r record falls

Brit Hunter Marriam's world tandem paragliding out-and-return distance record, set two years ago at Nyaru, Kenya, has been broken by Slovakian pilot Miroslav Matovič.

Miroslav flew his Axis Vega XCT 219.2km from the same site in January, exceeding Hunter's record by 4km.

Posted: 6 March 2017
By: Paul Dancey


Buttermere Bash dates

ButtermereThe 10th anniversary Buttermere Bash and Lakeland Charity Open paragliding comp will take place on Friday and Saturday June 2nd - 3rd at its usual location on the shores of Buttermere.

Plans are afoot to attract some of the world's top acro pilots to perform jaw-dropping stunts at the UK's only acro display (photo shows John Oliver performing a SAT at last year's display), and some fantastic bands to fill the nights with music.

Details of the paragliding competition - A and B comps as well as a coaching group for low-airtime pilots - can be found on Jocky Sanderson's website. Camping will be available from Tuesday 30th May; details can be found on the Air Ventures website.

Posted: 23 January 2017
By: Paul Dancey


Super Testival 2017

Testival 2017This year's Super Paragliding Testival at Kössen in Austria will run from May 25th - 28th.

50 of the world's major manufacturers will be there, exhibiting their products to 3,000 pilots or more. The set-up is ideal for pilots keen to fly and compare several brands of equipment. Kössen is ideal for this purpose; its north-facing mountain is famous for easy thermals and gentle convergence and the huge LZ boasts the world-famous Fliegerbar. Local pilots say it has the most flyable days of any site in the northern Alps.

The event is sponsored by the Tirolean Government and AXA insurance; details can be found on the Fly Kössen website.

Posted: 23 January 2017
By: Paul Dancey


Live Superfinal tracking

The PWC Superfinal starts at Brazil's Governador Valadares on Wednesday January 18th. The racing can be followed live, with tracking and the live commentary, each day on the PWC website. British competitors to watch are Julian Robinson, Guy Anderson, Brendan Reid, Russel Ogden and Idris Birch.

Posted: 23 January 2017
By: Paul Dancey


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