“From Colombia to Svalbard, we’re all addicted to base”, reads the coverline on the latest issue of Cross Country magazine, issue 158. Hitting doormats around the world since 1 March it will be available digitally on 9 March.
At 132 pages it is again packed with the latest and best from the free-flying world, including the cover feature – in which tandem paramotor pilot Christophe Blanc-Gras heads to Svalbard to help shoot snowboarders, avoid polar bears and fly the man from the BBC. Plus:
Freeze Frame: We showcase the very best from our time at the Paragliding World Championships in Roldanillo, Colombia.
Curved Ball: We talk to the experts, including Paramotor World Champion Alex Mateos, about learning how to fly pylons.
Off the Wall: Red Bull X-Alps wildcard Dave Turner introduces himself – from climbing big walls in Patagonia to crossing the Alps by paraglider twice.
Tudo Bem Brazil: Stein Gjosund heads to Brazil on a guided hang gliding tour with world record holder Dustin Martin.
How Hot is Hot? We take the new Advance Iota and UP’s Summit XC 3 to Monaco to explore just what ‘High-end EN B’ means.
The Hangar: World record holder Tom Weissenberger on what he learnt on a recent trip to Ecuador.
Icaristics: Former Paragliding World Champion Bruce Goldsmith discusses brake length – and explains how to make sure yours are set just right.
Ignition: Jeff Goin asks ‘Have paramotor wings got too small?’
IQ: We unpick the latest statistics from the paragliding industry that show just how many pilots there are around the world.
Mountain Flying: Jon Chambers talks about turbulence and why it’s often our friend, not foe, when flying the mountains.
My Line: Volunteer tandem pilot Sebastien Tulasne on the unique FFVL scheme that helps wheelchair users get in the air.
Naked Pilot: Fresh from flying the World Championships on his home turf Colombia’s Julian Carreno reveals exactly what gives him wings.
Toolbox: Dean Eldridge looks deep into your reduction drive – and tells you things you never knew.
Harness Review 1: We hook in to the new Advance Lightness 2.
Harness Review 2: And we fly the new Sup’Air Delight 2.
All the News: Plus, as always we round up all the new products on the market in paragliding, hang gliding and paramotoring.
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