What about to fly over parched pans, salt lakes, look into the desert of Namibia, and to the mountains of Lesotho, fly along the Orange River, glow at the edge of the Kalahari desert and chase the wild winds ... These desires joined several pilots, who are just trying to fly across South Africa from the Atlantic to the Indian ocean. (---corrected machine translation---)
- 13.08.2007 * 07:27
New tandem world record
On monday 6.8.2007, slovenian pilot Tomaž Eržen and Tanja Kompan (copilot), set new WR in discipline out-and-return with tandem.They lanched from Lajnar near Sorica, flew to Mt.Piobada in Italy and flew back to starting point of Lajnar. Flight took them 8h and 20 min and was 160 km long.
- 23.05.2007 * 14:02
Record week in Finland
The last 6 days saw a number of extraordinary long flights in Finland. On Friday 11 May Kari "Karlos" Rämö flew a personal best of 155 km. But the superb day was 17. 5. 2007 and top-pilots Jouni and Ari arranged to be ready for early towing at Oripää airfield. Word just came in that Jouni did over 200 km and Ari Salström an incredible 303 km. Here is the story from the flight. Congratulations!
- 26.04.2007 * 07:55
World record of Valic brothers cancelled by FAI
FAI cancelled attempt of Valic brothers for their new world record from South Africa, 7. 12. 2006. After measurement they flew free distance 423,5 km which is only about 100 meters more than previous record of Will Gadd. According FAI rules it is necessary to outperform the previous record minimally for 1km. Records for declared goal from the same day of 368,9 km were ratified.
- 08.03.2007 * 16:46
PGweb and XContest downtimeCaused of problems our serverhousing provider, the PGweb server was inaccesible today for almost 2 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by downtime. We are taking appropriate steps to prevent such a failure in the future. Thank you for your understanding.
- 09.01.2007 * 12:12
Paragliding Czech Open 2007 again in Italy
The paragliding Czech Open started on Saturday 7.7. 2007, immediately after Sky XCamp at Pieve d'Alpago. The competition is 6 days long and many top pilots, both Czech and international, are taking part.
The first year of XCamp, held before the Czech Open, has started at Saturday. It is a light competittion, with every participant choosing his/hers own time of launch and route. After landing, the route bringing the most points is chosen in an automatic optimization of each flight. In total more than 68 pilots will compete for many prizes from own sponsors and the main prize, a new glider by Sky Paraglidiers - any solo type of the winners choice.
NEWS: there are still some places in SKY XCAMP contest! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we arrange your registration. We launched the website for flight claim and ranking of XCAMP 2007. You can find at at XContest server - http://www.xcontest.org/xcamp.
Incredible accident happened on 29. 4. 2997 at Monte Grappa (Italy). Two polish pilots had a mid air collision at about 1000 mt altitude, one pilot, after trowing her reserve, landed safely on a field. The situation for the second pilot was a bit more serious.