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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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Hi Nova!

Hi Nova!

My Name is Max Mittmann and I am as well a new member of the NPT… Till asked me to write a short introduction of myself for the team blog, so here we go… But: What to write about myself? So lets start with some…

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With MENTOR 3 at German Open 2013

With MENTOR 3 at German Open 2013

Below is a report from my flights at German Open 2013. Sorry I wrote this in German, due to lack of time I’m not able to convert everything into English. For those who are interested in Comps a super short summary: Again a success for…

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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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British Open – Portugal

British Open – Portugal

Two weeks ago, myself and Idris competed in the British Championships held at Manteigas in Portugal. The location was new to almost everyone in the field, so the event was wide open. We were both competing on NOVA Factor 2’s, which still proved to be…

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Last Task at Chabre

Last Task at Chabre

Today it was the last task at the Chabre open. we started late because the weather predictions were not to great and very different. west or north wind, or even south. Chabre or Buc. We ended up sederon but just before start was opened it…

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A Hello from Chabre

A Hello from Chabre

Hi to all readers, At the moment we are in Chabre, for the Chabre open. Some statements: Atmosphere: fantastic Flying conditions: great (so far) Competitors: 124 Drink and food…hmmm depending on ourselves but the BBQ works well Tasks: challenging My status: hmmm Wings used: mainly…

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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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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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