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Ritz in Uvalde by Frans Guise

Ritz

Ritz de Luy is well known in the international soaring community and has been blogging about soaring since before blogging was invented! When she started soaring in 1967, she had no idea that her soaring career would be very short. After about 50 flights in the Rhönlerche in two different camps, she went solo in the Grunau Baby and had four solo flights. When she flew one day with another instructor at another field, he asked her where the airfield was after some thermalling and she had NO idea! Needless to say, he advised her to stay on the ground. With no feeling for orientation—at all—it was the end of her career! She has, however, remained involved in “ground business,” as crew and the co-owner of a soaring “resort” for 10 years, as well as Dutch Team Captain, steward, juror and editor at several Category 1 FAI comps. Since before the word “blog” was created, Ritz wrote about her experiences every day after flying at the Sportavia Soaring Center in Australia, where she helped run a successful business from 1996 to 2005. Her first blogs on soaring.eu date from June 2006, and she has been blogging ever since, joining Soaring Café in January 2011. She says her experience as columnist for Gliding International and blogger for Soaring Café has enriched her world more than she can say and that her soaring friends keep her young and ”going”.

Ritz's Posts from September 2011 to the present

  1. ” Flying with the CHAMPIONS ” also from Bitterwasser this year! (5/7/2015)
  2. Heroes or ” madmen” ?? Wishing you a HAPPY, HEALTHY and above all SAFE 2015. (12/31/2014)
  3. MILVUS… functional clothes specially designed for gliding! (12/6/2014)
  4. High speed rides! What about 189.5 km./h. over 429.3 km. in an ASG 29!!!!! (11/20/2014)
  5. Goonidiwindi;Aboriginal name for “resting place of the birds”. (10/20/2014)
  6. 212 pictures of the Vintage Happening in Arnborg. (8/30/2014)
  7. 2 Former world champions, Sebastian and Michael, did it again ,…John, Wolfgang and Andy nearly!! (8/11/2014)
  8. CONCORDIA’s perfect landing in 35 kts. storm! (8/5/2014)
  9. Practice speed 144 km. /h. Not bad!!! Party time in Belgium! My last weekly_SUNDAY_CAFE_BLOG!!! (7/27/2014)
  10. FLIGHT MH 17!!! (7/20/2014)
  11. The weather-gods took a day off , so did the pilots at the UK 18 m. Nationals! (7/13/2014)
  12. Being on the highest spot, that’s what it is all about on the end of a WGC! (7/6/2014)
  13. WORLD champions ; Bert jr. Schmelzer, Eric Bernard and the JONES brothers! (7/5/2014)
  14. Latest on 33d WGC in Finland!Finally the REAL Finnish weather! (7/4/2014)
  15. Latest on 33d WGC in Finland ! What if there were no sauna’s in Rayskala!? (7/4/2014)
  16. The Jones brothers are ” hot” in Finland! Some EUROGLIDE pilots only needed 4 days! (6/29/2014)
  17. Minden 18m Nationals and looking back at a picnic on a wing at Lake Tahoe!!! (6/15/2014)
  18. Finnish Nationals “… storms, storms and more storms” (6/8/2014)
  19. Dutch Nationals 2014 with 701 km Task! (6/1/2014)
  20. History written during Dutch National Competition (5/28/2014)
  21. Reports for Several European National Competitions (5/25/2014)
  22. Back to “normal”! Normal??? What about 26 x 1000 km. — plus in Europe! (5/18/2014)
  23. Day 8 @ Sisteron. Last Day of a Very Successful SGP! AND … the Winner is DIDIER! (5/16/2014)
  24. Day 8 @ Sisteron; updated… 5 pilots in race to become WORLD CHAMPION, but first a wrap-up from day 7. (5/16/2014)
  25. Day 7 @ Sisteron: “Pushing Hard Was Not Good Today” (5/15/2014)
  26. Day 7 @ Sisteron: But First—Amazing Day 6 with Stars Bruce and Nicolas “Shining”. (5/15/2014)
  27. Day 6 at Sisteron! “Again it was Bruce’s day!” (5/14/2014)
  28. Day 6 @ Sisteron with Highlights from Yesterday! UPDATED!!! (5/13/2014)
  29. Day 5 @ Sisteron! “Three Musketeers” – this Time not from France, but from Australia! (5/13/2014)
  30. Day 4 @ Sisteron–Word of the Day … by a NOSE! (5/12/2014)
  31. Day 3 @ Sisteron Part 2! Flying a task TWICE to “make” Day 3! 140 km./h. (5/11/2014)
  32. Day 3@ Sisteron (5/11/2014)
  33. Day 2 @ Sisteron: “Making the Impossible, POSSIBLE’! (5/10/2014)
  34. EXTRA Blog on … Sisteron—Host of the 2014 FINAL of the Sailplane Grand Prix (5/9/2014)
  35. Exciting Soaring News from Some Comps (5/4/2014)
  36. Looking back at 3 comps in Europe and the last one for the season in Australia! (4/27/2014)
  37. Stunning weather in the Alps! Less good circumstances for the comps! (4/19/2014)
  38. “Go Big or Go Home”; take 2!!! And…great ridge flights in St. Cirrus and PIK 20! And..some nostalgic pictures! (4/13/2014)
  39. 36,000 Wheelbarrows of Sahara Sand Arrive in Holland! (4/6/2014)
  40. WGC’s with new faces and a lot of “old hands” ! WOW!!! 2.184 km with 183.69 km./h!!! (3/30/2014)
  41. Flying with Gliding Legend Ingo Renner — by Adam Woolley (3/25/2014)
  42. You Need Supportive Friends for Goal Flights! (3/16/2014)
  43. Spring—Only Smiling Faces at the Airfield (3/9/2014)
  44. Having fun with Ingo! (3/2/2014)
  45. “Don’t let age keep you from learning new skills.” Cal. (2/23/2014)
  46. Solo at 81! Simultaneous continental records????!!!!! (2/16/2014)
  47. Finland, venue of the 2014 WGC ! (2/9/2014)
  48. ” There are years life is like honey, other years are like hell!” (2/2/2014)
  49. ” 162.621 km. more then the 103 pilots flew together in the 2012/13 season. (1/26/2014)
  50. A BIG exercise,…downwind from Queensland to the border of Victoria and NSW in a glider! (1/19/2014)
  51. Kilometer eaters, record chasers , contest pilots…. ! (1/12/2014)
  52. Just culture! (1/5/2014)
  53. Looking back at 2013! (12/29/2013)
  54. Fabulous weather, it’s ” snowing 1000 km.flakes on top of the Christmas tree” ! (12/22/2013)
  55. Back on Track! Happy Christmas to you ALL!!! (12/15/2013)
  56. “A nearly PERFECT day! ” by Bert Schmelzer jr. (11/24/2013)
  57. “He put a few 1000 Aussie dollars in front of me and wanted to spend that on flying with Ingo”! (11/17/2013)
  58. Oscar Goudriaan flies 1263 km. with 161 km./h .on the “clock”! His story! (11/10/2013)
  59. 616 km. for the CHAMPIONS and their trainees today in Kiripotib ! Looking ahead on 2014! (11/3/2013)
  60. 159 km./h….not bad during a competition! (10/27/2013)
  61. Bahia Gliding; let’s see what Brasil has to offer! (10/20/2013)
  62. 2240 milliard litres of water in 24 hours! Kingaroy! (10/16/2013)
  63. NUNA 7 and TOKAI! OLC season finishes with a 1000 from Scotland and starts with 2 in South Africa. (10/13/2013)
  64. OLC 2013! Dutch female glider pilot races in SOLAR CHALLENGE! Bahia Gliding in Brasil!! (10/9/2013)
  65. Which Picture Will Win? News about NEWS! (10/6/2013)
  66. Getting young ones active in soaring? This way they do it in Belgium! (9/29/2013)
  67. ASG 32! First competition of the 2013/2014 season, “Planes” and more Wednesday news! (9/25/2013)
  68. Pilot in a Tree … and It Is Not What You Think … (9/21/2013)
  69. Final Glide from 150 km—”This is REAL soaring”. (9/15/2013)
  70. Flying the MS brings back memories about KEES! by Ronald Termaat.And some news from the Antares by Ludwig. (9/8/2013)
  71. Autumn??? Containers??? More soaring!!! (9/1/2013)
  72. Looking back at the JWGC with Champion Peter Millenaar and his parents! (8/25/2013)
  73. Back to the basics! (8/21/2013)
  74. Finally some “secrets ” about French soaring! Dutch JWGC winner looks happy! (8/19/2013)
  75. CIM finished , Lüsse continues and on my way to Keiheuvel! (8/15/2013)
  76. 18m & Standard Class Nationals in the UK and CIM in ITALY… Bailleau ! (8/14/2013)
  77. 2 “COUPS” to win the “CUP” ! JWGC in Lesnzo is over! (8/11/2013)
  78. Lot’s of Fun and few Frustrations in Leszno! (8/5/2013)
  79. Tough HOT Day for the Young Ones! (8/3/2013)
  80. Extra Edition on Friday: Mengen Finished and Leszno Continues (8/2/2013)
  81. Hot JWGC-topic…not great lift or finishes but …thunderstorms! (7/31/2013)
  82. Happy and Relaxed Juniors till Now—JWGC Starts Today … We Hope ! (7/28/2013)
  83. JWGC ! German 18m and open class Nationals! (7/28/2013)
  84. A sad loss; Leonardo Brigliadori passed away! (7/24/2013)
  85. 3 BIG events in Europe are finished, one to come! It’s junior-time now! (7/21/2013)
  86. EGC in Ostrow! Early start today …..grid time 10.30!!! (7/17/2013)
  87. Soaring above fjords!!!! Sarah put USA-women- soaring on the world map! (7/14/2013)
  88. WOW what a final of the WWGC !!!!!And 4 medals in club class! (7/14/2013)
  89. Extra edition: WWGC is over and out after 10 pretty good days! (7/12/2013)
  90. Extra edition on July 11 2013; WWGC jitters and nerves, bit still cool looking “chicks” (7/11/2013)
  91. DAY 1 in Issoudun !!!! (6/30/2013)
  92. 7th FAI WWGC Airshow and Hopes for Good Weather! (6/30/2013)
  93. Looking ahead at the WWGC! USA open class [ with the CONCORDIA ] and 15 m. nationals! (6/26/2013)
  94. Ted Lysakowsky Memorial Trust! EGC in Vinon Finished! (6/23/2013)
  95. Looking back at VINON EGC: 159.59 and 1000 points ahead and loosing spot 2 for spot 5!!!! (6/23/2013)
  96. Interesting EGC, unfortunately with a black edge! (6/19/2013)
  97. What a nice SUNDAY!1000 km. from Holland! (6/5/2013)
  98. Back in History – A Triple Murder at Holland’s National Gliding Center in 1984! (6/2/2013)
  99. UK Club Nationals; updated!Lot’s of scrubbed days during several 2013 Nationals, enough to make one cry! (6/2/2013)
  100. SUPER-WEATHER for Club class nationals in the UK, …however today was scrubbed! (5/28/2013)
  101. Not a Lot of High Heels and Lipstick during a WWGC! (5/26/2013)
  102. 1000 km in a Standard Cirrus in Thermals in Europe! (5/26/2013)
  103. Sons beat dad’s! Onion soupe !!! (5/22/2013)
  104. Weird Spring! (5/19/2013)
  105. Cancelled competition days in Europe,but also…1.750 km./1.530 and 1.460 ! (5/19/2013)
  106. Wet, unstable weather during Dutch Nationals! SUPER ridge and wave weather in the USA! (5/15/2013)
  107. Glider tracking! (5/12/2013)
  108. Hahnweide had 4/5 days! Updated with news and pictures from today! (5/12/2013)
  109. Pretty lousy weather in the morning. NO HOPE,…day cancelled! Fatraglide finished! (5/11/2013)
  110. Terlet; a drop of rain and a lot of wind on day 2! (5/10/2013)
  111. HAHNWEIDE edition 47, “more of this please”! A few nationals! Soaring in Japan. (5/7/2013)
  112. Pilotessadesign.com…. an exciting “cocktail” of art and aviation!! (5/5/2013)
  113. It wasn’t the year for KLIX, next year can only be better! And …much more,…maybe too much! (5/5/2013)
  114. Royal Dutch Handover! May 1st! Still Plenty of Libelles in the Air! (5/1/2013)
  115. AERO in Friedrichshafen! Prievidza 11 Days Out of 13! Japan Had Some Good Flights! (4/28/2013)
  116. 11 out of 13 days with good, to very good soaring at the FCC 2013 in Prievidza! Not bad!? (4/28/2013)
  117. …Life- is- good- weather! Prievidza after 8 days and today …a 580 km task! (4/24/2013)
  118. Flying with the Champions! Prievidza ! AERO in Friedrichshafen !! (4/21/2013)
  119. First 1000 km. FLIGHT for the season from ST. HUBERT in BELGIUM. (4/20/2013)
  120. Disappointing weekend-weather! Flying with the Champions update! Prievidza! (4/17/2013)
  121. EGC news from Ostrow! OUTSTANDING ATA ladies! JWGC-2013 -site online! (4/15/2013)
  122. The Juniors Are Our Future Looking Ahead at Leszno 2013 and Narromine 2015 (4/14/2013)
  123. Great weekend of soaring; 1248 -plus-flights on Sunday only! HELP !!!!!! (4/10/2013)
  124. A nightmare for pilots! Fire IN the workshop !!!!! GPS MAGIC! (4/7/2013)
  125. It was not meant to be.. the weather forced Nitra to give up! Torino had 1 day! Goondiwindi 6! (4/7/2013)
  126. First “full” day on OLC on April1; 800 flights! No flying yet in Nitra! (4/3/2013)
  127. HAPPY EASTER ! (3/31/2013)
  128. Happy Easter! (3/31/2013)
  129. Scandinavia wakes up! Tornado-story..updated! Nitra welcomes over 100 pilots end of this week! (3/30/2013)
  130. The Weather; Frozen Sea Water and SNOW on March 24! Pribina Cup Starts in a Week! (3/24/2013)
  131. A junior aviator day! 17th FAI EGC in Poland! Calcinate! (3/24/2013)
  132. Icy soaring conditions, give pleasure as well! (3/20/2013)
  133. Ridge soaring on the Sequatchie Ridges ! (3/17/2013)
  134. Nostalgia-1988- EGC-video! Ridge soaring from Brown Field ! (3/17/2013)
  135. Wings over Sweden project goes ahead. (3/13/2013)
  136. Ann Welch—First Female Vice-President of IGC, and Marina Galetto Takes Over in 2013! (3/10/2013)
  137. The repair of a broken ARCUS fuselage! Wings over Sweden,…only a few hours to go for a YES!! (3/10/2013)
  138. Pelagia Majewska Medal 2013 is for Maria Bolla. And, the past,…. with a story about the Bridge and Rhine! (3/6/2013)
  139. IGC meeting 2013 is history! Inverted flying on a ceiling [on video] (3/3/2013)
  140. Searching for whales in a duo discus! Perlan Project News! (3/3/2013)
  141. 03-03-2013, last news from Papendal before I leave! (3/3/2013)
  142. About yesterday’s plenum and todays plans! UPDATED with the decisions! (3/2/2013)
  143. IGC meeting for the delegates and van Gogh for the ladies!Updated! (3/1/2013)
  144. Greetings from Papendal and NEWS about KIRIPOTIB; FLYING WITH THE CHAMPIONS!!! (2/28/2013)
  145. OLC Glider Race! Lake Keepit Regatta! Ready for Papendal! (2/27/2013)
  146. Wave in a Hidden Place for Soaring—Greece! (2/24/2013)
  147. IGC Plenary ! Interesting Taupo club class nationals finished! (2/24/2013)
  148. Nearly Spring! IGC meeting in The Netherlands! Taupo continues! (2/20/2013)
  149. “Safari by 2”, from the East to the the West of Australia and back! (2/17/2013)
  150. Wave! Taupo Nationals ! Jetman Yves Rossy visits N.Z. (2/17/2013)
  151. Extra blog about the JETMAN, Yves Rossy! (2/16/2013)
  152. Waiting for spring in different ways!Happy Valentines Day tomorrow! (2/13/2013)
  153. Looking ahead at the new European season! (2/10/2013)
  154. Pribina Cup March 30-April 6! Fatra Glide in May 2013! Still exellent soaring in Australia! (2/10/2013)
  155. Sunny, but not yet spring! Great flights in Australia! (2/6/2013)
  156. Looking ahead at a new season!Sebastian Kawa. (2/3/2013)
  157. Grand Prix from Vitacura and 2 seater class Nationals from Narromine finished! (2/3/2013)
  158. Chile! (1/29/2013)
  159. Potchefstroom enjoys great soaring weather.Chile Sailplane GP has started! (1/27/2013)
  160. All kind of news! (1/27/2013)
  161. Back home! Epilog with engine 4 in the main role! (1/25/2013)
  162. What a 1000 km.-flight by 21 year old Matthew in the LS 4!!!! (1/21/2013)
  163. Last WIFI job in Tocumwal! (1/21/2013)
  164. Last WIFI job here at Sportaviation! (1/20/2013)
  165. It all happened on the last day in Chaves!!!!!! (1/20/2013)
  166. Chaves nearly finished, Benalla FINISHED , 2012/2013 overseas -season about to FINISH! (1/18/2013)
  167. Back home in Toc. after a jolly good day and night! (1/18/2013)
  168. Last day at Benalla Multi class NATIONALS! Updated all the time!! (1/17/2013)
  169. Scorcher again today with over 40 dgr.! (1/16/2013)
  170. What about a “personal WIFI hotspot” ? (1/15/2013)
  171. Hello again ! (1/14/2013)
  172. Not yet a 1000 points day at Chaves! (1/11/2013)
  173. Cooler, much cooler! (1/11/2013)
  174. World championships hang-gliding in Forbes! Chaves! (1/10/2013)
  175. The cool change with 24 dgr.!!!!!Brrrr….! (1/10/2013)
  176. A tribute to Markku Kuittinen, by Antti Lehto! (1/9/2013)
  177. Pam Kurstjens -Hawkins still owns 5 world records! (1/7/2013)
  178. 42 dgr. yesterday! 40.8 today at 3PM! (1/6/2013)
  179. Several 1000 km. flights and records from Tocumwal! What -a-day!!!??? (1/5/2013)
  180. Greetings from hot Tocumwal! (1/4/2013)
  181. Up to 45 dgr.??? (1/4/2013)
  182. Live on line! Blog 603! (1/3/2013)
  183. AND HERE IS DAY 2: (1/2/2013)
  184. Finally on line!!!!! (1/2/2013)
  185. See you NEXT year! Updated with news from the latest G.I.! (12/28/2012)
  186. The S.A. Nationals ! Chilhowee…updated! (12/22/2012)
  187. Merry Christmas dear friends and a HAPPY, HEALTHY and SAFE 2013!! (12/22/2012)
  188. CU next Sunday,..when the world still turns around! And….so lovely to follow our former guests. (12/19/2012)
  189. Patagonia! Chaves, more and more containers arrive! (12/16/2012)
  190. Some comps finished , some about to start! (12/16/2012)
  191. Joey Glide! S.A. Nationals at WELKOM! 12-12-12! (12/12/2012)
  192. Namibia, where 1000 km. flights seem to be more the “rule than the exception” ! JOEY glide! (12/9/2012)
  193. Namibia “runs” , “lives” and “breathes” on thousands! S.A Nationals at Welkom! (12/9/2012)
  194. Chaves …29 days to go for the 32d.WGC! “Passion for flying!” (12/5/2012)
  195. What about this? 25x a 1000K. on ONE day! Antares 18T, maidenflight! (12/2/2012)
  196. WOW, 24 x over 1000 km.on November 28 in Namibia!!! The ANTARES 18T had it’s maidenflight! (12/2/2012)
  197. South Africa, Namibia, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia all had a1000k. already this season ! (11/28/2012)
  198. In memoriam…Gill Van den Broeck! The Bariloche….AND several 1000 km. flights in Australia! (11/25/2012)
  199. Also first 1000km.flights for the season in Gariep Dam and Narromine! (11/25/2012)
  200. Colourful flying friends at Terlet! Sad news from Belgium! (11/21/2012)
  201. Another QSGP finished and…some corrections lead to a totally different blog then I was planning!! (11/18/2012)
  202. Lake Keepit…finished! First 1000 km. flights in Namibia! The Antares experience from Pete Harvey in Uvalde! (11/18/2012)
  203. Lake Keepit! (11/14/2012)
  204. 4 gliders..500 m. finishline…and 250 km./ h…..that = a QSGP!!! (11/11/2012)
  205. A valid QGP in SA…but just! “Cloud and cloud-making-machines!” (11/11/2012)
  206. QGP continues in Potchefstroom with 170 km. on the clock on day 2! (11/7/2012)
  207. “Meet the ladies Lisa, Alena and Susanne ” by Andreea,…. as well as Sarah and Andreea! (11/4/2012)
  208. Potchefstroom about to start! “Fliegen am Hang ” in Germany! (11/4/2012)
  209. Sandy is too CRUEL for words! Girl power! (10/31/2012)
  210. Winter time/summertime! (10/28/2012)
  211. News from QGP in Sweden! FAI meeting was in Antalya..Lilienthal Gliding medal for Giorgio! (10/28/2012)
  212. What about this container???? Blog 2000 for SoaringCafe !!!! Latest GI ! (10/24/2012)
  213. Uvalde Gifts! (10/21/2012)
  214. First big overseas competion is over! Books by Sebastian Kawa and Frank Versteegh! (10/21/2012)
  215. Extraordinary parachutist/balloonist,Felix! (10/17/2012)
  216. The Morning Glory. (10/14/2012)
  217. Kingaroy continues ! (10/14/2012)
  218. OLC 2013! Club class Nationals in Kingaroy! (10/10/2012)
  219. OLC 2012 season is over! (10/7/2012)
  220. Queensland State Comps ! Mount Beauty ! (10/7/2012)
  221. Wave flights over 1000 km.!Read the very informative picture -story by Bert Schmelzer jr.!!!!!!!! (10/3/2012)
  222. Cucumber-time! (9/25/2012)
  223. Lots of Beer! (9/23/2012)
  224. Cross country soaring and more! (9/23/2012)
  225. All kind of news from Australia !A bit of a sad finish of the blog this time! (9/18/2012)
  226. Chaves ! (9/16/2012)
  227. Interesting choise! (9/16/2012)
  228. Looking ahead at Chaves;part 2 of the 32d WGC! And containers are prepared for their long trip. (9/12/2012)
  229. Looking Back on Incidents and Accident! Some Nice Pictures by Frans! (9/9/2012)
  230. Expensive, but..you sleep well!Jubilee-parties…80 year!!!!!Mountain- comp in the UK! (9/9/2012)
  231. “NOT FOR PILOTS”! (9/5/2012)
  232. Autumn with 650 km. in Holland! (9/2/2012)
  233. A photo-journal by Bert jr.! The latest GI is great! (9/2/2012)
  234. Quintus M. and more ! (8/29/2012)
  235. Uvalde… “One more time,yeah ” .Greetings from rainy Holland! (8/26/2012)
  236. Back with 2 feet on the ground and some personal impressions! (8/26/2012)
  237. THE END…..Party impressions by Andreea , alias Miss Daisy !Enjoy! (8/20/2012)
  238. As promised some pictures from the final party by Rand and some thank you’s!. (8/20/2012)
  239. It’s over and out! A pity!!! (8/19/2012)
  240. PARTY…..Closing ceremony….and RAIN!!!! (8/19/2012)
  241. Yes, pilots and TC’s play it “hard” on the last day…..arrivals before 5! (8/18/2012)
  242. Are they going for day 13…..???? YES! Launch at 13.00/13.10! Updated. (8/18/2012)
  243. The climax…..UPDATED! (8/18/2012)
  244. 15 m.returns home after incident. (8/17/2012)
  245. 12.40 …day 12…with one day to go here in sunny Uvalde. (8/17/2012)
  246. The final days …up to the climax! (8/17/2012)
  247. Some Nice BREAKING NEWS!!!! (8/16/2012)
  248. Certainly no regatta start today! (8/16/2012)
  249. A change in task! (8/16/2012)
  250. A tough day for some yesterday! (8/16/2012)
  251. They seem to go like “rockets”! (8/15/2012)
  252. 13.00…the Beginning of Day 10! (8/15/2012)
  253. Still hot in Uvalde .Epic flight from Dutch youngsters! (8/15/2012)
  254. Day 10…from the possible 13! (8/15/2012)
  255. “Taste” the International Party! (8/15/2012)
  256. Great Uvalde skies…but I hear it is not going so fast on track!??!Updated! (8/14/2012)
  257. Day 9…Started at 12.30! Updated! (8/14/2012)
  258. A sunny good morning on day 9 here in Uvalde! (8/14/2012)
  259. Great skies, have pilots gone for a “race” again? (8/13/2012)
  260. Small delay to ;12.40! Day 8 ! Updated! (8/13/2012)
  261. A “powerless” morning! Short tasks due to weather!!! (8/13/2012)
  262. Day off , but looking back at yesterday first! (8/12/2012)
  263. Great and long days in Uvalde! (8/11/2012)
  264. 10.000 FT wave??? Pilots at 3100 m.!!! (8/11/2012)
  265. Sniffer Looks as if it is Good Enough to Start. 13.10 Launching Started! Updated! (8/11/2012)
  266. Briefing Over and Stories ‘Bout Long Retrieves! Updated! (8/11/2012)
  267. It was a Long and Interesting Day 6! (8/11/2012)
  268. Open class passed first TP . Run/taxi -way 33!Landings till sunset. (8/10/2012)
  269. First launch at 12.49! (8/10/2012)
  270. Big tasks again here in sunny and hot Uvalde! (8/10/2012)
  271. Day 6..what will it bring!!!!??? (8/10/2012)
  272. Short day, but a good tactic is important!Updated! (8/9/2012)
  273. A tricky day ahead with possible storms!Updated!First launch at 13.23. (8/9/2012)
  274. Another extraordinary day yesterday! (8/9/2012)
  275. Another long day of waiting!Updated! Finishers soon! (8/8/2012)
  276. First launch delayed to 12.50/13.00!Updated with Tom Knauff news! (8/8/2012)
  277. 4 hour and 4.30 AAT’s on day 4! Updated! (8/8/2012)
  278. Welcome on day 4 in Uvalde! (8/8/2012)
  279. Ready to Welcome Them Back! Updated! M6 IS Back!!! (8/7/2012)
  280. The Weather is Still Very Nice! Updated! (8/7/2012)
  281. A bit from this , a bit from that! (8/7/2012)
  282. We GO…….!!!!!!! (8/7/2012)
  283. After briefing;updated! (8/7/2012)
  284. Day 3 – Hi and Good Morning! (8/7/2012)
  285. 4 o’clock Update… Day 2! Updated! (8/6/2012)
  286. Pictures of the Landings Yesterday by Andreea! (8/6/2012)
  287. Gliders are Launched at the Moment! (8/6/2012)
  288. Another Interesting Day Ahead! Day 2 at Uvalde! (8/6/2012)
  289. Good Morning! Day 2 Starts Soon Here in Uvalde! (8/6/2012)
  290. “GAGGLE TALK” – Updated During the Day! (8/5/2012)
  291. Impressions of the Start by Andreea (8/5/2012)
  292. Not the Easiest Circumstances—Updated All the Time. (8/5/2012)
  293. Let’s go!!! (8/5/2012)
  294. Tasks! (8/5/2012)
  295. A Ripper of a Day?? (8/5/2012)
  296. WGC has started! You are sitting first row. (8/5/2012)
  297. Good Morning, on Day 1 from the 32nd WGC in Uvalde (8/5/2012)
  298. Pictures from the Opening Ceremony! (8/4/2012)
  299. Pictures from the Parade! Enjoy! (8/4/2012)
  300. Pictures from the Pre WGC party! (8/4/2012)
  301. What a Morning! (8/4/2012)
  302. Opening Day! (8/4/2012)
  303. The last practise day, number 7 has started!Updated! (8/3/2012)
  304. ID Badges!!! First Launch Postponed till 14.00! (8/3/2012)
  305. The President of the IGC Has Arrived! (8/3/2012)
  306. Last Practise Day! Looking Back at the Lovely Party! (8/3/2012)
  307. First launch at 13.50! Updated! (8/2/2012)
  308. Briefing is over and tasks for today! (8/2/2012)
  309. Good morning on August 2! (8/2/2012)
  310. Tracking system!First flight! (8/1/2012)
  311. Sniffer is in the air! August 1 a day to remember Anssi.Gliders are launched now! (8/1/2012)
  312. Greetings from hot Uvalde. (8/1/2012)
  313. Sorry to be late!Practise day 5! (8/1/2012)
  314. The pictures as promised while waiting for the pilots to come back! (7/31/2012)
  315. Start in progress NOW!!!!! and…A bit of newsy news.Updated with pictures! (7/31/2012)
  316. Briefing is over! Happy faces and twinkling eyes! (7/31/2012)
  317. Practise day 4. (7/31/2012)
  318. Huge Dust Devils! (7/30/2012)
  319. AAT’s today! Updated! (7/30/2012)
  320. Good Morning from Nice Cool Uvalde on Practise Day 3! (7/30/2012)
  321. Practise Day 2 is a Fact – Updated! (7/29/2012)
  322. UK Club Nationals! Uvalde! Mt Beauty Gliding Club! (7/29/2012)
  323. Uvalde…Here we are!! Soaring Café is Ready to Entertain & Inform You! (7/29/2012)
  324. DMJ… or the German Junior Nationals and…More Pilots Fly in Uvalde (7/25/2012)
  325. 12 Days and 682,246.8 km Flown in Uvalde in 1991!!!!! (7/22/2012)
  326. Uvalde! Which Gliders in What Class! (7/22/2012)
  327. A Bit of This and a Bit of That! (7/18/2012)
  328. On the Way to Uvalde! (7/15/2012)
  329. Miserable “soup”- weather! (7/15/2012)
  330. PRE-WWGC..18m. French Nationals..ELY! (7/10/2012)
  331. Quarzazate: Records and Long Distance Flights and…an EXCLUSIVE Interview with Tijl! (7/8/2012)
  332. Issoudun..Ocana..Quarzazate..Uvalde..Gariep Dam.. (7/8/2012)
  333. Quarzazate….Space , Issoudun….and …back on line! (7/4/2012)
  334. Uvalde starts to “live”!!!!Gariep Dam NEWS! Gliding International! (7/1/2012)
  335. Pure gliders arrived as well!More news from Quarzazate! (7/1/2012)
  336. Euroglide …12 are back!Quintus!Quarzazate! (6/27/2012)
  337. Check flight in an ASH 25 EB 28! (6/24/2012)
  338. Euroglide, the Schmelzer-boy’s and..more! (6/24/2012)
  339. Looking back and ahead.And…EUROGLIDE! (6/20/2012)
  340. Uvalde Texas, we are coming soon!!! (6/17/2012)
  341. Great holiday back to “work”! (6/17/2012)
  342. Quick Updates…Before I Disappear! (6/7/2012)
  343. Weird Weather! A Top-day, then Rain Again and So it Goes On! (6/6/2012)
  344. A,B, and C Tasks…still 8/8 at 16.30…Unfortunately No Flying ! (6/3/2012)
  345. Ladies in Ulm-Erbach! Bayreuth 100 years old! (6/3/2012)
  346. Danish Nationals and many more comps!Segelfliegen International! (5/30/2012)
  347. Dutch Nationals and UK Overseas Nationals (5/27/2012)
  348. Terlet and Ocana ;nice comps!Concordia flies! (5/27/2012)
  349. Tough day, specially in club class! (5/25/2012)
  350. Updated! Two days to go at the CAE/NLS Dutch Nationals! (5/25/2012)
  351. UPDATE: 16.00!Day 4. (5/23/2012)
  352. UPDATE: 16.00!20.00!21.30!Day 4. (5/23/2012)
  353. Good day… all 47 pilots finished yesterday! (5/23/2012)
  354. They tried hard…it did not happen!Today it looks it will happen again. (5/22/2012)
  355. Great long weekend! (5/21/2012)
  356. Soaring-salut from Terlet! (5/20/2012)
  357. Cancelled ! (5/20/2012)
  358. Hahnweide finished!Nice day in Holland! (5/19/2012)
  359. They are in the air!CAE/NLS, another 3 year the main sponsor!! (5/19/2012)
  360. Greetings from Terlet. (5/19/2012)
  361. Vintage happening at Malden! (5/18/2012)
  362. Terlet, Dutch Nationals !Hahnweide! (5/18/2012)
  363. Hammerwetter 19x 1000Km in Europe!!First 1000 k. FAI TRIANGLE from Holland! (5/16/2012)
  364. Club Class Masters!And…an extremely good day in Holland! (5/13/2012)
  365. Hammerwetter ! Money! (5/12/2012)
  366. Fatraglide….and a continuing story of the comps at the moment! (5/9/2012)
  367. Cancelled! (5/6/2012)
  368. More news ! (5/6/2012)
  369. Europe is busy enough with competitions! (4/29/2012)
  370. 1000 km Goal from the Dutch-Belgium Border to the French-Spanish Border! (4/22/2012)
  371. European Comps Have Started! (4/15/2012)
  372. Happy Easter! What about that Sierra Wave? Albatross! (4/8/2012)
  373. Uvalde! Memories!!! (4/1/2012)
  374. WAVE ! (3/25/2012)
  375. Magazines…on the Doormat or Digital? (3/18/2012)
  376. Beverley [West Australia] is HOT ! (3/11/2012)
  377. IGC Plenary in Potchefstroom…the Latest! (3/4/2012)
  378. Race Against Clock for Concordia and Quintus, and…Nearly March and 891 km in LS4 in Australia! (2/26/2012)
  379. European Soaring Season About to Start! A Lot to Look Out For in 2012! (2/18/2012)
  380. What About 156.4 km/h Over 469 km During Nationals?! (2/11/2012)
  381. Multi-Class Nationals in Tocumwal and Siberian Cold in Europe! (2/5/2012)
  382. Australia is HOT, but Not Everywhere! New Dutch Records from Gariep Dam (1/29/2012)
  383. Bitterwasser Airfield Tops OLC List! And…”They don’t do things here, they live it,” says Jeroen about Chaves! (1/22/2012)
  384. Pre Mundial starts in Chaves! (1/8/2012)
  385. Benjamin Bachmeier—His First 1000K Flight (1/2/2012)
  386. Happy New Year SoaringCafe-Friends !!!! (1/1/2012)
  387. Last Blog in 2011—to Remember the WGC WORLD CHAMPION from Hobbs! (12/31/2011)
  388. MERRY CHRISTMAS…Losing with ONE Point, or Winning with One! (12/24/2011)
  389. South African Nationals at Welkom! (12/18/2011)
  390. Young Fabian Tells His 1000 km Story! (12/14/2011)
  391. German Sport Soldiers…First Aussie 1000 km for the Season! (12/11/2011)
  392. Dune Running and…SSC: The Last Memories ! (12/4/2011)
  393. Memories…SSC Part 2! (11/27/2011)
  394. Memories of Sportavia Soaring Center (SSC)…Part 1 (11/20/2011)
  395. South Africa, Namibia and Botswana! (11/13/2011)
  396. The Weather…is the Weather! (11/6/2011)
  397. Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Fund! (10/30/2011)
  398. Japan and Holland Up Front in Solar Race! (10/20/2011)
  399. Early 1000 km O&R in South Africa! (10/15/2011)
  400. Omarama and Mount Washington – Wave Paradises! (10/12/2011)
  401. 20° Temperature Drop in Europe, but Still Some Good Flights!! (10/9/2011)
  402. Schleicher BENELUX…season started for Victoria and NSW! (10/5/2011)
  403. 4 days of soaring…4000 points! by Ritz (10/2/2011)
  404. NASA is host of the 2011 Green Flight Challenge! (9/28/2011)
  405. Aussie season 2011/2012 starts with 942 km.in PIK 20E! (9/25/2011)
  406. “Latest” by Ritz (9/21/2011)
  407. The Latest…by Ritz (9/18/2011)
  408. “Latest” by Ritz. (9/14/2011)
  409. Ritz Report at www.soaring.eu (9/11/2011)
  410. www.soaring.eu is Now Linked to the Soaring Cafe (9/7/2011)

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