Lukasz Sieminski – the Polish pilot who has been successfully adding XC-miles for several years finished 3rd worldwide in the standard class of the XContest with his Mentor ( and added great performances in diverse locations like the Rift Valley in Kenya, XC alpine flights at Grente (Italy), flatland flights in Poland and a flat triangle from Sorica (Slovenia).

Antti Haltiamieli – Antti has demonstrated the full range of XC possibilities in Finland´s corona shortened summer with EN/LTF B wings Phantom & Mentor 6 Light. The instructor was also Finnish Champion ( in the sports and standard categories; with 6th place overall. After the end of the lockdown, he also made five flights exceeding 100 km.

Todor Boyadzhiev ( from Bulgaria is Nova´s ¨Newcomer of the Year¨ and not because of his age but because he only joined the team last year.  With his Mentor 4 and Mentor 6, he became national champion in Bulgaria in the standard class as well as second in the sports class ( – behind Ivan Mateev with his Sector.

Frank Schaufuss and Rolf von Arx – the two Swiss pilots were jointly awarded for their outstanding photographs printed in various paragliding magazines worldwide.  With Frank behind the camera and Rolf in front it, the duo´s odd schedules included hike & fly trips which could start as early as 3am, taking off, flying and shooting in the most beautiful light at sunrise.

Here´s a gallery of pictures from Frank and Rolf


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