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30 Years of Airtime NOVA Magazine (English)

Posted by Martin Havel on

30 Years of Airtime NOVA Magazine (English)

Celebrating a thirtieth anniversary in an industry that is hardly older itself is something special. I f you look at the development of paragliding and that of NOVA, you can see that a lot of things happened in parallel. Link to the 30 Years of Airtime NOVA Magazine (English)It is a given that a company is guided by the requirements of the market and the wishes of its customers. If not, the company will not be successful. However, the fact that a company influences the entire market is less common. NOVA has achieved this several times, both in terms of important...

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Para2000 Old Links

Posted by Martin Havel on

Para2000 Old Links

As a while ago it was public knowledge that this source of information about paragliding models of all manufacturers would close, there are still some links where we can access Para2000 and what is left of this good page, and so I say it because since Finished his activity stopped updating the data it contained. Currently the Database of Modern Paragliders is GliderBase (I'll leave the link below to access it, keep in mind that you won't find old models here as if in Para2000, at least for the moment). Remember that the particularity of Para2000 is that it contained...

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AlfaPilot Getting Started

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AlfaPilot Getting Started

AlfaPilot uses Android as an underlying operating system. We recommend using the AlfaPilot as a flying instrument without installing other android apps or setting up an email.  AlfaPIilot comes with the SeeRiFLY, one of the best tactical software for xc or competition flying.  How to get the most out of your AlfaPilot battery? AlfaPilot User manual AlfaPilot Downloads Download Australian Airspace file When is the instrument fully charged? There is a green LED light on the right-hand side next to the power button. This green light is on when the device is charging. The green LED light is turned off when the instrument is...

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How fast is the BANTAM?

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How fast is the BANTAM?

And how much faster paragliders fly in general at higher wing load? Some maths and physics… We get this question quite often. An obvious question, because high speed is an essential criterion for a miniwing.The rules of physics say: Higher wing load –> higher speed –> higher sink rate –> but NO change in L/D –> increase of brake pressure –> but NO change in brake travel. And how much faster does a glider become with higher wing loading? The law between wing load and speed is the same for all gliders: Increase/decrease of wing load by the factor "X"...

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Urs Haari the guy behind the Beamer 3 and Nova Pentagon reserves

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Urs Haari the guy behind the Beamer 3 and Nova Pentagon reserves

The Swiss Legend Urs Haari is the guy behind the design and development of the Beamer 3 and NOVA Pentagon reserves. Urs Haari develops rescue parachutes, and he also tests them over the ground. Urs has now deployed the paragliding reserve parachute more than 400 times. Very often the paragliding rescue parachute is the part of the equipment that most paraglider pilots pay the least attention to. Even though this extra piece of fabric in the harness could very likely save your life in an emergency. In everyday flight, however, it is perceived as ballast. That is why there is...

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