Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Full speed

Here's a nice screenshot from some video footage of a windy day at Zoutelande. Going full speed over the dunes :-)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Hang gliding couldn't be easier!

We tried winching the Condor for the first time on saturday. Well, hang gliding couldn't be easier ;-) Ideal glider for training purposes!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nice flying weekend

Just had a very nice flying weekend with winch towing on saturday and dune soaring today, sunday. I shot a few video clips on saturday and quickly cut them into the next video. The video shows some starts and landings of students of hang gliding school Trike Valley.

Although it is still very early in the year (february), it was a nice day and I had an 8 minute flight from tow to 200 m thanks to some light thermals. I had about the same situation just a week ago, where I had an unexpected 15 minute flight from a tow to 400 m. It was unexpected then, because the area was almost overcast, but apparently, the air was very unstable. Good to get going again :-)

Here's the video:

Today was overcast but SW winds were predicted and they provided an opportunity to go soaring at Zoutelande in Holland. The winds were pretty strong when we arrived there and were even a little stronger when the gliders were set up. I had an enjoyable flight with some fast and low ridge racing. Going 90 km/h, sometimes just 10 feet above the ridge is quite impressive :-)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hang Gliding 2008 video

Ruben and I spent a few evenings running through last year's video material and are proud to present you the following video: