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There's still thousands of things to learn and improve! Chrigel Maurer and Thomas Theurillat have won the X-Alps three times and entered the X-pyr for the first time in 2014. The X-pyr is an... more

X-Pyr: Chrigel Maurer and Thomas Theurillat Interview

On my travels last year, I had the pleasure of meeting and flying with most of the HapiAcro team - a group of four pilots who have come together to spread their love of flying to the masses in the... more

HapiAcro - sharing the passion

Chrigel Maurer is said to be one of the best pilots in the world – and not just since his three Redbull X-Alps victories. In this lu-glidz interview he talks to Lucian Haas about his... more

Chrigel Maurer: Flying is like an iceberg

I should start this article by admitting it’s here for mostly selfish reasons. About six months ago my wife and I had our first child, of course plenty of people had told me it would change my... more

Child's play? Being a Parent Pilot: Elizaveta Demina

X-Pyr: Chrigel Maurer and Thomas Theurillat Interview

Judith Mole | 21st July 2014

X-Pyr: Chrigel Maurer and Thomas Theurillat Interview

There's still thousands of things to learn and improve! Chrigel Maurer and Thomas Theurillat have won the X-Alps three times and entered the X-pyr for the first time in 2014. The X-pyr is an adventure race based on the X-Alps, where competitors... more

Paragliding Holidays & Courses

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Paragliding Courses, Paramotoring Courses, Tandem Flights and Ratings Progressions. 19th Sep - 29th Sep

Baja expedition 28th Sep - 11th Oct

Paraglide in Chile with Active Edge 12th Nov - 26th Nov

Brazil thermalling & XC Course with XCBrazil & Active Edge 10th Jan - 24th Jan

Paraglide in Brazil with Active Edge 24th Jan - 7th Feb

Paraglide in Brazil with Active Edge 7th Feb - 21st Feb

Paraglide in Brazil with Active Edge 21st Feb - 7th Mar

X-pyr: Chrigel Maurer lands on the beach in Port de la Selva

Judith Mole | 19th July 2014

X-pyr: Chrigel Maurer lands on the beach in Port de la Selva

Chrigel Maurer and Thomas Theurillat (Switzerland) win the X-pyr 2014, crossing the Pyrenees from Atlantic to Mediterranean in a record 5 days. See both their beach landings in this video. Check out the photos of the prize giving at our... more

6000m HALO Jump from Paraglider

Caedmon Mullin | 19th June 2014

6000m HALO Jump from Paraglider

Herminio Cordido says he's been flying in clouds since he started paragliding in 1993. This came in handy when after a year of similar but smaller jumps Herminio lept from his harness at a staggering 6000m ASL. He told us he wasn't worried about... more

New - The Paraglider Webcasts

Caedmon Mullin | 10th June 2014

New - The Paraglider Webcasts

We have just created a new section of the web site which is dedicated to webcasts, so you can enjoy audio/video files. We have added some of Judith Mole's previous webcasts on meteorology and airspace and a new one on the Pennine Posse flying around... more

Weekend Videos: Feature Recap

Caedmon Mullin | 17th May 2014

Weekend Videos: Feature Recap

We've got a collection of videos all linked to recent features this weekend, some August thermals in the Alps, a look at the beautiful flying in Madeira and a 2013 season round up from HapiAcro! August 2012 Mont Blanc Top Landing Following Jenni's... more

Latest Gallery Albums

Too stable in August?

Jenni Fleming | 10th May 2014

Too stable in August?

With the wind and rain rattling my window panes, I've been reminiscing over some of my favourite flights from last year. One August day in particular came to mind when some friends and I explored a new site (for us), launching from Les Grands... more

HapiAcro - sharing the passion

Jenni Fleming | 22nd April 2014

HapiAcro - sharing the passion

On my travels last year, I had the pleasure of meeting and flying with most of the HapiAcro team - a group of four pilots who have come together to spread their love of flying to the masses in the US. As they reached the end of their first year as a... more

Winter Flying in Madeira

Jenni Fleming | 14th April 2014

Winter Flying in Madeira

Madeira may not be the best know flying destination in Europe, but pilots who go there often seem to go back time and again. On my first trip in October last year, it started scoring points as soon as I stepped out of the airport. There's nothing... more

Chrigel Maurer: Flying is like an iceberg

Judith Mole | 9th April 2014

Chrigel Maurer: Flying is like an iceberg

Chrigel Maurer is said to be one of the best pilots in the world – and not just since his three Redbull X-Alps victories. In this lu-glidz interview he talks to Lucian Haas about his motivation and the downsides of lightweight... more

Safety and Fun - a new podcast with Tim O'Neill

Judith Mole | 8th April 2014

Safety and Fun - a new podcast with Tim O

Tim O'Neill started flying 44 years ago in sailplanes and has been hooked on aviation ever since. He began flying paragliders in 2002 and has been an avid XC pilot for the last 9 years. He makes his living flying 747s for a US airline, but spends... more

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