Competition and Events

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...
Rookie Pilot Phenom

Rookie Pilot Phenom

Every decade or so, a young pilot comes along and shows the veteran competition pilots what they've been doing wrong. This decade is no different as another rookie pilot has upstaged the tried and tested pilots in the most...
November Paragliding Get A Ways

Paragliding Get A Ways for the Month of November

The month of November has many paragliding events that are taking place south of the border. These are great opportunity for those looking to fly a while longer while the weather is getting cooler. Chile 2012 This event takes place on...
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 Forbes Flatlands

Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding

 The 2010 Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championship was held between the 3rd and 12th of January in Forbes Australia. The weather was so good that a task was at least started every day except for the final day. After...
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...
Wings of Kilimanjaro

Wings of Kilimanjaro

It is a spiritual journey for some, a personal challenge for all. Created by the violence of volcanic eruption it dominates the landscape of East Africa. It beckons to those adventurous souls who would test their endurance and perseverance....
2008 USPA National Championship

United States Skydiving Nationals

The 2008 U.S. National Skydiving Championships was held between October 19-25, 2008 in Elroy Arizona.
2011 World Hang Gliding Championships

2011 World Hang Gliding Championship

The 18th FAI World Hang Gliding Championship took place in Sigillo, Italy from July 16th to July 30, 2011. This year's Class 1 competition was plagued by bad weather for most of the entire two week competition. Only two tasks...
Icarus Trophy 2015

Icarus Trophy 2015

In recent paramotor news, the first ever long-distance paramotor adventure race has come to an end. Paramotor pilots from the around the world had a chance to compete in the first Icarus Trophy. The Icarus Trophy is the world’s longest...
Indoor Skydiving World Championships

2012 Indoor Skydiving World Championships

Indoor skydiving has become the newest craze for those seeking the thrill of skydiving without the risks. But indoor skydiving is not just for the timid amateur and an upcoming event is making indoor skydiving news. World renowned, iFly...
2011 Skydiving Canopy Championship

2011 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting

The 2011 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting was held at Skydive Spaceland from September 14-17. Skydive Spaceland is located in Rosharon,Texas and boasts a sprawling 500 foot by 250 foot pond for the swooping action. Nicholas Batsch took first place in the...
2009 World Paragliding Championship

2009 World Paragliding Championship

The 2009 World Paragliding Championship was held in Valle de Bravo in Mexico with 148 pilots. Their competition consisted of 10 tasks flown between January 25th and February 6th, 2009.   Top individual honors was awarded to Andy Aebi of Switzerland...
2012 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships

USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships Conclude with Eight New Records

The 2012 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships came to a finish on December 31st, just in time for New Year’s celebrations. The winners definitely had a lot to celebrate. Of the eighty-seven competitors, eight new records were set. The 2012...
7 New Inductees into the National Sky Diving Hall of Fame

7 New Inductees into the National Sky Diving Hall of Fame

The National Sky Diving Museum in Fredricksburg, Virginia welcomed seven new members to it's hall of fame last November. The National Sky Diving Hall of fame honored the seven new inductees at a ceremony in Eloy, Arizona at a...
Highlights from the 2014 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting

Highlights from the 2014 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting

The 2014 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting was exhilarating, as always. Skydive City, in Zephyrhills, FL, once again hosted the event, which ran May 21-23. The weather was good overall, but gusty headwinds on the final afternoon, during the zone accuracy...
2010 World Hang Gliding Championship

World Hang Gliding Championship

The World Hang Gliding Championship was held in Tegelberg, Germany from May 8th to May 22nd, 2010. Probably a more appropriate title for this story is the "Championship That Wasn't". Bad weather including rain and snow caused a cancellation of...
2011 Paragliding Red Rock Nationals

2011 Paragliding Red Rock Nationals

The first half of the 2011 U.S. Paragliding National Championship was held between July 24th and July 30th in Richfield, Utah. Dean Stratton took top honors with Eric Reed and Hayden Glatte placing in 2nd and 3rd. “Mean Dean Stratton” is the...
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...
World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2012

Kentucky Man Wins World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Kentucky is known for a lot of things. Add to the list a history of winning hot air balloon competitions. Nick Donner, of Louisville, a five-time national hot air balloon champ exceeded his accomplishments recently, by taking home a world...