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Light & Shadow / GROSSGLOCKNER AND ALPENHAUPTKAMM

Light & Shadow / GROSSGLOCKNER AND ALPENHAUPTKAMM

Last Thursday (June, 26) was possibly the best day of the year to date. I was planning big – but I bombed out near Lienz already at 10.30h in the morning. More than ten hours before sunset. Maximum penalty! Once again, I was awfully disappointed….

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Weekend Vol-biv through the Southern Alps

Weekend Vol-biv through the Southern Alps

NOVA Team-Pilot Markus Anders and his flying-buddy Nico Manthos did a weekend vol-biv from Levico Terme (Italy) to Slovenia then north until reaching the main chain of the Alps neat Felberntauern-Tunnel. The story is in German (sorry), but the photos are still worth looking at….

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“Given to fly” – Hike & Fly from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Chiemsee

“Given to fly” – Hike & Fly from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Chiemsee

Hi Friends Be the first to watch the Skymovie of our Hike & Fly trip from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Chiemsee last summer. Happy new year to all Nova Team members! Robert Unser schnörkellos wohltuendes Echterlebniskondensat von letztem Sommer:–))!  

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Autumn in Bir Biling (India)

Autumn in Bir Biling (India)

In October I spent three weeks in India flying in Bir Billing area. This place totally met my expectations so I thought I’d share a bit info about it in case someone looks for a good flying destination in European autumn. The post monsoon season…

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Salut from NOVA Team France

Salut from NOVA Team France

Hi everyone, bonjour ! As you know, we have the NOVA Team France parallel to the “big” NPT. The last weekend , I had proposed a meeting to my team mates to present two new team members, to fly together and, of course, to spend…

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Leh – Bir Vol Biv

Leh – Bir Vol Biv

Hi everyone. Hope you all had a great Team Meeting. Wish I could have been there. I’m getting on the plane tomorrow to Delhi then Leh where I meet 4 friends to begin a vol biv adventure. We hope to fly south over the Himalayan…

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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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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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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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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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