Teilweise gute Verhältnisse auf den Gletschern

Ich flog heute die Gletscher:

Wildhorn – Petersgrat Süd und Nord sowie Kanderfirn an und traf auf sehr schöne Verhältnisse! Dies vor allem auf dem Wildhorn! Es hat aber überall noch relativ wenig Schnee!

Hier einige Fotos davon:

IMG_5990 IMG_5989 IMG_5987 IMG_5977 IMG_5969 IMG_5966 IMG_5964 IMG_5962

Beste Grüsse

Andreas Furrer

Auf der falschen Fährte ?

Aus aktuellem Anlass möchte ich wieder mal darauf hinweisen, dass eine Landespur auf einem Gletscher noch lange nicht bedeutet, dass der Platz in der Tat für die eigene Landung mit dem eigenen Gerät wirklich geeignet ist. Sie kann z.B. von einem übermotorisierten und leichtbeladenem UL stammen, sie kann vom Vortag mit besser laufendem Schnee stammen, oder sie kann, wie sehr oft gesehen, direkt über klar erkennbare Spalten rsp. Schneebrücken führen. usw. usw.
An einer eigenen kritischen Beurteilung der möglichen Landestelle führt daher kein Weg vorbei.

Es gilt: im Zweifel nie! Hebet also Sorg!

Hans

HB-POD SFSwissair in the air again

     

Today, we have been blessed again by the beautiful weather of the South Wallis.

Perfect condition at the Rosablanche, Pigne d’Arolla et Brenay, little bit windy at the Petit Combin, very nice snow preparation at Croix du Coeur and finally nice snow at Tsanfleuren. Generally a very nice day. Just in the late afternoon we had first signs of increasing wind speed in the upper part of the atmosphere. In the next days it doesn’t look very promising…. Let’s see next week.

By the way, the second edition of „Flying and landing in a mountainous environment“ has been published with new and expanded chapters.

Kind regards to everyone! Aaron

The perfect day with SFSwissair’s PA18 HB-POD

Hi everybody, today we had a lot of fun.

At first we had a beautiful time at the Aeschhorn, where we met Marc, then we descended to the Theodul Gletscher, in the north part. It was really in good conditions. Thanks to our HB-POD 180PS we had the chance to reach the Satteltole at Monterosa (4200 meters) and we sat 11 landings up there. Despite some dammaged brain cells afer the long stay at 4300 meters we descended and found good conitions also in the south part of Theodul, underneath the cables. Finally, with the last drops of fuel, we gave a try at the Alphubel: guess what? It was perfect!

After refuelling we spent some time on the Langgletscher, awaiting the sunset. Really a nice day! Very good conditions all around!

Ciao Aaron IMOU SFSwissair Hausen am Albis 079 261 06 06

Perfect condition in South Wallis

Hi,

Today I’ve been with a student pilot in the South part of Wallis. We did find perfect condition at the Monte Rosa with a very soft snow and zero wind, at Aeschorn, Pigne d’Arolla, (only the top is little bit wavy) and at the Brenay. We then crossed northbound to Tsanflorent and also there it has been quite nice. Finally we had a beautiful moment at the Langgletscher! Long time I didn’t see the Glacier so in a good shape. A visit there is mandatory. We left the Glacier by the Sunset and the light is perfect at that time. In few minuts we landed in Raron for the night stay!

  

 Kind regards, Aaron