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Float Plane has Unique Approach to Taking Off

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Who needs water when you can get your float plane up on the back of a pickup trailer.

Vertical Maze: Urban Wingsuiting

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"When you fly, your mind is fixed on the route and doesn't run free. The flight to greatness is a fine line between your dreams and reality. The ultimate place to fly this fine line is in Dubai, through its concrete mountains and tarmac valleys. "

Powered Parachute World Record

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An old documentary about a powered parachute record that was set back 2003.

Castle in the Clouds

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Unique perspective from a competition pilot paragliding with a stationary camera. Very nice footage at cloud base.

Cows, Naked Base Jumpers, and Wingsuits

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What more could you ask for... how bout a killer soundtrack of Diamond Eyes to kick it up a notch. M U S T  S E E  V I D E O ! ! !

A Landing With A Twist

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This guy has it all going for him: great views; nice glide; that is until he pops his chute. Great canopy skills and balls of steel keeps him from junking it in the river.

Sweet Sixteen – Sixteen Planes

Sweet Sixteen - Sixteen Planes
Ross Brodie isn't your typical teenager. He's been flying with his dad since he was two years old and is quite the aircraft enthusiast. It should come as no surprise then that Ross wasn't willing to settle for a typical "sweet sixteen" celebration earlier this month. Instead he set out to celebrate his sixteenth birthday by flying sixteen different...

USHPA Insurance

The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association meet goal of becoming self insured
As of March 1, 2016, the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) is losing its standard insurance coverage due to unaffordable premiums. According to experts from USHPA, there are several factors that are driving premiums up to an unmanageable level. Serious accidents caused significant property damage and severe injury to spectators; students incurred injuries in training and took instructors to court,...

Amazing day in the Dolomites

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Cross-country flight with on a paraglider in the Northern Italian Alps.

USA Tops in Wind Games 2016

USA Tops in Wind Games 2016
Chicago-based VFS team SDC Core flew past the competition with an impressive performance at the recent Wind Games indoor skydiving meet. The two-day event took place January 22-23, 2016 at the Windoor facility in Costa Brava, Spain. After 8 rounds, the SDC Core team finished out their runs with a total of 227 points. Runner-up was Swiss team Avalon Realfly...

Threading the Needle

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Zac Majors is a six-time U.S. National Champion and owner of the Hang Gliding Academy located in Knightsen, California. He is instructor and record holder, holding the Mt. Diablo record of 190 miles and 5.5 hours of flight time, making a land near Lost Hill, south of Interstate 5. A self-proclaimed “endorphin connoisseur”, Majors has been gliding since the age...

Point Break – Wingsuit Flying

Point Break - Wingsuit Flying
Director Ericson Core’s aim for adrenaline pumping, heart stopping action and excitement in his re-make of the 1991 film Point Break really hit the mark. The movie is filled with scenes of extreme athletes in action, and Core chose to take a risk to honor these athletes by avoiding fake, green screen stunts. He wanted to be as authentic...

2016 Monarca Paragliding Open

2016 Monarca Paragliding Open
The new year of paragliding competitions opened January 4 with a cross-country event for the Monarca Paragliding Open in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Openings for 150 pilots filled fast at this popular site. Thirty-nine men and four women, from the paragliding competitions participated among the group which represented 26 countries. High winds cancelled two days of the competitions, leaving only three...

World Record Task in Forbes

World Record Task in Forbes
Top Australian hang glider Jonny Durand set a new hang gliding world record this month when he finished first in the Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championship's Walgett challenge. Durand completed the longest ever task when he flew from Forbes to Walgett, a distance of 367.6 kilometers (about 229 miles), in 5 hours, 41 minutes and 34 seconds. The Forbes task outdid the...

Black Knights Speed Record

National Collegiate Speed Record
On January 1st, 2016 the "Army West Point Break-Up Six" set a new national collegiate record for speed and won the gold medal in the six-way speed formation at the United States Parachute Association's 2015 National Collegiate Parachuting Championships. The members of the team are all cadets at West Point. The "Break-Up Six" who jumped in this competition are all...

World Record for Paragliding Accuracy

World Record for Paragliding Accuracy
There is a new world record for paragliding accuracy! Romania’s George Cotet won the gold at the FAI World Air Games and set the new world record. He logged 11 consecutive flights less than 5cm. The first FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championships was held in the United Kingdom in 2000. There are now about 1,000 pilots from 20 different countries...

Golden Knights Set New Record

Golden Knights Set New Record at World Air Games 2015
The US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team has set a new world record in the Eight Way Formation at the FAI World Air Games this week. To set the new record they executed 33 formations in 50 seconds. They won the gold medal in the Eight Way Formation with 222 points. They had set the previous record just eight weeks...

Seiko Fukuoka’s Record-Breaking 406km Paragliding Flight

Seiko Fukuoka's Record-Breaking 406km Paragliding Flight
Seiko Fukuoka-Naville has been working toward holding the world record for women's straight distance paragliding. She has been trying to achieve her ultimate goal of holding all of the long distance paragliding world records. It looks like she reached her straight distance flight goal this week, setting a new world record. Her 11 hour flight crossed 406km, averaging 37km/h...

Paragliding World Record Set In Brazil

Paragliding World Record Set In Brazil
Brazil is having a good year for world records. Just a little less than a month after Marcelo Prieto, Donizete Lemos, and Frank Brown set a new paragliding world record for their 513km flight in Brazil, Italian Nicole Fedele set out to beat the record that she set 2 years ago in women’s paragliding. On the 7th of November 2013, Fedele...