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New pilots on the road – the Flying Finn with students in Spain

New pilots on the road – the Flying Finn with students in Spain

Working as a paragliding instructor has many priviledges. One of them is to be able to wake up early in the morning and see the morning mist slowly and beautifully evaporate while heading to a local airfield. It often makes me feel sorry for the…

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A word from a new Team Pilot

A word from a new Team Pilot

Can you make the world a better place by flying paragliders? Well, that is the question I have asked myself many times lately. Sometimes packing the wing and taking a weekend or a whole week away from the loved ones can be a tough call….

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NOVA  XC Team Challenge 2018  – what a fun

NOVA XC Team Challenge 2018 – what a fun

Despite the fact that I have decided a while ago to step back from competitions and do more own projects, I could not resist to participate NOVA’s first XC Team Challenge as one of the team leaders. Reaching one goal as a team is something…

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First impressions of flying the PHANTOM

First impressions of flying the PHANTOM

Luckily, I got the chance to test our new PHANTOM. A lot of people asked me about my impressions. Here we go – truely subjective, of course! But I want to point out that it is my honest opinion. The conditions I flew the PHANTOM…

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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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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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Netherlands winning over Germany with “pampers full of shit”

Netherlands winning over Germany with “pampers full of shit”

Hi Friends, a bit more than a year ago I wrote an article for DHV-Info (the mag of the German Hanggliding and Paragliding Association) about being scared while flying (which I sometimes am, in deed). I also took a photo that showed me wearing  “pampers…

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Postcard from Colombia – Introducing myself

Postcard from Colombia – Introducing myself

Hi in the NPT Name is Johanna Hamne, a Swede that ended up living on the Norwegian coast for a while. I work as a engineer, and spend my free time flying, skiing, hiking; basically everything that involves being outside! Before Christmas it was decided…

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MENTOR 4 – SIV in Annecy

MENTOR 4 – SIV in Annecy

Had the chance to take part in a safety training at the Campus Annecy / France. A camp organized by Juergen (Kraus) and Christa (Vogel). Both are in this business for almost two decades. So tons of experience on their side. Felt very safe right…

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NOVA Mentor 3 light against Mentor 3 (“heavy”)

NOVA Mentor 3 light against Mentor 3 (“heavy”)

Before you keep on reading, I would like to inform you that I am a NOVA team pilot and that I handle NOVA’s public relations. So I’m completely biased! However, what I write here is something I would also tell to my friends. On Thursday,…

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