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Nova Ion 5

Nova release EN-B Ion 5

Nova have released the Ion 5. They say it’s a low aspect-ratio EN-B cross-country wing, with “usable performance, great handling and high passive safety”

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XC Tracer Mini II

XC Tracer Mini II acoustic vario

The XC Tracer Mini II is a tiny acoustic-only vario powered by a solar cell, with lag-free indication of lift or sink

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Apco Mayday reserves upgraded

Apco Mayday reserves have been upgraded with improved new bridles and deployment bags

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Latest issue


Cross Country 187 (Feb/Mar 2018) is out now – we dive into the new year and new season with an in-depth look at the latest research in paragliding, revealing exactly what happens to our bodies when we fly. Plus we’ve got all the reviews, travel, adventure and news we can pack in.

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Current features

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Dynamic Full stall with Theo Deblic at Master Acro La Reunion

Theo de Blic: Searching for the Sun

Theo de Blic reveals his top 10 destinations to fly during the northern hemisphere winter

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‘My 300k Day’: Paragliding in Copperton

Dry, high, and the sky goes on forever… Kelvin van Baalen takes us with him on a 300km flight from Copperton, South Africa

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Eyes Wide Open: Paramotoring in Australia

Glenn Tupper and Matt Minyard head to Australia for a 12-day paramotoring blast along open roads and through epic skies

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The Travel Guide

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January / February
Town landing in Algodonales

Alternatives to Algodonales, Spain

These four sites are all good alternatives for pilots based in Algodonales and looking to explore further afield

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The big open skies of manilla where Godfrey Wennes pushed the world record to 335km in 1998. Photo: martin Scheel

Guide to Manilla, Australia

Manilla offers safe, easy and relaxing XC for all levels of pilot

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Guide to Manteigas, Portugal

Manteigas is the best XC site in Portugal – you can fly from here all the way to Spain!

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