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Aussie flatland XC

Aussie flatland XC

Next up for my flying season was some time in the flatlands and a visit with Ronny in Deniliquin – all-round nice dude and awesome host. Ronny owns a rice farm in Deni and is a paraglider pilot.  He is also the proud owner of…

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Flying the Bright Open 2014 (Australia)

Flying the Bright Open 2014 (Australia)

We have had a wonderful season of flying in Australia this summer! I took a few months off work and flew some comps, as well as some free-flying XC on my Mentor 3.  I thought I would share a few stories on the Nova blog……

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Kari Robinson rockin’ in downunder

Kari Robinson rockin’ in downunder

Our team mate Kari Robinson has completed another 200+ km flight on her MENTOR 3 launching from Conargo near Deniliquin. Here is the link to her track. With this flight Kari took the worldwide lead in the women’s ranking of XContest and took the 5th…

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Another great flight from Sebi Benz

Another great flight from Sebi Benz

Another great flight from Sebastian Benz in Australia on his Factor 2. He flew about 323 km with an impressive average speed of 51 km/h. With five flights over 300 km and one flight over 299 km, he leads the ranking in the sport class….

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Kari Roberson with new Australian women´s record

Kari Roberson with new Australian women´s record

Kari Roberson flew about 297 km on her Mentor3. A new Australian women’s open distance record.

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Sebastian Benz chasing records in Australia: New OZ record achieved –  next goal… 400 km

Sebastian Benz chasing records in Australia: New OZ record achieved – next goal… 400 km

Since November, the our Swiss friend has been attempting a 400 km flight in Australia. The NOVA team pilot has not achieved it yet, but he has bettered his own unofficial Australian record: on the 24th November 2013 he flew his Factor 2 375,26 km…

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Sebastian Benz auf Rekordjagd in Australien – Neuer Rekord geschafft – Ziel: 400 km

Sebastian Benz auf Rekordjagd in Australien – Neuer Rekord geschafft – Ziel: 400 km

Seit November jagt der Schweizer in Australien die 400 Kilometermarke. Es hat sie zwar noch nicht erreicht, aber er überbot den von ihm selbst gehaltenen australischen Rekord: mit seinem FACTOR 2 flog er am 24. November 2013 mit einem Schnitt von 44,34 km/h 375,26 km…

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16.-17. March: MENTOR 3 Test-Days (Netherlands near German Border)

16.-17. March: MENTOR 3 Test-Days (Netherlands near German Border)

Hi everybody, On 16-17 March we will organize a NOVA MENTOR 3 test-day in the Netherlands near the German Border. Everybody is welcome. As we don’t have any hills we will tow you up. Two winches with 4 cables will make shure that a lot…

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Disappointing Finish of the Dutch Open Flatland Competition

Disappointing Finish of the Dutch Open Flatland Competition

As I told you in an all earlier story. The Dutch open flatlands ends with a finale weekend with the 16 best pilots. There are always two weekends in case there is bad weather on the first weekend. This year on both weekends the weather…

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New Years in Manilla (Australia)

New Years in Manilla (Australia)

Hello friends! I have just spent 10 days in Manilla – the perfect venue for long cross-country flights with your mates ;)  The weather this season in Australia has been quite mellow and inconsistent by our standards – lots of rain has meant moisture in…

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