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Paragliding in Western Australia

Caedmon Mullin | 12th April 2015

Paragliding in Western Australia If you've flown in Australia it was probably somewhere in the South East of the country. It's in the South East you'll find most of the famous sites, the biggest hills, the comps and the clouds! A few thousand kilometers away in Western Australia...more

Cross-country tips by Chrigel Maurer

Judith Mole | 28th August 2014

Cross-country tips by Chrigel Maurer Red Bull X-Alps 2013. Imagine: a July day at 11am and you are standing on the take-off above Interlaken. The sun is shining and the clouds are touching the mountain tops. You would like to fly to the Matterhorn or even better, over Mt. Blanc to...more

Weekend Videos: Low Saves

Caedmon Mullin | 22nd March 2014

Weekend Videos: Low Saves Spring has arrived in the Northern hemisphere and after Jenni's great article looking at the positive sides of bombing out I thought we should post a couple of videos to remind us all never to give up! Low Save at Frankies "Almost to the dirt...more

Tom de Dorlodot Interview

Caedmon Mullin | 9th October 2013

Tom de Dorlodot Interview "Karakoram Highway" a film directed by Olivier Boonjing and featuring Tom de Dorlodot, Horacio Llorens and Hernan Pitocco flying in the high Karakorum mountains of Pakistan is due to be featured at "Adventure Fest", an adventure film...more

Friday Videos - India

Caedmon Mullin | 31st May 2013

Friday Videos - India This week we've got a collection of paragliding videos shot in the majestic mountains around Bir in India (map) Paragliding in Bir, India 2010 By Colin Hawke Paragliding in Bir India - climbing towards 5000m By Stefan Adam Paragliding Vol...more

A Great Start to the Season for Paul Schmit

Ozone | 18th April 2013

A Great Start to the Season for Paul Schmit Ozone reports their team pilot Paul Schmit had what sounds like a great start to the season back on the 7th of April. Taking full advantage of a good thermic day and easterly winds Paul managed an impressive 267Km flight landing on the coast of The...more

Podcast: Collective Flying with the Flying Collective

Judith Mole | 8th November 2014

Podcast: Collective Flying with the Flying Collective Our latest podcast is on flying as a group and making the most out of sharing - whether that be info, lifts, thermals or retrieves. The Pennine Posse is a loose gaggle centred around Phil Colbert, Phil Wallbank, Mark Wilson and Barney Woodhead,...more

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

Weekend Videos: The Spice of Life

Caedmon Mullin | 2nd February 2014

Weekend Videos: The Spice of Life They say variety is the spice of life and not many sports are a varied as paragliding, so this week we've got a bit of acro, some big mountains and a couple of Pacific islands for you... Algorhythmic Some nice acro action featuring the new...more

Weekend Videos: Two more from Brett Hazlett

Caedmon Mullin | 11th August 2013

Weekend Videos: Two more from Brett Hazlett Brett Hazlett is not only an accomplished Canadian comp pilot, but has also got a real eye for shooting and editing footage from his flights. We've featured some of his videos in the past but thought we'd revisit his Vimeo channel for a couple of...more

Yassen Savov Reports in from Bulgaria

Caedmon Mullin | 21st May 2013

Yassen Savov Reports in from Bulgaria Yassen Savov has sent a report of his recent flying in Bulgaria, breaking new ground and setting Bulgarian records. Bulgaria's south west has the country's biggest mountains: there are about ten of them bunched up in the area between the capital...more

30 Hours of Happiness and Satisfaction - in three Days!

Judith Mole | 9th September 2014

30 Hours of Happiness and Satisfaction - in three Days! In June 2014, 26 year old Berni Peßl from Styria (Austria) was the first pilot to complete a 300+ km FAI triangle on an EN B paraglider (Nova Mentor 3). In July he completed another XC hat-trick, flying 687 km in three days. Read his report...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

500 Miles to Nowhere: The story behind the film

Gavin McClurg | 7th December 2013

500 Miles to Nowhere: The story behind the film Some of you probably followed the Sierra Safari, our bivvy flying expedition from the southern end of the Sierras to Lakeview, Oregon last year.  We got some of the team back together this year, but amended the personnel a bit, opting for less...more

Tim Pentreath - Nailing 100 miles

Caedmon Mullin | 5th August 2013

Tim Pentreath - Nailing 100 miles For those of us aspiring to fly long XC over the flatlands of the UK Tim Pentreath's video of his 100 mile (163km) flight from Hambledon Hill in Dorset is well worth a watch. You can read details of Tim's flight on his blog. more

Tools of The XC Trade

Gavin McClurg | 20th May 2013

Tools of The XC Trade I avoided paragliding consciously for over ten years. Many good friends were pilots, all of them continuously prodded me to make my first jump. It looked like a blast, something I’d probably take to; but I also kept hearing the old saying that...more

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