Paragliding World Cup in Gemona, Italy
The actual event of the Paragliding World Cup takes place in Gemona, Italy from the 24th -30th of June.
Gemona is widely recognised as a world class paragliding competition venue, having hosted numerous events. It offers both mountainous alpine flying and flatland racing.
For a preview of some of the stunning scenery tune in to the trailer on World Cup TV: https://vimeo.com/169765726
This World Cup is going to be a real battle between the giants of the XC world, Honorin Hamard and Lex Robé have both won XContest twice. Also competing are the 4 new Out and Return World record holders: Dušan Orož, Jost Napret, Bojan Gabrsek and Promoz Susa. They are used to flying very fast to cover the incredible distances required to claim World records these days.
Battling for podium places we’ll also see many of the stars of the paragliding racing circuit. Virtually all the podium winners from the European competitions so far this year are competing!
The pilot quality in this competition is going to be one of the highest we have ever seen with 19 pilots ranked AA. 3 Super Final winners will also be competing, twice winner Aaron Durogati, Stefan Wyss and Charles Cazaux, putting a total of 16 World Cup winners in the air at the Start line.
Equally impressive is the ladies line up: Super Final winners: Seiko Fukuoka Naville and Keiko Hiraki. XContest winners: Joanna Di Grigoli, Kari Ellis and Silvia Buzzi Ferraris. And in the top 5 Overall in the recent PrePWC in the Pyrenees, Méryl Delferriere and Constance Mettetal.
Keep up with all the action on the PWCA App where, in addition to the live Commentary, tracking and scores, you can now see photos of the pilots, the % of leadout points for each pilot and their glide ratio to goal.
Skytrex 3.0 FANET/FLARM
For several months Skytraxx has integrated, as an option, a FANET receiver/transmitter in their instruments. Our review: a Skytraxx 3.0 equipped with a FANET/FLARM antenna to enable it to communicate with other FANET instruments and with stations on the ground, as well as aircraft equipped with FLARM. The first trials show that the ‘collaborative flying’ function is very effective.