Yearly Archives: 2014

DLR reports the first camera-flight over the Himalayas

A few days ago, on January 23rd, the Mountain Wave Project (MWP) accomplished a first flight over the Himalayas in one of their Stemme S 10 equipped with a special camera to take high-resolution pictures of the highest mountains and deepest gorges on Earth. The goal is to model 3-D-pictures of remote mountainous regions to…

FAI names the new Secretary General…

… and for the first time in history it is a woman! The German record pilot Susanne Schoedel will start her new assignment with the FAI in March. Susanne who just returned from a gliding camp in Bitterwasser, and supplied the world of soaring with good news is currently busy with the German women soaring…

Kilometer eaters, record chasers , contest pilots…. !

The overseas season is in full swing and as you know there are pilots who love to fly long distances , whilst others love to fly records, and some prefer to fly comps as Nationals or State Comps and if possible they fly long distance combined with good speed during those comps, as well. Both…

January in Sunny, Warm?? Florida

I’m writing this from my camper at Seminole, having escaped from frozen Ohio for a sneak preview of the 2014 season.  My excuse was the January running of Andy McQuigg’s Weekend Grand Prix race series, but really I was just finding it too hard to wait until the Seniors in March ;-). I started out…

Just culture!

“It’s no secret that small mistakes and inaccurate behavior can lead to incidents, accidents and even worse,…. fatal accidents.” So I start the new year of 2014 with a link to a youtube video, from a  by now famous professor, who did pioneering work in Human Factors and SAFETY. He also is a best selling…