Author Archive for Leo Benetti-Longhini

Video – Soaring in Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey is one of the few places in Mexico where there is regular soaring activity. Kees Bleijenberg is working with the Mexican civil aviation authorities for broader acceptance of gliding and also putting energy into promoting gliding as a sport in a country with excellent, yet mostly untapped, soaring weather. The YouTube video is by…

Florida 500km Goal Flight in a Light Sailplane

For several years I’ve had the opportunity of visiting Wallaby Ranch in Florida during the week of the EAA’s annual Sun ‘n Fun fly-in. The Spring-time weather has typically been excellent and I have enjoyed sharing the sky with Steve Arndt in his Magic Dragon and other ranch pilots flying various light gliders and hang…

Latest Developments at the Cobra Trailer Factory

Alfred and Agnes Spindelberger of  Alfred Spindelberger Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH in Germany recently shared the latest developments regarding their Cobra brand of trailers. As an owner of several trailers over the years (both Cobra and other brands) the features and attention to detail were definitely worth a closer look. According to the pilot couple, the current…