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For quick bookers - still attached free charter dates in Namibia 'Kiripotib'2014-11-07
  
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News 2013

 

 

"Faszination Heimat"

2013-09-19

 

 

Last summer, an Austrian TV station - Servus TV,  was making a 45 minutes lasting film with me (Ludwig Starkl) about gliding. Stars in this film where our Arcus E, our Slingsby T21 and myself. We where three days working with the gliders on my homebase Langenlebarn, in Dobersberg and above the Waldviertel.

 

This film will be brought with the titel „Faszination Heimat“ tomorrow friday the 20th of September at 20:15 on Servus TV. Even I have not seen anything yet, solely because of the effort the productioncompany has driven, it is certainly an interesting film. Servus TV can be received via satellite.

 

Here the link to the TV programm from Servus TV

 

http://www.servustv.com/cs/Satellite/Article/Faszination-Heimat-011259524803581

 

 


 

 

Our Antares 23E had its maiden flight

2013-09-13

 

 

Normal is friday the 13th a date you should rather avoid, in our case, it was more of a lucky date. After many years of uncertainty, trepidation and waiting Axel Lange completet the maiden flight with our new Antares 23E last friday. Wolfgang and I unfortunately could not attend, or even fly, due to time constraints, but it was reported, the glider flies like from an Antares expected.


From Landau, where the first flights were carried out, it was brought directly to Koblenz, where the plane was packed  in a sea container and starts the long trip to Namibia.

In early November I will then finally also be able to fly it, after many years a long dream will come true.

 

 

 



 

Our Acrus M in Livno/Bosnien

2013-09-10

 

 

one of our first customer 'Milan Petkovic' was with our Arcus M in Livno/Bosnien.


Here his interesting story obout this time:

 

http://www.opensoaring.com/NaKrilih/Odprave/odprave_livno_petkovic.html

 

More about Milan:

 

http://www.srgc.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102:livno-bih&catid=22:general-info&Itemid=27

 

 



 

Packing of our gliders for Namibia

2013-09-06

 

 

On Thursday the 5th of september, two of our gliders where already packed in the container for Namibia.

Bernd Dolba, organising the loading of the containers, is doing a good job. Six gliders in each of the containers, two single-seaters and four double-seaters fill the space completely. It seems that there is not even space for a peace of paper left.

 

 



 

First sitting in the Antares 23 E

2013-09-05

 

 

Each waiting has an end!

 

Last friday it was the first time, Ludwig Starkl could sit in the new Antares 23E. Only a few things have to be done until Axel Lange will do the maiden flight with this new model. After these testfligst, the glider goes direktly to Koblenz, where it will be packed for Namibia. We are very excited about how this aircraft will run there.


 



 

Short report about the participation in the European Gliding Championships in Ostrow/Poland - by Wolfgang Janowitsch

2013-07-26

 

 

The European Gliding Championships in the Club-, Standard-, and 20m-Multiseater-class took place from 6th to 20th of July, in Ostrow, Poland.


Andreas Lutz, a young engineer working for Schempp-Hirth, successful competition-pilot in 15m-class himself, and me participated with our new Arcus M,
D-KTWO, „TWO“.


The glider was delivered just a few days before the event started. During 3 flights from my homebase Wr.Neustadt/West I had the opportunity to test all systems and instruments.


After some flights during the training-period in Ostrow, we had a pleasant start into the competition: we won the first day. Crunch time was at the first turn point. Moist air had formed beautiful cumuli around it, but no decent climbs underneath. We had sufficient height to make it back into the better conditions quickly.


The following 4 days offered great soaring conditions without surprises. Our team-work in the cockpit was perfect. Decision-making was always a common process, resulting usually in a solution with more than one options. This made us, most of the time, fly comfortably in the upper part of the convection layer.


After a few rest days due to bad weather we flew another 5 days in a row. Notable is the second-last day, it was the only day with a task close to the meteorological maximum. Spreading out clouds over the last area of the AAT forced us to diverge significantly to the west, into improving conditions. Patiently we waited until fresh cumuli developed south of our turning sector. They marked the thermals we needed to reach final glide. While climbing thankfully, our closest rivals passed with the engine out, they had chosen a more easterly route.


For the finals Poland presented weather of the best kind. In a fantastic sky covered uniformly with cumulus-clouds at about 6000ft and thermals up to 8kts, we had a pleasure-cruise around 333,3km during the two and a half hour-AAT. 129kph made us win the day again – a great finish for a great championship!


We definitely enjoyed flying „TWO“ – maybe you want to have a try too? There are still a few dates available for this season, or make your appointment for 2014 already now!

 

 



 

You want to fly an ETA?

2013-07-18

 

 

 



If yes, come in contact with us. In 2014 there is the possibility to fly an Eta with one of our champions, this offer was made by one of the Eta owners, and we want to publish it.


If you want to fly in Spain in Finland or just in the Alps, each location is possible, write us an email with your preferred location and time, or just call us, we like to convey.

 

 


 

 

Wolfgang Janowitsch, winner of the day on our new Arcus M

2013-07-07

 

 

 

 

It can't run better than this, day victory on the first day of the Europan gliding championships in Ostrow/Poland, by Wolfgang Janowitsch and Andy Lutzon on our new Arcus M.

As a bonus third place on the second competition day and therefore overall lead after two days.

My congratulations to the team.

 

 


 

 

Our new Arcus M was delivered this week

2013-06-30


 

 



On Tuesday this week, Wolfgang was at Schempp Hirth in Kirchheim/Teck, to take over our brand new Arcus M / D-KTWO. Due to the bad weather, it was not possibel to make the first flight on the Hanhweide, so he had to make this in Wiener Neustadt.

After his first flight, yesterday afternoon, Wolfgang told me, everything works perfect and  he is looking forward to his participating at the Europeans ín Ostrow/Poland.

 

Here a first photo of our new Arcus M





 

We have taken over our first glider

2013-06-04

 

 


At this years Hahnweidewettbewerb, we have taken over our first glider, the Arcus E / D KWKU. And then I had (Ludwig) also the opportunity to participate in three days with Holger Karow at the competition. What to expect with this glider, on the first day, victory of the day by our team.

In the meantime we have equipped the glider with a LX 9000D, as the entire fleet, and the advertising stickers  are removed. On some flights with prospects we could enjoy the excellent handling of the Arcus and the fascinating engine operation. In the coming weeks, the Arcus E will be a star in a movie, before it is taken over by the first customer in mid-July.

Our Arcus M / D KTWO should be delivered before the end of July. Wolfgang will than participate at the European Championships in Ostrow / Poland with the brand-new plain. After the Europeans the Arcus M goes immediately to customers.

   

The Antares 23 E / D-KULS delivery is still uncertain. Although the aircraft stands since several months pre-painted in the factory, with the wings we are even flown, has not yet started the installation of the elektronic device.  We hope that this can still be completed by the end of June and we can take over our third glider.


 



 

We are at the AERO Friedrichshafen

2013-04-26

 

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We present our project "Flying with the Champions" on the company's stand by Schempp-Hirth Hall A1-113.


We look forward to your visit.

We pamper you with Austrian wild boar bacon and white wine from the Autrian Weinviertel.

 

Ludwig Starkl &

Wolfgang Janowitsch

 

 


 

 

We have a new page - The Idea

2013-04-22


What was our motivation to found the rent-a-glider company, we have written down our thoughts.

HERE you find more


 

A new glider in the fleet: an Arcus E

2013-04-18

 

Quite surprising, even for us, our fleet was enlarged by another glider. This wasn’t planned! Nevertheless we are proud to announce, that we bought an Arcus E.
It will be available approximately from middle of Mai, and of course we will rent it out in Namibia. If you are interested, either for Europe or Namibia, do not hesitate to reserve a date – there is not too much left!

 

At the moment the Arcus E is equipped with Cambridge 302 and ClearNav, but we will swap this for an LX9000D to have the same computer in all our gliders. We would like to point out that the latest software-update for the electronic management of the propulsion makes charging and monitoring of the battery-packs even easier. Now the option “Charging Plus” is available, giving 15% more energy and therefore more climbing-altitude, useful as increased safety margin.

 

Read more about our Arcus E here.

 

 Schempp-Hirth. With kind consent of Tilo Holighaus we may present our idea of “Flying with the Champions” at his company’s location Halle A1-113.

 

Here the link to „Flying with the Champions

 

 


 

 

 

We have installed a new page:

2013-03-11

 

  

if you are:

  • looking for a copilot
  • looking for crew
  • if you want to sell something
  • ...

we will publish it there!

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