Tag Archive for Record Flights

908 km Scandinavian Record Flight

Øyvind Moe on Tuesday took off from Hokksund (west of Oslo), then crossed the 150 km stretch of ocean over to Denmark (though he did use the engine for some of the over-water crossing), before eventually landing at the Danish national gliding center at Arnborg. But that, and a short ferry flight to the Danish island of Anholt, was just the preparation.

Get Sunday’s Record Flight Updates Here!

Last night, we posted Gordon Boettger’s announcement of his and copilot Hugh Bennett’s planned attempt to fly from Minden, NV to Garden City, Kansas in Hugh’s Duo Discus. We will be receiving regular updates and commentary throughout the flight from meteorologist and glider pilot, Walt Rogers, who is providing ground support to Gordon and Hugh. If you want to follow the flight, click the following links and check back with Soaring Cafe for images and Walt’s commentary as the flight progresses.- Editors

Nice post about Gordon Boettger’s recent flight

The Schempp-Hirth site has a nice short post about Gordon’s flight.  The article is in German but I find that my browser’s  translator works just fine. … We congratulate Gordon on this unusual flight. That this flight was made with a Duo Discus.   We are very happy and it shows once more that universal power…