New European Standard Class Record

From the September edition of the online DG Newsletter. . .

“In the Alp’s south foehn, Heinz Haemmerle from Austria was able to fly a distance of 1.292 km in an LS-8 on the 26th of August. He took off from his home base at Hohenems-Dornbirn in Austria and flew the distance in a combination of rotors, waves, thermals and on the ridge with an average speed of 117 km/h. This awesome flight is a European and National record in Standard Class. Congratulations to Heinz!”

Click here to view the OLC posting of Heinz’s flight.

  1 comment for “New European Standard Class Record

  1. John
    October 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

    A record for going .8 miles. The europeons are really record crazy.

    A decimal point instead of a comma makes a big difference.

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