Very active “young ones”!!!

—–Youth Glide in New Zealand;

As shared by the Wellington Gliding Club

As in Australia with Joey Glide, the young ones in New Zealand are very busy; fraternizing, soaring, socializing …making friends for life and maybe love gliding “for life”  as well.
In October they had  a fabulous long weekend  at Papawai Soaring Centre and they shared some lovely pictures.
Youth Glide is going from strength to strength in New Zealand


Fun and tension on the faces.

Guess first solo!!!


Great pictures of happy young pilots.



More young ones , in the UK!!

This is the class from 2018, but now  the Air League Scholarship Season 2019 opens on November 2 !!!

Did you know that every year the Air League, together with our sponsors, awards approximately 100 scholarships to our young members as well as disabled veterans through our various schemes and initatives?
Anyone can join the Air League and enjoy access to our scholarships which give you free flying opportunities across the country.




—And the French young ones too.

The future:  Hugo CorbilléAdrien DubreuilClément FlickCelestin GodardFlorian LabatutVictor MallickHugo RocheSofiane Scally
With coach Eric to the left and Jean-Marc to the Right.
Courtesy  Pôle France Planeur

Gliding Center ST Auban invited the young pilots from the French squad . Eric, the  French team coach spend time with them so did Jean Marc as trainer-in-charge for this hope for the future team.

Their JWGC team for the comps in Szeged in Hungary between July 28 and August 10 2019 has 6 entrees.
3 In Standard class; Hugo Corbille, Sofiane Scally and Aude Untersee.
3 In Club class;  Julien Duboc, Adrien Dubreuil and Clement Flick.



—–Bitterwasser is ready, containers arrived ,first glider is “out of the box”. The season can start and hopefully the weather is as good as last season.

The new VENTUS 3, good to see this glider in Namibia. First time ??
As shared by Bitterwasser Lodge & Flying Centre

First time??? Yes it is…what would we do without people as Wilfried ?!
“🇬🇧The first Ventus 3 arrived in Namibia! ✈️➡️🇳🇦 Wilfried Großkinsky is supporting the young pilots, who will be able to set records or simply have great flights in @Bitterwasser.
And it is also a endurance test for the new engine system😁🙌🌞”
AND,…..for those who ALWAYS wanted to go to Bitterwasser here is your chance, as you can rent gliders in the next time frame;
Arcus M
01.11 – 10.11.18
20.12 – 03.01.19
12.01 – 26.01.19

ASG 32
01.11 – 24.11.18
06.01 – 26.01.19

12.01 – 26.01.19

You can book those gliders at;

Great soaring weather in S.A. On the 29th Oscar [Goudriaan] started the new season with a 1.040.89 km. with a speed of 158.6 km./h. from Potchefstroom in his JS 3!!! It was a real FAI triangel from 1.013 km. ;speed 151.5 km.




———At the FAI Conference in Luxor, as always, awards have been handed over.
This time the  Gold Air Medal, the most prestigious FAI prize, was awarded to Hermann Trimmel, a glider pilot and a great meteo-guy!
The Diploma  FAI Angelo D’Arrigo was awarded to Klaus Ohlmann.

Picture 1 courtesy Visa -Matti on this pic with Klaus.    And picture 2 courtesy Marina ; Hermann to the r.

AND ,…..More EXCELLENT news!!!
Gliding has a strong representation in the new FAI executive board which was elected Saturday.
President is Bob Henderson, deputy president Alvaro de Orleans and Marina Vigorito is  executive director. And of course, Susanne as the secretary general.
Great team I have high expectations!!!!!

With Bob to the right.
Courtesy Stefano Dalai Flyer Bianchetti


——over 35 dgr. C. in Tocumwal,I heard…….
—— 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships in Shenzhen, China is about to begin and according to Visa -Matti, the track is looking good.
—-NOBODY complained in Holland about this last season. A ripper-season. It finished last weekend, but still with OVER 300 km. in an ASG 29 from Soesterberg.!!!!!OCTOBER 27!!!!!!!


CU next week,
Cheers Ritz

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