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!

Women Pilots Conquer Moriarty

Moriarty has opened its big skies for Women Pilots from all across the United States and for some foreign pilots. In the briefing hangar we found a number of colorful flags, which show that guests from Canada, Germany, Serbia, China and Australia have travelled a long way to participate in a fine week of soaring…

German Ladies conquer the Alps

“Lee wave – a mystic word, which we’ve had in our minds for years…” Caroline Koser is one of the 13 German Ladies who recently met in Lienz, Austria for the first Ladies’ Alps Camp in the history of AMF. What is AMF? It’s the German equivalent to the American based WSPA. During some 30…

Soaring between two Seas…?

It’s springtime and in Europe pilots have had a very busy start into the new soaring season. After a too long winter, they are finally enjoying really long flights. In Colorado, where I live at the moment, we are still waiting for the real thing. So I spent some time looking at my Northern German…

Nevada’s Skies Start Cooking…

Stewart Crane from Air Sailing Nevada sent his club’s news to Soaring Café: “So far, Chukar is 5th in the US for today and Dragonfly is 10th! Here are pictures of them after landing and a group picture with Mark and Skimmer. Neita says her feet got cold, so she is open to suggestions on boots and heat pads. I was just amazed that not only did Chukar fly that far but that he made it back. Do you realize how short the wings are on a 1-26?”

Sebastian Kawa reports from the Kalahari Desert

Usually in March the Northern Hemisphere’s pilots slowly get their equipment ready for the new soaring season, and Southern pilots prepare for the fall. The 2013 Helli Lasch Challenge was hosted in March at the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in South Africa. The current World Champion in the 15m and the Standard Class Sebastian Kawa was invited to join the…

New Chairman of the SSA Youth Committee

Thank you! There are several people that make up the SSA Youth Committee. For example, each of our scholarships has a person in charge of it and we also have contacts with several other organizations, such as the Civil Air Patrol and Boy Scouts of America. How many young pilots will you have to take…