Tag Archive for OLC – Segelflugszene

Challenging Fun – Coast Runs in New Zealand

Looking at some of the recent OLC flights from New Zealand there is a number of high mileage flights. It is early spring in the Southern Hemisphere and the small but enthusiastic Auckland Aviation Sports Club has managed to exploit some robust Spring South Westerly's allowing them to do a remarkable flight affectionately called the "Coast Run". In the…

AERO 2013 – Segelflugzeughersteller wieder dabei

Von 24. – 27. April 2013, Mittwoch bis Samstag, lädt die Allgemeine Luftfahrt zum jährlichen Branchentreff nach Friedrichshafen an den Bodensee. Mehr als 600 internationale Aussteller nehmen diesen Termin war und präsentieren auf über 80.000 m² ihre aktuellen Produkte und Neuheiten. Zu sehen das ganze Spektrum der Branche: mehr als 200 Fluggeräte, vom Segelflugzeug, Ultraleicht,…

Most Desired Sailplanes from South Africa – An Interview with Uys Jonker

Jonker Sailplanes is the realization of the Jonker brothers' dream. They do follow their vision of “Jonker Sailplanes and its people being regarded as the best sailplane manufacturer producing the most sought after sailplanes in the world”. A great product definitely needs a big vision. World Champion Sebastian Kawa wrote in his book that the…

Jet Propulsion System – First Turbine on an ASW 27

February, 10th 2013 in Northern Germany: The sky is grey, people have not seen any blue openings for months… Despite the weather, an ASW 27 prepares for a launch on Hoya’s airfield in the valley next to the river Weser. Every glider pilot who spent the winter months under the grey Northern European skies is…

An All American Way of Soaring – The 1-26 Association

The American built Schweizer SGS 1-26 is a popular old-timer in the United States. As it was very successful during almost 60 years, it is still being used by a crowd which simply loves their little "Humility Machine". Unlike most clubs that score points in OLC the “All American” 1-26 Association does not have a…

Buchvorstellung: Leewellenflüge am Harz

Wer einmal den laminaren Luftstrom einer Welle verspürt hat, wird sich dieses herrliche Flugerlebnis immer wieder wünschen. Gerade in Herbst und Wintermonaten bringen Wellenlagen den Segelfliegern unvergessliche Erlebnisse rund um die deut…

SoaringNV Prepares for the Upcoming Wave Camp 2013

This week started out with some good wave conditions, and pilots warmed up for the upcoming wave season. Usually in March, when the days gradually become longer, strong wave systems start to build up over the Sierra Nevada and after that we can find…