Women’s Paragliding Distance World Record Falls in Brazil

Tuesday 10 November, 2009
Kamira Rodrigues, 323 km in Brazil

Kamira Pereira, 323 km in Brazil

Brazil’s Kamira Pereira has flown a record-beating 323 km from Quixada, north east Brazil. If ratified by the FAI the flight, which took place on 8 November, will be a new women’s world record.

Czech pilot Petra Krausova is the current women’s world record holder. She flew 302.9 km from the same site on 18 November 2005.

Quixada in the state of Ceara is famous for its record breaking distances and attracts pilots from around the world every November when potential record-breaking conditions set up. Marcelo Prieto, Rafael Saldini and Frank Brown, all Brazilian pilots, flew a world record distance of 461.6 km here on 14 November 2007.

And Andre Wolf (BR) holds the South American hang gliding record of 452 km from the same site.

The XC International, a month long team cross country event is on at Quixada now, from 20 October to 20 November. It is followed immediately by the XCeara 2009 Cross Country Classic, from 21 – 29 November.

Kamira has been flying for 15 years and is a Sol team pilot. Muito bom, Kamira!

Hang Gliding tops XCeara
Frank Brown and Kamira Brazilian champions
From the archive: Frank Brown interview

Got news? Send it to Cross Country mag at news@xccontent.local. Please observe fair use for this article: if you reproduce it online, please credit correctly and link to xcmag.com or the original article. No reproduction in print. Copyright remains with Cross Country magazine. Thanks!

Never miss an issue

Our subscribers receive 10 issues a year, the annual Travel Guide and exclusive access to competitions and offers

Subscribe today
Back to News
Back to News

Got a story?

If you have news, great images or a story, let us know

Get in touch

Join the family

By subscribing, you support the only worldwide paragliding, paramotoring and hang gliding magazine and you get:


This is a challenging time. To help out, we’re giving new annual subscribers the five most recent issues of Cross Country for free in digital format. That’s over 500 pages of flying. Enjoy reading them, plus the next ten tissues to come, and keep your fire burning until we can all fly again! Choose your subscription type – either print, digital or combo – and once you’ve completed your purchase we will send the five most recent digital issues to your email address. Enjoy!

  • Ten issues delivered to your door through the year
  • A 100+ page Travel Guide to the world’s best flying sites delivered with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Plus: Win a paraglider in our annual subscribers’ draw each January
  • Pay annually or monthly with paypal or credit card
Subscribe today

Subscribe and never miss an issue

Digital edition

per month

  • Ten packed issues delivered via Zinio
  • Travel Guide with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Read offline on iPad, laptop or phone
  • Exactly the same magazines as print

Print edition

per month

  • Ten packed issues airmailed to you
  • Travel Guide with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Perfect-bound journals, high quality production
  • Chance to win two new wings in exclusive draws

Print and digital

per month

  • All the benefits of print and digital!
  • Plus exclusive discount vouchers for books and products
News and special offers. No spam ever