UP is synonymous with free flight, having been at the forefront of development since 1972. With more than 40 years of history in the free-flying world, nobody can touch the heritage that UP has. UP was originally an acronym for Ultralight Products. Today, the brand name is simply UP International, and the mission is to build the highest performing yet easy paragliders in all performance categories.
We're the oldest brand in the industry. We employ a team of motivated professionals looking forward to welcome you in their midst. We are always on the lookout for highly qualified additions to our team. We are located in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, just 500m from the lift that leads to some of the nicest launches in the German Alps.
Many hang gliding and paragliding greats such as world record pilots Jim Lee and Larry Tudor, looping star John Heiney and Paragliding World Cup Champions Richard Gallon, Olli Rössel, Alex Hofer and Uli Wiesmeier have been associated with UP Europe at some time during their careers. UP's full story fills a book and reads like an encyclopedia of flying. Here's an overview: