Author Archive for Elke Fuglsang-Petersen

Elke Fuglsang-Petersen started soaring after she finished her school and college education and found herself locked into a small office for the next 45 years. In German soaring clubs she met a lot of new friends, enjoyed a great way to get out, could see things from a different angle, and gained a better overview. Meanwhile, she has traveled a bit, flown a lot, and lived in the US. She is happy to now know glider pilots from the US too and says, “they are as amiable as everywhere on the world.” She feels fortunate to have found a temporary soaring home in Boulder, surely one of the best and most scenic places to fly on Earth!

Meeting Points or Pilots Meeting…

… OLC offers an interesting new Feature Before joining our club’s pilots meeting this morning I had a quick look into OLC’s news. No record flights yesterday… but I found an interesting new feature called “MeetingPoints” on their website. Pilot meeting, meeting point? A little confused, I tried to find out more and figured that…

It’s a Small World

Or how to spread the Soaring Bug… This one is not a breaking news story, however sometimes the small things in a glider pilot’s life show that it’s worth the effort! We were surprised to have a foreign guest at our small glider port, but let’s start with the beginning of the story: Last Saturday,…

CloudStreet’s on Your TV Screen

Mark Mocho who flies with the Albuquerque Soaring Club recently sent out a link to the introductory trailer for “CloudStreet: Soaring the American West”. About half a year ago Soaring Café had first introduced the ambitious project – a video documentary slated for release later this year on the American Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Mark…

Hans-Werner Grosse documents an Australian Adventure

During the Southern soaring season in 1988/89 Hans-Werner Grosse and his wife Karin shipped their ASH 25 to Australia to explore the fifth continent by glider. Remember, this was well before the private use of GPS, well before flying with sustainers and well before OLC documentation! However the Grosse’s had a camera and so were…

Solo above the Roof of the World

On February 1st Klaus Ohlmann reported the first solo soaring flight above Mount Everest. In an e-mail that was quickly distributed around the world he explains: “In a measurement flight near Lukla I stopped the motor. Nearly no wind below 6000 m, difficult thermals. Between Pumori and the entrance of the Khumbu Glacier smooth lift…

Witches meet in Dachau

Translated from a German article by Katharina Milke Oh, no! This is nothing to be scared of. The “German Witches” are neither mean nor dangerous… They simply love to fly. On their brooms? No, they are using sailplanes, just like you and me! Two weeks ago the German women glider pilots held their 40th annual…