Flypa ‘07 attracts international paragliding elite
Now in its third year, the International Paragliding Festival kicks off with a new world distance record for the powered paragliding flight between Jerez de la Frontera and the Canaries
Current world champion Ramón Morillas from Granada covered 1,101kms in nearly 15 hours to set a historic new world record as the first person to fly over the Atlantic in a powered paraglider.
This brilliant feat sets the scene for the III International Paragliding Festival Los Realejos, Flypa ’07, which is being staged in the northern Tenerife district from 27th April to 1st May.
Now a well established event on the international flying sports calendar, the festival is a superb way to watch some of the most prestigious pilots on the planet doing their stuff: paragliding, free flying, hang gliding, powered paragliding, acrobatics, jumping and parachuting are just some of the categories in this festival, which takes place in a magnificent setting, surrounded by stunning protected nature areas, featuring landings on black sand beaches.
Tenerife is without doubt the place in the world which boasts the highest number of days suitable for paragliding. Thanks to the really mild weather conditions coupled with the special features of the landscape and the prevailing wind direction, you can fly free a bird for a minimum of 333 days a year in a wide choice of paragliding areas.