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Sunseeker Duo’s first XC-Flight

Three weeks after their maiden dual flight the Raymonds now tried a first cross-country flight in their new machine. On June 21st Eric Raymond sent out an e-mail reporting: “Irena and I just returned from an overnight trip in our new plane, our first experience traveling in it. We set our goal to be easy,…

Young Meets Old – Project K8

Young Meets Old – Project K8 From time to time you stumble over something really special and that right in front of your door. That kind of describes how I found out about those 3 people. Now, in the gliding world “right on the front porch” is probably a far stretched term, but living at least in…

Finnish Nationals “… storms, storms and more storms”

“…forecast is either for storm, many storms or the whole country covered in storms.” It was waiting on day 3 from the Finnish Nationals in club and standard class flown from Rayskala. Good practice this competition,  specially for the overseas pilots, participating in the WGC starting on June 22. A competitive way  to get to…

Summer 2014 Issue of VSA’s “Bungee Cord”

The Summer 2014 issue of Bungee Cord is distributed to Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) members and we thought the rest of the gliding and soaring community should know about this special 40-page issue, published in conjunction with the VSA’s 40th anniversary. Summer 2014 Bungee Cord: Table of Contents The editorial by Jim Short discusses “Fine…

Maiden Dual Flight of the Sunseeker Duo

Eric and Irena Raymond report on their First Solar Powered Flight After the recent great news about Schleicher’s latest product, we now discovered another exciting maiden flight that had already happened the day before the ASG 32 Mi’s first launches. In Italy, Eric Raymond who built the first solar-powered two-seater which he had “secretly” test…