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.
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.
30 athletes from around the world racing day and night across the Alps, tracked by the most advanced media technology around to deliver thrilling stories over three weeks to an audience of millions.
In 2007, Red Bull X-Alps will be even harsher and more exciting than before. Solidifying its reputation as one of the world’s toughest adventure races, the competitors will be faced with an exhausting journey of deprivation, pain and hazard.
Everything took place one Saturday when, as usual in the weekend, we met for a beer before reaching takeoff. In that occasion we were four people, Eddy, Marco, Igriza and me and, after loading a four-wheel van with our hang gliders, we leave, direction launching area. The day was an outstanding one, with take-off already heating up, cumulus were in progress and the mugginess was not breath-taking as in the valley.