Flying the Corryong Open 2014 (Australia)

Flying the Corryong Open 2014 (Australia)

After 7 weeks on the road chasing XC my summer was nearly over. The last week was to be spent in Corryong competing in the Australian paragliding nationals – the Corryong Open 2014 from 15-22 February. I hadn’t flown Corryong during peak of season since…

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Flying the Manilla XC Camp 2014 (Australia)

Flying the Manilla XC Camp 2014 (Australia)

Next stop for the Aussie summer was Manilla for the XC Camp from 1-8 February. Sebby, our friend Meredyth and I packed up my X-Trail and drove the 1200km north from Deni to Manilla in one day. Actually I’m pretty sure Sebby was wishing he…

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Aussie flatland XC

Aussie flatland XC

Next up for my flying season was some time in the flatlands and a visit with Ronny in Deniliquin – all-round nice dude and awesome host. Ronny owns a rice farm in Deni and is a paraglider pilot.  He is also the proud owner of…

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Flying the Bright Open 2014 (Australia)

Flying the Bright Open 2014 (Australia)

We have had a wonderful season of flying in Australia this summer! I took a few months off work and flew some comps, as well as some free-flying XC on my Mentor 3.  I thought I would share a few stories on the Nova blog……

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Last flying trip for the Aussie season

Last flying trip for the Aussie season

Hi friends The Aussie season is winding down and winter is fast approaching. To celebrate the end of another fantastic season of flying a group of paraglider, hang-glider and trike pilots from my local club got together and traveled down to Corryong in the Victorian…

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Manilla XC Camp 2013 (Australia)

Manilla XC Camp 2013 (Australia)

Hello friends! Manilla (Australia) is in the midst of a stonking good season in 2012-13. In fact, over the last few days I have heard Godfrey Wenness describe it several times as the best season he has seen in 25 years! Since October local pilots…

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40 Days of Summer in Winter

40 Days of Summer in Winter

Hi friends!! On 12 June, Matty (my husband) and I cleaned out our fridge, packed our summer wardrobes, locked up the house, dropped our dog at K9 boot-camp (my parents house where she would enjoy a much needed regime of remedial training and rigorous exercise)…

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State of Origin: Flying the Bion

State of Origin: Flying the Bion

Hi friends! The State of Origin paragliding fun-comp was held in Manilla, Australia over the Easter long weekend (6-8 April 2012) and approximately 150 pilots turned up from all over Australia and various parts of the world to compete.  The State of Origin is an…

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Winching in Deniliquin (Australia)

Winching in Deniliquin (Australia)

Adventures on Australian XC flights (from Kari) Hi friends I returned home last night after a week of winch towing from Deniliquin in the flatlands of New South Wales, where Seb set his Aussie record a few weeks back.  Wowee… towing!!  It is awesome, but…

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Sebastian Benz flies a new Aussie record – 360kms!!

Sebastian Benz flies a new Aussie record – 360kms!!

Hi friends! Yesterday was a very exciting day for paragliding in Australia – the whole flying community held its breath and watched (via SPOT tracking) as Sebastian flew his Triton to a new Aussie record of 360k’s from the flatlands of Deniliquin to Yass in…

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