23 August 2016
spotted in Germany pt 04
In terms of aeronautical references, this is the best that Hamburg had offer!
Though next time it may be worth packing a little something
as this bit of river frontage looked eminently soarable!
21 August 2016
spotted in Germany pt 03
Finally made it up into the mountains today, checked out
the access to a couple of great looking slopes,
the only problem
being the paragliderists....
I started rethinking the wisdom of my chosen
location when I saw these two in trouble
lower down on a rocky outcrop...
luckily for them, they were only about 60cm from safety
19 August 2016
spotted in Germany pt 02
spot the glider.....
it's there somewhere....
perhaps he has an E-Flite UMX ASK-21
packed in the topbox?
rider of the air and the tarmac!
18 August 2016
spotted in Germany 2016 pt 01
Today we find the Goodwind inbox bursting with an email from our
erstwhile viewer Mrs Trellis from North Wales. She writes-
"Dear Mr Foss, I have so enjoyed the previous accounts of your soaring
adventures on the west coast of the United States, having spent many
happy years as a wing bender in the Hobie Hawk factory during the seventies.
Even if I may say so myself, I was held in very high regard by my fellow
workers, managers and husband due to my hyper mobile joints and
taut, tanned thigh muscles. I also worked briefly as a bending consultant at the
E-flight factory to help set-up the Radian production line, though it has
to be said that the newer EPP foam is no substitute for firm wood pressing
hard against one's thighs.
Anyway, I digress...but look forward to hearing more about your travels
from over the pond sometime soon"
Well Mrs Trellis, I am pleased to report that it is that time of year
again and as such, here is the first instalment of this year's gripping
'Spotted in Germany' saga......enjoy!
In the UK, one has to tolerate knackered fences, rows of leylandii
and shabby sheds. In North Germany you only have to tolerate
this glorious beauty and take time to imagine what might