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Take a ride on America’s wild side

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE Issue 4 – September 2019 The West was won on horseback, and riding skills have been central to the culture of Wyoming since before the first ranchers began settling the region in the mid-nineteenth century. A horseback riding tour is still one of the most enjoyable – and rewarding – ways of…

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First impressions count

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN Issue 4 – September 2019   “One of the first things people see when they approach a plane is its livery – its paint job in other words. However, it is a significant last element that takes place during aircraft completion,” reflects Siegfried Geissner. As an aircraft painter, Siegfried makes certain that…

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Race against time

BY LEITHEN FRANCIS Issue 4 – September 2019   Borneo’s rainforests are rich in biodiversity and home to many endangered animals, such as orangutans, Asian two-horned rhinoceros and clouded leopards. Deforestation, driven by the timber industry, mining and the development of palm oil plantations, appears to be destroying these animals’ habitats and possibly destroying our…

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“We run our own flight operation”

BY YARDENA MALKA Issue 4 – September 2019   365 days, 300 flying hours, one team and one aircraft. Martina Hierle (32) has been working as a system engineer and technical pilot at RUAG in Oberpfaffenhofen since October 2017. What kind of challenges does her job involve? How does she get the right work-life balance?…

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On thin ice

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN Issue 4 – September 2019   Our Arctic permafrost is melting, and this has serious adverse ­consequences for local habitats as well as for the global climate. ­Scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are therefore ­observing the permafrost region in northern Canada and taking ­measurements with highly advanced imaging radar while…

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Cooperating in the sky to save lives at sea

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE Issue 3 – March 2019   The Netherlands Coastguard is responsible for patrolling around 451 kilometers of Dutch coastline and more than 57,000 square kilometers of the North Sea. Their missions include everything from search and rescue operations to fisheries management and border patrol to pollution control. Such varied responsibilities demand a…

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The route less traveled – Discovering the Netherlands

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE Issue 3 – March 2019   From its wild North Sea coastline, to the cultural and architectural delights of its historic cities, the Netherlands – or Holland as it is often known – is a land of waterways, contrasts and surprises. The Dutch have history to thank for tourists’ confusion about the…

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Nationwide fundraising in Chile

BY SANTIAGO RIVAS AND FLORENCIA LUCERO HEGUY Issue 3 – March 2019   When an entire country gets together to help people in need, it not only raises much-needed funds, but the collective effort also proves that people can make a difference. Being part of an annual collaborative effort to change the world continues to…

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On top of the world

BY SANTIAGO RIVAS Issue 3 – March 2019   “If you want to climb Mount Everest, you have to fly into Lukla and your journey starts from there.” – Managing Director of SITA, Rajendra Singh It is 7:15 in the morning, and 14 excited passengers are sitting in the Kathmandu airport taxi waiting room. They should…

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Airdrops: Last resort from above

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN Issue 3 – March 2019   Imagine you are stranded in your hometown. You live with constant electrical blackouts, clean drinking water is scarce, and slowly the supermarket is running out of food. There are people in the world for whom this horror is a reality. In Syria, for example, according to…

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