NOVA Pilots Team Blog Adventures, Impressions and Successes of Nova Team Pilots

Hello! I am a new kid on the block

Hello! I am a new kid on the block

Hi, my name is Kinga and I’m very excited to join NPT! I started flying two years ago, before I was a committed rock climber, I also ran trails, did skitouring and a few other sports. However since I was airborn for the first time I…

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Just about to leave for Mongolia for an epic Hike & Fly!

Just about to leave for Mongolia for an epic Hike & Fly!

My friend Gareth and me will leave for Mongolia on Friday 19th Aug, ready to start the crossing of the Khangai Nuruu mountains on the 26th Aug.   The following link is to ‘XC Retrieve’ which should show the position of both our Spot satellite…

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2 Weeks in France – SIV and Chabre Open

2 Weeks in France – SIV and Chabre Open

Recently I spent a week in Annecy doing an SIV and XC course with Jocky Sanderson and then going on to participate in the Chabre Open in Laragne which was my first ever competition. The 2 weeks I spent in France were awesome and I…

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3 NOVA wings on the podium at Iquique XC League (Chile)

3 NOVA wings on the podium at Iquique XC League (Chile)

A Mentor 4 and two Triton 2 dominated the 6th task of the Iquique XC League in Chile. NOVA Team Pilot Pope Salinas won the 67 km task in about 2,5 hours flying his Mentor 4 wing, beating the competitors on his EN B. The podium:…

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Going back to Mongolia – 10 years on !

Going back to Mongolia – 10 years on !

10 years ago, just before I joined the NOVA Pilots Team changed, I was attempting to cross an unflown mountain range in Mongolia with my good friend Gareth Aston. We were unsuccessful at that attempt, mainly down to the weather and it being generally a…

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My 2016 Season – News from Silvia in Portugal

My 2016 Season – News from Silvia in Portugal

In June, less than a week for the beginning of the national competition season, I was prepared for the “fight” to get the best position on the female classification and also on the overall ranking. I made my homework: since last October I started to…

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NIGHTFLIGHT – Midnightsun flying in Northern Norway

NIGHTFLIGHT – Midnightsun flying in Northern Norway

The wind blows from the wrong direction. It is cloudy. Foggy. It is raining. And all you can do, is wait – for the midnightsun, and for the perfect nightflightconditions. The wind blows from the mountain, and down. You sit there. Wait. Should I walk…

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Fatal accident at Chabre open – sad news

Fatal accident at Chabre open – sad news

Since years i have informed you all about all kind of things during Chabre open. Now there’s a sad message. I coppied this official note from the meetdirectors Dave and Jocky. Sometimes is not just the fun. Hans     It is with great regret…

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NOVA Team Pilots at Chabre Open 2016

NOVA Team Pilots at Chabre Open 2016

Hi All, At last its Chabre time again! always looking foreward to this frendly comp with is brought with a lot of enthousiasm of David from Allez-Up the local school. Jocky Sanderson is present as the compdirector and this means a lot of laughing. Not…

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2 Tage, 35° und 4.834 Meter

2 Tage, 35° und 4.834 Meter

Für 23. und 24. Juni sind fliegbare Tage angesagt. Gar nicht mal so schlechte. Zwar Hitze und bei uns am Alpenrand recht stabil, aber inneralpin und vor allem im Süden recht thermisch und hochbasig. Was tun? Daheimbleiben? Grente? Mit Aussichten auf Glockner, Stubaier und Dolomiten?…

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