19 April 2013

Mexico D.F., Timezone GMT -5

 I enjoyed another very short working trip to Mexico City, meeting friends from the Valle competition. Perfect temperature and sunshine makes it easy to like this place.
On the photo you see Nopal, the edible cactus. Very tasty and superhealthy - I always bring some home to cook it for my best friends and family.
Meanwhile, spring finally turned on in Europe as well, but a lot of cable cars up to the mountains are closed at the moment. Im off to work until the first week of May anyway.

04 April 2013

Official DHV certification for Moyes RX3, 3,5 and 4!

Today on the DHV homepage: The DHV certification for Moyes RX 3, 3,5 and 4 is completed! A great glider has the German Gütesiegel - now I just need some flying weather (and less snow). In Trent Brown´s words, "How good was Forbes?"

01 April 2013

Bassano for the Europeans?

After having set up and packed up three days in the clouds, most of us left Bassano when it started raining heavily again on day 4. Take offs and landing fields looked like mud pools, and low cloud base, cold temperatures and a lot of humidity would limit the flying conditions for the last day.
The remaining 13 pilots, two rigid wing and 11 flex pilots, flew a short task between Rubbio and Possagno. With a base of just 1300m, the crossings must have been difficult. Christian Ciech got furthest, followed by Davide Guiducci and Suan Selenati. Uli Eysel and Norbert Kirchner were the only German pilots left in the comp.
Interesting news is that the Bassano organizers are thinking about putting on the next European championships in hang gliding. Since there was no bid yet, they should be able to be successful with their offer, even if they can´t organize a pre-europeans in time.