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PARAGLIDING IN THE INDIAN HIMALAYAS – THE BIR PILGRIMAGE

PARAGLIDING IN THE INDIAN HIMALAYAS – THE BIR PILGRIMAGE

In October 2018, I made a paragliding trip to Bir in India. Of course, I tried to find some information online prior to the trip. Considering so many pilots travelling there, I found surprisingly little on the web. That is why I would like to…

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NOVA Hike & Fly Days 2018

NOVA Hike & Fly Days 2018

Gemeinsam mit den Sarntalern Thermikhaien und deren Präsident Martin Obkircher organisierte ich zum mittlerweile fünften Mal die NOVA Hike & Fly Days – dieses Jahr im Sarntal. „Wo ist denn das?“ Das war die Standardfrage, die ich fast jedesmal zu hören bekam, wenn ich nach…

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New pilots on the road – the Flying Finn with students in Spain

New pilots on the road – the Flying Finn with students in Spain

Working as a paragliding instructor has many priviledges. One of them is to be able to wake up early in the morning and see the morning mist slowly and beautifully evaporate while heading to a local airfield. It often makes me feel sorry for the…

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BIG EMOTIONS (IN THE DOLOMITES)

BIG EMOTIONS (IN THE DOLOMITES)

I can not compare my flights with all these mega flights that many of the NOVA pilots team completed, with all the kilometers flown and with all the altitude meters gained hiking. Not at all. BUT I can easily keep with big emotions in flight….

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4000er mit Tuchfühlung

4000er mit Tuchfühlung

Veras erster 4000er nach 20 Jahren – und dieses Mal war noch etwas mehr Tuch im Gepäck…. Als ich mit dem Flugschein liebäugelte, war ich noch zu jung für den Schein. Irgendetwas in den Bergen machen mochte ich als junge Teenagerin aber dennoch. Denn der…

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Rund um die Puy Mary (Zentralfrankreich)

Rund um die Puy Mary (Zentralfrankreich)

Rolf von Arx ist ein lieber Freund. Wir haben schon etliche wilde Ritte in den Alpen zusammen durchgestanden und noch mehr Flaschen zur Feier der Fliegerei geleert. Ende Juli vor zwei Jahren beschlossen wir, die Alpen und die XC-Ranglisten für ein paar Tage sausen zu…

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Testival Netherlands

Testival Netherlands

Hi all, last weekend ( 11-13 May), we had our annual Testival with the cooperation with NOVA. It was a big success again. For a nice impression see our fotoalbum on Facebook and like it, so the word spreads arround: https://www.facebook.com/pg/cloudtocloud/photos/?tab=album&album_id=779898965531926 Best regards Hans (the…

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A word from a new Team Pilot

A word from a new Team Pilot

Can you make the world a better place by flying paragliders? Well, that is the question I have asked myself many times lately. Sometimes packing the wing and taking a weekend or a whole week away from the loved ones can be a tough call….

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NOVA  XC Team Challenge 2018  – what a fun

NOVA XC Team Challenge 2018 – what a fun

Despite the fact that I have decided a while ago to step back from competitions and do more own projects, I could not resist to participate NOVA’s first XC Team Challenge as one of the team leaders. Reaching one goal as a team is something…

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NOVA Bordairrace Kampenwand 2018

NOVA Bordairrace Kampenwand 2018

A race to set your own waypoint as far as you can! The NOVA Bordairrace is a 33 h hike & fly competition series. The first one in 2018 took place at Kampenwand near lake Chiemsee in Bavaria. The weather forecast was very good for…

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