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The 2014 Snowbird Contest

Ah, Thanksgiving!  Food, family, football….and flying?  While most of the soaring activity in the northern climates of the U.S. takes a winter hiatus, Harris Hill Soaring Corporation (HHSC) held its 72nd annual Snowbird contest on the Friday and Saturday (Nov. 28/29) after Thanksgiving.  (History of Snowbird is here) Snowbird is not like most contests.  First…

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…

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…