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The path ahead

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It’s a strange time – to help out with a bit of light relief, we’re putting together lots of free content for pilots everywhere

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Ozone Roadrunner

Ozone Roadrunner groundhandling wing

Ozone have launched a new 14m² groundhandling wing called the Roadrunner. It’s for ground-training only, for pilots of any level

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Coeur de Savoie, France. Photo: Maxime Bellemin

PWC France 2020 cancelled

The first round of the 2020 PWC that was to have taken place in Passy, France at the end of May, has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Latest issue

Cross Country 208 (April 2020)

What do you want from free flight? A little daily magic? To push ever further? To become a pro? Whatever your dreams, this issue is about chasing them – safely, efficiently and with the biggest smile on your face.

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Features

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The path ahead

From all of us at Cross Country Magazine

It’s a strange time – to help out with a bit of light relief, we’re putting together lots of free content for pilots everywhere

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How to survive the coronavirus layoff

Tom Payne on what to do if you are facing restrictions over paragliding in the time of coronavirus

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Reserve ride. Photo: Andy Busslinger

Reserves: The Big Fat Repack Study

Could you find your reserve when you need to? Would it deploy? Dr Matt Wilkes studied 55 pilots to find out

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Skills and learning

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Théo de Blic

How to fly all day and stay focused

“Over the years I have developed a process that helps me stay focused for my acro runs while not wasting energy on the flying itself”

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Paragliding in Wales

Flying Far

So you want to fly further? Andy Pag talks to Alexander Robé, winner of the 2017 XContest online league, about how to do just that

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Mont Blanc

Forecasting Valley Winds

Can you forecast the height of a valley wind? Meteorologist Honja Rejmanek explains valley winds, first published in issue 195

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Reviews

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U-Turn Kidrock

U-Turn Kidrock Review

We handed over this ground handling wing to some future pilots to see how they got on

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Niviuk Roamer 2

Niviuk Roamer 2 Review (Harness)

Marcus King goes hike-and-fly with this well-built reversible harness

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Icaro Parus 2

Icaro Parus 2 Review (Tandem)

Fun, light and user-friendly – Seb Ospina flies this new tandem

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