Competition and Events

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...
2012 World Parachuting Championships - The Results

World Parachuting Championships – 2012

The conclusion of the 2012 FAI World Parachuting Championships Mondial in Dubai dominated skydiving news this week. The US Team finished second in the competition behind France, with the US taking six gold medals in the competition. Curt Bartholomew, 26,...
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

As beautiful fall weather breaks across the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico, balloonists from all over the world are rallying in Albuquerque for the 42nd annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  The event runs from October 5th to October 13th,...
USA Sends First Parpalegic to Compete at World Skydiving Competition

USA Sends First Parpalegic to Compete at World Skydiving Competition

When you consider all that's involved in skydiving, from prepping, to jumping, to landing, it most certainly involves a high level of dexterity. But sometimes when you love a sport, you figure out a way to do it, even...
Canadian Family Team

Canadian Family Reaches For The Heights

For most people, the idea of jumping out of a plane with only a parachute between you and death is somewhere in the range from terrifying to horrifying. But for the Lemay family, Michel and his three sons it's...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Coupe Icare 2012

Coupe Icare 2012

If you happen to be in France right now, you're in for a treat. The Coupe Icare has been the most anticipated air sports event since 1974. Held against the backdrop of the breath-taking Alps, it has proven to...
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...