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Volirium P1 Smart Vario

Volirium say: ‘Pilots should enjoy their flights and not have to worry about technology.’ Enter the new Volirium P1 Smart Vario. It's a flight computer with in-depth navigation functions which offers a moving map presentation and route planning in Race and XC modes. Its ability to handle numerous Waypoint formats is nice too.

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Nova SECTOR Released

2017 was a busy year in the C class paraglider market with the release of the Delta 3, Elan 2, Aspen 6 and Sigma 10 amongst others. The choice is not going to get any easier for the sport class XC pilot in 2018, as Austrian Manufacturer Nova also promise to present another interesting option in their new C class wing, the Sector. We met Philipp Medicus, chief designer at Nova for the last 5 years, at the Coupe Icare where he gave us a quick preview of Nova’s new offering.

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High Adventure at the Coupe Icare 2017

High Adventure is best known for the Beamer, a well-named steerable Rogallo sytle reserve designed to ‘Beam me down, Scotty’ safely to the surface. We spoke with Urs Haari to see what we could learn about this potentially life saving piece of kit, as well as the latest and greatest accessories.

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Supair Safety Warning: LEAF

Supair have issued a safety warning regarding the possibility of some LEAF gliders entering parachutal phase when inducing big-ears in unaccelerated flight. Not all gliders are affected. For affected gliders a line kit will be made available to eliminate the risk of a parachutal phase free of charge. Read the full notification and safety warning from Supair for more details.

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Icaro2000 Ear Defenders & Electronic Headsets

Information about ear defenders and electronic headsets, including details about the various options, microphones, booms, speakers and cables, radio bands (2 meter or aviation), softgel option and radio and headset compatibility, from Icaro2000.

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Gin Gliders at the Coupe Icare 2017

We were lucky enough to join Gin Seok Song and Michael Sigel at the Coupe Icare for a very insightful discussion of the new designs being produced by Gin Gliders. As well as discussing new products for 2017-2018, Gin is celebrating his 40 year anniversary as a free flying pilot since he began hang gliding, so has a very good feel for what the pilot needs. We took the opportunity to ask him some wider questions about the paragliding scene and the development of Gin gliders.

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Advance & Companion at the Coupe Icare 2017

Plenty of news from Advance  this year, provided to us courtesy of Valery Chapuis, including the PROGRESS 3 reversible harness, PI BI lightweight double-surface tandem wing, OMEGA XALPS 2 hike-&-fly racing wing, IOTA 2 cross country (XC) wing, Companion SQR Light 'square-round' reserve, and some fab new clothing…

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