23 April 2009

Hanggliding 4 girls day one

Today we started a hanggliding course with five girls at Wasserkuppe. Even though it was cold and in the clouds at first, we had a great time to get to know each other and to start with a bit of theory, equipment and simulator training. After the lunch break the sun showed up and we went to the beautifully flat training hill at Abtsrodaer Kuppe to start with some running and steering training. Not so easy to relax, let go and trust the glider will fly, but the girls are very athletic, did a great job and - most of all - were beaming with joy because they took off for a few meters.
In the evening, I invited the course over for dinner and cooked some Indian veggie curries and rice - something healthy and hot to get energy back and the cold out of the body.
Tomorrow we will go to a larger training hill at Heubach and they will already get some longer flights with the possibility of steering, great fun. The light training gliders are like toys in the laminar wind. For more pics, also have a look at Rebi´s Blog, link is on the right!
Too bad that our friend Katharina can´t come here to join us - we wish her all the best and a fast recovery! Also all the best to Christa from us - she will fly with us at German Open and Pre Worlds in May again. Please feel free to come around to Wasserkuppe and have a look or have a try, the forecast especially for Saturday and Sunday is great! And if you just need a bit of fitness training, we would love to have some help carrying the gliders up the training hill again ;)

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