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Rocky Mountains USA

Rocky Mountains USA

I hope you all are having a great time in Slovenia. Since I could not make the trip out there I thought I’d share a little stoke from the Rocky Mountain USA. I recently had a memorable flight with friends through a wild remote part…

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Great 2016 Finale  – Best wishes for 2017 – NOVA Pilots Team Germany

Great 2016 Finale – Best wishes for 2017 – NOVA Pilots Team Germany

Hello everyone, my name is Markus Kaup and I’am one of pilots of the newly founded NOVA Pilots Team Germany. Till encouraged me to post my happy-new-year-email to all of you on the blog. I live in the north-west of Germany and in winter time…

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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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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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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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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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Flying in the Outer Hebrides (again!)

Flying in the Outer Hebrides (again!)

Last week I spent 6 days on 6 islands in the Hebrides, to the west of Scotland. Thanks to amazing weather, I got to fly in some of the most beautiful locations. This is the 3rd time I have visited these islands with an alterer…

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