Archive for XC paragliding

Ein wunderschöner Abendthermikflug mit Stufenschlepp im Flachland

Ein wunderschöner Abendthermikflug mit Stufenschlepp im Flachland

Kaum ist man aus dem Sommerurlaub zurück – es war ein wunderschöner Familienurlaub in Österreich – da kündigt sich zuhause seit langem mal wieder ein guter Thermiktag an. Okay, es wird nur grob ausgepackt, nur das Nötigste aufgeräumt, zumindest einen halben Sonntag kann ich mich…

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Bordairrace Hochschwab 2020: Der erste Hike & Fly-Wettbewerb nach Corona

Bordairrace Hochschwab 2020: Der erste Hike & Fly-Wettbewerb nach Corona

Herbst 2019. Tomy Hofbauer und Willi Ludwig, die beiden Bordairrace-Veranstalter, kündigen die Termine und Veranstaltungsorte für die Serie 2020 an. Von Corona weiß noch keiner was. Die Welt dreht sich noch rund. Ich mache mich frohgemut an die Planung: Salzburg mit dem Gaisberg, Graz mit…

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Flatland Magic in Finland

Flatland Magic in Finland

I often get to hear from my fellow pilots from more mountainous regions, how they can’t get their head around the flatland flying. Some argue that it’s so easy, you just go with the wind from cloud to cloud and others think it must be…

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hike2fly4fun.com – die Website für alle Hike & Fly-Fans

hike2fly4fun.com – die Website für alle Hike & Fly-Fans

Note from NOVA: NOVA Team Pilot Tomy Hofbauer and his partner Ulli Plech have a strong passion for Hike & Fly. Tomy, a former X-Alps athlete and co-organizer of the Bordairrace-series (www.bordairrace.com) and Ulli love the mountains and they love paragliding. During the Corona pandemic…

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In search for the Joy of Paragliding

In search for the Joy of Paragliding

I am proud to say that I had the privilege to be the first pilots who could test the brand-new ION 6 on a trip to Brazil! Since I had my accident in 2016 (Colombia) I have been searching for the JOY OF FLYING. My…

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World and European Tandem Record recognized by FAI

World and European Tandem Record recognized by FAI

Half a year after our record flight, we received official recognition documents by FAI.  Our flight from 2nd of June 2019 is now officially the current World and European Record with 233,23 km free distance around a triangle. What was more difficult: the flight or…

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NOVA Pilots Team Meeting 2019 (Brixlegg, Tirol) – deutsch

NOVA Pilots Team Meeting 2019 (Brixlegg, Tirol) – deutsch

  Alle Jahre wieder Jedes Jahr findet, sobald die Streckenflugsaison vorbei ist und das Leben eines XC-Süchtigen wieder in ruhigeren Bahnen verläuft, das jährliche Meeting des NOVA Pilots Team statt. Dieses Mal auf dem Köckenhof, ein gemütlicher Bergbauernhof im Alpbachtal, der Gruppenunterkunft anbietet, und von…

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NOVA PILOTS TEAM MEETING 2019 – BRIXLEGG, TYROL (English)

NOVA PILOTS TEAM MEETING 2019 – BRIXLEGG, TYROL (English)

Another excellent year Every year, as soon as the cross-country flying season is over and the life of an XC addict is more relaxed again, the annual meeting of the NOVA Pilots Team takes place. This time on the Köckenhof, a cosy mountain farm in…

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WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE: LANDING ON TOP OF MONT BLANC

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE: LANDING ON TOP OF MONT BLANC

  Since my beginnings in paragliding, I always have been fascinated by some pilots of my club telling stories about landing on the summit of Mont Blanc in 2012. I was wondering what kind of experience it would be and if I would be up…

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Against the stream – Meeting with the X-Alps

Against the stream – Meeting with the X-Alps

Redbull-X-Alps – the ultimate adventure race! I’m absolutely fascinated by this race and I follow it as often as I can on the PC via live tracking. In Switzerland, the athletes had to fly or hike to Davos Turnpoint 6, then continue to the Titlis…

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