Two Stories of exceptional Pilots who flew over Himalaya on a glider.

FAI_HimalayaThe Himalaya and its vast territories, gigantic mountains, spiritual people and wild beauty have long exerted extraordinary fascination – which is far from fading. The gliding community were not to be outdone, though it took until 1985 to see the first motor glider, a Valentin Taifun 17E, fly over and across the Himalaya with the authorisation of Nepalese Authorities…

The next gliding flights over the Himalaya took place almost 30 years later in January 2014, when a far more ambitious expedition, the Mountain Wave Project (MWP/OSTIV – Organisation Scientifique et Technique Internationale du Vol à Voile), performed an airborne measurement campaign. The challenge was to fly for the first time with two motor gliders over the Annapurna – Everest region and the exploration its diurnal wind and lift systems. The flights were successfully performed by three German pilots: multiple world record breaker Klaus Ohlmann, Jona Keimer and MWP Director, GEO-specialist Rene Heise… (more informations…),

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