World Paragliding Championships is the main competitive paragliding championships in the World, organized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
The Fédération aéronautique internationale, is the world governing body for air sports. It was founded on 14 October 1905, and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. It maintains world records for aeronautical activities including ballooning, aeromodeling, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and also for human spaceflight.
|5th||1997||Castejón de Sos|
|9th||2005||Governador Valadares||March 11–27|
|10th||2007||Manilla||February 24–March 9|
|11th||2009||El Peñón||January 23–February 6|
|1st||2000||Middle Wallop||August 12–19|
|6th||2011||Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem||July 22–30|
Manilla is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, located on Fossickers Way 45 kilometres northwest of the regional city of Tamworth and 27 kilometres northeast of the historic village Somerton. At the 2006 census, Manilla had a population of 2,550 people. Manilla is famous for its setting as a fishing and paragliding area and soon to be the destination for ABCs Triple J "one night stand" music festival. The name Manilla comes from the Gamilaraay language, and is said to mean 'winding river'.
Powered paragliding, also known as paramotoring or PPG, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to take off using a paraglider. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone assistance is required.
Andradas is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais. As of 2004 its population is estimated to be 45,323.It is known as "Land of Wine", thanks to Italian immigrants who brought viticulture to the city.It is also known for extreme sports like paragliding, hang-gliding, parachute, and more. Every year athletes from all over the world go to city practice their sport.
Omplos is a mountain in Achaea, Greece. It rises steeply from the coastal plains around Patras to 926 m elevation. It is separated from the higher mountain Panachaikos by the valley of the river Glafkos. The summit is 2 km west of the village Petroto, 4 km east of Kallithea, 4 km southeast of Saravali and 10 km southeast of Patras city centre.
Palu is a chartered city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, 1,650 kilometres northeast of Jakarta, at the mouth of the Palu River. It is the capital of the province of Central Sulawesi, situated on a long, narrow bay. Because of its sheltered position between mountain ridges, the climate is unusually dry. At the 2010 census Palu had a population of around 336,300, not including those living in neighboring regencies. On 28 September 2018, the city suffered a large number of casualties due to a tsunami, where at least 2,256 people lost their lives, while many others are still buried under the rubble and presumed dead.
Governador Valadares is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais. In 2006, its population was 260,405 inhabitants. It is an economical center of the middle valley of the Doce River, having a significant influence on the east and northeast of Minas Gerais and local authorities of the state of the Espírito Santo. Governador Valadares sits on the bank of the Doce River, 324 km from Belo Horizonte.
Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the west side of the island of Réunion.
Quixadá is a municipality in the state of Ceará, in Brazil. It is known for its unusual rock formations, known locally as monoliths.
Hannes Arch was an Austrian pilot who competed in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship from 2007 to 2016. Arch won the World Championship in the 2008 season.
Jerzy Makula is a Polish pilot who won the FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships seven times.
Mieussy is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France.
Cyprus, due to its population and size, has modest international sporting achievements. Most sports are governed by associations under the umbrella of the Cyprus Sport Organisation.
Mont-Sainte-Anne is a ski resort in eastern Canada, located in the town of Beaupré, Quebec, about 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Quebec City. The mountain is part of the Laurentian mountain chain and has a summit elevation of 800 m (2,625 ft) above sea level with a vertical drop of 625 m (2,051 ft).
Speed-flying is the mix of skiing and paragliding. Speed flying and speed riding are very similar sports; speed flying is when the speed wing is foot-launched, while speed riding is a winter sport done on skis.
Ewa Wiśnierska, née Cieślewicz, is a German paraglider, a member of the German national paragliding team, who won the Paragliding World Cup on several occasions. She is mostly known for having survived extreme cold, lightning and lack of oxygen during an ascent to almost 10,000 metres (33,000 ft) inside a cumulonimbus cloud.
The Dudek Max is a Polish single-place, paraglider that was designed and produced by Dudek Paragliding of Bydgoszcz. It is now out of production.
Dudek Paragliders is a Polish aircraft manufacturer based near Bydgoszcz and founded by Piotr Dudek, Wojtek Domanski, and Darek Filipowicz on August 22, 1995. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of paragliders, rescue parachutes and paragliding harnesses.
UP International GmbH is a German aircraft manufacturer based in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of paragliders in the form of ready-to-fly aircraft. The company started business as a hang glider manufacturer based in the United States.
Paragliding at the 2018 Asian Games was held at the Gunung Mas, West Java, Indonesia. It was held from 20 to 29 August 2018.
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