Yesterday when I watched my son glide-fly I shot some other photo's as well of course. It's funny to see the size of Airport Teuge (very small) but the busyness on the airport is great, a lot of planes where landing and leaving, the glide-fly club was practicing and the Para-club was jumping above Teuge.
The KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) has a training center for beginning pilots on Teuge, the pilots can fly with small Cesna planes.
Of course my focus was on the glide-flyers :)
Looking at this photo it looks like if the parachutist is walking in the air, but it is a tandem-jump which means two people actually are hanging in the shute and the passenger has to pull his legs up for landing :)
The plane which is about to land is the para-plane, it carries (when leaving) the parachutist and drops them above Teuge.
A glider being pulled into the sky by cord.
Almost ready for release.
This is a special plane, it is a glider from the beginning of the fifties. In stead of sitting behind each other and being covered by a glass roof you sit next to each other and in open wind. Later on my son told me the plane was property of one of the teachers and that all students went on a flight with it. It fly's a lot slower than modern planes and that way it alsmost looks like it is hangning still in the air.
That's the thing with gliders, because they have nog landing gear other then a frontwheel, when the are landed they turn to one side automaticly.
This is a awesome picture of one of the students preparing for landing..
A take of, in 2 seconds the speed is about 160 km per hour.
I always am excited being on a airplane, although I have never flew one myself...It's still a secret dream for me :) Therefore I am so happy for my son that he is in the position to actually follow his dreams ...
Have a great weekend,
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