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The Pribina Cup 2012 is over

The last day of the Pribina Cup 2012 competition was cancelled!

After five days of flying, the winners of the Pribina Cup 2012 are: The winner in Club class was Roman Mracek. A well know Czech glider pilot who won this year’s Pribina Cup 2012 very convincingly – by becoming a day winner every single day! […]

12th Pribina Cup 2012

Two days left to the biggest international competition this year – Pribina Cup 2012 (last year 237 registered for the competition). Like always gliding competition in Nitra is being held during the Eastern holiday, 7 – 14 of April. 128 pilots will compete in four classes: club, 15m., open and 20m. Multi-seat. In  club – […]

IGC meeting 2012

2012 International gliding commission (IGC) meeting was held on 2-3 March in Potchefstroom, South Africa. During the meeting many interesting subjects have been discussed and proposed. Here are some that might be interesting:
Continental records
Since …

Reiner Rose receives Lilienthal medal award

105th FAI general conference took place on 11th – 16th of October 2011 in Belgrade, Serbia. During the opening ceremony various awards, medals and diplomas were presented for aviation personalities who have contributed in aeronautical disciplines. The most honourable award in soaring discipline – Lilienthal medal, was presented for Reiner Rose there.
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IGC pilots’ ranking list 2011: TOP 100

Almost all of the major gliding competitions are over this year. After the year of competitive flying this is how the IGC ranking list looks like. Last time ranking list was updated on October 5th.
The major IGC ranking list’s changes
The first 6 places of the IGC ranking list remain unchanged with Michael Sommer from Germany […]

Quintus M – New open class glider

Schempp-Hirth started its newest glider’s Quintus M serial production. Quintus is a 23 m. span single-seater open class sailplane which was first presented during the yearly expo at AERO in Friedrichshafen. It is a new product from Schempp-Hirth with cooperation with Lange Aviation.
Manufacturer expects that newly designed fuselage and airfoils will bring both comfort and […]

2011 OLC season is over. Klaus Ohlmann 4th time OLC champion

Klaus Ohlmann wins 2011 OLC competition. During the 2011 OLC season more than 13 thousands competitors made 101,358 flights and flew nearly 27 million kilometers.
General info
OLC is an online contest for glider, paraglider and hang glider pilots. It is being organized by non-profit organization Segelflugszene gemeinnützige GmbH. The season runs for full year starting and […]