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MY FIRST TRITON FLIGHT (300 KM) – COMPETITION (1.)

MY FIRST TRITON FLIGHT (300 KM) – COMPETITION (1.)

Hi @ all, it is a long time ago (10.2014) when I received my Triton 2. I went as quick as possible to Quixada to do my first flight with it. The forecast of the weather condition predicted quite strong winds, so I decided to…

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Flying in the Sertão (Quixadá & Co / Brasil)

Flying in the Sertão (Quixadá & Co / Brasil)

Swiss team pilot Pascal Bissig has traveled to Brasil in 2013 to fly in Quixadá – and bombed out a lot. Now he has returned – and experiences the opposite. Here is his report. Brazil has been a hotspot for cross-country paragliding for years and the chances…

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Der glückliche (Junior-)Ikarus

Der glückliche (Junior-)Ikarus

Am 16. August 2014 machte sich unser Junior-Team-Pilot Robert Schaller, inspiriert durch Toni Benders Film “Glücklicher Ikarus”, auf die Alpen von Nord nach Süd zu überqueren. In den kommenden drei Tagen wollte er nur mit Thermik und Muskelkraft vom bayrischen Osterfelderkopf bei Garmisch-Patenkirchen bis zum…

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Great Days in South Tyrol

Great Days in South Tyrol

Hi everybody! Last week Robert Schaller and I (Christoph Bessei) were several days in South Tyrol. Sunday, the 11.08, was our first time at the Grente, excluded the hiking to the take off ;-), it was a really great day. Sadly Robert had some bad…

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Raul Moras flying a World Record (flat triangle) in Standard Class with MENTOR 3

Raul Moras flying a World Record (flat triangle) in Standard Class with MENTOR 3

                    On August 12th NOVA Team Pilot Raul Moras from Italy flew a new record in the standard class. Launching at Sorica in Slovenia, Raul flew 267.8 km on his Mentor 3 with average speed of…

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Ask the giants for a dance (XC flying in Valais)

Ask the giants for a dance (XC flying in Valais)

Watch this picture: We see the team glider Mentor 3 of Kurt Fischer while he pushed the trigger of his camera, thermaling with Rolf von Arx also riding the Mentor 3 in his very spezial design. In the background we see – very small –…

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XC-Flying: It’s all about mental strength and attitude

XC-Flying: It’s all about mental strength and attitude

Preparation for and attitude during XC flights Last year we had a beer together after a great XC day and were talking about the importance of “the head” in cross country flying. Master mile-muncher Hans Tockner said: “XC flying is 100 % percent a mental…

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Winching in Deniliquin (Australia)

Winching in Deniliquin (Australia)

Adventures on Australian XC flights (from Kari) Hi friends I returned home last night after a week of winch towing from Deniliquin in the flatlands of New South Wales, where Seb set his Aussie record a few weeks back.  Wowee… towing!!  It is awesome, but…

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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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Dutch Prelimenaries – part 3

Dutch Prelimenaries – part 3

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