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!

Video “Flight to Mount Everest”

Klaus Ohlmann is back in the Himalayas: On January 28th 2014 he and his copilot Jona Keimer found breezy but perfect conditions to cruise along the highest mountain on Earth. Using wave and ridge lift the Stemme S 10 climbed up to 29,000 feet msl and soared into the heart of the Himalayas. Equipped with…

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…

Onda Grande – Mission accomplished

Jackie Payne reports from Argentina Several hours after the biggest flight of the past year 2013, Jim’s wife Jackie found a minute (while her husband is busy completing another 2,100+ km flight!) to put down some background information to tell us more about that fabulous day. Jackie also provides a link to a YouTube video…

Himalayas: Kawa is getting closer, Ohlmann waves “Hello” to Mt Everest

A newsletter was sent out from Poland this afternoon (European time), claiming “success”. On the shortest day of the year 2013 it informed about Sebastian Kawa’s first flight from Pokhara, Nepal along the ridges of Annapurna, unfortunately in marginal weather. However, browsing through the Facebook page and the Everest Gliding website, the enthusiastic news bulletin…

Everest Gliding – Sebastian Kawa’s new Goal

Reading his book “Sky Full of Heat” I stumbled across a passage where the Champion was talking about soaring in the Himalayas. It sounded as if nobody had been there before, and as if Sebastian had already considered trying some soaring over the highest mountains on Earth? Half a year later a friend sent me…