TOMASZ HORNIK

I am Tomasz Hornik, almost 24 years old. I started gliding 7 years ago in Słupsk (north Poland). I have started my competition career in 2013. Since then I took part in many competitions mostly in Poland.

This year I had big honor to get LX9050 with V8 and WiFi from „get sponsored”. I remember my 1st flight with LX9050 in 2015, back then I was dreaming about flying with such avionics in glider and now I literally can’t imagine flying without it! So watch out, because it is addictive as gliding itself!

So far since 2015 I have flown 17 competitions with LX90XX devices. From that 12 of them I have finished on podium and won 6 times. I think that LX90XX is taking big part in my results. Why? It helps the pilot in tactical thinking by the way it shows information on the map and in configured info boxes which can be chosen by the pilot to show only what he wants and needs.

For me LX90XX became some sort of basic avionics nowadays, it something more than just another screen in cockpit – it became an icon. I can’t imagine any new glider without LX90XX and for sure, one day when I will have my own glider inside you will find LX90XX!

Thanks to support from LXNAV I was able to become 2nd Junior Vice-World Champion in Standard Class, win 4th time in a row Polish Junior Nationals, 2nd time in a row win 15m class in Nitra and became Polish Vice Champion in 15m class!

Thank you!

MARK TRAVNER

I am Mark Travner, 22 years old from Slovenia. I have been flying since I was 15. 2019 was my 5th competition season and I have been lucky enough to have LXNAV support through most of my racing career.

With the help of Get Sponsored programme I managed to participle in three world championships and achieve many good results, including winning Slovenian nationals and my biggest achievement to date, victory in Nitra at Pribina Cup 2019.

I mostly fly club class with DG300 equipped with LX8000. It is the perfect size for the glider I fly, while providing me all the information I need. It is hard to imagine flying without this state-of-the-art navigation so whenever I switch to different pair of wings, I always make sure to take my trusty Nano4 with me.

Looking forward to many more flying hours with LXNAV instruments. Thank you!

BARA MORAVCOVA

My name’s Barbora, I am 23 year’s old and I am from a flying family which is based in Zbraslavice, Czech Republic.

I started flying in 2012 and flew my first competition in 2014. Since then I’ve been trying to keep on improving and gaining more and more experience with each of my flight as I completely fell in love with gliding, so I applied for Get Sponsored partnership to be equipped with precise device to be able to focus on all the important parts of my flight. I usually fly beloved ASW-19B Charlie Foxtrot and since 2016 I “cheat” on him with different gliders only occasionally​. And so I chose S100 it is a device which provides it all, reliable navigation and accurate variometer with large display. I’ve flown many competitions since 2014 including Czech Nationals since 2016. In 2016 I managed to be a daily winner at the Nationals and year later I managed to acquire 8th place in total and I became Czech woman champion in club class.

This year I forwarded the title to my wingwoman Klára Teichmannová and I became Czech woman vice-champion.

I hope that more and bigger achievements will come in the future and I am so grateful LXNAV supports me in what I love in 2019.

Thank you!

DAVIDE GIOVANELLI

My name is Davide Giovanelli, I am 23 years old, I am a swiss glider pilot. I have flown since 2010, I have 1350 flight hours and I flew over than 58000km.

I discovered the #getsponsored program on facebook and I decided to apply for it. After a month, at the beginning of February, I received an email from LXNAV: “welcome to our team” LXNAV is my first sponsor, I am very honored to represent this company. The LX9070 was a big surprise and a challenge, which I decided to accept, I couldn’t believe that they had chosen me for such an important device.

Changing the panel, mounting the device, and learning a new system required a lot of energy, however the efforts were worth the result. Its complete customization allowed me to bring what I really need into the cockpit. Normally you have to adapt to changes, I thought I should do some training flights to take full advantage of my new panel. The LX9070 wasn’t a change, its ease of use put me in the condition to perform immediately on the first flight. My first sensation was: “I have ever flown with this instrument”.

My expectations at the beginning of the season were too high, I couldn’t reach all the goals, but I could achieve some important results together with my device. I flow six flights of more than 600km, the biggest one was 893km. I won the Italian gliding championship on club class, and I reached the third place at the Swiss junior championship. LX9070 was the missing gear between me, the glider and the air. Have a reliable instrument is important in order to perform. I am fully in tune with the instrument, my feelings corresponds to the displayed information, therefore I thrust LX9070 if the situation become difficult.

I’m really proud to have tested this device during my performance flights and competitions 😉

SOPHIE MULLER

I’m Sophie from Germany and I’m 17 years old.

When I was a child my father took me to the airfield. I started flying when I was 14 years old. I’m flying at the SFG Giulini gliding-club near Mannheim. For me it’s more than a hobby, it’s a passion. When I got my licence one year ago I started flying at competitions, for example the German national championship for women in 2018.

At the nationals I flew a DG300 with an LX8080 instrument so I’ve already proven it’s utility for competition. For 2019 I applied get sponsored and got a LX8080 for my sponsored glider a LS8 Neo. Now I have great equipment and it’s helping me a lot. Inserting task is very simple so you have enough time to relax and concentrate on other things. The LX8080 is easy to use and has a lot of nice features. A great feature for example is the possibility to display other gliders as a target in LX8080, so I can avoid near misses or close calls.

The partnership with LXNAV give you the possibility to test out some really nice instruments.

Thank you LXNAV for this possibilities .

SELINA MIHALYI

Hi, I’am Selina “Sally” Mihalyi, 27 years from Germany. My club is the LSC Interflug Berlin in Friedersdorf. You usually meet me in the cockpit of my ASW19b.

Aviation has always been my passion and at age 21 I finally saved enough money to start flying. The year 2019 was my fourth season with license and with the 2nd place of the Berlin championship also the most successful so far.

LX NAV contributed a great deal to this by providing me with the NANO logger. Using the handy logger, I was able to declare my tasks quickly and easily. The enormous battery life makes the logger very reliable and you do not have to sacrifice one of the rare power sockets in the tent at competitions every night.

I am more than excited with this device and I highly recommend it to anyone. You can find out more about me at: www.team-sally.com.

Many thanks to LX NAV for their support this season!

ROKAS LIAUGAUDAS

My name is Rokas and I am a 25 year old glider pilot from Lithuania. My home club is Pociūnai, where I started gliding with LAK16 sailplanes when I was 10 years old. This year I was flying with club class gliders Jantar Std 3 and Pegasus 101A.

At the start of the season I participated in the Antanas Rukas Cup and Lithuanian national club class championship. During these competitions, I had an amazing opportunity to try the LXNAV S100. It is a highly accurate digital variometer which surprised me with its precision and brightness of the big screen.

As a member of the Lithuanian gliding team, I also participated in the 11th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships in Szeged. Although unseen Hungarian gliding areas were completely new to me, it was very easy to navigate, thanks to the LXNAV 9000 in my cockpit. It took me just a few days to make the most of this device and enjoy successful flights.

After this season, it would be difficult to imagine gliding without LXNAV products, therefore I am so grateful to the LXNAV team for this opportunity.

JAN SCHULZ

My name is Jan Schulz, I’m 19 years old and my homebase is in Isny / Allgäu, Germany.

At the age of 13 I started my glider training, my first solo flight was on my 14th birthday and I got my Glider pilot license one week after my 16th birthday. Gliding is my passion.

With my Glasflügel Hornet, the support of LXNav and the sponsored S10 Vario, I was able to complete numerous good flights this year.

Directly at the beginning of the season 2019 I won the Junior Qualification Championship in Oerlinghausen.

I also did a lot of nice long and exciting flights with my glider and the S10 Vario.

With this success I have been invited to become a member for Baden-Württemberg Junior Gliding Team (D-Kader).

I applied for the S10 Vario from LX Nav, because I wanted to have a gliding instrument that is reliable even with total failure of the other systems and it´s also IGC approved. The settings in the S10 were very easy to program and it is very intuitive to use. If it happens that the glider-batteries are empty before the end of a long flight, with the S10 you can still finish your flight without any critical issues.

Thank you to LXNAV for your support for a great chance to try this device.

KRISTINA ŠANTRUČKOVA

I am Kiki Šantrůčková, 23 years old. I´m from the aeroclub Podhořany (VAP), which is in the middle of the Czech Republic. I have been flying since I was 14.
I am usually flying ASW15b and my dream glider is LS8 Neo, ASG29, or HPH 304 Shark.
2019 was my 3rd competition season and I´m very proud that LXNAV has been my sponsor this year! I contacted LXNAV because I wanted to get the LX8080 as this instrument is perfect for my ASW15 – it´s small and doing all what I need.
When I first flew with it, I totally fell in love with it and wondered how I could fly without such a device – is absolutely perfect!

Thanks to LX8080 I got missing diamond badge and next year I look forward to better myself. In the future I would love to try LX 9000 with Wi-Fi module or Nano4.

Because I am a student, I know how hard it is to make money for flying, let alone buy a new device to glider.

i am very happy for sponsoring. Do not forget follow me on Instagram, @kikisantruckova. There you will be able to check up how my season is going!

FLORIAN ENOKSOON

I am Florian, a 23-year old glider pilot from Stockholm, Sweden.

I have been dreaming of flying since I was a little child, and at age 19 I had saved enough to start taking flying lessons at Östra Sörmlands Aeroclub in Sörmland, Sweden. From my first attempt at a cross-country flight, I was hooked on gliding and especially competition flying.

This year I was sponsored with the Nano 4, and got some amazing results. I managed to catch 7 prizes in the Swedish National Online Competition in bothspeed, distance, and altitude, and got recruited to the Swedish Junior Gliding Team.Now the goal is to take my Jantar Standard and go to the Junior Nordic Championships in Denmark and then on to the Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic and bring home some medals!

The Nano 4 is amazingly useful. It worked really great together with XC-soar, which made navigating and file management so much easier. I used the bluetooth function toconnect my phone, and could easily upload tasks and download logg-files. It also features an amazing battery life and easy to use interface. Flying with the Nano 4 is a privilege.

A big thanks to LX Nav for this sponsorship!ilege. A big thanks to LX nav for this sponsorship!

CHRISTIAN POLIZZANO

I am Christian Polizzano from Germany. I am 20 years old, and I am flying since I was 14.

My favorite airplane is the Ls8 “SM“ from our gliding club in Mannheim, which is my home airfield.
My dreamed glider is the Ls8e-neo with the FES, which I think will be the future in terms of glider propulsion.

My greatest achievement in the year 2019 is an almost 800 km triangle with the Ls8. Thanks to the NANO3 that I got sponsored by LX Nav, I could log my flight without any problems. The NANO3 is a perfect device that is simple to operate and very handy.

I am looking forward to flying greater distances next year and to use the full capacity of my glider and my equipment from LX Nav.

Thank you LX Nav to give young pilots the opportunity to try your high-end equipment which is one big step towards success in the gliding scene!

BALAZS LAKTIS

I am Balázs Laktis, from Budapest, Hungary. I’m 25 years old, and I have been flying since 2010 and I have been competing since 2014. I had mostly flown in Club class but since this season I had to changed to Standard class. In 2019 I got the chance to fly at Junior World Championship. I finished 15th – my greatest achievement.

In the #getsponsored program I chose the S10 standalone variometer. In my opinion, this variometer is the best in its category, because of the accuracy, user-friendly interface, lots of interesting options and of course the fantastic display.

I’m very pleased to be a part of this #getsponsored program, it helped me a lot in this busy but successful season! Thank you LXNAV!

JONAS PITSCHEN

My name is Jonas Pitschen, I’m 23 years old and I come from Switzerland. I usually
fly from the airport Buttwil in the Gliding Club Zurich in the middle of Switzerland with
a variety of destinations like the Alps, Blackforest, Swabian Alb, Jura Hills and many
more. Two days after my 16th birthday I got my gliding licence. This season was my
sixth with competitions. So far I’ve spent 600 hours with the most beautiful hobby
hobby in the world.

At the beginning of this year I was able to fullfill my dream of flying my own glider. I
had the opportunity to buy a wonderful Discus 2b. I think the dream of every gliding
owner is to have a large moving map computer in the cockpit. So I decided to ask LX
NAV to sponsor me with the LX 9070 and to my astonishment they said YES!
Together with the Nano 4 which I bought two years ago it’s simply an amazing
combination.

The highlight of this year for me was the Junior World Gliding
Championships in Szeged, Hungary. I could
improve my gliding skills and learned a lot. I was able to finish three races in the top
12. In 2020 I will try to fly as much as possible and i will already start the preparation for
the next JWGC 2021 in Czech Republic.

I want to say thank you to LX NAV for this great idea to support young ambitious
pilots.

KAROLIS MIKALAUSKAS

I’m Karolis Mikalauskas from Lithuania. Currently 27 years old. Probably for most of the glider pilots Lithuania associated with Pociunai airfield, but I‘m from second biggest, Paluknys – next to our capital Vilnius. In my only 2nd competitive gliding season even though I already travelled the world with gliding as part of the national team. I fly Jantar Std.2 in club class as most of the glider pilots in eastern Europe.

2019 went way much better than expected before the start of the season. In cups ended 3rd and 1st overall. Grabbed my first win(!), but most importantly finished 5th overall in Lithuanian Club class nationals. All results could not be achieved without S100 sponsored by LXNAV. I loved it from the first flight. It has a full package of functions which totally fulfil glider pilot needs at this stage of career as mine for sure. I truly believe it is the best instrument for its money.

Before applying to the Get Sponsored program I was 100% sure I won’t be selected as I flew only one competitive, but LXNAV boosted my glider pilot career.

Big thank you LXNAV for the trust!

PIETER DAEMS

I am Pieter Daems, 23 years old and form Belgium. Officially, I started gliding at the age of 14 (which was te minimum age in Belgium some years ago), but dit my first flight at the age of 3. My dad was a gliding instructor, so it was obvious that I soon would start gliding as well. I’m a member of Aeroclub Keiheuvel, located in the north of Belgium.

Belgium is a small country and sponsorship isn’t easy. We all have to do it on ourselves. This made the Get Sponsored programme interesting for me. With the help of LXNAV, I was able to test the Nano 4 logger. A practical design in a small case, perfect for use at briefings, on the field and in the glider! It would fit club use as well.

I mostly fly a Discus 2T (TP) of my dad. It is equipped with a LX8000. The Nano was a perfect backup IGC logger to fly competitions (Bailleau 2019). My goals for the next year are to fly some comps like the Belgian Nationals, Bailleau 2020 and some local comps. My goal is a top 3 place in Bailleau, like the previous years.

Thanks to LXNAV for this sponsorship!

MATHILDE METZ

Hi, my name is Mathilde Metz from the Bailleau gliding club in France. I flew in several competitions this year using the Nano3 from LXNAV get sponsored.

It was the best! The Nano3 helped me be confident about my flight logs during championships, I new that nothing could go wrong as long as I had my Nano3 with me. The long-lasting battery was a real pleasure too! As I flew championships on several different gliders this year, having a Nano3 was handy to switch from one glider to another.

In the beginning of the season, I flew the Double seaters nationals with my boyfriend Nicolas who is also part of the LXNAV get sponsored deal. It was really fun to fly the championship together with the Nano3 that Nicolas got to try too in addition to his LX9050!

This year following the 2019 season I was selected to be part of the Pôle Espoir, thank you LXNAV for supporting me all the way !

Looking forward to some more flying with LXNAV devices!

Thank you LXNAV!

JELMER VIS

Hello, my name is Jelmer Vis. I’m from the Netherlands and 22 years old. Since 2012 I have been flying at a small aeroclub in the northern part off the Netherlands. Since the beginning of my flying, I always saw the big boys coming home in the afternoon with big stories. Sometimes they flew as much as 500 km, and I was really amazed. At one moment I really knew competition flying was made for me. After my first solo flight, a lot of people arrived at the aeroclub. They came from a one-day competition at a near airfield. They had even bigger stories.

This year I had the possibility to use an LX9050 via the get sponsored deal. This made it possible to have the best preparation for the Junior Worlds in Hungary. I really liked the device and in my opinion one of the best pieces off equipment, a pilot can have.

Get sponsored is a great program from LXNAV and really good help for the younger glider pilots!

JANNES STAHF

I’m Jannes Stahf, 20 years old and from Berlin. I started gliding at the age of 14 at Lüsse Airfield. Since then my passion for cross country flights grew big. In 2019 I was part of the German Sportsoldiers and got to fly around 500 hours within one year. Nearly every flight was done with LXNAV equipment on board! In this year I participated at 4 competitions, including German 18-Meter Nationals. But to me, the most memorable moment this season was when I broke the 1000 km mark for the first time.

Most of the time I flew a Ventus 3 with LX9070 equipped, but I always used my sponsored Nano 4 as a backup. It’s very convenient to use. I think the touchscreen is, compared to Nano 3, a big upgrade in comfort and much more user-friendly.

Many thanks to LXNAV for providing sponsoring like this!

IONUT TUDOR

My name is Ionut Tudor, I am a 23 years old glider pilot from Romania. I started to fly in 2015 within Romanian Airclub. Throughout the year I fly around 8 glider types, but mostly the Std. Jantar and Discus 2a. I’m still in love with the Discus2a.

My biggest achievements this year were the second place at the 59th Romanian National Championship – Mixed class and a flight over 1000km along the Carpathian mountains. My next year goal is to participate in more competitions and improve my soaring skills.

I wanted to have a Nano 4 because of the mobility of this instrument. Considering that I don’t fly just a single glider throughout a season, I needed a small, portable and easy to use flight recorder.

Thank you LXNAV!

MIKE BAUER

My name is Mike Bauer (23) and I’m flying on the military airfield in Ingolstadt at the sport flying group of the WTD 61. There I started gliding in 2010 and have been competing since 2017.

This year I had the great honour to be sponsored with a NANO4. It fitted perfectly into the LS4 with which I mainly flew that year. The small device is perfect for flying. It’s small and handy, but with the relatively large touchscreen, you can quickly read the most important flight parameters even in direct sunlight. All around a successful device that was not only used as a backup logger!

With the great support of LXNAV, I became the best junior at the German Seniors Championship and was allowed to participate for two weeks in Bitterwasser in the 1000km training camp of Wilfried Großkinsky.

Due to my sporting successes, I also got a Nimbus 4 aeroplane at my disposal for 2020. In this sense, thanks again to LXNAV, you are doing an excellent job!

OLIVER ANDRESSO

My name is Oliver Andersson. I’m 28 years old, my club is Borås Glidingclub. I have gliding for 8 years and have 850 hours gliding! I have an own Ls1-f since 3 years back which I fly most frequently. Longest distance flown 729 km.

The instrument by my choice was a Standalone Vario S10 with AHRS, which has been a good friend this summer 2019! I have used the S10 as a vario and secondary logger, In Sweden it is also allowed to fly in clouds and in this situations the AHRS has been a really good friend. When I fly other gliders I often bring my Nano, then I feel safe anytime. My greatest achievements so far is first place at Swedish nationals club class 2018. Competitions 2019. Nationals in Norway and club class EGC in Slovakia.

I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to borrow the S10 Vario this season, and I`am sending my best regards to the LXNAV Team!

KONRAD GUZIOR

My name is Konrad and I’m 22. I’m a Polish glider pilot flying in Sweden at a club close to Stockholm.

My adventure with soaring started in 2014 and I got so hooked that two years later I bought my first glider, Jantar Standard 2. I got “tricked” out on my first cross country flight by my instructor. We were just flying around, I was following him. I asked him after a while where we were, then he told me we are over a city far away from home, I found it very encouraging and fun. Since then I have participated in many competitions. 2019 was the best year so far. I have flown further, faster and more than ever before and it’s very much thanks to LXNAV get sponsored program.

I got sponsored with LX8080 since the flight computer in my Jantar was very outdated and I wanted to upgrade my instruments. So I did not only change the computer but with some help, I redid the whole panel and electronic system. The lx8080 is a great help, very easy and intuitive to use, I’m extremely satisfied with it.

My ambitions for next year are even bigger, to compete in more regional and national competitions. Swedish Junior Championship is coming up this year and I really am looking forward to it.

Thank you LXNAV for this opportunity, you are doing a great job motivating and helping young and prosperous glider pilots.

KINGA TCHORZ

My name is Kinga Tchorz and I am 25 years old. My club is Aeroklub Nadwiślański (north Poland). Since 2017 I am a member of Junior National Gliding Team. For me, gliding is a lifestyle and I’m trying to adapt everything to it, never the other way around. I want to promote gliding, fight with stereotypes and prove that gliders fly faster, higher, longer and further than they think.

In “GetSponsored” I have received Nano4 device, which I have tested in the whole 2019 season during competition and training flights. It’s an excellent device that combines mobility and practicality. The big advantage is the great battery capacity and compact size of the device. Thanks to the display readable during sunny days we can put in on instrument panel and use as primary GPS during cross-country flights. For me, it’s something more than just an IGC logger. It has a very comfortable function of sending flight records via Wi-Fi. The easy interface enables efficient use of the device and provides the ability to set preferred infoboxes.

Recently, I had an opportunity to fly with the LX9050, which contains all the necessary functions. Its versatile interface gives you the possibility to create your own profile, select the must-have infoboxes and adapt them graphically for your own taste. Someday if I will buy my own glider, the LX9050 or its development version will be definitely in it.

RENATE LITZELMANN

I’m Renate, 23 years from Germany and the magic of sailplane gliding managed to be my main interest for the last 9 years now! I am flying at LSV Thermik Alfeld and Akaflieg Hannover near my studies.

As I don’t have an own plane, I’m flying the clubs or friends gliders. As I have experienced a broken IGC file more then once by now, I sometimes borrowed a Nano. I loved the easiness, even though I wished for a bigger screen on the Nano³, I could still use it while flying the ASW19 from AMF.

Now, no matter which plane I fly, thanks to the Nano4, thoughts about not recording won’t bother me. I always have a reliable igc-logger and navigation system with me. Bluetooth port works perfectly for connection with phone or Waytec. Especially in the DG100 here space is rare the Nano4 is very useful.

Every time I used the Nano4 I just smile and can enjoy the beauty of soaring.

Thank you LXNAV for supporting young pilots!

MAXIMILIANO LUENGO

My name is Maximiliano Luengo, I am from Argentine and I am very passionate about flying. From a very young age I went to the Rivadavia Gliders Club accompanying my brother Sebastián.
When I was old enough to be a glider pilot I started the course, three months later in August 2009 I graduated. Today I have more than 700 hours and three National Championships in the Club Class where I obtained good classifications, 3rd, 2nd and 10 °.
During this season I will try to fly the next National Club in the city of Chaves, making the most of the LXNAV instruments, the S8 and LX8000 that I have on the panel.
I am very grateful to LXNAV for this opportunity and I hope they can continue with this initiative.

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