Manfred Ruhmer (AUT) - 7th time HG Class 2 World Champion!


20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship, that focused our attention at the airfield of Aspres-sur-Buëch in Hautes-Alpes, France,
has come to an end. The curent world champion Manfred Ruhmer, has confirmed his champions title and for the 7th time in a row became Class 2 HG World Champion.


Defending world champion, Manfred Ruhmer (AUT), dominates the Class 2 Championship!


The 20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship goes on from 24 July till 6 August 2017 at Aspres-sur-Buëch in the Hautes-Alpes. After four valid tasks, the world-renowned Austrian hang glider pilot Manfred Ruhmer, is dominating the competition. Class 2 world champion since 2002, he is 649 points ahead of his nearest rival, fellow Austrian Franz Pacheiner, and 674 points ahead of local French pilot, Jacques Bott. No task was set yesterday due to the strong south/southwest winds (55 to 55kph at 2000m altitude). Four more competition days are  available for competitors to try to topple the king of this discipline.


20th FAI World HG Class 2 Championship has launched in Haute Alpes.



The event will run till August 6, 2017 in Aspres-sur-Buëch (France) the main competition place. It is organized by ADPUL - an airsports association whose object is the development of the ultra-light glider.


15th FAI World Paragliding Championship Monte Avena 2017 – superb organization and flying!

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New World Champions in Paragliding – Seiko Fukuoka (FRA), Pierre Remy (FRA) and First National Team – France were defined in the result of the competition that has ended yesterday in Pedavena, Italy.


Italian Sports Minister “There are no minor sports”


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Today Luca Lotti, Sports Minister of Italy, visited Boscherai, the headquarters of 15th FAI World Paragliding Championship Monte Avena 2017.


Monte Avena 2017 now undoubtedly is a valid World Paragliding Championship!

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After 3 valid tasks of 15th FAI World Paragliding Championship more than 100 pilots have got over 1500 points. The first five even exceed 1900. 


Day 2 Paragliding Worlds Monte Avena - 90 on goal.

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 15th FAI World Paragliding Championship Day 2, Task 2 - 93 km Race to goal. It was a long and challenging task. Over 90 on goal after more than 4 hours in the air.


Day 1 Task 1 15th FAI World Paragiding Championship

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It was a successful start of the competition. It was cloudy at Monte Avena.The organizers moved to Rubbio take off near Bassano and there we have got fine weather conditions that allowed to have a fine 78 km task much exceeding the expectations.


Training Day. 15th FAI World Paragliding Championship

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The training task, was set to 72 kilometers. Due to the clear skies, the task could have seemed easy, but just before the start, it started to get cloudy, so the pilots had to rely on the ability that led them here to compete in the world championship.

 “While we were planning it, we were expecting a very quick task” explains Maurizio Bottegal “but then the weather, which is the unrival king of this sport, suddenly changed and forced us to slow down. We were expecting an average speed of 30 km/hour, but we probably moved slower because the thermals were weak and therefore difficult to climb. Around 2.45 PM however, the conditions changed once more and the pilots could gain speed again. Nevertheless, it’s undeniable that flying today was challenging, in fact, only 25 out of 150 Pilots could arrive to Goal.

For tomorrow we are checking the weather condition because in the area surrounding Feltre forecasted storms so it is very probable that the competition will move to the area of Pedemontana del Grappa (Bassano, Marostica or Rubbio)”.

Training day video

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Opening ceremony of 15th FAI World Paragliding Championship


The opening ceremony took place in Feltre. Pilots followed by Palio gerolds of the 4 districts of the city proceeded to the central square.


Monte Avena 2017 Paragliding Worlds - Registration

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15th FAI World Paragliding Championship has opened its doors to 150 best pilots of the world. The event will take place in Monte Avena - Pedavena Italy 1-15 July, 2017. Today we had very special guests!