Four Days in May

The first four days of May had some spectacularly good soaring weather in Norway. I spent the days at Notodden, where the longest flights in Norway were flown. On one of the days, four of the five longest flights in the world were flown by us! (though longest of all was by Jan-Ola Nordh in Sweden). And personally I flew all my four longest flights I have ever done during this week (the fourth one was actually flown a few days earlier on April 27th), with the longest being 725 km, as scored by OLC.

I flew these flights almost entirely together with Per Morten Løvsland, as he got to fly Sandefjord's LS8 for all of the days. On some days we were joined in our formation by other gliders too. It was a lot of fun to team fly like this, and we got quite good at it by the end! After this Per Morten and I were topping the Norwegian cross country contest. In fact the top five positions are currently held by pilots flying from Notodden during these days!

In total I flew more than 30 hours and over 2,200 km over the four days, by far the most and longest I've flown in such a short timespan!

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Arne Martin Güettler

I started gliding four years ago. I've used Condor extensively for training, which has resulted in a fast learning curve. Won Norwegian sports class nationals in 2012. Became part owner of a Discus bT later that year, and since then have travelled around in Norway to do cross country flying, particularly in mountain terrain, and in 2013 did the most total km on OLC Norway.I like to document my flights with photos and videos. Videos can be seen at my YoutTube channel.
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  1. Leo Benetti-Longhini
    May 11, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Sunday morning coffee and flipping through some fantastic Norway gliding photos – a good way to start the day. Thank you Arne.

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