Despite a probable late start of the Northern European soaring season, plans are being made for the upcoming summer of 2013. Chris Klein, a German glider pilot, used the winter months to develop a web page for European glider pilots where they can find out about open glider fields throughout the summer and so plan…
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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!
In early 2012, after DG Flugzeugbau in Bruchsal had delivered the last of 19 DG-1001Club gliders for the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the German glider manufacturer got busy building more of these fine training ships. In November 2011, the Indonesian Air Force had ordered three two-seaters for their training facilities in Jog-Jakarta.