Author Archive for Elke Fuglsang-Petersen

Elke Fuglsang-Petersen started soaring after she finished her school and college education and found herself locked into a small office for the next 45 years. In German soaring clubs she met a lot of new friends, enjoyed a great way to get out, could see things from a different angle, and gained a better overview. Meanwhile, she has traveled a bit, flown a lot, and lived in the US. She is happy to now know glider pilots from the US too and says, “they are as amiable as everywhere on the world.” She feels fortunate to have found a temporary soaring home in Boulder, surely one of the best and most scenic places to fly on Earth!

Maiden Dual Flight of the Sunseeker Duo

Eric and Irena Raymond report on their First Solar Powered Flight After the recent great news about Schleicher’s latest product, we now discovered another exciting maiden flight that had already happened the day before the ASG 32 Mi’s first launches. In Italy, Eric Raymond who built the first solar-powered two-seater which he had “secretly” test…

Mr. Schempp Hirth on the Podium

Today’s last race of the Grand Prix Final in Sisteron will be an exciting one, as 7 pilots still have a chance for a place on the podium… Yesterday Tilo Holighaus was happy to find himself on second place after another fun race around some 300 kilometers and four turn points. Tilo posted a long…

The Perlan DG 1001M achieves new US-Speed Record

Jim Payne and Dennis Tito accomplish another Wave-Mission Last night Jackie Payne sent out a short note via e-mail from California around the world: “If all paperwork goes ok, looks like 135 kph for a 521 km triangle. That should beat two US national multi-place triangle speed records.” This morning my SeeYou states “all reached…

DG-Flugzeugbau : The Composite Evolution continues

Some days ago DG sent out their latest newsletter – a great way to keep in touch and inform customers and friends. Everybody has probably heard about Jim Payne’s and Dennis Tito’s record breaking flights from Argentina and Minden, NV. The US-Air Force is flying DG 1001 as well, others prefer the single seated DG…