Saturday, November 19, 2011

Video footage from past year

Here is a video assembling different flights over past season. Those shots were flown starting either from my "home airfield" of Moissac (LFCX) or from different flying trip : Jaca (LECI), Bailleau (LFFL) & Luchon (LFCB).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mountain flying + Family

We spent, as a family, a day in Luchon airfield (LFDH), that stands so to speak in the middle of Pyrénées mountains, on french side.

The weather was nice for the kids to play outside, and grass runaway was very welcoming...

For dad, autumn thermal where just right to discover this new area. I was also happy to fly over the slopes I had quite much flown with models.

Friends showed me the way to spain...

The most amazing thing was magical october's light !

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Flying Bailleau contest - 2011

Again this year I did participate to Bailleau intl contest, a good compromise between flying & family, with quite a number of other kids.

A lot of glider...

... that stood iddle some time on the ground quite often due to a wet weather for august !

There was still some nice day to fly, overall less extraordinary than the year before...

Some fields were visited again, and again my daughter was so nice to come retrieve me !

Well, not many flight hours logged, but quite a lot chating !!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A week in Pyrénées mountains

Again this year a very nice week flying from Santa Cilia de Jaca (Aragon)

Not so far away from the airfield, in France, Pic du midi d'Ossau is a nice sightseeing area.

Everyday so to speak, we were gliding along Canon de Ordessa, south of the famous brèche de Roland.

This area being a nature sanctuary, it was not to be flown directly over. Anyway prey bird such as Vultues, Percnoptère & Gypaètes were flying also outside of the parks ;-)

Sometime cloud where growing a bit too much...

... so that we went sight seing in Navarre.

Several time we flew close to each other for the sake of taking nice photo.

In the "wavelet" the view was all the most stunning.

In return I was taken some nice shots too.

Very nice week, and nice collection of images to be remember during cold winters !

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tracking from Jaca

During this week in Santa Cilia, I will be carrying my Spot tracker.
You may follow were I am flying almost live !

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

LS6 winglet project

It has now been a long thought project : adding up my own winglets to LS6a "AD".

The story of the design and corresponding detailed aerodynamic analysis has been presented during XXXth OSTIV congress in Szeged (August 2010).
Summary :
  • This winglet design has converged, using reasonnably simple method and pragmatic considerations
  • A CAD model, compatible with milling constraints, has been created by Flybiwo
  • A set of Navier stockes computation has been performed using TAU code (DLR)
It is now a matter of actually building and flying those winglet :-)

For different reasons (including funding...) the materialisation of those winglet is stalled for now. If you show an interest to it, don't hesitate to contact me !
matthieu.scherrer 'at'

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

LS6, a twin seater ?

I plan to apply for a STC to use the LS6 as a twin seater...


More seriously, the family is now larger, will it be compatible with flying ?