Peter Gebhard Sets Massive New FAI Triangle Record
2012 has been the year of the triangle, with several new records already set this season on Ozone wings. The latest is a massive 277.76km triangle in the Italian Alps / Dolomites, set by the Sud-Tirolean pilot, Peter Gebhard.
Peter’s flight is the longest FAI triangle ever flown, and it was completed on an EN certified wing, the Ozone EnZo. Peter completed the triangle by closing it exactly where he started, at the official landing of the Antholz-Anterselva flying site. his full tracklog can be seen here.
His flight began just after 11:00 in the morning at Antholz-Anterselva, from whence he headed east to Austria for a turnpoint near Grossglockner, in Carinthia. He returned by the same route and then continued west. After five and a half hours in the air, he reached the Wilder Freiger peak on the Italy-Austria border. At that point he turned southeast to Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the heart of the Dolomites. He reached the turnpoint south of Cortina at 5:30pm and returned home to Antholz-Anterselva, where he landed after nine and a half hours in the air!
As far as we know, this is the longest FAI triangle ever completed, although it will probably not be ratified by the FAI as the formal FAI registration procedures were not followed. Peter is a top Italian pilot from Sudtirol, in the Italian Alps. He learned to fly in a region of the Alps that are notorious for strong and challenging conditions during the summer months.
Congrats Peter, amazing work! Cheers from all the Team.