For all the true flight enthusiasts with a background as a glider pilot ....
organized a Veteran gliding Meeting at Ålleberg this weekend.
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Weather report spoke of sunshine and 3/8 Cu on Saturday, so I decided to go there then. Distance from Halmstad 240 km ca.
The entire route 26 was a long line caravans / motorhomes on the way to some sort of competition in Halmstad area. But it did nothing, because I was going the other way.
Getting to Ålleberg is a special experience for a full-scale glider pilot. Since I lived there for quite a few years, you become the embossed on the site. To come back and feel all the memories awakened, is something I appreciate. To meet the old air buddies, where the talks are almost always starts with: "Remember when we ...."
Those who cherish and hold the veteran pitch condition in the 90% old pilots between 50 and 100th
Ålleberg is what Wasserkuppe at Fulda in Germany, a gliding center. Ålleberg was laid out by the government in 1944 as the focal point for the training of flight instructors and pilots. The state, say the Air Force, had an interest in getting trained as pilots because gliders at a low cost järmfört with general education. It was based on government grants to segelcert for many years. I think my was subsidized with 5-600 bucks in 1967.
As you can see in the pictures, is the Ålleberg a plateau mountains across the plains of Västergötland near Falkirk. It has a very nice fauna with rare plants and nature is varied and beautiful.
Ålleberg is always worth a visit!
I took a bunch of pictures and put up a few and those that were left over is situated in a gallery for pictures.
So enjoy the views!
View of the Falkirk from Western overhang.
Start bridge on the West overhang. Constructed late 90s ... I think. The old bridge was torn.
View from the mountain north-east facing.
Bjorn from Hylte on the go up on the mountain.
The cleared osthanget.
He forgot brake ....
A hefty iron stove in a De Havilland Tiger Moth.
It is clear that the aircraft is 78 years old, then the oil tank being slightly dented.
Why make something complicated, when you can do this?
SE-ALM built in 1934. Would now fly with a lady who was 82 years old and whose husband has been mech in this particular plane
She told me that she had flown this trailer 1946 last time ... ..
Wonder how many times the body and foils are omdukade? Once every 12 years gives 6-7 times
If you dress with Oralight ...... Nah but with linen cloth. If it does not come new material of course.
A Kranich (crane) starts. Check instead. It lets you do when you come loose.
Looks almost like a bomber from in 1940.
Here, the pilot releases the dolly.
Want to fly cab, so head to Ålleberg and air Slingsby.
Looks like an old English bus. Well it is English made. Teacher / student sitting Siipyy side.
Kranichen in their element.
Piper Super Cub used for towing. Surely 50 years old.
Rather spartan instrumentation in Slingsbyn:
From left: speedometer, variometer, libelle, compass and altimeter.
Ålleberg with all its attributes. Could not be better!
Takeoff Tiger Moth.
Slingsbyn just before touchdown.
A J-3 Cub. A little brother to the Super Cub. Originally had a 45 HP, later a 65 hp Continental or Lycoming Engine.
They were taken to Sweden by Albin Ahrenberg after the war, as American surplus.
Two techniques in the same context.
A Moth is not lättlandad in cross winds.
Kranichen lands. How old it is? Probably made mid 40s so about 65 years.
A Grunau Baby flying from his shadow.
An Olympia 2-B of the trailer. Check the frightened dove ... Olympian was developed as a unit plan for Olympics
Helsinki 1940. Of the known causes it became certain encumbrances.
A hang-gliders in thermals. Hang pilots have their fields just below Ålleberg-.
I conclude with an image as well is the essence of air aspiration.
A film about the landing with a Slingsby sail trailer:
The world's oldest airworthy De Havilland Tiger Moth. 76 year old.
See how to start the engine and follow the takeoff.