Posted by: 13rob | July 15, 2015

Euro 2015 – Flight Compilation

The 8 flying days of Euro 2015 in one screen.

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Flights totaled just under 50 hours and 4500 kilometres. Austria kept us at bay by a combination of fronts, showers and low cloudbases. Our furthest point East being just North of Bolzano. Most Southerly was the end  “Le Parcours” in Provence. Most interesting was the 40 minutes or so spent on, over and around Mont Blanc. Most frustrating, the hail damage from the freak storm in Sondrio which ended the trip prematurely with a the trip home taking us via the Binder factory.

Overall an Alpine trip actually in the Alps for a change and a good one too.

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Responses

  1. Hi Robin, I always enjoy your comments and pictures about every of your repeated soaring trips. Just one comment about a leg of your flights :
    the proper name is “le Parcours du Combattant” in short “Le Parcours”, invented, created, and flown by an pilot, Roger Biagi, at the time instructor at the National Center of Saint Auban. It starts at the southern end of the “Mur de Coupe” and ends at the summit of the Grand Morgon, just south of the Lake of Serre-Ponçon.
    Then, years later, another way way invented and flown by another instructor of Saint-Auban, Pierre Lemaire, and this one starts at the “mont Guillaume (just north of the Serre-Ponçon lake and ends at the “Meije” ant the “Rateau”, in the Massif des Ecrins et du Pelvoux. This one allows us to go through the National Park which is a protected area.
    Roger Biagi, now deceased, was my instructor in mountains. And Pierre Lemaire belonged to the same club as I, is a personal friend, and will fly with me in Bitterwasser this winter in a Nimbus 3DM. All the best to you,
    Jean-Renaud

  2. There’s only one way to climb a mountain…….
    bad luck with the hailstones.


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