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Disentis, Switzerland. Photo: Martin Scheel

PWC Disentis: 15-22 August 2020

The Paragliding World Cup is set to go ahead in Disentis, Switzerland, from 15-22 August 2020, with some adjustments to the rules

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BGD Kiss

BGD Kiss: lightweight mountain wing

BGD have released a new lightweight mountain wing for hike and fly. It’s called the Kiss, and is available in 16m² and 18m² sizes

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European Championships 2022

European Paragliding Championships postponed to 2022

The 16th FAI Paragliding XC European Championship that was due to start in Niš, Serbia on August 23 this year, has been postponed to 2022

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Latest issue

Cross Country 212 (August 2020)

Franck Simonnet made a childhood dream come true when he flew the Sahara Desert in Algeria. Here’s what else is in the August issue

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Features

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Paramotoring in Algeria. Photo: Franck Simonnet

Cross Country 212: August 2020

Franck Simonnet made a childhood dream come true when he flew the Sahara Desert in Algeria. Here’s what else is in the August issue

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Ben Abruzzo Shoulder strengthening for paragliding

How to improve your shoulder strength for paragliding

Personal trainer Ben Abruzzo shows us how to improve your shoulder strength for paragliding and free flight

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Thermalling

How to climb better in a thermal – every time

Here are my top tips on how to climb better – the single most important part of flying.

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Skills and learning

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how to deal with shoulder pain

Paragliding Tips: How to deal with shoulder pain

Physiotherapist Toby Clifford investigates a common complaint among hang glider and paraglider pilots and suggests some solutions

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Thermalling

How to climb better in a thermal – every time

Here are my top tips on how to climb better – the single most important part of flying.

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Jocky Sanderson. Photo: Marcus King

Jocky Sanderson’s new YouTube channel

Paragliding SIV guru Jocky Sanderson has launched a new YouTube channel, featuring many of his clips from his famous training videos

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Reviews

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Two chest-harness straps, pockets for water bottles

AirDesign hike-and-fly Trail backpack review

AirDesign’s Hike-and-Fly Trail backpack is a specialist product designed to fulfil the needs of the hike-and-fly or adventure-racing pilot. We test it out.

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Niviuk Skin 3 P

Niviuk Skin 3 P review (EN B single skin)

Niviuk’s latest single-surface paraglider, the 3 P, shows just how much single-skin technology has improved, says Marcus King

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Mac Para Eden 7

Mac Para Eden 7 review (EN B)

Dream machine: Mac Para’s latest EN B+, the Eden 7, scores well in comfort, security, performance and feel, says Marcus King

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