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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.

Seljord

Seljord

Me in Seljord

Me in Seljord

Per Morten in Seljord

Per Morten in Seljord

BikerThomas in a cockpit!

BikerThomas in a cockpit!

Fairly comfortable cockpit

Fairly comfortable cockpit

There were several gliders at Notodden

There were several gliders at Notodden

The gliders are lining up and getting ready for take-off.

The gliders are lining up and getting ready for take-off.

Per Morten doing a pre-flight check

Per Morten doing a pre-flight check

Instrument panel

Instrument panel

This plane pulls the gliders into the air

This plane pulls the gliders into the air

The gliders get help from another plane

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

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

The gliders are light-weight, a wing can weigh around 70KG

Gliding is a team-sport!

Gliding is a team-sport!

Per Morten getting ready for take-off

Per Morten getting ready for take-off

Take-off!

Take-off!


 


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