Dienstag, 12. Juli 2011

Soaring

As in my blog name "Soaring and Photography" I also want to talk about soaring .I started my soar training in 2009 it was an amazing feeling when i had my first take-off  ,I got pulled in the air by a cable winch  (the rope can be over 1,5km long).
The acceleration is comparable with the one of a sports car
In a height of about 400-700m (depends on rope lenght) over ground the rope is released and from that point you are able to fly around while you are constantly decreasing your height (sadly gliders don´t have engines) but sometimes you are able to find a thermal up wind you can stay up there for hours.My longest flight until now lasted 1 hour whithout these up winds you can stay up there for about 5 minutes.
This spring i had my first soloflight ,before that i always  flew in a two-seater with my teacher on the backseat.My heart pumped tons of adrenaline through my heart but I landed the plane safely.It was one of the best days in my life.
That´s the plane i´m flying with I have 17 flight hours on it
Sadly this hobby is very expensive but it is worth every penny ,I just love every second up there!

Kommentare:

  1. That sounds like a lot of fun. It has to be quite a rush.

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  3. I haven't flown yet - never. The feeling of being hundreds of meters above the earth hast to be stunning. By the way: Thank you for the interesting information about the principles of soaring!

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  4. Ah it must be amazing! Watching the world from above, like the birds or the flying ponies :)

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  5. You make it sound like it's the greatest thing in the world :) If I could I would definitely try it out. Seems amazing.

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  6. ah man i love flying! thats awesome!

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  7. I have a friend who flies gliders, I've always wanted to try

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  8. Your pictures cease to amaze me!!!

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  9. That's pretty cool, Should see if there is a place nearby I could try it.

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  10. wow that's really awesome! I wish I had such a hobby +following :D

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  11. Wow this sounds fun!!! +1 +followed.

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  12. This sounds simply amazing. When I was little I always said I wanted to be a pilot. I never got to be a pilot (and I don't really want to be one anymore) but what you describe sounds like lots of fun!

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