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Rush Hour Dream on Banff World Tour

Rush Hour Dream on Banff World Tour

My short film “Rush Hour Dream”, featuring the IBEX 15, was played two times on the Banff Mountain Film Festival last weekend. Due to my networking skills and sleeping with the right people (just kidding) it got selected for the Banff World Tour! http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/ Each…

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Philipp at Dutch istructormeeting

Philipp at Dutch istructormeeting

Last saturday 6 november Philipp Medicus was the mean speaker at the dutch instructormeeting. Allmost 50 of the total 60 dutch instructors were there. He drove all the way from insbruck to the flatlands and back for the meeting (in a nice car). Philipp discussed three themes: 1)…

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MENTOR 2 – my first flight

MENTOR 2 – my first flight

First Flight with my new MENTOR 2 After a loner period with poor weather I finally managed to enjoy my first real flight with my Mentor 2. They were too short for a proper comment on the wing. Here are my most important notes: Preparations:…

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Success of the NPT at the Austrian Cross Country Championship 2010

Success of the NPT at the Austrian Cross Country Championship 2010

Hello! The Austrian Cross Country Championship 2010 was a very big success for NOVA and the NPT. Especially in the STANDARD CLASS three members of the NPT are in the top 4 in the ranking. And all 4 pilots fly NOVA. On the picture you can…

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Mentor2

Mentor2

Hello, i just want to share some impressions That Mentor2 is really good performance wing we know, but i was curious about the handling, as probably the most of the pilots. When i got the Mentor2 I start with a ground handling … and first…

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British Open at St Andre – Steve Nash

British Open at St Andre – Steve Nash

I was in St Andre des Alpes in France last week competing in the British Paragliding Open. There were 150 international competitors, making the event completely full. This location is often described as ‘one of the best places in the world to hold a paragliding…

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XC-Open Piedrahita 2010 – Task 5,6,7 and results

XC-Open Piedrahita 2010 – Task 5,6,7 and results

Hey all, Dominik and I are back at home now. The last 3 days were very good for big XC flights and i think we realized good results. Task 5: After one day of thunderstroms and rain the cloudbase was really low and the thermals…

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XC-Open Piedrahita 2010 – Task 3 and 4

XC-Open Piedrahita 2010 – Task 3 and 4

On monday the weather was very similar to the days before: We had north-eastern Wind and good thermals with no clouds. So it was clear that the main road for big flights would be through the Cherry-Tree-Valley. I noticed too late, that the wind got…

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XC Open in Piedrahita 2010 – Chris & Dominic

XC Open in Piedrahita 2010 – Chris & Dominic

Hey NOVA team pilots, Dominic Schärtl, Sebastian Benz and I are at Piedrahita/Spain at the moment. Here is the XC Open from the 27.08 until the 04.09. Saturday, 28.08 Our first day and our first task, but today is no southwestwind which pushs us along…

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Juniors & Ladies Challenge 2010 – Task 6 – best task

Juniors & Ladies Challenge 2010 – Task 6 – best task

After one week of bad weather the last day was a really great day. The weather forecast said that there will be some thunderstorms in the afternoon, so we get only a 32km task. But only the first few minutes were a bit difficult, then…

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