In the year 2000 I worked for the Bauverlag in Walluf/Rheingau. This publishing house was swallowed by Bertelsmann and there was no chance to take over the soaring picture at that time.
An exotic and laborious calendar was not profitable for the giant. So I was asked. Because at that time I was in a relationship with a soaring pilot. I seized the courage to lead the baby further. Among other things I also met Klaus Dieter Zink. He gave me great motives and we became good friends. He published his own calendar, which was/is quite different to mine. Meanwhile many amateur photographers and also professionals with so different, outstanding motives animated us to continue. For this I would like to thank you very much in the circle of gliding friends.
Whether newest models with the information of manufacturers and test pilots, oldtimers with their long life story or the desire and enthusiasm, if one can see the world from above, the and still much entertaining stories distinguishes the gliding picture calendar from other picture calendars.
Join us in the future, so that the calendar continues to exist. Send photos and motives that you have experienced, find exciting and want to show to others.
Nineteen years ago I acquired the internationally acclaimed annual Soaring Calendar from the then publisher Bauverlag of Wiesbaden. Since then, the annual Soaring Calendar flew on to continued success, supported by numerous amateur and professional photographers. With the support of its readers, our calendar now has an amazing 50-year track record, for which we offer our heartfelt thanks.
For personal reasons it is now time for me to pass the baton to the next generation; and I am delighted that Brigitte Gabler of publishers Gabler-Verlag in Switzerland has picked it up. Frau Gabler also publishes the magazine Segelfliegen and completely shares my and your wish for high quality and content.
With effect from 1 September 2019 the Gabler Verlag will deal with all aspects relating to orders for the calendar. You as a customer will benefit greatly from Frau Gabler’s publishing experience. The 2020 issue of the Soaring Calendar has been produced by my regular team of helpers, though this year there can unfortunately be no Junior Soaring Calendar. I wish you continued enjoyment from this delightful product and Frau Gabler all success.
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