||Some new videos are online. The absolute hightlight: "Champions of the Wave", a must-see. Also remarkable are the two videos showing a Silent which was equipped by Bob Carlton with two turbines. He flies that incredible glider on airshows.
News from Irene: She attended the WaveCamp again and produced two great films ("Elevator" and "Heroes"). A must-see.
||A quite spectacular new video: A WWII combat glider is being "picked up" by a plane flying overhead, catching the rope at full speed. Must have been an exciting experience for the crews...
||We have 4 new videos...
||Two new videos online
||Nistal has produced
a new video ("The new
winch") which is worth watching...
||This month was special: more than
50.000 users have visited this website so far and we have reached
1.000.000 hits this month. Quite surprising how the website grew in
the 10 months of its short life. I hope it will continue growing
||After a short spring
break: we have 10 new
||A new brochure
is online: The
Genesis I. This is a good opportunity to thank Stephen Mitchell,
who is an inexhaustible source of brochures of American and English
planes. He did quite a lot for the brochures collection (and he is the
main contributor of all brochures in English language).
brochure of ASW 20 added. Also, Nistal's "Hellingvliegen"
is now also available in much better resolution (and also much
||If you were wondering how Dune Running
works: Nistal Wloczysiak (pilot and producer of the T31 videos) has
made a marvellous, 30 minute film about this subject. Look for "Hellingvliegen"
on the video page.
videos. More to come during the next few days.
videos online. Remarkable: the
new videos in the category
extreme. We also have a
new video category
Weather with nice Foehn movies
||23 new historical
videos (the oldest was
videos (the new ones are
marked with a red star)
||Since I am getting
many requests to put trailers of commercial videos on my page: I don't
do that, BUT - I'll set up a separate page where I review and feature
commercial soaring videos, with a direct link to an order page. So
feel free to send samples to my German postal address below.
||Since I am getting quite some traffic
from abroad, I began translating some of the content. I hope some day
I'll have most of the content available in English (btw:
I am looking for translators who can help me to
accomplish this task...
Please contact me at the email address at the bottom of this page)
||A few stories from
the US: A landout in the USA can be adventurous. The NASA discovered
Mars is the perfect place for soaring (great thermals). The new
security rules are causing problems for foreigners when upgrading their US license. Oh yes,
and John Kerry, who runs for presidency, is a glider pilot - should
gliding videos added
- and they are getting more...
gliding videos and new
brochures (of the
13. Barron Hilton Cup 2002/2003: Here are
the results: Bavaria provides the winners in two classes - Club Class
(Mathias Schunk) and Double Seater Class (Armin Behrendt and Gerhard
Altnöder). Kai Lindenberg from Hessen/Germany won the Standard Class,
while the open class went to Denis Flament from France and the racing
class to Uwe Prodiger from Austria.
Since it is somehow connected to aviation as well: Try
Penguin-Throwing. Here is also the
version. Attention: Highly addictive...
Great tool for archiving of IGC files.
More here (unfortunately content still only in
||This is not about a
glider, but always a good laugh: The
||A few new Videos,
some really great ones...
is now available as a video (die folks call it "fucking
cool video clip", and that's what it is). Gliding taken to an
- or what the folks in Finland do with the good ol' Blanik... There is
also a Bavarian variant: Christoph Kratzner with a
(found on schlechtflieger.de).
||It was long
discussed and now it is public: We have
around Innsbruck. Bad news for gliders: The new SRA's (Special
Restriction Areas) lower the existing airspace D considerably (map).
||Back from my Christmas vacation. I
brought a few nice Foehn pictures.
historical) Glider brochures online: ASW
20, Phoebus, SHK, some SZD planes and the 304-replica from HPH. I
still have a lot more, some goodies too. As soon as I find time to
scan them, you'll find them here.