I found a very good place for the swift with the broken wing - a friendly, elderly couple is looking after birdy now, feeding him and trying to cure his injury, even though the fragile wing was heavily broken. They are specialized on swifts, as these birds are quite rare in Germany now. With their high aspect ratio wings, they do great, fast maneouvres in the air, but apparently they are not the best when it comes to landings, so it might have been a landing crash that broke this little guy´s wing... none of us likes a high stall speed really.
My condolences go to the families of Olga Nekhamina and Herbert Klaushofer who died in a tragic accident in Greifenburg last week. Also heartfelt wishes to Federica Rova and her family, as her Dad Ugo Rova just passed away - he was an Italian legend in hang gliding, I have shared many thermals with him in Italian competitions!
Meanwhile Im at work in Buenos Aires, following the incredible distances flown the past three days, preparing for the upcoming World Championships in Annecy that will start next week in France.