Tag Archive for gliding

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…

Cold and cloudy

Waiting for folks to return. Clouds have covered the area as predicted. It’s cold and windy right now. A few are back having bailed on the task. A few are landed out. Chili dinner tonight. I think those who make it back will definitely need that, plus …

Day 2 at mifflin

Windy and colder today. We are expecting a frost tonight! The pilots reported that yesterday was rough, as in bumpy, with lots of folks being jostled around in the cockpit. For Tim, this led to applesauce on the left wing when a pouch of gogo squeeze g…

Kai Gertsen Book Wins Harris Hill Soaring Corporation’s Joe Lincoln Award

BTLinkPublishing is pleased to announce that Kai Gertsen’s book “Desperate to Fly” was awarded the 2012 Joseph Lincoln Award for “outstanding contribution to the sport of soaring through the use of the written word.” “Desperate to Fly” is part memoir, part instructional handbook with Kai’s manuals on Cross-Country Soaring, Off-Airport Landings and his clear and important manual on Spinning included as appendices.

Novel About Particle Physicists and Soaring in the Alps

“My novel ‘Catalysed Fusion,’ has several vivid chapters about gliding in Switzerland, including a diamond distance flight over Mont Blanc. It is primarily a racy story about particle physicists at CERN Geneva with some steamy erotic episodes, but some people say that the gliding episodes are the best part. Some exciting near misses are featured.”

[Video] A Gliding Day Dream

Thanks to reader Skyler for tipping us off to this dreamy video taken at the 2012 Cowley Gliding Camp in Alberta, Canada by Doran Clark and Don Hammond of Rocket Productions. Gliders come from vast distances to participate in this summer event.

Video Interview with Schleicher’s Michael Greiner

Michael Greiner is the young Schleicher engineer who designed the extremely successful ASG-29 15/18 meter glider. As a young designer, he was mentored by Gerhard Waibel and so, in a sense, he is Gerhard’s protegé. Michael was in Uvalde earlier this week, so I asked if he had time for an interview, and he graciously…