908 km Scandinavian Record Flight

Thanks to Ritz for forwarding this report from Arne Martin Güettler of an outstanding Scandinavian record flight by Øyvind Moe in his 21m ASH-31.

Here is an amazing scandinavian record flight which may interest you.

Øyvind Moe on Tuesday took off from Hokksund (west of Oslo), then crossed the 150 km stretch of ocean over to Denmark (though he did use the engine for some of the over-water crossing), before eventually landing at the Danish national gliding center at Arnborg. But that, and a short ferry flight to the Danish island of Anholt, was just the preparation.

The next day, June 5th, he took off from Anholt, made the crossing over to the southwest Swedish coast, and from there flew a straight distance of more than 900 km to eventually land at Namsos in central Norway!

This is a new Norwegian free distance record, beating the old record by a huge margin! The old record, by coincidence, also ended with a landing at Namsos, but had taken off from Ski (a straight distance of 553 km).

Ocean crossing: http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=3016439

Record flight: http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=3020920