It were two wonderful paragliding days in Zillertal, Austria. Sunny and warm, with temperatures of up to 14 degrees: fantastic weather that does not fit in Alps in this time of the year. The climate is definitely changing.
I made 6 flights in very calm air, and tried for the first time the spiral dives. Wow! The speed and the sounds made my heart pumping. On my last flight I dived 140 meters in 14 seconds, which makes around 10 m/s sink speed.
Here is the panorama photo of the start site “Melchboden” in 2000m above the sea level. The photo was made 2 years ago, but the weather conditions were the same like the this weekend. Hope you will get a bit of impression how beautiful it was 🙂
I suggest to use the fullscreen mode download putty , and to try out some of the view options available on the right mouseclick.
â€œI should like to say two things. One intellectual and one moral. The intellectual thing I should want to say to them is this: when you are studying any matter or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only what are the facts and what is the truth that the facts bear out. Never let yourself be diverted either by what you wish to believe or by what you think could have been efficient socially if it were to be believed; but look only and solely at what are the facts. This is the intellectual thing I should wish to say. The moral thing I should like to say is very simple. I should say love is wise, hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other. We have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we donâ€™t like. We can only live together in that way. If we are to live and not die together we must learn the kind of charity and kind of tolerance which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet.â€
Bertrand Russel, Message to the future generations