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


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.


Ferenc Toth wins Gold in Glider Aerobatics

medal-winner-Glider-fbFerenc Toth (HUN) has won the Glider Aerobatics competition at The World Games following Saturday night’s spectacular Freestyle competition programme.


Wojciech Bogdal wins Gold in Paramotoring

medal-winner-PM-fbPoland’s Wojciech Bogdal has won the Paramotoring competition at The World Games. After flying 9 tasks over three days he ended with a convincing win, 8 points ahead of Thailand’s Kittiphop Phrommat in second.


Air Sports at The World Games Day 2: ‘Flying to be the best’

TWG17 day2_1It was a perfect day of flying at the Air Sports competitions at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, on Saturday 22 July, with all three air sports completing two full competition sessions.


​ Air Sports at The World Games showcase 'the best of the best'

TWG17 21Jul17_5_2The first day of Air Sports competition at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland was a huge success, with good flying weather allowing every discipline tocomplete a double session of competition flying.


Air Sports Set to Shine at The World Games

Opening-CeremonyThe World Games 2017 opened in spectacular style in the city of Wroclaw, Poland on Thursday night, 20 July 2017, with an opening ceremony of light, sound and music in front of 35,000 people.


Sixty-six athletes from three air sports to take part in The World Games 2017, 20-23 July

Athletes TWG17Sixty-six international air sports athletes will compete in three different air sports at the World Games in Poland. Parachuting Canopy Piloting, Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring will all feature over four days from 20-23 July 2017.


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.


Day 1 Task 1 15th FAI World Paragiding Championship

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It was a successful start of the competition. It was cloudy at Monte Avena.The organizers moved to Rubbio take off near Bassano and there we have got fine weather conditions that allowed to have a fine 78 km task much exceeding the expectations.


Training Day. 15th FAI World Paragliding Championship

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The training task, was set to 72 kilometers. Due to the clear skies, the task could have seemed easy, but just before the start, it started to get cloudy, so the pilots had to rely on the ability that led them here to compete in the world championship.

 “While we were planning it, we were expecting a very quick task” explains Maurizio Bottegal “but then the weather, which is the unrival king of this sport, suddenly changed and forced us to slow down. We were expecting an average speed of 30 km/hour, but we probably moved slower because the thermals were weak and therefore difficult to climb. Around 2.45 PM however, the conditions changed once more and the pilots could gain speed again. Nevertheless, it’s undeniable that flying today was challenging, in fact, only 25 out of 150 Pilots could arrive to Goal.

For tomorrow we are checking the weather condition because in the area surrounding Feltre forecasted storms so it is very probable that the competition will move to the area of Pedemontana del Grappa (Bassano, Marostica or Rubbio)”.

Training day video

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Chambliss cruises to top spot in Budapest

2017-Red-Bull-Air-Race-BudapestKirby Chambliss turned back the clock today at the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest by putting in a fantastic performance and claiming his first victory since the London race in 2008.



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