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 PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

Christian Ciech is one of the most successful pilots in competition hang gliding, and was FAI European and World Champion at the same time in 2016. We spoke to him…

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23 July 2006: The FAI World Record of Charles Cazaux

23 July 2006: The FAI World Record of Charles Cazaux

On 23 July 2006, 10 years ago, French pro paraglider Charles Cazaux set a FAI World Record when he reached 41.15 km/h in the category “Speed over a triangular course of 25km”. In April 2010 he bro....

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Seven steps to success: an acrobatic paragliding masterclass with FAI ....

Seven steps to success: an acrobatic paragliding masterclass with FAI ....

French paraglider Tim Alongi, 24, is the new FAI World Air Games Paragliding Aerobatics Champion. Alongi also won the silver medal in the Sychronised Paragliding Aerobatics competition, along with hi....

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Nicole Schmidt sorts the men from the boys

Nicole Schmidt sorts the men from the boys

Nicole Schmidt from Germany, has been flying paragliders for 11 years. For the last six she's been performing aerobatic tricks, or "acro". It's a discipline very few women attempt, and this year Schmi....

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US Paragliding Aerobatics pilot to unveil new tricks at FAI World Air ....

US Paragliding Aerobatics pilot to unveil new tricks at FAI World Air ....

It's rare to find competitors from the US in Paragliding Aerobatics competitions. The sport of paragliding has a relatively small following there, and there are few pilots who embark on the niche dare....

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How High Am I?

How High Am I?

  The title isn’t a question from the 60’s, but rather a manual for those to whom every meter counts. Mitch Shipley wrote it as a reaction to last year’s Brasilia Cat 1 test event where ....

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21st FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship is open!

21st FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship is open!

Brasilia has greeted the participants of 21st FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship. From August 6 till 19, 142 pilots from 29 countries will be competing in the skies of Brazil with flights b....

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

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

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 Ruhme....

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

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

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 h....

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

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

  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 ul....

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FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship -

Event ID

: 10516    

Bid:

806

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Brasilia (Brazil)

Date(s)

: 06 Aug to 19 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.brasilia2017.com


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Naviter Open -

Event ID

: 11941    

Bid:

264

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Krushevo (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 13 Aug to 19 Aug 2017

Website

:http://flywideopen.org


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Polish and Serbian Open, Serbian League 4th round -

Event ID

: 12014    

Bid:

792

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Raska (Serbia)

Date(s)

: 14 Aug to 19 Aug 2017

Website

:http://airtribune.com/polish-and-serbia-open-2017


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Cameli XC Open -

Event ID

: 12114    

Bid:

307

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Cameli (Turkey)

Date(s)

: 14 Aug to 19 Aug 2017


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Kobala open -

Event ID

: 12160    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Tolmin (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 15 Aug to 20 Aug 2017

Website

:http://hg.sffa.org/index.php/sl/kobala-open-2017


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Turkish Paragliding Accuracy League - Erzincan - Turkey -

Event ID

: 12234    

Bid:

307

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Erzincan (Turkey)

Date(s)

: 26 Jul to 20 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.thk.org.tr


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Victoria Cup -

Event ID

: 12269    

Bid:

300

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Donovaly (Slovakia)

Date(s)

: 16 Aug to 20 Aug 2017


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19 August 2017 2017 French Open Laragne - Laragne (France)
19 August 2017 2017 Kazakhstan HG Open Championship - Ushkonyr (Kazakhstan)
19 August 2017 2017 Zillertal Open - Mayrhofen (Austria)
22 August 2017 2017 Open Kazakhstan Championship - Almaty (Kazakhstan)
24 August 2017 2017 Paragliding - Spain Piedrahita - Piedrahita (Spain)
25 August 2017 2017 Int. Tirol Open (with Tyrolean championship) - Kitzbühel (Austria)
25 August 2017 2017 Paragliding Accuracy Japan Championship in Ikedayama - Ikedayama, Gifu (Japan)
26 August 2017 2017 Russia HG Open Championship - Ushkonyr (Kazakhstan)
26 August 2017 2017 XC Turkey Hang Gliding Class Sport - Inonu - Eskisehir (Turkey)
26 August 2017 2017 Nordic Open, Slovenia - Tolmin (Slovenia)
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