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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...
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...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
Powered Paragliding Beach Blast Panama City Florida

Beach Blast Cancelled Due to Government Restrictions

April brings disappointing powered paragliding news: Beach Blast, an annual powered paragliding (PPG) event at the Edgewater Resort in Panama City, FL, has been cancelled. Beach Blast was the largest PPG event in the...
Skydiving Mt Everest

Everest Skydive 2008

Skydivers from around the world converged on Shyangboche at the foot of Mount Everest for the first annual "Everest Skydive".
Golden Knights Take World Cup

Golden Knights Take World Cup

The US Army Parachute Team, The Golden Knights, took first place in the 8-way formation skydiving competition at the 2011 World Cup of Skydiving.   The competition was held at Saarlouis-Deuren, Germany between August 1-7, 2011....
Les Nessman Memorial Turkey Drop 2012

Les Nessman Memorial Turkey Drop

Hot air balloonists will gather in east central Illinois this holiday weekend for one of the really unique events in the sport. The 15th annual Les Nessman Memorial Turkey Drop, sponsored by the Danville (Ill.)...
World Team Skydiving World Record

World Record Jump Attempt in Arizona

The World Team's most astonishing achievement to date is their 400-way jump in Thailand. With 400 skydivers all joining into one free-fall formation, the World Team broke the world record for the largest free-fall...
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...
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...
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,...
Golden Knights Set New Record at World Air Games 2015

Golden Knights Set New Record

The US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team has set a new world record in the Eight Way Formation at the FAI World Air Games this week. To set the new record they executed 33...
2010 World Hang Gliding Championship

World Hang Gliding Championship

The World Hang Gliding Championship was held in Tegelberg, Germany from May 8th to May 22nd, 2010. Probably a more appropriate title for this story is the "Championship That Wasn't". Bad weather including rain and...
Crossroads Balloon Rally

Crossroads Balloon Rally

Hot air balloons, team roping competitions, chicken-fried steak and wine. Those are just some of the attractions planned for the Lamesa, Texas, Crossroads Balloon Rally and Chicken-Fried Steak Festival. Organizers are expecting between 20 and...
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...
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...
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