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SI E’ CONCLUSA LA X-ALPS 2019

June 28, 2019

Si è conclusa la più dura gara-avventura del mondo. Dai 9000m di ascensione verticale che gli atleti hanno completato in Svizzera, fino ai lunghi voli di distanza attraverso la dorsale principale... Ulteriori info

X-ALPS: 2019

June 17, 2019

La nona edizione della Red Bull X-Alps costituisce ancora una volta la più dura gara avventura del mondo.  Con partenza da Salisburgo, il percorso attraverserà le frontiere di 6 paesi con 13... Ulteriori info

1,200 km in parapendio: The Endless Chain

April 8, 2019

1,200 km in parapendio: l'Ozone Team pilot, Benjamin Jordan ha spinto la sua mente ed il suo corpo al limite assoluto durante la più audace trasvolata nella storia dei voli sulle Montagne Rocciose.... Ulteriori info

COMINCIA LA STAGIONE INGLESE!

April 2, 2019

Mentre il circo della PWC si stava esibendo in Brasile, Wayne Seeley & friends inseguivano la prima finestra dell'anno adatta al cross in UK. Wayne riferisce: “La stagione in UK è finalmente... Ulteriori info

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PWCA’s Ruth Jessop reports on task 3 of the World Cup in Pico do Gaviao, Brazil: “With another day of blue skies and sunshine, a 104.5 km task was set taking the pilots on a tour around the plains, returning to goal near Andradas.

Today had everything, great conditions, lift, convergence, sink, some super strong thermals, but at the same time, it was not too turbulent or bumpy. Flying with 50 vultures at the last turn point was the high point for many.
Unfortunately, overall race leader, Chigwon Won (Enzo 3), set off too early on his final glide so had to stop and climb. His late arrival in goal changed the overall leaders, giving three pilots in first place, making it still very much anyone’s race.

But for the youngest pilot in the race, Noah Locatelli (Zeno), leading out on the way to goal for a whole minute was, for any 17-year-old wanna be World Champion, a dream come true.

The goal field was a very busy place for four minutes as the top fifty all arrived within minutes of each other.

At the end of a lovely cross-country flight, with stunning scenery, 92 pilots made goal.
Average speed of the fastest pilot around the course was 32km/h”

Task 4 is a 100 Km Race to goal with many pilots already in goal. Report coming soon, stay tuned.

For full results visit: PWCA.org

Image by @simon_pellissier
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“To kick off the Pico Do Gaviao 2019 Paragliding World Cup, a 70km task, zigzagging south west across the rolling hills, was set.

As soon as everyone got into the air, the first day nerves were blown away by the great thermals which, if anything, were a bit stronger than expected. The cycles were short and the ceiling was high, which made reading the clouds really important. There was very little wind until the last part of the race. In summary, perfect paragliding conditions.

From the beginning, there were different route options which divided the gaggles up. The end part of the race was nail biting as the lead gaggle got low and stuck and were overhauled by those behind.

107 pilots made goal within 1 hour and 7 minutes of each other”
Task 1 winners: Korean pilot Chingwon Won (Enzo 3), local pilot Marcella Uchoa (Enzo 3) @marcellauchoa and the Ozone Team.
For full results visit PWCA.org

Stay tuned for more.

Report courtesy of Ruth Jessop
Image by @xavlaporte
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Fresh Canvas... -
Pilot: @manuelsiegrist
Photo by @sebschlegel
Location: Switzerland 🇨🇭 Glider: Zeno
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“It was my first time flying down this particular tree trench, definitely plan to return and refine”
By @bridger_henriksen
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The Pico do Gaviao Paragliding World Cup will take place in Brazil from the 7th to the 14th of September.
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The enormously successful 2017 Pico do Gaviao World Cup confirmed Brazil as the land of seven-day competitions. In the words of Richard Gallon, 'Pico do Gaviao is such an amazing launch, take-offs in every direction. So many task options. Every day we do a completely different task with a great variety of flat land and relief flying. You have to fly by feeling as there are no clouds to help you. The Brazilians are really teaching us how to fly'!
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Two years ago, Brazilian pilots took the top five trophies and nine out of the top fifteen places. But the Europeans dominated the recent Baixo Guandu Super Final. Who will rule the skies and fly away with the best thermals in Brazil this time?
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Equal numbers of Brazilian and French pilots are taking part, proof of the increase in world class Brazilian pilots.
Seven overall World Cup winners and three ladies’ winners will be taking part, all keen to notch up another victory. At least half of those in the thermals above Pico do Gaviao will be there chasing one of the few precious places left for the Super Final.
Pilots from thirty different countries will be competing, showing the popularity of Brazil for Paragliding World Cups, combining great skies, big friendly smiles and generous thermals!
In addition to the PWCA app and the pwca.org website (which now includes photos of the pilots) with the live Commentary, tracking and scores, the local organisers have also made an excellent app. Search for: PWC Andradas.
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Stay tuned for more.
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Text and Images courtesy of pwca.org

LA CATENA SENZA FINE

January 22, 2019

Senza aiuti, incontaminato e intatto. Dopo aver attraversato la larghezza delle Montagne Rocciose canadesi durante i suoi 1000 km di volo-bivacco nel 2017, Benjamin Jordan  ha portato la sua passione di... Ulteriori info

UN EPICO WEEKEND INGLESE

May 29, 2018

La primavera irrompe sull'Inghilterra con condizioni bellissime. Il nostro amico, Wayne Seeley, condivide con noi alcuni dettagli del suo epico weekend nel cielo di casa: “Sabato 19 maggio ha albeggiato con... Ulteriori info

CODY MITTANCK CON LO Z-ALPS IN NEVADA

May 21, 2018

l'Ozone Team pilot, Cody Mittanck ci ha appena inviato un resoconto del suo ultimo viaggio in Nevada dove ha avuto l'opportunità mettere seriamente alla prova il suo Z-Alps e la Ozium. Cody... Ulteriori info

IL GIGANTESCO VOLO-BIVACCO DI ANTOINE GIRARD

May 14, 2018

IL GIGANTESCO VOLO-BIVACCO DI ANTOINE GIRARD Antoine Girard e Martin Beaujouan-Berger hanno concluso il loro epico viaggio in Sudamerica. La loro avventura di 1600km li ha portati ad alcune inattese deviazioni... Ulteriori info