The biggest hairdo in flying is now the main display pilot for the Red Bull Air Race series. In Cross Country issue 169, May 2016, Ed Ewing talks to Pal Takats about the risks and rewards in paragliding and paramotoring. As someone who has given almost everything to the sport he knows what he’s talking about.
The serious demands of paramotor display flying at the Air Race provide a new high-level challenge. “The Air Race is kind of a special event, because it’s a really, really tight schedule,” he explains. “It’s a really serious operation, so it’s very stressful, probably the most stressful event in my entire life.”
Cross Country 169, May 2016 is out now. Here’s what’s in the issue – from delving deep into the successful pilot’s mindset to journeying to the very fringes of our sport…. The Head Game: “Always fly your own flight. For sure, be aware of the others, where they are and what they’re up to, but […]
Maxime Pinot won the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2014 in Turkey on Sunday 5 October after a final 91.5km task that topped a difficult and sometimes frustrating competition. Maxime won two tasks out of six. He was one of only a handful of pilots to make goal on Task 2 (46.9km); and he flew the […]