Tag: Icaro

  • Real Hang-Glider

    Today I finally flew a real hang-glider after some days flying trainers. It was an aircraft with a 18-square-meters wing. The first impression is fantastic, at least I am in the middle of recommended weight limits! In Russia I flew only training hang-gliders manufactured by Aeros with a 16-square-meters wing, I am a little bit […]

  • Coordinated Turns

    What is required for a good landing on a pretty small landing area? One should correctly estimate an altitude, estimate wind and apply proper wind correction and make coordinated turns with a predictable altitude loss. Today I practiced those things, except for wind estimation which is easy because there are a lot of windsocks on […]

  • Italians in a Defender

    I am going on with my hang-gliding path. Today I am flying a different hang-glider, also 21 sq meters, but more stiff sail. It is controlled much easier, but start is more difficult, and the flight is lower. I made 24 exercises “takeoff-flight-landing” straight ahead, and 4 flights with a 45-degree turn. This hang-glider is […]

  • Without an Engine

    Temporarily I fly without engine. I came to Italian hang-gliding school. I don’t have a license. I don’t know anything about terrain and aerology of that place. I do no fly regularly, and I did not fly almost a year. So, I am starting from a basic exercises. The training approach is somewhat different here. […]