July 30, 2014

Competition and Events:

2014 US Paragliding Nationals -

Friday, December 20, 2013

Skydive Ultra -

Thursday, October 31, 2013

USA Sends First Parpalegic to Compete at World Skydiving Competition -

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta -

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Air Wars -

Sunday, August 11, 2013

2013 Hot Air Balloon National Championships -

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Crossroads Balloon Rally -

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Infinite Tumbles – World Record

Infinate Tumbles Record

There is a new paragliding acrobatic world record. Two time World Cup Champion, Horacio Llorens from Spain, has set a new World Record for Infinite Tumbles, one of the most difficult paragliding acrobatic maneuvers. Horacio jumped from a helicopter in the Himalayans at 17,000 feet MSL and performed 281 revolutions in his Sol Paraglider. This broke the old world record by 71 revolutions set by Chrigel Maurer who completed 210 revolutions in Germany in June earlier this year. Novice and beginner pilots should be aware that the difficulty in this acro is the exertion on the body caused by centrifugal…

Air Cowboys Under Fire

A wildlife advocacy group, WildEarth Guardians, is petitioning President Obama to help stop the gunning down of coyotes from ultralight aircraft in the state of Idaho. The practice of hunting from ultralights was approved by the Federal Goverment back in 2006 after ranchers lobbied the Feds for another way to kill the coyotes that feed off their livestock. The Airborne Hunting Act was passed which required potential hunter/pilots to obtain a state-issued ‘airborne predator license’ in order to kill predator animals from the air. In its petition to the President, the group is citing 119¬†aerial gunning incidents in which pilots…