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MARCELLA UCHOA FLIES 411KM, SETTING THREE NEW WORLD RECORDS.

November 7, 2018

Brazilian pilot, Marcella Uchoa has just set three new distance records with a single flight: Straight Distance, Straight Distance to a declared goal and Free Distance using up to three turnpoints... Read More

VESO OVCHAROV SETS NEW INFINITY WORLD RECORD

September 22, 2018

On September 20th, our friend Veso Ovcharov set a new Infinity Tumbling World Record in the North of Bulgaria. He was flying his OZONE SESSION 17m. With the help of a hot air balloon, Veso reached an... Read More

Jim Mallinson’s Dream Flight

July 22, 2018

The British flying season has been delivering fantastic conditions since day one, and several records have fallen, along with many personal bests. On June 22nd, our good friend and Ozone team pilot,... Read More

FROM THE TRAINING HILL TO THE REAL HILLS

July 16, 2018

To become better pilots, we often rely on the wisdom of our instructors. The knowledge they share can take us further. Josiah Sewell just flew 100+ miles near his home in Arkansas, USA. To complete... Read More

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The Coeur de Savoie Paragliding World Cup will take place from the 25th of May until the 1st of June 2019.
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The Coeur de Savoie venue brings together some of best and most well known flying venues in all of France. Nearby Annecy and St Hilaire are legendary in the free flying world. The mountains of the Bauges, the Belledonne and the Chartreuse are full of rocky ridges and thermal churning spines, perfect for paragliding.
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The pilots flying in this competition have a phenomenal amount of knowledge of how this area works, quite simply because it’s one of their favourite playgrounds. Some of the pilots in this competition were flying here before the others were even born, however the young blood should not be underestimated. Young or old, male or female, nothing is certain about who will win Coeur de Savoie 2019!
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All of the top ten from the 2014 Coeur de Savoie will be competing once again. Eight out of the top ten from 2017 and the top 3 ladies will battle it out once more. Nine out of the top ten, including the first lady, from the recent Super Final in Baixo Guandu are taking part.
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Eighteen pilots taking part have already won a World Cup, four have won the Super Final, six have been World or European Champion.
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Keep up with all the action on the PWCA app (which includes photos of the pilots), read the live Commentary, and follow the pilots on the tracking to see who the high flyers in this amazing competition will be.
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Stay tuned for more.

Photos courtesy of PWCA.org
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2019 X-Alps pilots, Cody Mittanck and Gavin McClurg, took their fresh Zeolites for an amazing flight in the state of Nevada.
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Cody reports: "I just got back from another spring trip to Nevada with the X-Alps Team USA boys, Gavin and Willi. We did a recon trip there last summer and had some great exploratory flights. This year we knew a bit more about what to expect and the conditions we needed for a big one. According to the models, Central Nevada tends to show some of the best flying conditions so we lined up a launch to take advantage of that area. On this particular day the models showed perfect conditions for a record flight -- light surface winds, strong winds aloft, strong lift, clouds, and low CAPE. During the first half of the flight we nearly landed on each glide. The lift was extremely broken and the clouds were sparse. We hung in with the frustrating conditions because the alternative was landing in the middle of nowhere with the potential of dust devils and long walks out. With a slow average speed we pressed on crossing over long desolate basins and barren mountain ranges. It is beautiful in it's simplicity out there, yet wild, dangerous, and intimidating. The last half of the flight conditions dramatically improved. Cloud streets began forming and tailwinds pushed us 90 kph on glides. Base rose to 16k and froze camera batteries and fingers. By the end of the day we flew 305 Km. The place has much more potential, but unlike some other lines in the western US, it's not going to give it up easily.

A big part of this mission was to fly the Zeolite and give it a proper test before taking it to the X-Alps. I've been flying the Z-Alps the last couple of XC seasons and I immediately felt right at home under the Zeolite. At one point I was 50 meters off the deck trying to work an extremely rowdy desert thermal and the Zeolite never even took a tip collapse. Unbelievable that a 2-liner can be this light and still be so easy to fly”

Congrats and Cheers from all the Ozone team.

Photo by Johan Brütting

NEW BRITISH RECORDS TO START THE SUMMER

July 3, 2018

Our friends Hugh Miller, Luke Nicol, Guy Anderson (Enzo 3s) and Graham Steel (Zeno) have set a new declared goal record in the UK with an amazing 246 km flight. They launched from Sharpenhoe (65... Read More

New Turkish Women’s Open Distance Record

June 21, 2018

Spring keeps delivering, this time in Turkey. Cansu Atabey just broke the Turkish women’s open distance record on her new Delta 3. She flew 146.9 kms in 4:07 hrs with a max altitude of 3,432 m.... Read More

From Portugal to Spain

June 19, 2018

On June 13th, Portuguese pilots Carlos Lopes (Zeno), Eusébio Soares (Enzo 3) and Pedro Neves (Zeno) took advantage of one of the first good days of the season, joining forces to fly from the... Read More

DEBU CHOUDHURY SET NEW INDIAN RECORD.

May 20, 2018

Himalayan flying guru, Debu Choudhury has set a new Indian distance record in his backyard . This flight was also, the biggest flat triangle ever flown in Asia. In Debu's words: "Every year around the... Read More