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On Getting What You Deserve

Superstitious and religious folks will often try and find a reason for things to happen the way they do. They insist that not only in the afterlife will your deeds be tallied up and judgment rendered, but also here on Earth can you count on some score-keeper in the sky to keep a close watch…

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…

225 Years of Experience – Educating Kids in Soaring

Pictures by Thomas Boettcher The northern European summer of 2014 is now almost over, maybe one or two more nice weekends in September, maybe another thermal flight across the northern German countryside?Then we will have to travel far for soaring adventures on ridges, in waves or in southern thermals. While the sun is setting much…

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…

League Season 2014 – German and American Results

If you know about this kind of race already, you can skip this first paragraph and jump down to make out the results. If not, here’s a quick explanation of the League idea: OLC’s League was invented as an opportunity for clubs to score speed-points during the Northern summer months and enjoy some soaring together…

Flying the HP-24

The Tetra-15 is the first glider built as part of the HP-24 project. Brad Hill was the builder. Brad has a good track record of building gliders. He has also built a Russia and an Apis. The first flight of the Tetra was in January of 2012. Since then Brad has put around 500 hours…

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…

GTA Race at Monroe, GA

Report for the GTA race at Monroe, GA August 23-24 A Class Cumulative Score Rank Points ID Name                  Glider 1      1999   FS Silva, Fernando ASW-27 2      1933   BZ Mittell, John      ASW-27 3      1759   H6 Ruf, Chris         303 Mosquito 4        965   FP Pin, Francois    ASW-27 5        915   DL Linnekin, Dennis ASW-27 B Class Cumulative Score 24-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 Rank Points…