The day starts quite early for us today. We still have the same unstable air mass, which will cause early showers and thunderstorms in the area of Greifenburg. Therefore to save the last day of this course for flying we need to drive down to Bordano where it is predicted to be friendlier. Back there in the Alps we can already see the signs of overdevelopment, but in over Bordano and to the south of us in Italian foreland … Read More
Today the flying will be governed by a possibility of an early thunderstorm, so we are heading off to Emberger Alm hoping to have an early task. The task is to fly along the valley and then jump over towards Weißensee. The sky is looking safe at the moment and the pilots receive the last hints before taking off:
Today we have a moderate northern flow over the central part of Carinthia, which provides a promising opportunity to try out a low launch in Radsberg, south from Klagenfurt. So we are setting off to its direction now hoping to get an interesting flight down there. We see that our assumption about the conditions was right and paragliders are already in the air. This low launch exposed to SE wind direction is affected by the valley wind and allows … Read More
Today we start our Course in Carinthian Alps. Although this part of Austria is planned to be our main location for the next week, the forecast predicts some tricky for this area days. For instance today the wind direction points to south, not an ideal constellation for Greifenburg. South ridges of Northern Italy such as Meduno area are sheltered by the mountains and provide better chance to fly in these conditions, so this is our destination for the moment.