1. To escape thunderstorms in Austria, I headed south to Sigillo, Italy. Unfortunately, only the first day (out of 11 days) turned out to be flyable due to strong winds exceeding 50km/h on all other days. I still managed to make the most of that one day and take advantage of strong thermals - I topped out at around 2300m.
    The camera angle was not perfect but good enough for making post-processing worthwhile.

    Flight details: http://xc.dhv.de/xc/modules/leonardo/index.php?name=leonardo&op=show_flight&flightID=345015
    Music: Gracer - Weird

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  2. Day 2 and 3 of my trip to Monte Cucco in Italy resulted in relatively short flights. Conditions were light and I launched too late in the day. Day 4 was strong, thermals allowed me to climb to 2000msl in a matter of minutes. Due to traffic and turbulence, I decided not to attempt a top landing and landed in Sigillo instead. The flight lasted for 3:36h.

    Date: 2011-08-25
    Music: The Trophy Fire - Chasing the Ghost

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  3. The weather forecast was ambiguous. Clear sky - cloudy - rain - no rain - thunderstorms. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try and drove to Altaussee, Austria. It was late in the day, thermals were too weak to gain altitude. Still was a nice flight - the landscape in the Altaussee area is breathtaking.

    Date: 2011-09-17
    Music: Screaming Trees - Ash Gray Sunday

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  4. My first attempt to rig an ATOS V. The process is surprisingly straightforward. I might manage to be as fast as with the flex wing but it will take some practice - for now, the manual is absolutely essential :) If you ever wondered what it takes to rig an ATOS (or ATOS V in this case), this video might be helpful.

    DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a manual and must not be used as a reference - the only valid source is the official A-I-R manual. The material merely illustrates the basic steps involved in rigging the glider without making a claim to be complete or correct.

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  5. It's only been a single day and I've already had a chance to fly at Monte Cucco in Sigillo, Italy. I intended to do a base bar launch and top landing to get the most out of the site - the conditions were almost perfect for that plan. After 1:46h and an altitude gain of around 425m, I decided to land because the sun was about to set. My second landing approach was a little too high and ended with a more or less unintentional flare to slow my descent. Practice makes perfect :)

    Date: 2011-08-19
    Camera: GoPro HD HERO
    Camera Mount: http://twitpic.com/518une
    Music: ...music video? - Watercolors

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Horst Reiterer

It all started with a tandem hang glider flight in January 2010. Immediately after that, I took up hang gliding training and got my license in September 2010. Now, it's all about getting to know flying sites and learning from experience. My short-term…


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It all started with a tandem hang glider flight in January 2010. Immediately after that, I took up hang gliding training and got my license in September 2010. Now, it's all about getting to know flying sites and learning from experience. My short-term goal is to get a cross-country license and fly from Werfenweng, Salzburg to Linz, Austria (my home town) - a distance of around 110km.

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  • Greg Porter

    Nice videos Horst. Keep them coming. Here in Arizona we don't get that kind of scenery.

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