Concordia First Flight Video – and More Photos!

Here’s a video of Concordia’s first test flight on May 25, 2012. We’ve also included several photos that didn’t make it into our May 25th post. We apologize for the quality of the in-flight photos, which were extracted from a video taken from the tow plane. As anyone who’s tried air-to-air photography knows all too well, it’s tricky to get good stable shots without a lot of prior planning and experience. We hope to fly with Dick this spring and summer and get some better shots of the Concordia from our sailplanes. As we’re sure you can imagine, Concordia is a strikingly beautiful sight in its element.

On Friday, May 25th, Dick was aloft in Concordia for about four hours in his third and final test flight. He had planned to fly on Saturday, May 26th as well, but we haven’t heard anything from DB today. He may still be soaring as I write!

 

  4 comments for “Concordia First Flight Video – and More Photos!

  1. Ben
    May 28, 2012 at 8:08 am

    4 hours—damn…if only he could have hung on for another hour he would have had his Silver C duration!

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    Tom Strickland
    May 28, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I’ve only been following the Concordia story for about a year but, even so, it’s thrilling to see it fly. What a gorgeous sight!

  3. Andy
    June 1, 2012 at 6:54 am

    i’m overjoyed :)

  4. Schwenk, Uli
    June 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Hallo Dick,
    I’m deep impressed and so happy for you.
    The Concordia is like your peronality,
    absolutely great !
    Thank you for your great work in the name
    of the gliding world !

    Uli

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