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Team Meeting & NOVA „Pilots of the Year 2013“ – Big Party in Val Gardena

Team Meeting & NOVA „Pilots of the Year 2013“ – Big Party in Val Gardena

At the end of each XC season we hold our annual team meeting and award the „Pilots of the Year“ – both for outstanding achievements in XC flying and for contributing to the team spirit. In 2013 the awards went to Brigita Plemenitas (Slovenia), Hans…

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Flying in the Outer Hebrides (Scotland)

Flying in the Outer Hebrides (Scotland)

Last week I was lucky enough to visit the Outer Hebrides, which are a group of islands off the North Western coast of Scotland. I didn’t really go there on a flying trip as such, but packed a couple of wings anyway……..I flew every day…

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40 Days of Summer in Winter

40 Days of Summer in Winter

Hi friends!! On 12 June, Matty (my husband) and I cleaned out our fridge, packed our summer wardrobes, locked up the house, dropped our dog at K9 boot-camp (my parents house where she would enjoy a much needed regime of remedial training and rigorous exercise)…

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Factor 2 wins Mentor 2 with 2 Points @ Opensantiago in Chile

Factor 2 wins Mentor 2 with 2 Points @ Opensantiago in Chile

NOVA-Teampilots meets in Chile Every Year at the first weekend in January is the FAI-2 competition Open-Santiago in Chile. Two Nova Team-pilots were also on the list. We could fly every 4 Days of the comp and it was exciting till the last minute in…

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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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Winter Wales Paragliding (from Idris)

Winter Wales Paragliding (from Idris)

Hi everyone, just to say happy new year to everyone! amazing flying being done in the southern hemisphere, here is a little video of what conditions are like in Wales at the moment :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2biw0-0g0g&list=UUyoeEq_oCnDTO0upkJe0IdA&index=2&feature=plcp Taken with my new christmas present GoPro HD! So hopefully…

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Sebastian Benz flies a new Aussie record – 360kms!!

Sebastian Benz flies a new Aussie record – 360kms!!

Hi friends! Yesterday was a very exciting day for paragliding in Australia – the whole flying community held its breath and watched (via SPOT tracking) as Sebastian flew his Triton to a new Aussie record of 360k’s from the flatlands of Deniliquin to Yass in…

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Annecy Adventure (by Idris Birch)

Annecy Adventure (by Idris Birch)

After much planning and lots of anticipation I found myself on the way to Annecy with two friends in the beginning of April. The weather was poor to start with North East meteo wind blowing which makes it rough in the Annecy valley. Despite the…

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Mentor 2 over San Salvador

Mentor 2 over San Salvador

In this picture you see my friend Volker with a Mentor 2 over the megacity San Salvador (2.1 million inhabitants). It is the first flight ever over this town and nobody ever thought this flight would be possible. The landing was a little bit tricky…

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Dutch Preliminary (2) – Family Affair Again (by Hans & Chavert)

Dutch Preliminary (2) – Family Affair Again (by Hans & Chavert)

The OLC server works and gave the points to our flights….. And here are the results from the olc sercer: Chavert ter maat 3719,  Hans ter maat 3707, the third place followes with 1971 points. okay okay its still a long way to the final…

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