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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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Austria 3 im X-Alps – Probegallop

Austria 3 im X-Alps – Probegallop

AUT 3 bei den Biotech Bordairline am Radsberg In den Rollen Christian Grohs: erster Supporter, Routenchecker, Taktik. Vera Polaschegg: Foto und Filmbeauftragte und Thomas Hofbauer, zuständig für Taktik, Fliegen, Laufen und Tempomacher auf unserer sportlichen Campingreise von Salzburg nach Monaco. Um mich auf meine Aufgaben…

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XC-Flying: It’s all about mental strength and attitude

XC-Flying: It’s all about mental strength and attitude

Preparation for and attitude during XC flights Last year we had a beer together after a great XC day and were talking about the importance of “the head” in cross country flying. Master mile-muncher Hans Tockner said: “XC flying is 100 % percent a mental…

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Alles Kopfsache – Mentale Vorbereitung und Einstellung beim Streckenfliegen

Alles Kopfsache – Mentale Vorbereitung und Einstellung beim Streckenfliegen

Letztes Jahr saßen wir nach einem guten Streckenflugtag beieinander und unterhielten uns darüber wie wichtig „der Kopf“ beim Streckenfliegen ist. Oberkilometerfresser Hans Tockner meinte „Das Streckenfliegen spielt sich zu 100 % im Kopf ab!“ Wir haben dieses Gespräch zu Anlass genommen unseren Team-Piloten folgende Fragen zu…

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Peru – an astonishing adventure

Peru – an astonishing adventure

Hi everybody! I am just back from Peru. I had great adventures during the last tree weeks by travelling, beeing a real tourist, flying and climbing high up! I was supposed to travel with my sister but in the last moment she said that she…

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NOVA MENTOR 3 im Vergleich zum MENTOR 2 – dies ist KEIN Test

NOVA MENTOR 3 im Vergleich zum MENTOR 2 – dies ist KEIN Test

In den letzten Tagen und Wochen haben mich viele Leute nach dem MENTOR 3 gefragt. Mittlerweile habe ich ihn so intensiv geflogen, dass ich auch aus eigener „Erfliegung“ etwas dazu sagen kann (und nicht nur das nachplappere, was ich nach Erzählungen der Testpiloten bereits in…

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NOVA MENTOR 3 against MENTOR 2  –  this is NOT a test, but my personal impressions

NOVA MENTOR 3 against MENTOR 2 – this is NOT a test, but my personal impressions

In the last weeks I have been asked a lot about MENTOR 3, so I have decided to summarize my impressions. But before you keep on reading please note: This is NOT a test. I don’t have the skills as I pilot to be able…

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16.-17. March: MENTOR 3 Test-Days (Netherlands near German Border)

16.-17. March: MENTOR 3 Test-Days (Netherlands near German Border)

Hi everybody, On 16-17 March we will organize a NOVA MENTOR 3 test-day in the Netherlands near the German Border. Everybody is welcome. As we don’t have any hills we will tow you up. Two winches with 4 cables will make shure that a lot…

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Christmas Paragliding – L/D Comparison with Mentor 3

Christmas Paragliding – L/D Comparison with Mentor 3

Last weekend we held the annual Christmas Party of our club (www.Kampenwand-flieger.de). This year we included some flying in the afternoon. Our main intention was having fun together – in spite of a grey winter day, which otherwise wouldn’t be very appealing in terms paragliding….

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