The current issue is 123
What makes a strong high altitude flyer and what makes others so utterly ill? Chip Miller talks to some of today’s leading protagonists about their experiences at 7,000 m plus and contemplates the latest O2 systems
When the rain starts to fall in the next Red Bull X-Alps, one man will be smiling. Bob Drury meets the Romanian endurance fiend Toma Coconea to gauge where he’ll be putting his money when next month’s race kicks off
Were juries right to disqualify pilots accused of cloud flying based on the altitude their GPSs recorded in recent competitions? The forthcoming hang gliding world championship’s scorer, Mark Graham, unravels the idiosyncrasies of our modern instruments and claims not
WHETHER THE WEATHER
The interaction between the wind and thermals is key to getting the most out of the day. Honza Rejmanek takes a look at how they affect each other and at that most elusive prize for the long distance cross country pilot, the cloud street
With a green light from the Swiss cops, Stuart Belbas and his twin brother get a once in a lifetime to opportunity to pace a sports wing against a sports car in the valleys around Verbier
BETWEEN THE SHEETS
Niviuk hand over their latest sports wing to the Cross Country test team of Bob Drury and Marcus King. The original Artik went down well with them three years ago, will the second generation impress them as much?
Plus all the usual regulars and news including the new products and part four of Granger Banks’ fascinating paragliding novel, The Third Protoype.