Day 2 – Carinthian Course

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08:15 Morning   We are checking the weather deciding where to go for flying today. Strong North is predicted for our part of the Alps 14:30 Briefing The northerly flow still holds its positions and doesn’t let us fly today, so the decision is to spend our time on briefing about technical aspects of hang gliding and to prepare ourselves for the flight tomorrow.  Course Diary     Day 7 – Carinthian Course Day 6 – Carinthian Course Day 5 – … Read More

Day 1 – Carinthian Course

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08:15 Morning   Today we start our Course in Carinthian Alps. Although this part of Austria is planned to be our main location for the next week, the forecast predicts some tricky for this area days. For instance today the wind direction points to south, not an ideal constellation for Greifenburg. South ridges of Northern Italy such as Meduno area are sheltered by the mountains and provide better chance to fly in these conditions, so this is our destination for … Read More

Bonus Flight 1. Back and forth over the Main Alpine Chain

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After finishing the course in Slovenia we managed to fly two bonus flights set by Gerolf in Austrian Alps. The first 170 km triangle was set with two crossings over the Main Chain which made it an outstanding special flight along and across remote icy ridges. This kind of flying doesn’t happen too often… Tracks of the day Other Stories. Course Diary First days in Julian Alps – Tolmin, Slovenia Day 4. Chasing the Wind – Tolmin, Slovenia Day 5 – Tolmin, … Read More

Days 6 and 7 – Tolmin, Slovenia

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The NE wind in forecast for the 6th day chased us away from Tolmin to Italy again. In area of Aviano the ESE wind was spot on on the take off, so the whole team was inspired to have another interesting task set by Gerolf. Unfortunately an unexpected over-development, which wasn’t on the menu for the day, jinxed our flying plans. Nevertheless it was a good moment for Gerolf and Noma to help some other participants with adjusting their gliders’ settings. Day 7 wasn’t flyable … Read More

Day 5 – Tolmin, Slovenia

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Tracks of the day Good things come to those who can wait. Today we finally have the bright sun and clear sky with high cloud base on the afternoon. The 120 km task we are flying is set with an idea of attending all the ridges in Tolmin area including the scenic rocky divide between Socha and Bohinj lake, Krasj-Polovnik ridge with a glance on Bovec and a final part is an extended racing ride past Stole towards Gemona and … Read More

Day 4. Chasing the Wind – Tolmin, Slovenia

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Tracks of the day Weather is still recovering and our fourth day was predicted to be rather short with thunderstorms in the end, therefore it wasn’t easy to find a right spot which would work for us allowing to fly a XCountry from A to B. After contemplating the weather maps for the whole evening Gerolf thought we have to give it a shot and fly from Vittorio Veneto to Bordano. So we drove to Italy. After taking off from … Read More

First days in Julian Alps – Tolmin, Slovenia

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Tracks of the day For the last few weeks Europe has been slowly sinking down under the enormous rainfalls. So we unfortunately can’t say the weather is favoring us with splendid conditions, however our willingness to move around chasing the best we can get out of it rewarded us with a nice 60 km task on the day when nobody would think it could be possible to fly at all.  Setting up the gliders was challenged by the cloud sitting exactly at … Read More

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