Author Archive for Adrienn Kiss

Adrienn is a student and still live with her family near Miskolc — a smaller city. According to Adrienn, she loves writing and one of her friends suggested that she start a blog about her flying experience.  Her blog is written in her native language and can be found at www.glidingirl.blog.hu. Adrienn tells us that in June, 2012, her father received a nice present: a short flight with a Cessna 152 at an airport above Miskolc.  She had enough time to go with him to the airport since it was summer and she found the airport world very compelling: a group of young people, a lot of airplanes.  Of course, she was introduced to soaring too.

It’s time to learn Aerotow

For some time past I was thinking about the aerotow course but as I had a surgery I have just started to learn it at the end of July. This was the beginning of the summer camp in our aero club. Unfortunately the weather was bad here as it rained almost every day. Saturday was the…

Passengers at the Airport

Soaring has always been a myth for a lot of people – for example most of them don’t know how winch works or the details of aerotow are unknown.The biggest mystery is that a glider can fly a few hours without engine and even without strong wind! Naturally it’s hard to make a sweeping statement…

Women pilots

I confess that when I was a beginner I was a bit afraid of my application to the aeroclub. No surprise–there were not any women pilots. It was not easy to fight against stereotypes: men tend to believe that women just want to find a boyfriend or they think that a woman pilot cannot have a successful career. So…

Patience, patience….

I had tonsillectomy at the end of June but after that I felt great (just pain in my throat, but no fever, etc.) So, one week later, I decided to fly again as I felt super-healthy… although I was a bit tired. No surprise, it is natural after a surgery. We had a task called…

2 and 1/2 hours in the air

  As I have had tonsillitis for a few months, I haven’t planned longer flights until I will have a surgery. However, the weekend weather was perfect and my hand was in. It was ideal to fly 3 hours. (According to the training syllabus I have to fly 3 and 5 hours near the airport…

It’s hard to say “no”

I confess that I am experiencing a new feeling: I tend to be stubborn. Yes, I am willful and I want to reach my goal; especially, when it is so close!  I’m also a real perfectionist, but not always in a positive way. I wanted to do my stuff again; however, I didn’t know that I shouldn’t have sat in…

Being part of a wonderful young soaring group

My soaring group teaches me about team spirit and a wonderful sport. It’s great to know that I am part of a team – I’m mean all people who pursue this sport called soaring. These kind of free-time activities teach you how to work as a part of a team and learn to work with people who…

Is it impossible to fly 3 hours?

Is it impossible to fly 3 hours?  The diaries of a beginner woman pilot – mistakes and memories. I started soaring in 2013 and had my first solo in June. Looking back to this period in my life I was so happy that I reached my goal: I can fly a glider. Wow. But what…

Welcome to the MSE Gliding Club!

I had been planning for weeks that during the summer holiday I will visit the “Hármashatárhegy” airport in Budapest as I am interested in the work of other aeroclubs, their airplanes and the teams and also the popularity of gliding in the country. However, I was surprised when I realized that on Friday morning I…