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Candelas 2008 Paramotor Meeting in La Puebla de Los Infantes, Sevilla,
The annual main PPG event in Spain opens the flying year and it's
the manufacturers' showcase for the new machines and material.
07, Festival of Los Realejos, Tenerife ( Canary , Spain - May
2007): More than a festival.
In its third year of
life, the Flypa festival goes beyond the spectacular event held
at the end of April by supporting sportive challenges like the
record flight on paramotor done by Ramon Morillas, or the newly
formed 'Flypa Team' of comp pilots. One of the best shows of the
year for acro lovers as well. Flypa
Paraglider Lines, a major achievement
In the last years the
materials of our gliders have undergone incredible developments.
In this article, the author will take you along the process of
manufacturing the lines that allow us to safely hang from our
gliders, and you'll also learn how to care for them so they last
longer. Article Paraglider
Ramon Morillas prepares PPG record flight over the sea
Monday April 23rd 2007, the Spanish pilot managed to cover 1105km
by paramotor from the south of Spain to the Canary island of Lanzarote
for a new world record of distance. The preparations for this flight
were long and demanding, specially regarding safety in case of an
eventual water-landing. The details here: Article:
Preparing the PPG Record flight to Canary.
A wild PPG trip
Pascal from Paramania
had a great time flying paramotor in Thailand with other expert
pilots like Mathieu Rouanet and Julius Gee. Not only they flew
over amazing landscapes, they even travelled on elephants with
their paramotors on! Read the story and see some of their fantastics
pics here: PPG
Trip in Thailand Story, READ!
XC Challenge 2007, Dominican Republic:
competition focused on learning and enjoying XC flying that was
a big success. In this article we tell you in detail what was unique
about this comp, and why everybody liked it, with dozens of pictures
to show you some of the beauty of the D. R., a country worth visiting.
2006, Paragliding Festival in Tenerife, Canary
The second edition
of this Festival brought some of the best PG & PPG acro pilots
in the world to the beautiful north coast of Tenerife, for a fun
event that's doing a great promotion of our air sports. Read our
full report with many pictures, and book your tickets to Tenerife
for the FLYPA 07. Go
to the article.
to Mike Campbell-Jones, ‘father’ of the reflex wings:
With a vast
career as aircraft designer, the founder of Paramania gliders has
open a world of possibilities for Paramotor flying thanks to the
introduction of reflex technology in paragliders designed to fly
under power. Read his ideas about PPG flying & design, and why
reflex wings are faster and more stable,
in this interview.
European Championship - Chozas, Spain.
Four days of flight out
of 7 concluded with 10 valid tasks fiercely fought and the gold
medal in foot-launched paramotor (PF1) to the current world champion
Mathieu Rouanet (FR, Ozone Viper-PAP) and in trikes (PL1) to Frantisek
Salava (CZ). A very good championship dimmed by the tragic death
of a Spanish pilot. A
complete report in this article, READ!
European Paragliding Championship.
Twelve days of competition,
5 valid tasks and incredible speeds at the Europeans held in Morzine-Avoriaz
and Les Gets (France) in July 2006. General details and a couple
of short interviews in this article that completes our exhaustive
news coverage done daily during the Champs. READ
our article here!
Paragliding Champions 2006.
The new European Champions
have been both world champions too, and many times members of their
national teams. Read their comments about the competition and their
own approach to paragliding in these short interviews to Luca Donini
and Petra Krausova. READ
the Europeans to the Worlds: The Designers views.
The Paragliding Europeans
2006 served as testing field for amazing prototypes that the designers
are working on, some of which will lead to new developments of even
faster machines for the next Worlds. We interviewed seven of the
most influent designers about their ideas and work, and this article
summarizes what they told us. READ
Mathieu Rouanet, Paramotor World Champion
With 28 years, this French pilot has been flying half his life.
Discover his deep passion both for the free and motorized flight,
and the tricks that helped him become the Number 1 of the sport.
Read our interview!
Challenge Island of La Palma 2005:
A special competition
held in one of the most beautiful islands of the Canary archipelago
(Spain) that attracted Top pilots, champions and XC pilots to fight
for incredible prizes never seen in our sport. A really fun competition
that suceeded in bringing paragliding to the big public and the
mass media. READ our
full report here!
with Chrigel Maurer - European & PWC Champion: One
of the youngest and most succesful PG pilots at the moment tells
us some of his secrets to be on the Top of the sport! Learn
from a real champion in this interview, READ! (Jan. 06)
cloth, an intriguing yarn from beginning to end: Ever
wondered how our gliders sails are made? Steve Uzochukwu invites
you to follow the whole process since the first roll of thread enters
the factory. READ a full
report about the manufacture of Porcher cloth for paragliders, click