23 November 2014

DHV XC German Championships Awards

After interesting presentations of weather guru Volker Schwanitz and Hike/Bike/Fly films of paraglider pilot Torsten Hahne, we had the awards, first part - hang gliding. I won the women´s German XC title and a IQ Basic Bräuniger vario :)))

Some more awards for the paragliding XC soon, and maybe it looks flyable tomorrow in the mountains!

22 November 2014

DHV annual meeting: some honours for medals

 A very successful year in terms of medals for the DHV - Gold for Tim and silver for his rigid wing team at the worlds, gold for Torsten Siegel at the pg Euros, Bronze medal for my friend Yvonne Dathe at the paragliding Euros and for me at the women´s worlds in Annecy!
Also Ecki, our team doctor, proudly showed us that he is back in the hang gliding scene after years of paragliding, not sure if Ingrid his wife is really happy that he can now take off and land in front of their house ;)
Will be a nice party tonight at Rottach-Egern in southern Bavaria at Tegernsee.

21 November 2014

Photo shooting with Red Bull in Fuschl

Not exactly flying weather unfortunately yesterday, but we made the best of the conditions given. I had fun working with photographers Dale Tidy and Leo Rosas - I very much enjoyed the English/Spanish model lessons from the Australian and Venezuelan photographers, so nice that Leo accompanied us with "behind the scenes"-shots all day, which you see here on his photos.
This weekend I will join the annual meeting of DHV for some awards for the worlds and German XC championships. Always great to meet our team again, and to see many other friends I haven´t met for a while.

20 November 2014

Missing the Australian critters

I´m thankful that My Australian friends showed great patience with me. When ever I jumped around, screaming "CUUUUTE!", they knew it was time for a wild life photo ;) I miss all those Australian critters, it´s so cool to have breakfast with the Kookaburras and Cockatoos!

18 November 2014

Orlando, Timezone GMT -5

I went for some heavy duty trail running today in Orlando, my training program to get fit for the worlds in Mexico. Half way through it started pouring down in good old Florida thunderstorm manner, and I was soaked in seconds ;) Luckily the temperature was a pleasant 27 C, so the shower was kind of welcome... Anything is better than grey cold winter in Germany! And guess what I´m going back to now :(

16 November 2014

60 year anniversary celebration of Wunschel

Last night I joined a gala for the 60th anniversary of the Wunschel company in Röslau, Bavaria. I felt privileged that Dieter Wunschel personally invited me to celebrate this great event, and so I could just squeeze it in between coming back from Sydney and heading on to Orlando today. It was great to personally meet the guys who have been looking after the perfect Red Bull paint design on my helmets for the past 15 years! Can´t thank them enough! I had a great time at the event, but with jetlag on my shoulders, i was happy that many large fridges were filled with Red Bull up to the top ;)
Now off to sunny Florida again!

15 November 2014

In Munich: Abenteuer Deutschland

Briefly met photographer and good friend Florian Wagner today at a cinema in Munich where he did a great job on presenting  photos and videos of his tour through Germany on horses, 1700 km! It is a Globetrotter outdoor event in the CineMax Isartor with lots of great presentations of different outdoor athletes and photographers, and I was glad I could just squeeze it in between packing my suitcase again and heading off :)
Have a look at Florian´s book here! He rode up on horses and flew back down to Bavaria in a helicopter, capturing the whole route again from a different perspective - and because it was just a great excuse to fly :)