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Mal was ganz anderes für unsere Streckenflieger…

Mal was ganz anderes für unsere Streckenflieger…

Normalerweise versuchen wir ja, möglichst lange in der Luft zu sein, möglichst hoch zu fliegen, gemütlich an den Startplatz zu kommen, mit Zeit den Schirm zu packen und dabei den soeben erlebten Flug nochmals Revue passieren zu lassen… Normalerweise…   Jedes Jahr im Herbst, Ende…

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SIV in the Sun

SIV in the Sun

Last week, I joined a few members of the NOVA Pilots Team (Laetitia, Kerim & Sebastian) on an SIV training course at Annecy. The course instructor was Fabien Blanco of Flyeo, a master of all things SIV. We had great weather during the 3 days…

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Coupe Icare 2014

Coupe Icare 2014

Last weekend I travelled to St Hillaire in France for the Coupe Icare, the World’s largest flying festival. There were so many things to see and do; new flying kit, crazy costumed creations, insane flying manoeuvres, late nights and early mornings and a wicked G-Force trainer……along with…

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(Fine-)Tuning the Triton 2

(Fine-)Tuning the Triton 2

Possible accelerator travel on many harnesses is frequently too short for 3-liners. I fly the Triton 2 with a Swing Connect Race, which is basically identical to the Woody Valley XAlps GTO. In normal configuration it’s impossible to fully accelerate, because the accelerator line on…

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EXTREMESPORTWEEKEND AT VANNØYA – TROMS – NORWAY

EXTREMESPORTWEEKEND AT VANNØYA – TROMS – NORWAY

All of a sudden, alot of Extremsporthappenings are popping up – all over Norway. The Extremesportweekend was established two years ago, and this was the third event. Vannøya is an island one hour drive from Tromsø, then you take the ferry over from Hansnes, it…

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Der glückliche (Junior-)Ikarus

Der glückliche (Junior-)Ikarus

Am 16. August 2014 machte sich unser Junior-Team-Pilot Robert Schaller, inspiriert durch Toni Benders Film “Glücklicher Ikarus”, auf die Alpen von Nord nach Süd zu überqueren. In den kommenden drei Tagen wollte er nur mit Thermik und Muskelkraft vom bayrischen Osterfelderkopf bei Garmisch-Patenkirchen bis zum…

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ABSOLUTELY AWEZOME (“HELT I HUNDRE”)

ABSOLUTELY AWEZOME (“HELT I HUNDRE”)

  HELT I HUNDRE (totally in hundred = meaning something like “Absolutely awezome”) is our first “Activitycamp” – and hopefully a brand new tradition. From the 6. th to the 10.th of August this year, we invited friends and friends of extremesportfriends to join our…

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Hike & Fly between Bassano and Aviano

Hike & Fly between Bassano and Aviano

Tomy and me went on a trip from Bassano to Aviano only by tandem and feet. Tomy and me packed our stuff into our biggest walk and fly harness and took the earliest train from Villach (4.45)  to Bassano. We arrived at 9 o´clock in the morning….

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Seaside Soaring

Seaside Soaring

This weekend in the UK was perfect for coastal soaring with the IBEX 2. Ahead of the remnants of hurricane Bertha, the strong westerly winds combined with a 15m high sand bank at Thurstaston resulted in some great fun. Steve

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30 Hours to Happiness and Satisfaction

30 Hours to Happiness and Satisfaction

17. July 2014 195 km FAI / 225 km free distance/ 9 h airtime http://www.xcontest.org/world/de/fluge/details/:bernhardp/17.7.2014/07:52 It is 6 am when we arrive at the Grente parking in the woods above Antholz (Anterselva) Valley. We are still a little sleepy from a very short night. The…

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