Alptitude!

High Hopes in the French Alps

A Bit of Spice!

Last week turned out to be a great week! We flew in Annecy, Chamonix and of course our favourite. and convenient home site of Plaine Joux!

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Theo (our apprentice) on Epsilon 8

As well as XC flying, we threw in some task flying, to add another dimension for our flying clients. Also last week, I got to fly the Skywalk Spice glider XXS size, and I have to say, it was a real delight!

Couldn’t believe how easy it was to launch, like the Advance Pi, lightweight! Couldn’t believe it, such a light wing. I had a great flight settling into it, and after a while, I realised that it is what I would call a ‘silent’ glider. It’s not ‘chatty’ at all… doesn’t have much to say, I would say it is a ‘quietly confident’ wing. I really liked it!

It felt solid, and had a refined and dignified turn. On bar was nice, but perhaps it was the only area that was somewhat mediocre, but other than that a lovely glider. If I was considering a new EN-C glider, for next season this one would be a very high contender!

It’s presentation was excellent, with a substantial strap, and break handles that were very comfortable. I’ve never flown a Skywalk before, but was most impressed with this one!

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Skywalk Spice – XC Mag pic

 

 

 

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July 13, 2016 Posted by | Day to Day, Flying, Guiding | Leave a comment

Piste Basher Trax?

Freshly fallen snow? with piste basher tracks?!… at this time of year..?? Never!…20160708_065423

Not really…SKyTrax, more like.  Just an early morning sky just before the dawning of a new day! taken some days ago now, haven’t had time to blog for a while… been busy.

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July 13, 2016 Posted by | Day to Day | Leave a comment