Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New logo for Trike Valley

Almost 4 years ago, I had my first hang gliding lessons from Tom Haagdorens at Trike Valley. Tom's someone who's extremely passionate about our sport and is as passionate about teaching our sport. You can read more about my first 2 years, during which I was constantly given good advice by Tom in this post.
Anyway, Tom's hang gliding school now has a new logo. And I think it is the best hang gliding logo I've seen so far. Here it is:

I wish Tom all the best with his hang gliding school! He's doing an outstanding job.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Change in plans

Wasn't I supposed to be in Australia? Yes, I was, but I couldn't interrupt my job from mid December due to some Belgian rules. I have to wait until April. So instead of a 9 month journey, it will be 6 months of flying.
And the schedule is getting clearer and clearer. My plane leaves for Florida on April 7th. I will have almost 3 weeks of training there before the Rob Kells Memorial is held. Immediately after, we fly north (towards Huntsville, Alabama?) in a rally comp, the Flytec Race and Rally. And that is immediately followed by the Midwest competition, taking place just south of Chicago. By then it is late May and I will return to Europe to fly the comp season there. Highlights are the World Championship in Italy in July and the Belgian Championship (first week of August).
So, what am I doing right now? I'm planning what to do in between competitions in the summer. I would love to go flying in Piedrahita (late June or mid August). So, if you're interested, send me a mail!
And I'm getting physically prepared for hang gliding. I started swimming, because I want to strengthen my shoulders. That should have a positive effect during the longer flights...