With a speed of 149.45 km./h Egon Rehn flew on 10-10-13 over a distance of 428 km. with his ASW 22 BLE.
Not bad! This happened recently during the Brazil Nationals at Luis Eduardo Magalhaes [LEM] on one of the 7 flying days . It shows the potential of flying in Brazil.
Yesterday I got some more news about flying in Brazil and I share it with pleasure.
Guilherme "Gugui" Purnhagen and Marcel Cavilha,[ ground organisation] filled me in about this hopefully new future heaven on earth.
----"Our plans for the field; make it a place unforgettable for pilots, before, during and after the flight.
Brazil seems great as well before and after a flying holiday as somebody send me the next news:
"Brazil is recognized for its sizzling, incredibly hot sandy
shorelines, its lively nightlife, its crystal waters excellent for surfers and sunbathers alike, and its particular prosperous cultural traditions viewed rolling around in its jazz tunes, samba dance, and scrumptious African-motivated cuisine. "
There you go!
One of the pilots flying there during the last Nationals was Pepe Gresa Valero. Pepe is a long-time friend from the Tocumwal period and knows a lot about gliding and the several airfields in the world. That's why I asked him to share with us what he thinks about flying at LEM.
----" LEM is probably the best place I have ever flown for the continuity of weather. The conditions over the 2 weeks I was there were just incredible, with cloud streets every day from aprox. 11.00 until 17.00. Most days flying earlier was possible, very strong thermals and good cloud bases of up to 4.000m asl the first week and 3.000m asl the second week. We only had one mediocre day but even that day 2 out of the 3 classes flew.
It is a paradise for gliding due to the weather conditions and the immensity of the flat fields where landing is no problem, many of the farms also have runways which make it even better, all in all a perfect place for both pleasure flying and competitions. The only negative factor is the length of the day, which is rather short, but when it is, consider the high speeds, possible it is still a very interesting place to fly.
One of the main attractions to fly there is the helpful people from Brazil, which make you feel welcome all the time and are willing to help at all times. I have now visited Brazil for a few times, this being the second time to LEM and I can not
prize enough the Brazilian pilots, they are extremely helpful and have a very high level of flying. You only need to see the high speeds achieved during the championships with various days reaching over 150kph."----
So far Pepe and a BIG thank you to him. It's great to see that places as Livno in Bosnie Herzegovina and Luis Euardo Magalhaes in Brazil are upcoming favourites in the eyes of a lot of glider pilots. Even SO, that friends ask me to check it and find out more about it .
" it needs your skills at getting people interested in new gliding sites".
Some pressure on my shoulders here, but I like to explore more than what we already know and seeing and hearing the enthusiasm of some of my friends and the co-operation of the owners, it is an easy job.
Their field and website are under "construction" but when ready you can find all news about gliders on line, et
Their FB site;https://www.facebook.com/BahiaGliding
About Brazilian Nationals:
Pictures from the Bahia Gliding FB site.
More news from last week in my blog www.soaring.eu with all news about the 52 Multi Class Nationals in Kingaroy in Australia , 5 flying-days till now and the first flights along the Nordsea using the lift of the dunes. Enjoy your new week.
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