Top gliders in town

benalla_gliding_championshipsAbout 80 pilots will be involved in OzGlide, to get started on Monday and continuing through until January 15. The competition can only be won by an Australian, but that has not stopped at least 30 pilots travelling from Europe and North America to take part. “The overseas competitors come basically to get familiar with the area and the conditions,” Gliding Federation of Australia spokesman John Styles said. “This really is the pre-event for the world championships in January next year.” Mr Styles said the performance of each pilot in the nationals was especially important “as it will help determine which pilots may join the handful of the world’s glider pilots that are selected from each country to compete” at the worlds. The nationals are being held at the Benalla airfield, which is undergoing a series of upgrades for both the nationals and the world titles. Find more information in the online article in

Vintage-Happening in Arnborg, Danmark

.Vintage_Gliders_Danmark.. It turned out as I heard,  to be a fantastic event,  a huge happening with 420 people sitting for dinner on the Danish evening and lots of spectacular looking gliders starting and landing. With that story and all these photographs you get the FULL picture of this event. That’s why I share with you the link from Joergen Thomsen, who not only worked hard on the “tower”, but had time to make all those beautiful pictures as well…

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