Competition and Events

Husband and Wife Team Freestyle into First Place

Husband and Wife Team Freestyle into First Place

Brian and Amanda Festi took first place in the Freestyle at the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in Arizona on Nov. 3rd. That win has guaranteed them spots on the U.S. national team for the 2016 World Parachuting...
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...
U.S. Women's Paragliding Team

Meet the Women in US Paragliding Nationals

Paragliding isn't just a man's sport, although according to paragliding statistics, men outnumber the women 85/15. Most instructors agree that paragliding is really more about technique than strength, so the ladies could easily do as well as many men....
2017 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championship

2017 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championship

The United States Parachute Association's National Collegiate Parachuting Championship took place from December 27th, 2017 to January 2nd, 2018 at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lakes Wales, Florida. The collegiate championship has taken place since 1958, hosted with the intention of...
2011 World Hang Gliding Championship

2011 World Championships HG/PG

The host cities of World  Championships of Hand Gliding, Paragliding, and Paragliding accuracy has been announced from the CIVL Plenary board. The 2011 World Hang Gliding Championship host cities will be Sigillo and Montecucco in Italy, edging out Forbes, Australia....
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...
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...
2009 Paragliding Nationals Utah

2009 United States Paragliding Nationals – Utah

Part two of the United States Paragliding Nationals was held in Salt Lake City Utah at the Point of the Mountain Flight Park. Event organizers scheduled seven competition days between August 16-22. This is the second half of the US...
2009 World Air Games

2009 World Air Games

The United States sent 17 competitors to the World Air Games between June 6th and June 14th 2009. This event is the premier event of for air sports enthusiasts boasting 10 disciplines, 27 competitions, and 3 venues in Italy. The disciplines included in...
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...
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,...
National Collegiate Speed Record

Black Knights 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...
2010 Chelan XC Open U.S. Paragliding Nationals

Chelan XC Open, 2010

The first half of the US Nationals Paragliding Championship,  The Chelan XC Open, was held from July 10th to July 15 at the Chelan Butte in Washington state. Chelan Butte is well known for its majestic mountain launch with lots of flatlands below....
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,...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...