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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…

Managing Schempp-Hirth and the “-us”

Tilo Holighaus talks about Business, Family and Soaring Following the rainy and cold WGC in Finland was a bit dissappointing, compared to the great Grand Prix in France two months ago… While in Finland the teams were talking about saunas, food and football, I couldn’t help thinking back to the pictures and reports which Tilo…

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…

Green Speed Cup 2013

Eleven Teams will be launching today at the Green Speed Cup on Strausberg’s airfield, east of the German capital Berlin. The Green Speed Cup’s jury is looking for the pilot and the glider which uses the least amount of energy to fly the fastest. The 2013 Cup is already the third competition of this kind,…