After the terrible earthquake in Nepal, Paraglider pilots Jamie and Bella Messenger and the charity they support, Karma Flights Nepal, need as much help from their fellow pilots around the world as possible at the moment. Pilots are asked to open their hearts and wallets to enable their charity to bring aid to victims where they live in Nepal...
World Championships in Columbia: the results so far
After six tasks (out of a possible 11), the race is breathtaking. Not only in the individual classification but in the team rankings too, the first places are really close, leaving all to play for.
The results up to and including the 19th of January:
1. Stephan Morgenthaler (CH, Enzo 2), 4339
2. Michael Maurer (CH, Boomerang 10), 4337
3. Torsten Siegel (DE, Boomerang 10), 4332
1. Seiko Fukuoka Naville (FR, Enzo 2), 3818
2. Laurie Genovese (FR, Enzo 2), 3669
3. Nicole Fedele (IT, Enzo 2), 3631
1. Switzerland, 11213
2. Germany, 11189
3. Slovenia, 11126
There is a winner already; the site for this competition has come up trumps this winter. It has been flyable every day, even when it poured down in the morning, as was the case before the sixth task. Two hours later, +3 thermals were on the menu!
The organization’s live tracking is working well. Watch the Championship live:
by Lucian Haas
Safety Notice paraglider Skywalk X-Alps 2013 and Masala 2, all sizes
The company Skywalk informs: A pilot reported that the attachment seam on a C-riser tore during launch preparations. Investigations conducted by Skywalk and DHV as a result of this notice produced the following results. If the C-riser is loaded in the normal direction (direction of flight), the strength of the seam is sufficient. If the direction of the load is turned 180°, then the strength of the seam is too weak due to chaffing. Loading the riser in this direction can occur during ground handling in a strong wind or if the C-lines get caught on an object during launch. Although this incident appears to be an isolated case, effective immediately, paragliders of the type MASALA2 may not be flown anymore. The owners are requested to connect skywalk. The company will inspect and repair the risers at no charge.