Eurotour in Riesa on the 23. & 24. of June
The Höllein Trophy in Riesa (DE) was a great event. The approach of over 700km we started on Friday morning in attack. So we were already at 14:00 on the beautiful place. There was enough time for a few flights and to set up everything. Cederic and I were lucky, we got a room in a barrack with shower and toilet. As it was always raining, we were not averse to not staying in a tent. The conditions on Saturday were not always easy, lots of wind and rain all the time. The competition had to be interrupted in each case. Sunday was better than predicted - no rain. At 13:00 was the Flyoff, at 16:00 we made our way back. Despite the modest results (28th and 66th place) the contest was a lot of fun, super organized by Darius Mahmoudi and many helpers.
Eurotour in Doucier on the 16. & 17. of June
At the Eurotour in Doucier only 27 pilots were registered. Drennoch we had a lot of fun in the very beautiful Jura of France. Barbecue, swimming in the lake and of course an exciting competition. On Saturday, the weather was very hot, on Sunday, then covered with a lot of wind. 4 out of 6 pilots of our team, of which 2 were Swiss Flyoff.
Eurotour and Worldcup in Fribourg on the 26. & 27. of Mai
On 26./27. In May, the Eurotour / Worldcup will take place for the first time in Schweitz - in the beautiful Friborg country. Although the first time such an event is held in the CH, 80 pilots have registered, so it should be one of the larger competitions. Now we can hope for good weather and keep our fingers crossed for the last and smooth preparations.
Eurotour Contest in Parma
On 14./15. April saw the first Eurotour competition in Parma. The difficult conditions are not well suited to all pilots. Cederic Duss took home another trophy with a good 3rd place finish.
Sommerliga Heiligenberg on March 24.
An exciting competition took place during the first summer league competition in Heiligenberg (DE). Interesting conditions have given us an instructive day.
Winterleague on March 17, 2018 in Aadorf
The weather forecasts were not the best. What was expecting us was even worse. In some light rain was flown 5 rounds. On the deserved first place of the winter league complete evaluation Andreas Bölen did it. Congratulations.
Winterleague on February 10, 2018 in Noreaz
The long way was worth it. No snowfall and very good conditions. The fog was high, so that high altitude could be made. In the morning, the conditions were tricky - did not get in the right place and it was a real fight. From noon prevailed so good conditions that everywhere thermal was to be found
Winterleague on January 13, 2018 in Walkringen
The worry that the fog would ruin our life has fortunately not materialized. Already in the morning when the participants arrived, the fog had cleared and so you could look forward to a great day of flying. Between 11:00 and 14:00 the conditions were so good that short starts were possible to get out for a few more seconds. With take-off heights of around 80 meters, the thermals could be easily reached on the opposite slope and quickly converted into height. The last two laps were a bit more demanding - the thermals wanted to be found. Information such as rankings and other photos can be found at www.winterliga.ch.
Thanks to Markus Brönnimann from MG Worb for this nice picture.
Training on January 6, 2018 in Walkringen - more information to follow ..........
Due to the partial low hanging fog, winch starts were not possible that day. At the morning's first start, the model quickly disappeared into the fog. The training team (Markus Schneuwly, Markus Ranner and Jean Thévenaz, Cederic and Dominique Wettstein) fully exploited the day. Thus, direct and diverted hand lugs as well as short starts and landing exercises were carried out. The flight times were quite good even with low starting altitude.
Spontaneous New Year's Eve training in the region of Lucerne
Warm temperatures have given us a nice day of training. Fly out of the 10 minutes were usually possible without major problems All a happy new year in 2018!