Sebastien Kayrouz has set a new US paragliding record with a stunning 500km flight through Texas.
What’s more, he foot-launched from a small hill in the south of the state, rather than launching by winch – and was flying a three-line Ozone Mantra 7 (EN D), not a CCC two-liner.
Sebastien launched from the south side of Caprock Mountain (695m), near Camp Wood, Texas, and was in the air for nearly 10 hours. He flew almost due north, taking advantage of a convergence line that set up between prevailing westerlies and a storm coming in from the south east.
His 507km (OLC) flight on 7 June, just shy of midsummer’s day on 21 June, also took advantage of the most amount of daylight in the year.
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