This is an extended duration compilation of footage of Swiss Peter and myself flying over the last few sessions we've had out at Ellwood.
Peter has mostly been flying his all-white 2.1m 635g Big Fish, and I've been flying my white-and-black 1.5m 470g Le Fish with Madslide-style stabilizer. Both planes are built with the ultralightweight construction methodology that Peter pioneered, and they allow us to fly in a truly new and unique way.
The first 30 seconds are intended as an homage to the VTPR style of flying popularized by pilots Eric Poulain and Remi Le Besque (and others) at Menez-Hom in Brittany, as well as (of course!) the Madflight innovations of Benoit Paysant Le Roux (BPLR).
Conditions varied between 6-12mph over the course of the various days and sessions presented here. This is the sweet spot for this current crop of ultralightweight gliders.
Apologies for the shaky bits of video in the beginning - those were filmed by my 6yr old son who is showing a lot of interest in gliders, especially now that we can make them do flips :-) The rest was filmed via my headcam.