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Episode 56- Miguel Gutierrez and a century of flight

For all of us who make the yearly winter migration to Valle De Bravo, Mexico we have Miguel Gutierrez and his incredible Alas Del Hombre team to …

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Episode 55- Xandi Meschuh and building a foundation

Xandi doing his THANG<p>Xandi Meschuh has been in the flying game since the very beginning. He learned to fly RC planes from his father, a pilot before …

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Episode 54- Dustin Martin and finding the magic

Dustin doing what he does best<p>In 2012 Dustin Martin beat out legendary Red Bull pilot Jonny Durand by a couple kilometers in Texas to go farther than …

Episode 53- Gavin reviews the 2017 Red Bull X-Alps

Gavin McClurg (USA1) prepares for flight during Red Bull X-Alps on Mangart, Slovenia (TP 2) on July 5, 2017. Photo Vitek Ludvig<p>This episode went up a …

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Episode 52- Pal Takats X-Alps, Acro, and what you can do to stay safe

Pal Takats (HUN) performs during the Red Bull X-Alps in Lermoos, Austria on July 6th, 2017<p>Pal Takats began flying 16 years ago in the flatlands of …

Episode 51- Sailplane radness, the Perlan Project, Imagining the Possibilities

The Perlan project hopes to get to 90,000 feet<p>Imagine an engineless airplane reaching the edge of space. Crazy? Impossible? In this episode of the …

Episode 46- Reavis Sutphin-Gray and increasing your toolkit

<b>Thermal hotspots:</b> https://thermal.kk7.ch/ To download waypoints click the download icon in the toolbar on the left. The download will be based on …

Episode 45- Chrigel Maurer and becoming an Eagle

Chrigel talks about his training, what goes into the lead-up to the X-Alps and other adventure races?<p>Mental vs physical training and what sets him …

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Episode 44- Caroline Paul and Overcoming Fear

Caroline Paul presenting at TED- listen to her talk here.<p>“Gutsy girls skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get …

Episode 43- Matt Wilkes and Emergency Medicine, Hypoxia, and Extreme Physiology for Pilots

Tom De Dorlodot tests some of the FreeFlightPhysiology high altitude equipment in the Karakoram, Pakistan<p>This is probably the most critical podcast …

Episode 41- Chris Santacroce and Set Ups for Success

Chris Santacroce has been a pillar in human flight for nearly thirty years. A long time Red Bull Air Force athlete; co-owner and founder of Superfly …

Episode 40- Bill Belcourt Your Questions Answered!

<b>Fabian Perez</b>:Can you talk a little about thermaling when reaching top of the thermal, some tips when to leave the thermal and go on glide? How these …

Episode 39- Antoine Laurens and a Lifetime of Life Lessons

Antoine Laurens on the Sierra Vol Biv in 2012- see the full video here.<p>Antoine Laurens began flying in 1992 when he was just seventeen years old. …

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Episode 37- The Groundhandling Podcast

Ground handling is the cornerstone of being a good, safe pilot. But of all the most important foundational building blocks you can practice it is …

Episode 36- Nick Neynens and the art of Vol Biv

Nick celebrates finishing the X-Alps<p>Nick Neynens began paragliding a decade ago after his love of the mountains drew him to the sport. In 2015 he …

Countdown to the 2017 Red Bull X-Alps

My basic X-Alps kit- Niviuk Klimber, Sup’Air Strike harness, Salewa Mtn Trainers, XC Tracer Vario, Garmin InReach, Lightweight Patagonia clothing, …

Episode 34- Tom Payne and Insights into our world

Tom Payne having an epic high day at 4500M over the Bernese Oberland in the Alps<p>Tom Payne competed in the 2009 X-Alps and was Jon Chambers supporter …

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Episode 31- Russ Ogden, a Masters Class in Paragliding

We’ve got a VERY special episode for you this Holiday Season. Ozone test pilot and world cup crusher Russ Ogden, one of the great living legends of …

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Episode 30- Michael “Micky” Sigel and building greatness

Michael “Micky” Sigel began flying before most people learn how to drive a car. His early talent and passion got him on the Advance team when he was …

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Episode 28- Max Marien and the ACRO pursuit

• Risk and having kids- does it change?<br>• Best place to train acro?<br>• How to safely get into acro and how to progress<br>• Acro competitions<br>• How to stay motivated …

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Episode 26 Kelly Farina and Mastering Paragliding

• Kelly discusses the importance of the “toolbox”<br>• The difference between unconscious competence and luck<br>• The dangers of flying for distance, and why …

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Episode 25- Kari Castle and flying for life

Flying the Owens Valley, California<p>Kari Castle has been flying for 35 years. You name it, she’s flown it. Hangliders, paragliders, paramotors, speed …

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Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line- Under the Midnight Sun (the Alaska Traverse)

Gavin flying past Denali, day 28 of the Expedition, photo Jody MacDonald<p>Patagonia has just published the first full written account of the Alaska …

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Episode 24- Isabella Messenger and Unconscious Competence

• Isabella talks about the difficulties of coming back to flying after a long break<br>• The dangers of learning too fast<br>• How important it is to surround …

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Episode 22- The Alaska Traverse- Ed Ewing interviews Gavin McClurg

• Gavin and Ed discuss how ski racing, kayaking, climbing and adventure were the catalyst to finding and falling in love with paragliding and human …

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Episode 21 Rafael Saladini- Chasing World Records and World Cup Tactics

Rafael Saladini chasing it<p>What’s it like to break world records? How do you win tasks at World Cups? Find out how to train to truly go big from one …

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Episode 20- Bruce Goldsmith and Passion

• How to play the gaggle and winning game in Competitions<br>• Design and competitions<br>• How to go from an “also-ran” to a winner<br>• Three of the most important …

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Pounding gear- A look at what we carried in Alaska

Taking off on the edge of Denali National Park, heading toward Foraker- Photo Jody MacDonald<p>We knew it would be hard. In fact we anticipated it would …

The Rockies Traverse is LIVE!

The Rockies Traverse is now LIVE on Red Bull TV! If you’re looking for some pretty thrilling (and at time pretty scary!) inspiration settle in for …

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