Paragliding News

2014 US Paragliding Nationals

2014 US Paragliding Nationals

US Paragliding Nationals are on the horizon for 2014. White Owl Paragliding will be hosting the US Paragliding Nationals in Chelan, WA. The official dates have been posted, kicking it off with pilot registration opening March 1st. There will...
GoPro Survives Free Fall

GoPro Survives 12,500 Foot Fall

Skydiver Lucas Damn’s helmet-cam made skydiving news when it was knocked out of its casing as he jumped out of the plane in a recent dive. The camera survived the 12,500 foot fall and laid resting in the field...
6000 Miles Across Canada

Powered Paramotor Flies Across Canada

Benjamin Jordan has just completed a 10,000 kilometer powered paramotor crossing of Canada in an effort to raise money for underprivileged children in Canada. Jordan started on the west coast of Canada in Tofino, British Columbia and over 6,200 miles...
Seiko Sets Women's Paragliding Record

New Women’s Paragliding Record

It has been just a little over three years since Kamira Pereira flew 324.7km (about 201 miles) and set a women's world record for paragliding. On November 20, Seiko Fukuoka slaughtered that record as she flew 345.6km (nearly 215...
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...
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....
Foundation for Free Flight

Foundation For Free Flight

The Foundation for Free Flight is an organization that helps promote and conserve the free flight sporting industry in America. The organization was originally founded in 1987 to help support teams competing in hang gliding and paragliding competitions. In...
Infinate Tumbles Record

Infinite Tumbles – World Record

There is a new paragliding acrobatic world record. Two time World Cup Champion, Horacio Llorens from Spain, has set a new World Record for Infinite Tumbles, one of the most difficult paragliding acrobatic maneuvers. Horacio jumped from a helicopter in...
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...
Paragliding Championship Cancelled

2011 Paragliding World Championship Cancelled

The 2011 Paragliding World Championship was cancelled after safety concerns. Two competition pilots crashed and died on the first day of the competition in separate incidents. On that same day there were three other reserve deployments. The competition was scheduled to...
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...
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....
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...
Good Samaritan Attacked

Good Samaritan Pilot Attacked

When a paraglider pilot decided to be a Good Samaritan and talk to a group of troubled youths, he had no idea that his good deed would end up in a trip to the hospital.
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...
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...
2013 World Paragliding Championships

2013 World Paragliding Championships

Paragliders from all over the world gathered in Sopot, Bulgaria between July 13-26 for the 2013 World Paragliding Championship.  This beautiful yet challenging sport has drawn competitors from all over the world. This year, Jeremie Lager of France took away the...
2009 West Coast Paragliding Championship

2009 West Coast Paragliding Championship

The West Coast Paragliding Championship took place between May 31 - June 6th, 2009 at Woodrat Mountain in Ruch, Oregon. With 3 of the 7 tasks cancelled for bad weather, there was almost as much para-waiting as there was...
Parahawking

Parahawking

When Scott Mason took up falconry at the age of 12 in East London he often dreamed of being able to fly like the birds of prey he trained. It wasn't until his around-the-world tour that lead him to...