Archive for March, 2006

Angelo d’Arrigo dies in a microlight accident.

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Tragic news from Italy. Angelo d’Arrigo, the man with the numerous spectacular hanggliding and other aerial projects, died yeasterday in a microlight accident. From what I have read about Angelo and from the film from his crossing of Mt. Everest he seemed like an extraordinary person with a deep love of flying.
Angelo’s official site.

Short report from the last weekends

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Short version: Nothing much going on.

Longer version: Got two short soaring flights February 25th and 26th. Strong wind, cold weather, and crosswind at the ridge resulted in short flights for me. I just did not find it interesting to stay in one place at the ridge while fighting the strong winds. March 4th and 5th I did not fly.