Competition and Events

Rob Kells Memorial

Rob Kells Memorial 2010

The 2nd annual Rob Kells Memorial was held at the Florida Ridge Hang Gliding Park in Clewiston, Florida. The event took place between April 17-23, 2010. Australian Jonny Durand, the 2009 World Hang Gliding Champion Silver Medalist, finished in first followed...
2010 Hang Gliding National Championships at Big Spring, Texas

Big Spring US Nationals, Hang Gliding

The 2010 US Hang Gliding Nationals was held at Big Spring, Texas between Sunday August 15 to Saturday August 21, 2010. In all, 18 pilots took part in this year's competition. Notably absent was Dustin Martin, Jeff Shapiro, and Jeff...
Forbes Flatlands 2010

Forbes Flatlands 2011

The two-part Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championship took place between January 2-12, 2011. This year the competition was divided into two competitions, the Craig Worth Open and the Steve Hocking Challenge. Jonny Durand of Australia took 1st place in both...
2011 Paragliding Nationals

2011 Paragliding Nationals – Hearn

The second half of the US Paragliding Nationals was held between August 14 and August 21, 2008. After the first half of the national competition at Red Rock, Dean Stratton had a narrow lead of 44 points over Eric Reed...
Tennessee Treetoppers Team Challenge 2012

Tennessee Treetoppers Team Challenge 2012

The Tennessee Tree Topper hang gliding club hosted its annual Team Challenge at the club headquarters above the Sequatchie Valley, Tennessee this week. The TTT event is a 7-day program aimed at providing cross country flying experience and competitive flying...
Coming in October - 2012 USPA Nationals

Coming in October – 2012 USPA National Skydiving Championships

With fall approaching, it's almost time for the biggest skydiving event on the planet. The USPA National Skydiving Championships, a two week long event, brings skydivers from all over for the biggest yearly event of its kind in the...
6000 Miles Across Canada

Powered Paramotor Flies Across Canada

Benjamin Jordan has just completed a 10,000 kilometer powered paramotor crossing of Canada in an effort to raise money for underprivileged children in Canada. Jordan started on the west coast of Canada in Tofino, British Columbia and over 6,200 miles...
USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships

USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships

The USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, an event that's famous for attracting and retaining new members to the sport, is quickly approaching with registration at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona to take place on Friday, December 28, 2012 and...
America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race 2012

American Team Wins “America’s Challenge” 2012

The American team of pilot Cheri White and co-pilot Mark Sullivan are the unofficial winners of the America’s Challenge gas balloon race. White and Sullivan along with four other teams launched their balloons on Sunday evening, the weather-delayed opening day...
2010 Grand Champion Ultralight

Belite Aircraft Named 2010 Grand Champion Ultralight

The 2010 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland Florida attracts over 150,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts from all over the USA and more than 80 other countries. This year, the expo has named the Belite Superlite Aircraft...
Red Bull Flugtag Pittsburghvideo

Red Bull Flugtag Pittsburgh

 The famous (or infamous) human-powered flight competition, Red Bull Flugtag, announced its winner for the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta event. The winner is determined based on three criteria: design creativity, team showmanship and, lastly, flight distance. There are no limits as to...
Monarca Nextel Paragliding Open

Monarca Nextel Paragliding Open

For the latest in paragliding competitions, we head south of the border. It was good news for American Josh Cohn, as he brought home victory at the Monarca Nextel Paragliding Open last month, January 6th-12th, in Valle de Bravo...
2015 Santa Cruz Flats Race

The 2015 Santa Cruz Flats Race

The 2015 Santa Cruz Flats Race/ Mark Knight Memorial Competition was one of those hang gliding competitions where the unexpected became reality. Overcast skies, dust storms, and unpredictable wind gusts postponed launching and threatened to cancel several flights during the competition,...
2010 East Coast Paragliding Championship

2010 East Coast Paragliding Championship

The East Coast Paragliding Championship was held from May 2-8, 2010 at the Florida Ridge Hang Gliding Park. The competition is a flatland cross county, race-to-goal competition. Prize money consists of $500 distributed among the first three overall winners with...
2011 Big Spring Nationals

US Hang Gliding Championship 2011

The 2011 U.S. Hang Gliding Championship took place between August 14 - August 20, 2011 in Big Spring, Texas. This year's championship had 33 pilots that flew, almost double the eighteen that competed in last year's competition. Zac Majors, the 2008...
2015 Paragliding Nationals

U.S. Paragliding Nationals 2015

Owens Valley showed its teeth last week at the OVXCC US Paragliding Nationals. Winds knocked out four of the seven days.  Mitchell Riley won the men's competition with 1048 points. Josh Cohn came in second with 1031 points. In the women's...
Hudson Hot Air Affair

Hudson Hot Air Affair

Balloon pilots are gearing up for the Hudson Hot Air Affair, one of the premiere winter hot air ballooning events. The annual event in Hudson, Wisc., is a ballooning event and winter festival that attracts thousands of visitors to the...
2010 Paragliding Nationals at Sun Valley

Paragliding National Championship Sun Valley

Jack Brown out of Anchorage Alaska has taken the 2010 US Paragliding National Championship. With bad weather including wind, hail, rotor, and locust, only two tasks were flown at Sun Valley, Idaho. Sun Valley was the second part of the national...
2009 World Hang Gliding Championship Zac Majors

2009 World Hang Gliding Championship

The 2009 World Hang Gliding Championship was held between June 21st and July 4th at Laragne, France until July 2nd. The USA team consists of Jeff O'Brien, Dustin Martin, Davis Straub, Jeff Shapiro, and Zac Majors. Meet the 2009...
Canadian Hang Gliding Championship 2015

Canadian Hang Gliding Championship 2015

In hang gliding news, 26 competitors traveled from 6 different countries to compete in the recent Canadian Hang Gliding Nationals between June 28th and July 4th, 2015. The event has been an annual event in Lumby, Canada for the...