Archive for December, 2006

Scooter towing Norway

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Earlier this autumn the Oslo area hang glider club (no: Oslo og Omegn Hanggliderklubb) decided go for scooter towing as our new and main method for hang glider coursing. Our instructors, me included, are tired of struggling in the training hill. Further, the students learned slowly, and the training hill required a lot physical effort.

Even before the club meeting Steinar Sverd Johnsen had bought a scooter, and today he and “Micro” Terje Solberg was ready for the first test. They used a WW Falcon 2 195 and everything went smoothly. Still, we will not use Falcon’s for coursing. The Oslo area hang glider club has ordered a Wills Wing Condor 330, both for the scooter towing and for the training hill.
Tomorrow I will join and test this out myself.

Video: Scooter towing.