Category: Artical of Interest
Text & pics: Tom Weissenberger
It all got together at the very last thermal! The scheduled task I have been flirting since years was to cross the whole island from east to west. A very challenging but especially beautiful XC flight over the whole volcanic island of Lanzarote. Highlights like the crater of Monte Corona, the windmills of Mala, the sandy desert of El Jable or the badlands of La Geria were also the tricky parts to get over.
Steve Moyes talks about how Moyes Delta Gliders helps the The World Championship Organization to teach hang gliding to people interested in this sport and how they train high end hang gliders with their coaching and mentoring program.
Congratulations to Andre Wolf of Brazil for breaking the South American Open Distance record!
More news on Andre's flight ....
Launch = Caçapava do Sul - RS
Landing= Mercedes - Argentina
Distance: 494,5 kms
Time: 9:30 hrs
www.portaldovoo.com.br - LEONARDO
Dave Matthews is, perhaps, not one of the UK's most famous pilots, but he should be! Dave bought his first Litespeed in 2003, because his lady reckoned that, since he was spending so much time and effort flying in comps, there was no point buying anything but the very best! That meant a Litespeed S 3.5, even though it cost more than the opposition. Results improved as he gained experience, and suddenly he was winning.
Dave's record speaks for itself. It has to, because Dave is so modest that he would never tell you what he has achieved!
2011 British Open Series Champion
2010 British National Champion
2009 British Open Champion
2007 British Open Series Champion
US Nationals Champion
Member of the winning British Team in the Worlds, Texas, USA
2006 National XC Champion
Photo by Richard Sheppard