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2013 FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

2013 World ChampionshipI am excited to announce that I am off to represent the USA in the First FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships in Aerodrome du Chevalet, France.  The competition is being held from September 9th – 15th and I will return to the states on the 17th.    It’s an honor to be part of this first time competition and I am proud to be representing the United States!  I will try to keep you updated throughout the competition if I can get online.  See you soon!

Ryan Shaw Wins 1st Place At The 2013 Endless Foot Drag

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Blog, News | Comments Off

RYan Shaw Powered Paragliding_1Normally I try to fly/practice as much as possible before a competition, but because of the horrible winds in Phoenix prior to the Fly-In, I didn’t get to practice or even fly much.  I did most of my flying a few days before and then the evening before.  I had been planning on flying my 22m Nirvana Hadron, but then I thought I might try the new 20m Nirvana Nucleon WRC which I had just gotten in.  I wasn’t sure if it was such a good idea to switch wings the day before!  (more…)

World Records #4 and 5 – Altitude

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Blog, News, World Records | 0 comments

On December 7th, Ryan and one of his students, Deanna set the World Record for the Tandem  Time to Climb to 3,000m
and also broke the existing Tandem altitude World Record by almost 5,000ft! They flew the Nirvana Instinct NS 230 and an Apco Play 42MKII for both World Records (more…)

World Record # 3 – Altitude

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Blog, News, World Records | 0 comments

On October 31st Ryan set a new record for the Time to Climb to 3,000m. He flew a Nirvana Instinct NS 230 and a Nirvana Hadron.

Congratulations Ryan!!!

High Altitude Flights

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Over the past few months I have been training for some high altitude flights which will hopefully lead to some new world records.  While it sounds like an easy thing to train for, I am learning there are many aspects to this that need to be addressed.  The first and most important one being my fear of heights.  Yes, you read that correctly, believe it or not, I am afraid of heights.  Not something you would expect to hear from a paraglider and base jumper.  The key is just don’t look down! (more…)

2nd World Record Ratified by FAI

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Blog, News, World Records | 0 comments

I just received notice from the FAI that my Speed Over Straight Course 15km/25km has been ratified as a World Record.  The final speed was 80.55km/hr! ( 50.05mph )  The old record was 72.96km/h

Thanks to all my sponsors and fellow pilots for their support.

 

 

World Record Ratified by FAI

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Blog, News, World Records | 0 comments

I received notice yesterday from the FAI that my Speed Over a 50 km Closed Course has been ratified as a World Record! The final speed was 75.35km/h! ( 46.82mph )  I am very excited about this. I guess now it’s time to start planning which record I will break next.  :)

Thanks to all my sponsors!

 

Speed Over a Straight Course 15km/25km

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Blog, News, World Records | 0 comments

Dear Ryan:

Congratulations! Your record claimed on April 8, 2012, has been approved as a United States record
as follows: (more…)

2012 Endless Foot Drag Competition

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Blog, News | 0 comments

As many of you have already heard, I had a silly accident a few weeks ago and broke my back after falling out the side of my truck. I ended up in the hospital for a few days and while Joe & my dad graciously drove my truck and trailer to Florida, I had to fly out there and meet them. We decided to come right home after Beach Blast so that I could get some much-needed rest. After being home for a little over a week, I decided to head back to Arkansas for the Endless Foot Drag Competition. I was not planning to fly in the competition so instead of my proper competition gear, I only brought my Nirvana Top 80 motor with me.

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