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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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Korsika – Paradies im Mittelmeer

Korsika – Paradies im Mittelmeer

Korsika hat mit seiner abwechslungsreichen Landschaft enorm viel zu bieten und nur ein Urlaub ist natürlich viel zu kurz, um die Insel richtig kennen zu lernen. Deshalb zieht es mich immer wieder dorthin. Zu Beginn einige Stimmungsbilder unserer heurigen Familienreise dorthin. Für alle, die gleich zu den…

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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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Mini-Testival in the Netherlands

Mini-Testival in the Netherlands

Last weekend 2-5 june, we (Chavert, Hans and the CloudtoCloud-team) organized a mini-testival in the Netherlands close to the German Border. Lots of flying – lots of Dutch pilots – but unfortunally no German Pilots. Be welcome next time guys! Hans & team

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Protected: WHITEHEART – mit dem Gleitschirm und Tourenski rund ums Salzkammergut

Protected: WHITEHEART – mit dem Gleitschirm und Tourenski rund ums Salzkammergut

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Dänemark 2015

Dänemark 2015

Dänemark hat für mich auch nach fast 15 Jahren in denen ich regelmäßig in den Norden reise nichts an Reiz verloren, ganz im Gegenteil ich staune immer wieder was es noch neues zu entdecken gibt. Da mittlerweile auch Vera und die Kinder erklärte Dänemarkfans sind,…

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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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Die kleinen Freuden

Die kleinen Freuden

Können 4,4 km freie Wertungsstrecke einem Streckenflieger ein Lächeln auf das Gesicht zaubern? Ich würde behaupten: Ja! Der Beweisgang folgt ;) Ich bin Alpenflieger durch und durch. Ich liebe die Alpen. Ich wohne aber nicht in den Alpen, sondern in Wuppertal. Wuppertal liegt nicht in…

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Brazil 2015 – go to cloudbase to cool down!

Brazil 2015 – go to cloudbase to cool down!

I have just returned from a week-long trip to Brazil where I managed to escape the UK’s winter weather to get to clock up more than 500 kms of exciting flying. Sometimes strong (8.5 m/s) and at others really weak.  I was staying in Governador…

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