2002 Gliding Expedition
12th July 2002: St
Johann in Tyrol
A crystal clear
morning at St Johann. The ASH was prepared for an early start.
The ASH (Robin and Adrian)
climbs with the Duo (Ed and Barry) away from the local mountain.
Soon both gliders
were established over the higher mountains to the East of St Johann.
start was thwarted by a reluctance for the cloudbase to rise. Some spectacular
views but limited to the local area around St Johann.
Roger took this
picture of the Ochsenhorn from the LS4.
Dave in YM caught our 2 two
seaters transiting from the Kitzbuhlerhorn to St Johann.
Johann in Tirol, Austria
hot start to the day but a sheet of mid level altocumulus appears and cuts
off convection. A photosession is planned with a wing tip camera on the ASH
but the anticipated high alpine views will not be possible and all gliders
fly relatively locally, but are able to experience the intimidating rock faces
of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range and the softer wooded slopes of the Kitzbuhler
Horn. On the airfield, we find a familiar aircraft in the shape of Grob 109
G-WAVE, which regularly spends a lot of time in the Alps, this time in the
care of longtime LGC member Godfrey Franzl who now lives in nearby Lofer.