First of all, if you click the 'Soaring Adventures' button or the hangar picture below, you will be transferred directly to a submenu, with the option to select different 'slide shows' on soaring.
Secondly, if you click the 'Soaring Minutes' button you can experience some stunning aerobatics, carried out by my friend Atli Sigfusson. Please allow approximately 15 seconds for the "kunstflyvning.wmv" file to download.....
I would like to introduce you to my soaring club 'Sønderjysk Flyveklub' in Denmark. It's a private soaring club located in the southern part of the country, 30 Km from the border with Germany. It's just west of the small city, 'Rødekro', the name of which means 'RedInn'. In fact a local 'Red Inn' carrying the name of 'Røde Kro' really exists. The owners claim that the city originally was named after it!
Although the club operates with many different planes, I'm only familiar with Schleicher ASK-13, Pilatus B4 and Grob 103 Twin Astir. Go to the table below, if you would like to study their specifications and performances!
The 'new' hangar shown above, is entirely devoted to gliders/sailplanes which all members may fly. In the background you see our Grob 103 Twin Astir.
The sailport is run as a club operation, so the hours are generally weekends and holidays only, with an occasional weekday operation.
There is a total of about 80 members in the club, but only 45 are more or less active pilots. Club owned gliders are distributed by lot in the morning. Some members though, have their own gliders. You will find those in another hangar, just behind the one in the picture above. But where is our soaring club's exact location anyway? Find out on the ICAO map below. The arrow indicates exactly where it is! If you want more details, please click on the ICAO map.
|Notice that we have a special problem at "Rødekro". We are neighbours to another airport with some heavyjet traffic. We are well within the TMA of that airport, and all our activities has to be reported. According to TMA data on the map, we could try to stay below 1500 MSL, but that would not be much fun, would it? Click here to see runways!|
|Club owned Gliders||Select||Private owned Gliders||Select|
|1 Schleicher ASK-13||1 Schleicher Ka-2|
|2 Pilatus B4||1 Schleicher ASW-15|
|1 Schleicher ASW-19b||1 Cirrus 75 (16m)|
|1 Grob G103 Twin Astir||1 LS1 f|
|1 Scheibe SF-25 Falke||1 Standard Libelle|
|1 Schleicher ASW-24|
|1 Schleicher ASK-21|