Three great days flying in Interlaken

July 7th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized

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Day 17,18,19

Travelling light.

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On the way through to Interlaken I stopped off at Advance to meet the team Valery and to introduce myself, all went well. Valery let test the Sigma 9.23 and the Advance lightness 2.

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WOW what a combination.

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Meeting up with Martin and Nicole we set up camp then headed up Schynige Platte, this is an afternoon site, we flew a small XC out and return flying time 2.5 hours. After takeoff, once settled in the harness, I was completely comfortably, the glider Sigma9.23 the Impress light2 and myself became one.

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The glider was maneuverable, and could turn very tight into the core of the thermals, me being on the upper limit and we climbed faster than other glider around, going on a glider I was completely surprised with the speed and very good glide beating others around me.

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I was very Impressed.

Drinks at Hooters and some awesome views.

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2nd July we fly from Niesen 2270 m, the takeoff very steep and many others getting ready to fly, doesn’t anyone work in Switzerland.

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Again the combo kit was just perfect, I enjoyed myself sometimes scratching but soon up high with good climbs up to 3350m, once again an out and return, then flying back to our camp site then back to land in Interlaken town for a celebratory beer at hooters, distance of approx 70 km.

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Another evening flight from Schynige Platte, to round off the day, a swim in the lake, dinner with Mike and Karen, then off to sleep.

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3rd we flew Grindelwald we started too early and I bombed out after 40 minutes of scratching I gave up and landed, I guess the tiredness was setting in, after flying for two weeks all over the place, and very hot temperatures.

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Grindelwald flying area is very beautiful.