Latest news by Ritz.
September 12 2006.
After the flu, which really hit me and made me feel miserable for weeks and all kind of troubles “going” with a removal from Australia to Holland, we are back on track. Luckily George [Topics by Mike Mike!] has kept you informed with his very interesting articles about competition flying!I hope you enjoyed reading them.
After the great and “hot”, better said hottest July in history, we had the wettest August ever in history, here in Holland and in most parts of Europe. The last couple of days are great again , with blue skies not as beautiful azur- blue as in summer, but still blue with nice white clouds, so gliding can still continue in Europe in autumn!
You can even fly at night!! Please read the next article I received from Lucasz Mazur from Leszno in Poland.
Glider Night Flying in Lesno;
Are you bored with glider flights during daylight? Would you like to try night flights? We are not using tow planes , but whinch to take off!It is probably the only place in the world with this type of take off during night!Just come to Leszno and try!!
We are starting with the flights from 23d of September.
The cost for one flight is 50 zl.
Please visit our last year night flights gallery at ;
So far the message I received from Lukasz.If you are interested you can contact Lucasz Mazur at
If you have some nice and interesting news , please do not hesitate to contact me or use the comments under the stories! Thanks!
The die-hard Sportavia fan must have seen on internet that since a few days the selling list of gliders and tow planes which are for sale ,are published on the web site. It is with “bleeding heart” that I read it and got lots of comments on it already.
Some friends are still busy organizing the new club; this club has NOTHING to do with Sportavia!!!It will be at the same field but from another spot!!!
Hopefully you have followed the Qualifying Grand Prix in Germany.
Congratulations to Uli Schwenk and Tassilo Bode for winning the these comps in Hahnweide and ofcourse: GOOD LUCK GUYS in New Zealand!
The next qualifying Grand Prix will be in Bloemfontein in South Africa ,where good friend Dick Bradley will host the pilots between December 3 and 9 for more exciting Grand Prix Flying , before the very best all meet in New Zealand again for the GRAND PRIX!
See you next time, enjoy flying or thinking about flying in Australia or Africa, in our winter time. Cheers Ritz.