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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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Dem PHANTOM auf der Spur – erste Flugeindrücke

Dem PHANTOM auf der Spur – erste Flugeindrücke

JAAAAA, ich bin PHANTOM geflogen! Nachdem es bislang so wenige PHANTOMe – PHANTOMs? – gibt und einige Leute auf Facebook gesehen haben, dass ich damit schon geflogen bin, bekam ich einige Mails wie er „denn so ist“. Hier meine Eindrücke. OK, als NOVAs PR-Mensch bin…

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Just about to leave for Mongolia for an epic Hike & Fly!

Just about to leave for Mongolia for an epic Hike & Fly!

My friend Gareth and me will leave for Mongolia on Friday 19th Aug, ready to start the crossing of the Khangai Nuruu mountains on the 26th Aug.   The following link is to ‘XC Retrieve’ which should show the position of both our Spot satellite…

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3 NOVA wings on the podium at Iquique XC League (Chile)

3 NOVA wings on the podium at Iquique XC League (Chile)

A Mentor 4 and two Triton 2 dominated the 6th task of the Iquique XC League in Chile. NOVA Team Pilot Pope Salinas won the 67 km task in about 2,5 hours flying his Mentor 4 wing, beating the competitors on his EN B. The podium:…

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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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NIGHTFLIGHT – Midnightsun flying in Northern Norway

NIGHTFLIGHT – Midnightsun flying in Northern Norway

The wind blows from the wrong direction. It is cloudy. Foggy. It is raining. And all you can do, is wait – for the midnightsun, and for the perfect nightflightconditions. The wind blows from the mountain, and down. You sit there. Wait. Should I walk…

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2 Tage, 35° und 4.834 Meter

2 Tage, 35° und 4.834 Meter

Für 23. und 24. Juni sind fliegbare Tage angesagt. Gar nicht mal so schlechte. Zwar Hitze und bei uns am Alpenrand recht stabil, aber inneralpin und vor allem im Süden recht thermisch und hochbasig. Was tun? Daheimbleiben? Grente? Mit Aussichten auf Glockner, Stubaier und Dolomiten?…

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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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Mehr als Kilometer

Mehr als Kilometer

Letzten Freitag durfte ich einen wunderbaren Flug gemeinsam mit Simon Wamser genießen. Ein Flug, bei dem nicht die Kilometer zählten. Leider war der Tag nicht so gut wie erhofft und wir konnten erst um kurz vor elf starten. Auch Thermik und Westwind waren sehr anspruchsvoll. Den…

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