The coming extended weekend (August 24. to 28.) sees the DHV (German Hanggliding Federation) Newcomer Challenge pull into Tolmin in Slovenia for a final round of the popular Newcomer Challenge series of events.
UP is proud to be a partner in the event, and our man Kilian Bardey, who is sales manager for the German-speaking markets, will be there to support the UP pilots, lend out demo wings, and present the UP prizes to the winners.
The Newcomer Challenge is a perfect partnership for UP, with its focus on furthering new and emerging talent in a friendly and fun-filled atmosphere. We believe that flying should first and foremost be FUN, but we also recognise the value of a bit of friendly competition to help catalyse the learning process, because no environment teaches you more, faster, than a competition environment. In our view, the better a pilot you are, the safer you'll be, and safety in the air is a very important factor in the FUN equation!
The event is open to the public, but you need an IPPI card to fly in Slovenia - make sure you bring yours. There will be evening debriefings and lectures, and all briefings are done in English. Hope to see you there!