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DG-Flugzeugbau : The Composite Evolution continues

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Some days ago DG sent out their latest newsletter – a great way to keep in touch and inform customers and friends. Everybody has probably heard about Jim Payne’s and Dennis Tito’s record breaking flights from Argentina and Minden, NV. The US-Air Force is flying DG 1001 as well, others prefer the single seated DG…

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The Perlan DG 1001M achieves new US-Speed Record

Dennis and Jim after a wave day in Argentina (by Jackie Payne)

Last night Jackie Payne sent out a short note via e-mail from California around the world: “If all paperwork goes ok, looks like 135 kph for a 521 km triangle. That should beat two US national multi-place triangle speed records.” This morning my SeeYou states “all reached turn points rounded ok, task completed” and documents…

U.S. National Speed Triangle Record

Jackie Payne reports that her husband Jim and his co-pilot Dennis Tito took off at sunrise today, April 22, 2014, after declaring a 521 km speed triangle. Dennis and Tito finally found a wee bit of wave and worked it to 17,500 feet. The link below is for the inReach with altitude. It didn’t “handshake”…

Tony Condon Flies 844 km in Standard Cirrus

Today, April 8, 2014, Tony Condon flew his Standard Cirrus from Kansas to southwestern Louisiana, a straight line distance of 844 km (456 nm). This is Tony’s second long flight of the year. Last month, he flew from Kansas to DeQueen, Arkansas. You can read his story of that flight here. Congratulations to Tony on…