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Hang Glider News

Old news from the years 2018 · 2017 ·

Index 2019

For the eighth time, Icaro has won the hang gliding world championships

Alex Ploner first, Christian Ciech second


Mondiali

Leadership certified by results, not just talk.

The hang glider’s modern age began in 1996 with the introduction of topless gliders.
From then on, there have been 12 World Championships.
Icaro2000 have won 8 of them.

For Alex it is his third world title

Many pictures on Flafly

July 2019

The Italian Team, world champions for the sixth time


Design

The championship took place in Tolmezzo in Italy

Flavio Tebaldi was the team leader.

July 2019

Three world champions flying Laminar at the 32nd Valerio Albrizio trophy, Laveno


Design

Alex Ploner in first place, Christian Ciech second, Manfred Ruhmer third at the 32nd Valerio Albrizio trophy, Laveno.
On the podium, Alex made the most of the occasion. "At Laveno it's very rare to see Manfred below me on the podium, so I couldn't resist taking the opportunity of resting my elbow on his head for a moment."

June 2019

Index 2018

Thomas Weissenberg first, Manfred Ruhmer second at the XXI Open de Canarias


Design

Thomas told us "Ciao ragazzi, it was a challenging comp with Manfred in the task committee.
I guess you know what this means! He really pushed it, with not too many pilots reaching goal on many days, except for the last day for a happy ending.
The Laminar is flying great, it brings me to the next level and to team up with MR is awesome. Such a great guy and a pilot to learn from in many ways!"

Manfred Ruhmer wins the Pre-world Hang Glider Championships


Second slide image

"It was a real good last day, strong conditions in the mountains.
It was a very good way to celebrate my birthday with the last day and overall comp winning.
And that with very little hang-gliding training but with good motivation and a perfect glider"

Alex Ploner wins the European Hang Glider Championships with Laminar


Alex

Alex Ploner wins the European hang gliding championships.
For the second time, Alex Ploner wins the European cross-country hang gliding championships, demonstrating his remarkable flying skills.
Having won seven world championship titles and and seven European titles, the Laminar shows that ALL HANG GLIDERS FLY WELL. SOME FLY BETTER.
It is his second European title, for Icaro the 7 th.

New sail colors for the Piuma


Piuma

Go to page of the Piuma

Laminar 2018


Laminar

For 2018 we have built the best Laminar ever, never so perfect

Go to page of the Laminar

Piuma, the restyling of the RX2


Laminar

Go to page of the Piuma

Year 2017

Gold for the Italian team at the World Championship


Laminar

Our Alex Ploner second, just a few points behind Petr Benes.
Christian third, both with hang glider Laminar.

Great Italian team that now has won 5 times the worlds.
Thanks also to the tireless team leader Flavio Tebaldi.

Manfred Ruhmer again Class 2 World Champion


Laminar

He is now 7 times World Champion with his Swift

Italian Hang Gliding Championship 2017


Laminar

Alex Ploner first on Laminar

Best results for Icaro 2000: 4 Laminar in the first 4 places, 7 in the first 10.