The wandering albatross spends weeks, even months, at sea without ever returning to land. With precise GPS data and custom navigation software, researchers have finally figured out how. Click here for the explanations.
Our office is closed since last week to re-open sometime in January/Febraury.
So the best way to contact us is by the emails found on here on our website "Contact".
Thank you for your patience and we wish you all the best!
Aktuelle Informationen zu den jählichen – flug und sportmedizinischen Kursen -
finden sich unter: http://flugmed.kardiologiekarben.de
Die Kurse werden von Dr. med. Martin Gräf
Current information on the annual - flight and sports medicine courses - can be found at: http://flugmed.kardiologiekarben.de
Of course, if you are also interested in making a reservation please
contact us here: email@example.com
Great weather, a lot of people on the ground and beautiful flights. Even grasshoppers and swallows enjoyed this time worthy of August! But it must said, that generally September is very pleasant in Serres-La Bâtie although the days begin to shorten.
Today our friends from the Sens gliding club - Sens is a town 100 km south of Paris - came to get their ASK13, which was damaged on the road. Well, 10 days ago during their trip to attend the annual meeting for ASK13 gliders in St Crepin, they had an accident their way down the Lus-la-Croix-Haute pass near La Faurie. After overtaking a car with their trailer, the hitch started to oscillate uncontrollably which lead them off the road. The result is on the of photos and causing train interruptions and a traffic jam while waiting for the wrecker to load the trailer then to leave it at Serres-La Bâtie. Fortunately only the equipment was damaged! Today they came to get their wounded bird. But no worries, knowing them, the restoration of the glider will be done skillfully and Sens's ASK13 will probably be flying next year in St Crepin again. We should soon see them in Serres again because a second trip will be done to retrieve the trailer, which is therefore not an abandoned wreck.
The moral being: Be also careful on the road and remember "Chi va piano, va sano." meaning "Who goes slowly, goes safely."
As you can see the baker at Serres of the Marmotte Gourmande is eagerly awaited for on the airfield! He comes every day, except for Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, between 8am and 8:30. You know when he's nearby when you hear his car horn honking
Hier findet ihr die Karte. Die Korridore sind oberhalb von 2800 m und haben eine Breite von 1000 m. Bemerkung: Die Korridore ausserhalb des Parks (violett) müssen natürlich nicht eingehalten werden
Hier findet ihr die Daten für eure Navigationsrechner (thank's Martin for the file).
Big crowds are now on the airfield.
See the video here.
The person who gives the exact number of gliders and trailers visible on the video may be entitled to a basket of local products!
Our 2 models are presenting the new hats with the Eagles logo.
They are now available - the hats that is - at the office.
They come in 2 colours - white or blue - and the price is 8 €. Useful at this end of July for sun protection and even thunderstorms ;)
Since a few days, there are thunderstorms every afternoon. but we could fly 5 hours on sunday and monday, 4 ours on tusday. Of course we do not go very far, we need to come back to the airfield befor the heavy rain and lightnings. Anyway, we learn every day.
This weekend, it's with tears in our eyes, we have seen the Blanik D-9676 leave the airfield. For over 12 years, it was the campanion to a numerous amount of pilots and of course, Robin. A new chapter at Quo Vadis has begun! But don't be too sad, it's starting a new life in Russia. Here in Europe, it has been grounded for the last 2 years and would probably have ended up as scrap metal! So, seek new winds Blanik!
Take a trip for several days! Dates aren't set for these cross-country flights. Don't be frustrated, it's for more flexibility!Contact Marta with your proposed dates and she will regroup the requests to make it possible. Please bear in mind, Quo Vadis rents motorgliders for these trips on uncharted paths across France or Europe. You can even join Klaus in the Stemme as a passenger.
For more information, please contact Marta 04 92 67 10 80 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Philippe, a former pilot of the majestic Concorde in the late 80's, came to enjoy a long flight in the Stemme with Klaus. From a supersonic to a super sailplane; different feelings but just as exhilarating!
Klaus took off early this morning with his Stemme (before the bad weather caught him up) for an attempt on a continental record for 2000 km towards Austria. Good luck!
Quo Vadis / Eagles has rented for 4 months an Ultra-light Dynamic WT9 as a tug-plane. It used to second the trusty Rallye 180 CV "Marsupilami".
All about the UL Dynamic WT9 tug here.
This is an additional document both technical & illustrated to the French Gliding Federation's "SAFETY AIMS" concerning risks and threats linked to mountain flying.
Nach reichlich langem Warten hat die FAI die neuesten Weltrekorde von Klaus Ohlmann mit dem Solarflugzeug SEIKO Icaré 2 anerkannt. Mein ganz besonderer Dank gilt Heinz Seidel für den Transport und seine unermüdliche Hilfestellung und Jürgen Eckert, der auf die Schnelle ein völlig neues Dokumentations-System gezaubert hat. Natürlich und vor allen Dingen danke ich den Studenten und Ingenieuren des IFB Stuttgart, die einen Traum mit ungeheurem Fleiss und Arbeitseinsatz zur Wirklichkeit werden liessen.
Ein kleines Video vom Rekordflug gibts hier: