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European Paragliding Champions Crowned

 

KopaonikPodium

The 13th FAI European Paragliding Championship came to an end last August 16 with the crowning of Torsten Siegel (Germany), Seiko Fukuoka-Naville (France) and Switzerland (Our picture: the overall podium).

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World Champions Crowned in Hang Gliding Class 1, 2, 5 & Sport

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The FAI World Multi-Class Hang Gliding Championships have come to an end in Annecy, France. All results, photos, videos, comments and more are to be found on the competition website. The podiums…

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World Hang Gliding Class 1 Women, 2, 5 & Sport on the go!

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It started in Doussard, France, on the shore of Annecy Lake, with preparation, registration, opening ceremony and the first tasks.

On D Day+4 things are smokin'. Check it here on the organisers website. Results, comments, pictures, videos...

FAI World Air Games 2015 to be Staged in Dubai

FAI-UAE-Signature-WAG 04 June 2014 9The FAI announced today that the 2015 edition of the FAI World Air Games has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation and will take place over a period of 12 days in December 2015. It is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports.

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Annecy Hang Gliding World Teaser Online

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The 2014 World Hang Gliding teaser was shown for the 1st time during a one hour show dedicated to the championship on TV8 Mont Blanc, May the 19th. The teaser is now online here.

 

Annecy HG World: a first allocation, an extra registration

 

AnnecyAlloc1

On this day, April 6, 113 pilots from 18 countries are selected and 7 pilots are on the waiting list. The pilots status is published here.

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Annecy World Hang Gliding: Qualification Criteria and Number of Pilots

 

AnnecyWorld1

In 2011, the qualification criteria for all Category 1 hang gliding events were modified by the Plenary. The idea was to make criteria harder, so safety would be improved. Unfortunately, the Plenary did not realize that the new requirements, if adapted to Class 1 championships, are just not working for Class 2, 5 and Sport, and for Women Class 1 specific championships.

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Paragliding Pre-worlds concludes successfully in Colombia

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The Paragliding Pre-Worlds in Roldanillo, Colombia, came to a successful conclusion last week.  Four tasks were flown in 6 days and 147 pilots had the opportunity to try out CIVL’s experimental ‘Final Glide Decelerator’ techniques, the conical end of speed section (CESS) and the arrival altitude time bonus (AATB).

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Asian Beach Games Test event for Paragliding Accuracy, Thailand, Phuket

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2013 was a very active year for paragliding accuracy in Asia. In addition to numerous FAI Cat 2 sanctioned events, towards the end of 2013 two significant test competitions were organized: the first for 2nd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Malaysia and the second, for the air sports events within the Asian Beach Games. 

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Local Regulations for Annecy World HG Championships published

LRannecy

The local regulations for the 13th FAI Women's World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship, 1st FAI World Hang Gliding Class Sport Championship,19th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship and 6th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship in Annecy, France, are now published.

Cat 1 in the Americas

LomaBola

A Paragliding Pan-American Championship in 2014, a Paragliding and a Hang Gliding World Championships in 2015, go fly Central and South America!

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