Competition and Events

Skydive Mt Mckinley

Skydive Mt McKinley

Ever feel the need for a high altitude jump from 22,000 feet? If so then this story might be what you've been looking for, that is, if you have deep pockets.   Between June 20-25, 2009, a group of elite skydivers...
2009 Flytec Race and Rally

Flytec Race and Rally

What if you were to take a small group of some of the best hang glider pilots in the world, give them a different airstrip to launch from each day, tell them that there is better steak and beer in...
Balloon Festivals Blowing Air

Blowing Air

Many regional hot air balloon festival occur each year during the summer. Many show off many types of beautiful hot air balloons to spectators with a variety of entertainment. Festivals occur in states from New York in the east...
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...
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....
Rob Kells Memorial

Rob Kells Memorial 2011

The 3rd annual Rob Kells Memorial was held at the Florida Ridge Hang Gliding Park in Clewiston, Florida. The event took place between April 30-May 6, 2010. For a second straight year, Jonny Durrand of Australia took the honors 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...
King Mountain Hang Gliding Nationals 2009

King Mountain Co-Nationals 2009

Skydog Blog - editorial and opinion With a secret veil surrounding the first half of the United States Nationals at King Mountain, the competition was held between July 20th and July 26th. Unless you were there, it was a mystery...
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World Hang Gliding Championship – Class II

This weekend the 20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championships wrapped up with some exciting conditions and thrilling action. This year, the World Hang Gliding Championships Class 2 was held from July 24th - August 6th at Aspres-sur-Buech...
2010 Flytec Race and Rally

Flytec Race & Rally 2010

The 2010 Flytec Race and Rally was held between April 25 and May 1, 2010. The event consists of 7 days of cross county flying with each day having a different point of departure and a different place to land. Unlike...
2011 Flytec Race and Rally

Flytec Race & Rally 2011

This year's event was held between May 8-14. The concept of the race and rally is simple. For seven days, pick a different town to fly to each day and use that same town as the point of departure the...
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...
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...
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2nd Annual FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships

Over the weekend, 23 nations met for the second annual FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships. The competition, which took place October 20th-22nd, was held at the SkyVenture wind tunnel in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The event drew 200 competitors and...
World Hang Gliding Championships 2017

Tortise & Hare – World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship

A true tortoise-and-the-hare story, the 21st FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship proved that consistent performance outranks smaller victories when related to these types of marathon competitions. Petr Benes of the Czech Republic secured the individual win with 7750...
Red Bull X-Alps 2017

Red Bull X-Alps 2017

WINNERS OF THE 2017 RED BULL X-Alps RACE 1st - Christian Maurer (10 days 23 hours) 2nd - Benoit Outters (11 days 1 hour) 3rd - Paul Guschlbauer (5km from goal) Red Bull X-Alps is a biannual race in the Alps that brings...
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Paragliding World Cup Tour, Brazil 2017

Between September 3rd and September 9th, 2017 the Paragliding World Cup Tour visited beautiful Pico Do Gaviao in Brazil. Pico Do Gaviao, Hawk's peak in English, is the summit of a mountain range near Andradas, Brazil, in the southern...