This year the Australian Hang Gliding team will represent the country in Brazil at the upcoming World Championships. We are hoping to have a team of 6 pilots plus two reserves. Our sport is not funded by the government and it cost these pilots thousands of dollars to go compete for our country. This year we have our best chance of a gold medal and with the support of the Australian community we might be able to make this happen. Australia is currently ranked number 2 in the world and Jonny Durand is currently ranked number 1 as an individual. Many other countries are funded bringing a full team of people such as a coach, doctor, and helpers to give them their best chance. This year we have received some funding from our hang gliding federation which we are very grateful for but it's barely enough to pay for entry fee and part of the flight to get there. These pilots take leave from their day jobs or university to represent our country. Many of them would of course like to purchase new equipment but will have trouble to when it cost around $7000 dollars just to go and compete for our country. If you can donate anything towards this great cause it will all help in the success to become world champions.
+ Read More