About

Richard Gallon is the man behind AIRG. As one of the European pioneers of paragliding, he is now one of the worldwide old-timers and remains captivated to the addictive quality of flying to this day.

Richard’s calling has long been his profession as well. Primarily a test pilot, he has also been a competitive pilot for over 25 years.

Richard’s career highlights:

  • World Champion PWC 1993
  • Founding member of the SAT Team with Raoul Rodriguez
  • Creator of Acroflying and the associated maneuvers
  • Member of the French National Team 1989 – 1999

All of Richard’s flying mastery, his individual flying style (recognised worldwide), his understanding of flying safety combined with the pure fun of flying, can be found now in the paraglider line from AIRG.

 

Raul Rodriguez

*1975,  Albacete, Spain

Founding member of “SAFETY ACRO TEAM” “SAT TEAM”, the first acro paragliding team in the world. is considered to be the founder of modern acrobatic paragliding.

He started flying when he was a child and has continued to push the limits ever since.

His dream was always to have his own brand of gliders so that he could work on developing wings and accessories according to his own personal vision. Now his dream is reality – in cooperation with his old friend richard he can work on it.

Competition Results:

Winner of REDBULL-VERTIGO 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006

GENERAL RANKING FAI ACRO WORLD CUP (APWC)

  • 2003 1º SOLO;
  • 2004 2º SOLO;
  • 2005 1º SOLO;
  • 2006 1º SOLO & 1º SINCRO
  • 2010 1º SINCRO
  • 2006 WORLD CHAMPION SOLO
  • 2006 WORLD CHAMPION SINCRO
  • 2009  WORLD AIR GAMES CHAMPION SINCRO
  • 2006 OFFICIAL RECORD GUINNESS & FAI 108 INFINIT TUMBLING TURNS

INVENTOR OF ACRO MANEUVERS:

  • COCONUT SPIN
  • SAT
  • ASSIMETRIC SAT
  • TUMBLING
  • BROHOOK
  • MC TWIST
  • QUARTER PIPE
  • SINCRO SPIRAL TOUCH
  • MOLINETIS TRIO
  • MOLINETIS
  • SINCRO SPIRAL LANDING
  • MISTY FLIP
  • MISTY TUMBLING
  • RODEO HELICO
  • RODEO SAT
  • TRIO RODEO HELICO
  • TRIO SINCRO SPIRAL
  • INFINITY TUMBLING
  • RITMIT SAT TO INFINIT
  • RODEO INFINITY
  • SWICH QUARTER
  • SWICH STALL
  • INFINIT FACE TO FACE
  • SWICH MISTY-SAT
  • SWICH MISTY-HELICO
  • SWICH MC TWIST
  • SWICH LOOP
  • BLAIN SAT
  • SWICH CONTACT
  • CONTACT SPIRAL
  • BROHOOK SPIRAL
  • FACE TO FACE STALL
  • ENGRANAJE

The following priorities are found in the all of the paragliders from AIRG:

  • precise operation
  • clean, wrinkle-free workmanship
  • good feedback through medium brake pressure and accurate wing tension
  • manoeuvrability, smooth flying style