Category Archives: Hanggliding

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It have been snowing a lot here for three days now, but today was good. I had a good flight at Sundvollen today, soared for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The wind increased while we rigged, and it was quite strong when we started. I got up to 1100 meters, Fredrik to 950.
It was very turbulent over the ice, probably strong windshear and gradient. My vario recorded 10 m/s sink on landing approach, scary. I had a perfect landing, but it was 15 cm water under the snow, on top of the ice.

Import from old blog

Some flying at Sundvollen last week, Fredrik and me went there Wednesday and Sunday. I soared for 40 minutes on Wednesday, on Sunday it was no good with wind from the back. Fredrik did get off for a sled ride on Sunday.

I’ve finally started the story from Manilla. You can find it here, but I’m not quite done yet. I’ll add to the story, and a picture gallery is coming up. If Morten find som good video clips to use on the web, I might include those as well.

The Litespeed’s have arrived in Norway, my CSX is now for sale.

Import from old blog

3 days ago Olav and I flew 149 km from Borah to Moree. It was a totally blue day, and inversion at 1800 meters. We set a task before we took off, first west, then north to Narrabri and Moree, 194 km total length. It took over 6 hours, and it was almost dark when we rigged down. Ronny and Stein-Egil flew 116 km along the same route.

Yesterday I bombed out, never found lift after take-off. Mt. Borah is a tricky place sometimes, you only have 400 meters to find something to get up on. Kjell got to Bingara, 89 km. Rolf Dale flew 191 km to Garah with a paraglider.

Today we went north, but I only got 16 km out before I was on the ground again. Massive sink, and a hangover did not help. The weather is good, hot and quite high pressure. We have flown about 20 hours so far, conditions have been good and everyone have been flying every day.

We’ll be leaving on Sunday afternoon for Sydney, so there’s still two days to go really far.