New FAI Sporting code and 2018 comp format

Attention competition pilots! The new FAI Sporting Code S7B for aerobatic paragliding has been released! Quick summary of changes:

TECHNICAL CHANGES

In 2018 only one technical change is introduced.
Until last year the only manoeuvre allowed to be reversed was the Misty to heli (Misty reverse).
The reversed manoeuvre becomes now a new choreography bonus, like for twisted and flipped manoeuvres.
The manoeuvres performed reversed (max. 2 per run) will increase the choreography mark as follows:
Reversed Misty to Heli: +6% 

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Freedom of Flight Film Festival

The Freedom of Flight Film Festival is a not-for-profit NZ based film festival
showcasing international and NZ adventure flying films that was established in
2017. Their aim is to promote adventure flying in its various forms and its culture to the
widest possible audience in New Zealand. The film festival showcases international
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Tim Alongi takes it all in La Reunion!

Tim Alongi (FRA) won the Acro Masters battle tournament at the French La Reunion island flying his AirG Emilie. After the Acro Game in Organyá, the annual Sonchaux Acro Show in Villeneuve this contest was the third high-level invitational battle-type event of the year - so no doubt now that this competition format is spreading fast! A total of 16 pilots high level pilots from 11 nations were invited to participate. All the competition runs were launched via d-bagging out of a helicopter. Chilean Vice World Cup Champion, Victor 'Bicho' Carrera came second flying the Sessions - a new wing soon to be released by Ozone.

Cloudbase Mayhem podcast with Pál Takáts

Gavin Mcclurg, one of nowadays greatest paragliding adventurer and the creator of Cloudbase Mayhem - got on with a long conversation with Pál Takáts in his latest podcast about his career, acro, cross-country, X-Alps, ups and downs, accidents and thoughts how to become a better and safer pilot! Listen here:

Or over at Gavin's blog, the Cloudbase Mayhem.

 

Théo de Blic is the 2017 World Cup Tour champion!

'A childhood dream just became true...' - writes Théo de Blic after standing on the top of the overall World Cup podium in Italy at the end of the AcroMax event! Chile's Bicho Carrera and Frenchman Tim Alongi where tightly following him on the podium with only 1 point separating the TOP3 from each other.

The AcroMax Solo category was won by Ondrej Prochazka followed by Théo de Blic and Eliot Nochez.

We are waiting to receive the detailed results!