Author Archive for Ritz

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”. Read Ritz' full bio under the menu item About -> Our Contributors.

MILVUS… functional clothes specially designed for gliding!

About 2 years ago , Swiss glider pilot Daniel Baumli, was frustrated with the clothes he was wearing in his glider.He thought this should/could be better. Now in November he had the WORLD premiere with his stand MILVUS at the Swiss Gliding Conference in Grenchen and from now on the clothes are for sale. Here…

Goonidiwindi;Aboriginal name for “resting place of the birds”.

The name Goondiwindi derives from an Aboriginal word ,meaning “the resting place of the birds”. Last 2 weeks they had BIG birds in Goondiwindi, as Gliding Queensland was this years proud host of the Sport Class and Club Class Nationals there.A little town , about 345 km. SW of Brisbane, with less than 6000 inhabitants welcomed…

212 pictures of the Vintage Happening in Arnborg.

As a die-hard glider pilot, you surely read the story about the VGC Rally in Arnborg [Denmark] by Bill Batesole and shared by Elke in the CAFE.  It turned out as I heard,  to be a fantastic event,  a huge happening with 420 people sitting for dinner on the Danish evening and lots of spectacular…

CONCORDIA’s perfect landing in 35 kts. storm!

    Leszno with it’s huge airfield. Back from Leszno after 2 VERY interesting full days.Specially the landings on the short overshoot -runway -15 , last Sunday , were at the least spectacular as the decor for this landing was a dark, very dark sky to the NW of the airfield with flashes-of lightning “from…

FLIGHT MH 17!!!

With the tragic end of flight MH 17 from Malaysia Airlines above the East of the Ukraine, EVERYTHING seems unimportant. I started this blog a couple of days ago, when the beginning of the 33d WGC was one of the high leveled items for this blog. Now it is all totally unimportant, totally not relevant!!!…