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Old Oct 16, 2011, 02:46 PM
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slope soaring in Holland

Hi,
As you all probably know Holland (The Netherlands) is the flattest country on earth. Therefore slope soaring is not often seen overhere. Here's a small movie we shot on a levee near the lake Ijsselmeer. Its only 6 meters high so don's expect any aerobatics etc.

hellingzweven aan de ketelbrug (3 min 35 sec)


[youtube]http://youtu.be/FrsdHugRY38[/youtube]
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Old Oct 16, 2011, 06:02 PM
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Great stuff, guys!

I saw everything from an Alula to a Skua and a TG-3 being flown. That's the spirit!

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Old Oct 16, 2011, 07:58 PM
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Looks like a fun slope.....wish I had something similar nearby!
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Old Oct 16, 2011, 09:05 PM
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It's neat how that little red and white wing morphed into a yellow high winged sailplane
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Old Oct 16, 2011, 11:40 PM
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Very cool!!!
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 12:41 AM
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What an incredible variety of model's. Your slope remind's me of sloping the berm that goes around Lake Okeechobee Florida. I once got a 1/2 hour flight on the lake side in 25+ wind's. The land side is much steeper and only need's a fraction of 25mph to slope. Good luck.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 01:41 AM
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Ah, that's great to see! A band of dedicated slope soarers in Holland!

I see lots of Dutch cars around here in the Summer- maybe you could organise a trip across!
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 02:50 PM
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Ah, that's great to see! A band of dedicated slope soarers in Holland!

I see lots of Dutch cars around here in the Summer- maybe you could organise a trip across!
Personally I planned to go to the Uk this summer. Because of the very bad weather we experienced this summer we changed our plans in the last week and switched to southern France. I did some great slope flying there as well but some of the famous in the UK are on my wish-list for next year!
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 02:55 PM
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It's neat how that little red and white wing morphed into a yellow high winged sailplane
My son is the cameraman and editor as well. Here's another film where he also put in a little joke: at 1:08 it seems as if he walks through the window.

vintage glider treffen 2011 zcnop (2 min 39 sec)
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Enjoyable to watch, both of them, but I thought Denmark was flatter. "Flatter..." does that even exist? Kinda like "leveler"

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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:12 PM
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ive wondered for a while if it would be possible to slope off the dunes in Katwijk?
some of the hills there are at least 50ft and face NW into the ocean. im imagining some nice grassy/sandy landing zones too altho its been almost 10yrs since ive been there last when i lived in Oegstgeest.
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 06:22 AM
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Theres a lovely video somewhere of an old T31 full-size soaring the dunes - then landing on the beach when the wind dropped
edit - found it!
Dune Running (25 min 23 sec)

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Old Oct 18, 2011, 08:19 AM
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Enjoyable to watch, both of them, but I thought Denmark was flatter. "Flatter..." does that even exist? Kinda like "leveler"

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It is pretty flat and highest point is lower, but at least most of the country is above sea level
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 04:26 PM
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I edited post #9 to show the video
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