Day 4 – Russian Course

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8:45 Morning   Just when we thought we would have some rest after yesterday’s long drive from Vittorio Veneto, the forecast sends us to Italy again! Leaving to Bordano in a few minutes… Cloud coverage forecast for today looks better in area of Gemona Morning briefing   13:00 Bordano launch   Our original plan to fly from Gemona launch failed because of the road works on the way up. We had to turn around and go to Bordano launch instead. … Read More

Day 3 – Russian Course

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8:00 Morning   Today the weather forecast looks much better for Italy, so we are leaving early and hoping to have some good flying! No livetracking today, but there will be some good photos, we are sure! Morning briefing   13:00 Pizzoc After two and a half hours drive we are at the Pizzoc launch, getting ready for an ambitious task from Vittorio Veneto to Bordano. Pizzoc launch 15:00 Flying   As it turned out, the forecast was too optimistic. … Read More

Day 2 – Russian Course

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10:00 Morning   It is raining today all over the Alps, so we use the day for studying local meteorology and forecast websites, watching and analyzing the gopro footage from the day before and tuning almost all harnesses afterwards. Finishing the day with the long lecture about thermals and thermaling, and even little bit about tuning the gliders.   Course Diary     Day 7 – Russian Course Day 6 – Russian Course Day 5 – Russian Course Day 4 … Read More

Day 1 – Russian Course

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8:31 Morning   The skies look sunny and clear, the forecast promises quite flyable weather in Greifenburg area. Today we will go up to Emberger alm and have a task around back mountain ridge and the Weisensee lake. Updraft velocity for day 1   11:00 Livetracking Having a morning briefing at the Emberger launch. Morning briefing By the way, today we will introduce livetracking to our guys, so follow us online! 20:00 Debriefing It turned out to be even better day … Read More

Training Day – Russian Course

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10:16 Morning   The course starts only tomorrow but all our pilots are already here at the Emeberger launch, getting ready to fly! For some of them it will be their first ever flight in Greifenburg! Emeberger launch 10:45 On the Take off The conditions aren’t great: even though the winds are light SE, the overcast skies make everyone’s staying up quite difficult. Artur goes first on the red Gecko. Artur on red Gecko Everyone follows right away! Only Edward isn’t … Read More

Day 7 – Carinthian Course

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07:45 Morning   The day starts quite early for us today. We still have the same unstable air mass, which will cause early showers and thunderstorms in the area of Greifenburg. Therefore to save the last day of this course for flying we need to drive down to Bordano where it is predicted to be friendlier. Humid air in Austrian Alps   12:25 On the Take off of Bordano Back there in the Alps we can already see the signs … Read More

Day 6 – Carinthian Course

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09:25 Morning   Today the flying will be governed by a possibility of an early thunderstorm, so we are heading off to Emberger Alm hoping to have an early task. Weather prediction for today. The pressure dramatically drops on afternoon.     Putting the route in the instruments 12:25 On the Take off The task is to fly along the valley and then jump over towards Weißensee. The sky is looking safe at the moment and the pilots receive the … Read More

Day 5 – Carinthian Course

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11:15 On Emberger Alm   Today we stay in Greifenburg as the weather has finally improved. The plan is to fly a classical task in Drau Valley and to land in camping. The pilots are getting ready. 12:25 On the Take off The first guys are taking off: Kurt on Gecko, taking off Some tracks of the day: 19:25 At Leitner     Here are some in-flight pictures from today: Kurt over Greifenburg John in the air The day turned … Read More

Day 4 – Carinthian Course

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09:15 Morning   Today we have a moderate northern flow over the central part of Carinthia, which provides a promising opportunity to try out a low launch in Radsberg, south from Klagenfurt. So we are setting off to its direction now hoping to get an interesting flight down there. 12:25 On Radsberg Take off We see that our assumption about the conditions was right and paragliders are already in the air. This low launch exposed to SE wind direction is … Read More

Day 3 – Carinthian Course

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10:15 Morning   Today the wind conditions are finally improving and we are about to go on Emberger Alm, take off of Greifenburg. meteoblue 12:25 On the Take off The task is to check out Drau valley today. Some guys are going to use tracking and we are about to take off. Follow us with the livetracking: 19:25 At Leitner     Some happy faces after the flight: After landing After the landing and a short break we are going … Read More

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