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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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A beautiful flatland day – Hans ter Maat reports from the Netherlands

A beautiful flatland day – Hans ter Maat reports from the Netherlands

Last sunday, 15th of July, we had a fantastic day at CloudtoCloud paragliding in the Netherlands. Mild wind from the north-east and lots and lots of thermals. Hardly any pilot did not find a thermal.   We started arround 11 am and the first pilots…

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Jahresrückblick Team Germany Teil 4 – Vom Südschwarzwald zum Bayrischen Wald

Jahresrückblick Team Germany Teil 4 – Vom Südschwarzwald zum Bayrischen Wald

Der vorletzten Teil unseres Flachland-Jahresrückblicks führt zunächst in den Südschwarzwald, wo Andreas Ziegler und Felix Bässgen zu Hause sind. Hier liegt unter anderem der Kandel – eines der Fluggebiete mit der höchsten Zahl an Flügen in ganz Deutschland. Danach geht es in den Bayrischen Wald…

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Tandem XC-flying – setting a record without knowing – having a co-pilot, not a passenger

Tandem XC-flying – setting a record without knowing – having a co-pilot, not a passenger

It was on Ulli’s and my mind for a while already…..flying XC together. This year it should become reality. In April, I started the tandem course, which took five weeks from entry test to license. The next big challenge was the selection and the preparation…

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Salut from NOVA Team France

Salut from NOVA Team France

Hi everyone, bonjour ! As you know, we have the NOVA Team France parallel to the “big” NPT. The last weekend , I had proposed a meeting to my team mates to present two new team members, to fly together and, of course, to spend…

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State of Origin: Flying the Bion

State of Origin: Flying the Bion

  Hi friends!   The State of Origin paragliding fun-comp was held in Manilla, Australia over the Easter long weekend (6-8 April 2012) and approximately 150 pilots turned up from all over Australia and various parts of the world to compete.  The State of Origin…

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