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[*] posted on 10-20-2016 at 06:31 PM
Moving to Germany and need advice


So I'm moving to Wolfsburg Germany with my wife. I've grown up on the east coast and always have had access to "clean" wind. I'm bringing all my gear with me as I will be there for at least two years.

From what I can "Google" I need to get a license to buggy! Has anyone gone through this? While I've had plenty of hours in the seat, my sessions are sporadic. I always have a slight re-acclimation and then I'm good. Has anyone gone through this test?

Anyone near my new area? Wolfsburg... Anyone?

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[*] posted on 10-20-2016 at 06:42 PM


maybe reach out to stefen at born-kite. He is in Jenna Germany I think
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[*] posted on 10-21-2016 at 03:46 PM


No experience, but here are the details on the process from the GPA (German Parakart Association) website run through Google Translate:

http://tinyurl.com/gug3csz

This is the GPA page listing the kite buggy schools where you can take the test for the license (again run through Google Translate).

http://tinyurl.com/zjyoocp

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[*] posted on 10-21-2016 at 04:58 PM


Eat as much pizza and bagels as humanly possible before you go
Bring pnut butter




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[*] posted on 10-22-2016 at 09:47 AM


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[*] posted on 10-24-2016 at 06:35 AM


St. Peter Ording is the only spot I heard of that requires a bug license. Kite landboarding is illegal at that spot, btw.
If you're going to work for VW, maybe they have got a track that can be poached when the wind is right...

Drachenforum.net is a pkf equivalent hier in Deutschland. Below is the Link to VW city.


https://www.drachenforum.net/index.php/Thread/73799-Kiter-au...




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[*] posted on 10-24-2016 at 09:01 AM


I bet that you just need a license to fly in particular spots, or to participate in sanctioned races and events. That's the way it is here in the UK.

By the way, if you ever come to London be sure and give me a shout. I'll show you some fun places to fly.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2016 at 06:38 AM
Moving to Germany


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