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19th Feb : Only a few days to go before the start of the 10th Paragliding World Championships and most of the pilots have already arrived to practise. Current world rankings #1, 2006 World Cup winner and favourite to take the title, Christian Maurer (SWI) takes a few moments to inspect a new protoype glider with Mango .... The XC Open event has had a few epic days with pilots flying nearly 300kms on Saturday and 200kms on Sunday. More than 1/2 of the pilots including the whole German Team have flown new personal best distances ! .... Perfect clouds to the horizon (photo's taken near Boggabri on Sunday 19th Feb) .... Mango greets some famous faces - Kari Castle (USA), Andy Hediger (ARG), Heli Eichholzer (AUT), Jimmy Pacher (ITA) .... and a special meeting with Gin Song (KOR).


4th Feb: The A$393,000 upgrade to the Mt Borah Air Sports Facility
was inspected on Friday 2nd Feb by NSW State Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism - Sandra Nori, and NSW Parliament local member Peter Draper. Media on the east Launch. Mt Borah showing the new West, East and South Astro Turf launches and Amenities block works. Also Nicky Moss (UK #1 ranked female pilot) made famous around the world by her recent eagle attack ordeal says hello to Manilla Paragliding's friendly eagle statue.


24th Jan : One month to go ...The event organisation is in its final stages... Mango also is working hard everyday to ensure a smooth running championships ... the Welcome signs are going up  ... final staff meetings are being held (Godfrey, Lynda and Pip) ... and the amazing comet showed us the way to Manilla 2007.

Media Information, Press Releases, Magazine Articles, Advertisements and Event Brochures are now archived in the Media/Press section. This section will be regulary updated as content becomes available.

Event Photography Competition announced ! Over A$2000 in prizes for the best photo's of the event - see info at the Photo Comp page.

Official car/bus hire partner !!!  We are delighted to announce the partnership of Thrifty Car Rentals Australia with the event. There are special rates and a booking link - see left menu. Please take advantage of the deal we have organised for you via special event rate booking codes. All visitors, pilots, and Teams are invited to use this rate. Thrifty are offering unlimited kms for all cars and 8 seater Toyota Tarago's (12 seater Hiace bus by arrangement with Tamworth branch), at the best value corporate rental rates in Australia etc. You can pick up at any capital city and Tamworth also !

Mobile Phone NEWS @ 14th Feb  : Due to the CDMA > NextG system change-over Telstra is unable supply pilots with free or discounted hire or purchase of CDMA or NextG handsets. Pilots and Teams will need to purchase their