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New HG Class 1 World Champion: 13 years + 6 points + 6 minutes!

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The new HG Class 1 World Champion is Petr Banes from Czech Republic, the second and third are Alessandro Ploner and Christian Ciech from Italy.
National Teams podium order is 1st - Italy, 2d - Czech and 3d - Germany.

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Manfred Ruhmer (AUT) - 7th time HG Class 2 World Champion!

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20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship, that focused our attention at the airfield of Aspres-sur-Buëch in Hautes-Alpes, France,
has come to an end. The curent world champion Manfred Ruhmer, has confirmed his champions title and for the 7th time in a row became Class 2 HG World Champion.

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Defending world champion, Manfred Ruhmer (AUT), dominates the Class 2 Championship!

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The 20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship goes on from 24 July till 6 August 2017 at Aspres-sur-Buëch in the Hautes-Alpes. After four valid tasks, the world-renowned Austrian hang glider pilot Manfred Ruhmer, is dominating the competition. Class 2 world champion since 2002, he is 649 points ahead of his nearest rival, fellow Austrian Franz Pacheiner, and 674 points ahead of local French pilot, Jacques Bott. No task was set yesterday due to the strong south/southwest winds (55 to 55kph at 2000m altitude). Four more competition days are  available for competitors to try to topple the king of this discipline.

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20th FAI World HG Class 2 Championship has launched in Haute Alpes.

 

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The event will run till August 6, 2017 in Aspres-sur-Buëch (France) the main competition place. It is organized by ADPUL - an airsports association whose object is the development of the ultra-light glider.

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15th FAI World Paragliding Championship Monte Avena 2017 – superb organization and flying!

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New World Champions in Paragliding – Seiko Fukuoka (FRA), Pierre Remy (FRA) and First National Team – France were defined in the result of the competition that has ended yesterday in Pedavena, Italy.

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Italian Sports Minister “There are no minor sports”

 

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Today Luca Lotti, Sports Minister of Italy, visited Boscherai, the headquarters of 15th FAI World Paragliding Championship Monte Avena 2017.

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Monte Avena 2017 now undoubtedly is a valid World Paragliding Championship!

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After 3 valid tasks of 15th FAI World Paragliding Championship more than 100 pilots have got over 1500 points. The first five even exceed 1900. 

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PG Worlds Opening ceremony - record manifestation for Monteavena 2017!

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It will be one of the most spectacular moments of this World Championship ... it will begin from the streets of Feltre outside the walls and climb up to Piazza Maggiore. More than 400 people will be  involved in the great manifestation!

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20th Class 2 HG Worlds - Local Regulations revised and published!

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CIVL Bureau has approved the changes of Local Regulations for 20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship.

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Brasilia Women's Hang Gliding World Championship Cancelled

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Unfortunately, due to a insufficient number of women participants, the 14th FAI Women’s World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship in Brasilia (Brazil) that was to take part from August 6 to 19, 2017, is cancelled.

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PGA Worlds is over. Meet the Champions!

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The 9th FAI Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Vlora Albania concluded with what was probably the most dramatic finish ever encountered in this aeronautic discipline. 

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