After the long winter finally some nice flying weather is finding its way to the northern hemisphere and so the project AdventureFlying is waking up as well.
This summer we would like to devote to some special flights over the main chain and hopefully these adventures will then be documented with some nice pictures and stories.
For the courses and tours this year we have decided to make one public course in the Dolomites in the first week of September. This week of flying over fantastic Pale Mountains has proven to be very popular among the hang gliding community and we hope to have you with us this year.
Independently of whether you’d like to join us or not, have a look at this link showing some really good pictures we took in the area during our previous master classes there: http://adventureflying.at/the-dolomites-2016/
This AdventureFlying course is best suitable for medium to well experienced XC pilots. Needless to say: bring your camera equipment !
Apart from flying we will focus on discussing practical subjects related to hang gliding such as climbing out efficiently in typical weather conditions. While it is generally understood that picturing where thermals break off could be crucial, few take it further and ask why they do so, and how the process might work in detail. Micrometeorology and its various aspects on thermal convection will therefore be a key stone of this season’s theory talks. On the other end of the knowledge spectrum, Gerolf will try to make participants realize how a good understanding of the physics of circling in lift can help shape your thermalling technique. And finally, we will shed some light on the importance of glider tuning and balance, and why top pilots put so much effort into it.
If you’re still uncertain on how our Masterclasses are typically conducted watch this video shot by Artur Dzamikhov while covering a week of AdventureFlying in 2016.
The overall idea of AdventureFlying has not changed, which is flying together as a group and not against each other. Give it a try, join our AF project! We’re most certain you will not regret it. In this sense, we hope hearing from you soon.
Your AdventureFlying Team
The flying stories and beautiful photos from our courses in previous years can be found under Finished Courses.
If you are interested in organizing a private-group (you & your flying buddies) course with us, feel free to contact us any time. Such courses can run from 3-7 days, the requirements are the same as for public courses. Private-course arrangements have the advantage that you can suggest location and time schedule, and we will try to adjust to these preferences.
When registering on any course, we will assume that you fulfill the legal qualifications to fly hang gliders in Europe. For your own safety, we suggest you have appropriate insurance. We will, however, not check any of your licenses or insurance permits – we take your word for it.