The gliding picture calendar 2019 presents the whole world of soaring in its variety, the selection of pictures and its informative background. For 50 years now, this calendar has been the standard work among picture calendars in soaring. Freshness and attractiveness have not suffered over the many years. On the contrary: the anniversary edition convinces again with current and interesting 2-language reports and stories.
The flying experience starts with Björn. A racer for the standard class is tested in southern France. Soaring aircraft designers are a special species - we introduce them. Oldtimer fans will find the technology and history of a crane that almost reached the stratosphere in 1940. It is also exciting to see the special love between Hella, a mountain falcon 13 E, and its owner Heinz. Flying between Canada and the USA will be a tightrope walk over Niagara Falls. Accompany a JS3-18 on its maiden flight in South Africa and follow a conversation between Reiner Rose and Bernd Weber about a Discus with E-Power in its nose.
The forecast is good; the thermals and cloud base promise a fantastic day. You plan, rig, do the DI and pre-flight checks, don the 'chute, climb aboard, strap in, line up for the launch, and soar off into the yonder. You are about to savour an experience that is personal and absolutely unique to you. Soaring is an intensely individual activity calling for patience, passion and devotion – rewarded through those magical moments aloft.
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Our Soaring Calendar celebrates this anniversary. 50 years of selected, high-quality motifs with authentic experiences and detailed explanations all around soaring.