Tag Archive for Wasserkuppe

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…

Grand Prix-feeling at OLC’s Glider Race

After four wet days the sun finally dried the thick clouds over the Wasserkuppe. During the 10 am pilots meeting the task was set: 219,8 kilo­me­ters, staging at noon. At 1.30 pm everybody was up above the airfield, first struggling, but the 20-pilot crowd could stay airborne. When I opened my laptop at 6.30 am mountain…

News from OLC’s Glider Race on the Wasserkuppe

The Wasserkuppe has seen some busy days lately: OLC’s first Glider Race started last Saturday. On the hottest day of the German summer 2013 twenty pilots launched and their crews, organizers and spectators could follow a hot race. Two and a half hours after crossing the start line the Standard-Class gliders raced back home from…

OLC Glider Race on the Wasserkuppe

The mountain on which “it all started” is getting really busy these days, preparing for another interesting event: After the huge success of Grand Prix Glider Races in many countries around the world, OLC now launches its first Glider Race – applying Grand-Prix rules. This new contest format was invented several years ago to gain…

Visit to the Wasserkuppe

I haven’t yet visited the U.S. Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY, but it would be hard to match the Wasserkuppe museum as a repository of gliding history. f you’re a soaring enthusiast and you find yourself in Germany, I heartily recommend a visit to the Wasserkuppe. You won’t be disappointed!