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  • What are paragliding competitions about ?

    For the major majority of the general public the term 'paragliding' either means nothing at all or brings to mind images of people being towed behind boats or 'jumping' off hills with a parachute - this isn't the case and we will try to explain a bit more about our sport with these words. A paraglider is a fully functioning glider (it flies forwards through the air) but also resembles a parachute in appearance, hence the name 'paraglider'.

  • PWCA and CIVL cooperation on competition scene...

    December 2011: Following a successful meeting in October, of senior  representatives of both CIVL and the PWCA, the two organisations have 
    agreed on a continuing programme of cooperation aimed at creating a  worldwide synchronised paragliding competition system.   
     
    “There is great synergy between our organisations and we have found  that we recognise and appreciate each others’ strengths,” commented 
    Agust Gudmundsson, CIVL acting President.  PWCA President, Goran  Dimiskovsi added: “We have identified a number of areas where we can 

  • NEW ANDROID APP FOR REPORT BACK

     

    NEW ANDROID APPLICATION FOR PILOTS

    World Cup pilot Joerg Ewald has developed a very useful Android application for pilots using the FastRetrieve system. This app takes your pilot number and the SMS number for the comp you are in and will use the phone's GPS to report your position in the correct format. You can also include a message ie 'GOAL' or other pilot numbers and the whole lot is sent together.

    The app is available from Android Market at https://market.android.com/details?id=ch.yourstruly.reportback

    Feedback welcome please

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