For all the true aviation enthusiasts with a background as a glider pilot ....
organized a Veteran gliding hits Ålleberg weekend.
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The weather report was talking about sunshine and 3/8 Cu on Saturday, so I decided to go there then. Distance from Halmstad 240 km approx.
The entire route 26 was a long series of caravans / motorhomes on the road to some kind of contest in Halmstad region. But it did nothing, for I was going the other direction.
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, something I appreciate. To get to meet old flight mates, where calls are almost always begins with: "Remember when we ...."
Those who cherish and keep veteran perspective in working condition in the 90% old pilots between 50 and 100.
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 training of flight instructors and pilots. The state, say the Air Force, had an interest in getting pilots because trained as glider pilot at a low cost järmfört with regular training. 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 couple and they left over is in a gallery for images.
So enjoy the views!
View to Falkirk from Western overhang.
Start Jetty at West overhang. Constructed late 90's ... I think. The old bridge was torn.
View from the mountain north-east facing.
Bjorn from Hylte on the go atop Mount.
The cleared osthanget.
He forgot the brakes ....
A hefty iron stove in a De Havilland Tiger Moth.
It is clear that the aircraft is 78 years old, then the oil tank be slightly dented.
Why make something complicated, when you can do so here?
SE-ALM built in 1934. Would now fly with a lady who was 82 and whose husband has been mek on this particular plan
She told me she had flown this trailer in 1946 the 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 ...... nutritional but with linen cloth. If it does not come new material of course.
A Kranich (crane) starts. Check instead. It lets you get when you come off.
Almost looks like a bomber from 1940.
This releases the pilot dolly.
Want to fly cab, so head to Ålleberg and flight Slingsby.
Looks like an old English bus. Well it is English made. Teacher / student sitting SideBySide.
Kranichen in their element.
Piper Super Cub used for towing. Surely 50 years old.
Pretty 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 planting.
A J-3 Cub. A younger brother to Super Cuben. 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 U.S. surplus.
Two techniques in the same hang.
A Moth is not lättlandad crosswind.
Kranichen lands. How old it is? Probably made mid 40's so about 65.
A Grunau Baby flies from his shadow.
An Olympia 2-B in the trailer. Check the frightened dove ... Olympian was developed as a unit plan for Olympics
Helsinki 1940. Of the known causes, it became the certain encumbrances.
A hang-gliders in thermals. Hang The pilots have their fields just below Ålleberg-.
I close with an image as well is the essence of flight endeavor.
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A small film about 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.