The Heart of the Matter. Example of heart rate monitoring in flying.

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This article has already appeared in Cross Country Magazine in June 2016. I post it here now with an open access. The presented post is about my positive experience of using heart rate monitors in flying. I have been collecting and post analyzing data for almost every flight since last 3 years. I will talk about how it helps me to control my emotional states during flying and how I use the recorded data to learn those personal traits which affect … Read More

Second bonus flight. 155 km Triangle over Grossvenediger and Grossglockner.

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To catch two birds with one rock, or more appropriately to catch two rocks in one flight, that is to fly over two most spectacular summits of Austrian Alps — Großglockner and Großvenediger isn’t something that you can impress your grandma with on any given day.  We had the prediction for the cloudbase to be 4500m in the area of the Main chain, so Gerolf set this audacious and bold call. However while we were brisky approaching the main chain from the side of … Read More

Dune du Pyla flying in July

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We got there again, to the sunny and yellow unique dune, forming over the years to the south from Arcachon, a touristic town on Atlantic coast of France. This time Gerolf, Noma and me had the new Moyes intermediate model, Gecko, and our Litespeeds as we were coming up from Spanish Nationals in Ager. Dune flying is a nice way to chill out after strong Catalunian thermals and though there is no tasks, it is actually quite an intense flying … Read More

Crossing the Main Alpine Chain from North to South

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Tre Cime were amazing, but glaciers of the Main Alpine Chain are magnetically attractive for those who has this miraculous opportunity to get closer. I like green fields and forests of Austria, I also like rocks, but gliding low over ice slopes is a special case for anyone who once tried. This is pure Adventure Flying: The northern winds are still with us here in the Alps, so we decided to celebrate the 1st July by accomplishing a tricky crossing … Read More

Tre Cime – from Italy to Austria over Sexten Dolomites

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Here is a report about one outstanding flight to Sexten Dolomites, which Gerolf and I did a few days ago. During the last week we had NW winds in the Alpine region. On the one hand it can be a tricky situation for the places with south exposition. But on n the other hand not too strong northern flow can provide unique conditions allowing to enter the areas which otherwise are hard to fly in. That was the case for the flight from Kronplatz to Greifenburg. Classical route … Read More

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