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SPRING 2008 NEWSLETTER


Give the Gift They Will Never Forget - PURCHASE PARAGLIDING GIFT CERTIFICATES Redeemable at sister schools around the U.S.

IN THIS ISSUE:
- UPCOMING EAGLE EVENTS
     DEAN STRATTON & JOSH COHN CROSS COUNTRY AND COMPETITION FLYING CLINIC
     BOB DRURY BEGINS HIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN SANTA BARBARA
     KARI CASTLE OWENS VALLEY CLINIC - SOLD OUT!!!
     APRIL MANEUVERS CLINICS - SOLD OUT!!!
     MANEUVERS CLINICS CALENDAR - RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!!!
     FRENCH ALPS TOUR - AUGUST 2008 - ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT
- VALLE DE BRAVO TOURS A GREAT SUCCESS
- EAGLE TEAM PILOTS TAKE GOLD IN VALLE
- EAGLE TEAM PILOT KARI CASTLE BREAKS AUSTRALIAN TANDEM RECORD
- AIRWAVE SPORT 4: A DHV 1-2 WITH DHV 2 PERFORMANCE
- UP SUMMIT XC: THE BABY TRANGO IS HERE
- UP K2 TANDEM:  IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT
- NIVIUK F GRAVITY ACRO WING READY BY EARLY JUNE



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UPCOMING EAGLE EVENTS:

DEAN STRATTON & JOSH COHN CROSS COUNTRY AND COMPETITION FLYING CLINIC


Do you want an edge at the competitions you are attending this season?  2007 US Paragliding National Champion Dean Stratton and 2008 Pre-world gold medalist Josh Cohn will be holding a  well rounded clinic in Santa Barbara, California May 3rd & 4th at a cost of $495.  This clinic will cover many topics including understanding a paragliding competition and the tasks, finding lift on cross country routes, thermal dynamics, gaggle flying, getting the best start possible, and how to best use your flight instruments.  Space is limited.  We recommend you reserve your spot soon if you plan on attending.

Dean Stratton Josh Cohn

BOB DRURY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR - "PARAGLIDING THE HIMALAYAS"

My good friend and Cross Country Magazine Editor Bob Drury is making Santa Barbara the first stop on his US Tour. We are one of only four stops on his US visit. Bob gave an amazing slide show presentation on Eagle Paragliding’s 2007 French Alps Tour, and guided some of our tour participants on an epic XC flight.


Bob will be giving a Himalayan Paragliding slide show presentation that will blow your mind.  Read more…



KARI CASTLE OWENS VALLEY CLINIC
May 16th through 18th - SOLD OUT!!!
Unfortunately this clinic is sold out.  We hope to offer future clinics with Kari in the Owens to accommodate more pilots.

SIV CLINICS
  Spring Maneuvers Clinic – Southern California 4/25 – 4/27 SOLD OUT!!!
  Spring Maneuvers Clinic – Southern California 4/28 – 4/30 SOLD OUT!!!
  Spring Maneuvers Clinic – Southern California 5/28 – 5/30
  Spring Maneuvers Clinic – Southern California 5/31 – 6/2
  Summer Maneuvers Clinic – Southern California 6/27 – 6/29
  Summer Maneuvers Clinic – Southern California 6/30 – 7/2

 FRENCH ALPS TOUR
  French Alps Tour – 8/9 – 8/21 ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!
  The 2007 Eagle French Alps Tour gave pilots many personal bests.  We are heading back Europe this summer for more.

  Read more about our 2007 tour here.

  Check out Eagle Paragliding's complete Calendar here

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VALLE DE BRAVO TOURS A GREAT SUCCESS

This makes 10 weeks of Eagle tours in Valle De Bravo, and we have flown every single day of each tour.  This is one paragliding tour where you can count on getting loads of air time.  The Eagle crew runs a very high class tour with more instructors than any other outfit.  We have many eyes looking after you as we team fly every day. Read what one of our tour participants had to say about his trip. Space is limited for the 2009 Tours, so we encourage you to plan ahead and make your Valle De Bravo 2009 reservation now, if you hope to join us next year.

We told you we would make you famous. All of our tour participants showed up in the videos for each week’s tour.  These videos will become an annual tradition.

VIDEO - Week 1 - Pilots flying in Valle De Bravo
VIDEO - Week 2 - Pilots flying in Valle De Bravo

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EAGLE TEAM PILOTS TAKE GOLD IN VALLE

Eagle Paragliding Team pilots Josh Cohn, Eric Reed, and Matt Beechinor earned The United States Paragliding Team a gold medal at the 2008 Paragliding Pre-Worlds in Valle De Bravo, Mexico. Full Story...

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2008 Paragliding Pre-Worlds Final Team Standings:
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The Monarca Open final standings included 4 Eagle Team Pilots in the top 8, while the 2008 Pre-Worlds final standings included 2 Eagle Team Pilots in the top 5.   You can see complete results, as well as full coverage of each task at the following links:

        2008 Pre-Worlds News
        2008 Monarca Open News

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KARI CASTLE BREAKS AUSTRALIAN TANDEM RECORD

Eagle Paragliding Team pilot Kari Castle flew 227km in 7 hours and 30 minutes to set a new Australian Tandem Paragliding record.  Read More...

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AIRWAVE SPORT 4 NOW AVAILABLE

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Airwave has produced a high performance wing with DHV 1-2 security.  The Airwave Sport 4 DHV 1-2/EN-B glider has set a new standard as it performs as well as most DHV 2 wings.  Below is a list of the notable changes between the Sport 3 and the Sport 4:

Sport 3 Sport 4
Aspect Ratio 5.1 5.35
No. of Risers 4 3
Est. Glide Ratio 8.2-8.5 8.5-8.8
Certification DHV 1-2 EN B


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For more information on the Sport 4, visit the Airwave web site.

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UP SUMMIT XC: THE BABY TRANGO IS HERE



If you're considering a DHV 2 wing for your XC adventures this season you'd be cheating yourself not to check out the Summit XC.  The wing looks like it could be a DHV 2-3 when inflated overhead.  The glide is amazing, and it still turns really nice.  UP has somehow managed to get more performance and avoid having the wing be a flat turner.

Read the Summit XC review and feedback on paragliding forum.

For more information on the Summit XC, visit the UP web site.

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UP K2 TANDEM: IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT

The K2 is a 41m2 Tandem ship, and has a certified weight range of 150-222kgs.  Flying it lighter is no problem handling-wise, but as with all tandems, the ground speed does suffer when under loaded.  As with the Pico, UP's designers have included rigifoils on the leading edge, to the benefit of durability, canopy weight and performance. The rigofoils on the K2 are on the seam of the cells instead of the middle which makes for cleaner airfoil.  This gives the glider a nice shape, and we think helps stability.  We are very happy with this tandem, and are glad UP waited to perfect it instead of releasing it last year.  Eagle Team pilots  have been ordering this new tandem in droves getting ready for the tandem season at their local flying sites.

For more information on the K2, visit the UP web site.

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NIVIUK F GRAVITY ACRO WING READY BY EARLY JUNE


The F-Gravity was created by Raul Rodriguez, the best Free-style/Acro pilot in paragliding history, and legendary designer Oliver Nef.  This wing promises to let you throw all your free style moves, and be able to tank back up in a thermal to get some more.

VIDEO - Niviuk F Gravity in action



For more information on the F-Gravity, visit the Niviuk web site.

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All the best,

Rob Sporrer
Eagle Paragliding LLC
mail: PO Box 3775 , Santa Barbara, California 93130
ship: 802 E. Calle Laureles, Santa Barbara, California, 93105
www.paragliding.com