May 25th – May 26th 2012
A friend of mine fly gliders for a hobby. I joined him for a ride up to Notodden in Norway to watch the gliders. Perfect weather and an awesome ride. The map below shows the path I took. The ride is approximately 600KM.
Me in Seljord
Per Morten in Seljord
BikerThomas in a cockpit!
Fairly comfortable cockpit
There were several gliders at Notodden
The gliders are lining up and getting ready for take-off.
Per Morten doing a pre-flight check
This plane pulls the gliders into the air
The gliders get help from another plane
When up in the air, the glider release the rope and glide for up to several hours and often hundreds of kilometers
The gliders are light-weight, a wing can weigh around 70KG
Gliding is a team-sport!
Per Morten getting ready for take-off
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