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---)
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 email@example.com 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.
At the end of the summer of 2006, 2 pilots from St Hilaire, France, made what could be the most incredible Vol-Bivouac flight in the history of paragliding. The story has already made it out to most of the free flight magazines around the world, so you may have already read about it, but a summary of their adventure follows:
Open distance every day ! ... A dream comes true.
The idea of the XC Open competitions is to fly with friends, have fun, fly far and beat your personal best distance in a safe XC area. In the Manilla XC Open 2005 65% of all competitors flew their personal best distance - even many of the top pilots ! => Lot’s smiling faces! :-)
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Northern Paragliding and the University of Hull’s Department of Computer Science have developed the world’s first immersive paragliding simulator. The English weather is a problem for budding paragliding pilots; training days are often cancelled due to excessive winds and unsuitable weather conditions. It comes as a relief therefore for pilots to learn that the University of Hull has come to their rescue with the creation of a paragliding simulator – the first of its type in the world.