Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ready for takeoff

WOW with a big :))

Last Sunday I was - for the first time in two years - back in a glider. Just for a ride. How I loved to be back in the sky again.
The thrill of ...
  • Silence. Waiting in complete silence in the cockpit. Ready for take off
  • Tightening of the winch cable
  • Speed. More speed. Off the ground. "100 meter". "300 meter". "450 meter"
  • "Bang". Off the hook! "Bijprikken. Ontkoppelen. Kleppen. Snelheid."
  • Silence again. Blue sky above. Below ground in so many colours
  • Hand on the stick. In control of the aircraft
Friday I'll fly again. The weather forecast for thermals is good. Life is good :) 
P.S. Never went for a ride in a glider? I don't know how to make you sensitive for my thrill. It's something like a roller coaster but better. So much better.


  1. Wow ~ That sounds really amazing!

    I've never been in a glider so can only imagine what its like - But the silence I suspect would be the most wonderful experience - effortlessly, virtually feeling gravity free in the space of silence -

    Hope the weather holds for you on Friday :)

  2. Watch this on Youtube:
    1. Worldrecord gliding 1978: 715 km. Reconstruction of flight Hanna Reitsch (29 March 1912 – 24 August 1979). Lovely pictures over the Alps.
    2.Watching castles from a glider. French Alps (France)
    3. Gliders along coast in UK.