2002 Gliding Expedition
2nd July 2002: Grey
and drizzly - just like home
Robin and Ed check the weather.
No chance of flying today.
Drizzle and low cloud drapes the hills this
morning and with little prospect of improvement the team is grounded. An internet
connection at the airfield allows Robin and Ed to assess immediate weather
patterns and prospects appear to be better to the east. Plans are made to
fly 400km to Lesce-Bled in Slovenia with the trailers crossing 3 frontiers.
Switzerland-Italy-Austria-Slovenia, with intermediate bolt holes such as Bolzano
and Lienz identified.
of gliding history are delighted to find an original limited edition print
hanging in the airfield restaurant, commemorating a world record climb of
3600m at nearby Davos in 1932, by Gunther Groenhoff, pilot of the beautiful