Paragliding News

Seiko Fukuoka's Record-Breaking 406km Paragliding Flight

Seiko Fukuoka’s Record-Breaking 406km Paragliding Flight

Seiko Fukuoka-Naville has been working toward holding the world record for women's straight distance paragliding. She has been trying to achieve her ultimate goal of holding all of the long distance paragliding world records. It looks like she reached...
Regulating Parasailing

Florida Bill Intends to Strengthen Parasailing Safety

During the summer months the beaches in Florida are lined with adventure seeking tourist looking for a bird's eye view from a parasail. Little do they know that their adventure is widely unregulated in Florida with minimal government oversight to ensure...
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...
The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association meet goal of becoming self insured

USHPA Insurance

As of March 1, 2016, the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) is losing its standard insurance coverage due to unaffordable premiums. According to experts from USHPA, there are several factors that are driving premiums up to an unmanageable level. Serious...
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First Female Afghan Paraglider

Say Hello to Afghanistan's First Female Paraglider It's not every day that a mother and resident of Afghanistan, a country not historically known for its female athletes, is hopeful to attend international paragliding events. But that's precisely the case for...
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...
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...
Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Red Bull X-Alps 2015

The Red Bull X-Alps title has been decided, and in the end, it didn't have to go far. For the fourth straight year, Christian "Chrigel" Maurer won this prestigious event - although this time he really had to work for...
US Paragliding Nationals 2015

Two Competitors for the US Paragliding Nationals

Josh Cohn and Eric Reed continue to battle it out as the leaders in US Paragliding Nationals.  Reed recently claimed first place in the annual Rat Race PG competition at Woodrat Mountain held from  June 14 to June 20. Cohn...
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...
FAI Conference Honors Americans

109th FAI Conference Honors Americans

In recent skydiving news, the 109th FAI Conference held last month in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, honored two American sportsmen for their accomplishments. You just can't keep a good man down. Jarrett Martin received the Breitling Youngster Award for "his active participation in national...
Helmet Camera Review

HD Video Helmet Camera Review

Be it hang gliding, paragliding, skydiving or ultralighting we all wish we had a video camera to shoot those memorable flying moments. With the spring flying season well underway, we are offering some assistance in chosing the right camera...
Nick Greece Paragliding Record

Paragliding World Record, Meet Nick Greece

A few weeks ago, Nate Scales was still receiving handshakes and congratulations from fans for his paragliding world record-breaking flight of 319km over the northern Rockies when that record was broken by another paragliding pro. Nick Greece, who edits...
Police Soar to Catch a Thief

Police S.O.A.R. to Catch a Thief

Palm Bay Police in central Florida are using a new technology to catch a thief. The Search Operation Aerial Response team (S.O.A.R) will use powered paragliders in their day to day operations to conduct aerial surveillance. Besides looking for...
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...
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...
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...
Nate Scales Paragliding Record

New USA Paragliding Record

On June 30, 2012, in Sun Valley, Idaho, Matt Beechinor set a new paragliding record for the United States. Little did he know, Nate Scales would be coming on the scene, to the same area of the country, just...
USA Paragliding Distance Record

USA Paragliding Distance Record

The summer months bring warm weather and thermals that are conducive to record-setting events in air sports.  This summer is no different with a new record being set in the US for the longest paragliding flight.  The previous paragliding record was...
Paragliding Off Everest

Paragliding off Everest

When Babu Sunuwar climbed Mt Everest on May 21st, 2011, he did not do it for the view, although when he reached the summit he probably did enjoy the view that less than 2500 climbers have, but instead his...