Day 7 – Russian Course

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10:30 Morning Sunny and beautiful in the Greifenburg area again! Decided to launch from Emeberger alm, discussing the route during our morning briefing at Gasthof post. Follow us with the livetracking today: 18:00 Greifenburg landing field Low cloudbase didn’t allow most of us to follow the task towards the higher ridge. Nevertheless, the flying was very beautiful, playing with the clouds led to some impressive gopro shots, the group was flying together and that was fun! Gerolf over Weißensee Course … Read More

Day 6 – Russian Course

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9:30 Morning Beautiful sunny day in the Greifenburg area! Going to have a scenic flight, can’t wait to see the rocks of Zettersfeld! Morning briefing 12:00 Zetersfeld The view from Zetersfeld Follow us with the livetracking: 18:00 Lienz The rocks were under the clouds so we only flew around and filmed those clouds and each other. Course Diary     Day 7 – Russian Course Day 6 – Russian Course Day 5 – Russian Course Day 4 – Russian Course … Read More

Day 5 – Russian Course

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14:00 Lecture   Today the bad weather conditions are passing the Alps, so we are having a theory day. We watch and analyze tracklogs and gopro-footage from our flying in Italy. Also, Gerolf tells us about fullface and open helmets, and explains the EN966 certification. Lots of information for one day! Gerolf talking about the helmets   Course Diary     Day 7 – Russian Course Day 6 – Russian Course Day 5 – Russian Course Day 4 – Russian … Read More

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

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