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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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Immer nach Westen

Immer nach Westen

Ich baue den letzten Flug, einer von vielen in den letzten Wochen, im Wallis auf dem Bildschirm auf. Mann, hat dieser Flugtag in unseren Reihen gewütet! 22. August. Oft hat uns der Talwind dieses Jahr verschont, aber nicht an diesem Samstag. Ich hab nicht allzu…

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Endlich mal weniger WInd – und endlich mal ein halbwegs gutes FAI-Dreieck vom Hochfelln

Endlich mal weniger WInd – und endlich mal ein halbwegs gutes FAI-Dreieck vom Hochfelln

To all English speaking friends: the photo capture texts are in English. Und vor allem: Endlich mal richtig wunderbares Gleitschirmfliegen…   Ich fuhr – wie ich meinte früh – mit der 9-Uhr-Gondel hoch, aber als ich ausstieg, lag der Startplatz bereits voller Schirme. Der Wind…

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Flying in the Sertão (Quixadá & Co / Brasil)

Flying in the Sertão (Quixadá & Co / Brasil)

Swiss team pilot Pascal Bissig has traveled to Brasil in 2013 to fly in Quixadá – and bombed out a lot. Now he has returned – and experiences the opposite. Here is his report. Brazil has been a hotspot for cross-country paragliding for years and the chances…

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NOVA Mentor 3 light against Mentor 3 (“heavy”)

NOVA Mentor 3 light against Mentor 3 (“heavy”)

Before you keep on reading, I would like to inform you that I am a NOVA team pilot and that I handle NOVA’s public relations. So I’m completely biased! However, what I write here is something I would also tell to my friends. On Thursday,…

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Kari Robinson rockin’ in downunder

Kari Robinson rockin’ in downunder

Our team mate Kari Robinson has completed another 200+ km flight on her MENTOR 3 launching from Conargo near Deniliquin. Here is the link to her track. With this flight Kari took the worldwide lead in the women’s ranking of XContest and took the 5th…

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Another great flight from Sebi Benz

Another great flight from Sebi Benz

Another great flight from Sebastian Benz in Australia on his Factor 2. He flew about 323 km with an impressive average speed of 51 km/h. With five flights over 300 km and one flight over 299 km, he leads the ranking in the sport class….

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Sebastian Benz chasing records in Australia: New OZ record achieved –  next goal… 400 km

Sebastian Benz chasing records in Australia: New OZ record achieved – next goal… 400 km

Since November, the our Swiss friend has been attempting a 400 km flight in Australia. The NOVA team pilot has not achieved it yet, but he has bettered his own unofficial Australian record: on the 24th November 2013 he flew his Factor 2 375,26 km…

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Sebastian Benz auf Rekordjagd in Australien – Neuer Rekord geschafft – Ziel: 400 km

Sebastian Benz auf Rekordjagd in Australien – Neuer Rekord geschafft – Ziel: 400 km

Seit November jagt der Schweizer in Australien die 400 Kilometermarke. Es hat sie zwar noch nicht erreicht, aber er überbot den von ihm selbst gehaltenen australischen Rekord: mit seinem FACTOR 2 flog er am 24. November 2013 mit einem Schnitt von 44,34 km/h 375,26 km…

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