Author Archive for Robert Steinhaeuser

Robert Steinhaeuser, Age 25, living in Seligenstadt/Germany close to Frankfurt. Started gliding in 2003 and still working on it ;) 500+ hours on gliders and several hundred hours on engine driven aircraft. Active cross-country and competition pilot and also winch-instructor. My home club, the "LSV Seligenstadt-Zellhausen e.V." is also located in the Frankfurt area. Besides gliding I am what you might call an outdoor enthusiast. Been to several dozens countries and enjoying the nature, culture and people while climbing, hiking or kayaking. I started with my blog "peaksandclouds" to promote soaring and aviation in general, with a special focus on the "little" people in our sport. I present do-it-yourself projects that are worth supporting and also share a bit of my personal experience that I gathered along the way, which I think can be beneficial for others. Soaring for me has been the biggest driving factor in my life, since my first launch in a Scheibe Motorfalke back when I was child in primary school. The fascination of not knowing where you might end up after a long and challenging cross-country flight, the people you will meet along the way and the whole "big family" approach of things that you encounter around the globe in every single gliding club is just simply overwhelming not comparable with anything akin, something that makes me speechless over and over again.

Lights out! Spot on! The flying musicians from Stoelln!

Note: The entire interview in German can be found HERE! The following interview has been roughly translated into English to preserve the meaning of the artists. A little thing, which first started off as a little joke on Stoelln airfield (Brandenburg/Germany) has finally evolved into a truly serious hype throughout the German-speaking soaring community. What I am talking about is not some…

Grandpa Wolf’s spot-sledding contest

The early sunsets and the brown leafs are painting a fail-safe picture: Autumn is coming and the number of reaming soaring days is limited. But even though, or maybe just because of that a number of pilots is gathering especially in that time of the year to celebrate and compete in a very special and…

Probably A Stupid Idea!

Monday evening, 6pm. It’s August and central Germany is experiencing rain and cold temperatures for around a week already. I guess autumn is coming early this year. I just returned from my summer vacation in Savoy/France the Sunday before (I’ve been hiking) and my dirty laundry is piling up in front of me. Actually I wanted to…

Young Meets Old – Project K8

Young Meets Old – Project K8 From time to time you stumble over something really special and that right in front of your door. That kind of describes how I found out about those 3 people. Now, in the gliding world “right on the front porch” is probably a far stretched term, but living at least in…

Thoughts on Low-Cost Gliding Navigation

Thoughts on Low-Cost Gliding Navigation Ok, before we start a little DISCLAIMER: The following text only represents my personal, subjective opinion and reflects only upon the personal, subjective experiences I gained over the last years, flying club, private and rental gliders in recreational, cross-country and competition flying and is subject to change and in no…