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Celebrating 10 Years NOVA Pilots Team – Emotional Roller Coaster

Celebrating 10 Years NOVA Pilots Team – Emotional Roller Coaster

Dear friends from the NPT, Those who attended the ‘10 Years Anniversary Team Meeting’ on Penken will probably agree: It was an unbelievable event! On the one side, there was and is the pleasure of having created a team that is highly successful as well…

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Leh – Bir Vol Biv

Leh – Bir Vol Biv

Hi everyone. Hope you all had a great Team Meeting. Wish I could have been there. I’m getting on the plane tomorrow to Delhi then Leh where I meet 4 friends to begin a vol biv adventure. We hope to fly south over the Himalayan…

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Going back to Mongolia – 10 years on !

Going back to Mongolia – 10 years on !

10 years ago, just before I joined the NOVA Pilots Team changed, I was attempting to cross an unflown mountain range in Mongolia with my good friend Gareth Aston. We were unsuccessful at that attempt, mainly down to the weather and it being generally a…

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My 2016 Season – News from Silvia in Portugal

My 2016 Season – News from Silvia in Portugal

In June, less than a week for the beginning of the national competition season, I was prepared for the “fight” to get the best position on the female classification and also on the overall ranking. I made my homework: since last October I started to…

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Testival in the Netherlands 2016

Testival in the Netherlands 2016

With the great help of NOVA we organized a Mini Testival in the Netherlands. For the fourth time it was a big succes. Conditions were not great but enough for three days of thermalling. Together with Toni en Andrea we had a great time and…

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The more the merrier! (Shared fun is more fun!)

The more the merrier! (Shared fun is more fun!)

Friday evening, all is ready, glider, vario, clothes… and my new totally black Somnium harness. Finally the forecast is promising, we meet and after some joke and laugh on the shuttle, at take off the route is planned: go north to Macugnaga, Mount Rosa… Then…

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Mini-Testival in Stubai

Mini-Testival in Stubai

Hello to everybody Every year in the third week or so in january our club organize’s a mini Testival in Austria together with NOVA. This year we had little participants but again lots of fun. Erik (one of the Pilots) made this small inpression. Again…

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Rumänien aus der Luft – Hike & Fly in Romania

Rumänien aus der Luft – Hike & Fly in Romania

Mit Zelt und Gleitschirm in Rumänien (note for all English speakers: please scroll down and enjoy the pictorial, which is English)   „Nach Rumänien wollt Ihr?! Ist das nicht gefährlich!!!?!!!“ bekommt man oft zu hören wenn man in eines der ärmsten Länder Europas fährt. Wir…

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Fly for the view – XC-Adventures from the Dolomites (and more)

Fly for the view – XC-Adventures from the Dolomites (and more)

It’s Monday evening and I notice Raul is calling me on my phone: ‘ So, what are the plans for tomorrow???” I had already flown on Friday for the first time over Sauris from Meduno (my local take off) and on Sunday over beautiful Mt….

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SIBERIA – why go there?

SIBERIA – why go there?

HIGHFLYING FRIENDSHIP I met some friends at Langnes airport (Tromsø, Norway), who asked me where I was heading. I heard myself say; I am on my way to Siberia. – To Siberia? – Isn´t it cold, in Siberia? – What the hell are you going…

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