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la nouvelle Z6 comporte des perçées importantes en matière de perfs pour une aile intermédiaire, tout en portant la sécurité passive à un niveau encore jamais atteint dans la série des Buzz.... Read More
From back in March.... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"We just received the production sample of Delta 4 ML from our production. Every last detail is included, the result of many months of team research. It has not been an easy project, sometimes less than fun. Now, I feel like a customer opening his box for the first time. The sky looks fantastic, I feel the fever in my fingers. Airborne, they feel directly connected to the sail. I can sense a nice thermal in front, the wing searches for it and passes turbulence without sign of chord deformation. I pass a strong shear before the core, and add brake input: nothing deforms in the chord and the brake pressure is perfect, talking to me as if I were the airfoil. I’m inside, the wing turns with just a thought. Already gently banked, a stronger core is hitting my wing tip, so I try to catch it. The wing turns tightly on the tip with a nice yaw/roll response, I pull, and yet I can still ask for even more. I can’t but cry and yell my joy alongside my screaming vario. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Full bar now, riser control in hands, I feel like an eagle, my arms are my wings. I’m singing through the air. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I top land easily in the strong spring afternoon to check my phone calls. The order has just been given: Nobody is allowed to fly and possibly not for a long while. Covid-19 strict rule confinement. Is this the end of humanity?" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Luc Armant ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .
Photo: @nicgreece ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#flyozone #Delta 4
“I’ve been flying for 30 years, I have participated in countless competitions and visited many countries. I have had many epic flights during these years but Montserrat holds a very special place in my heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I live really close to it, it was at this place where I learned to walk and climb when I was a little kid. Now flying in Monserrat Mountain is not an easy task, it is a steep and long hike and the flying conditions have to be perfect for the small and technical launches to work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Besides all this, we need to get a permit ,there is an air space to respect and some others restrictions during many months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But if you get in the air , find a good climb and soar the rocky needles that form the Monserrat National Park, you are a lucky human who will be dreaming on coming back to this unique natural formation…
I am counting the days to get back there and take my new ZeoliteGT for a ride” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ozone Team Pilot, Xevi Bonet @xevi.bonet shares some of his memories from his favorite place, Montserrat.
“ During the week we were in Morocco, the weather was so bad that the only way to fly was to stay at the sea side between Aglou and Nid d’aigle (west orientation)… One day, the wind was completly South,and there wasn’t listed spot around.
So we took the car and drove around looking for a South face to play. And we found it ! After hiking 30min, we parawaited for a while until we decided to take off between a lot of bushes. The soaring conditions and the view worthed all the trouble !
It’s an amazing feeling to search for a spot, hike up and realize that you just found probably the only flyable location around 100km ! “
By Axel Fornasier @axl_frns
Ozone team pilot, Baptiste Lambert, shares the first video of his new flying series. In this episode, Baptiste explains the McCready theory and how to apply it to your XC flying to increase overall speed and efficiency on your route @baptiste_lambert_parapente
Talk about a glass ceiling. There’s an inversion at the level of the high plateau (3500m) and we keep bobbing in the turbulence below it, hitting our heads at the lid while trying different escape routes up, and it takes some time but finally three of us pierce through and suddenly we are at four thousand meters, then five, and then some more, while the air magically turns to butter and the sky opens to our wishes. Niki, my partner guide, switches to exploration mode and disappears into the distance on a technical line over new terrain. Me - I go in mother goose mode, taking under my green wing Alex; Alex by now has become my friend, plus he is good in flying, so when I see the fat convergence line bloom into existence to our north just as we are topping off that first high climb, I know this work day will be one that I’ll remember, both in good times and in times of quarantine. Next thing, we’re in sixth gear driving on that white highway and it becomes an exercise in reading clouds and go-go-going (save your turning for a lesser day), all we need is precise placement left to right and some gear shifting front to back - a hundred meters to the left, then only fifty to the right, just watch the texture of the clouds ahead; slow down in lifty air, speed up in sink - just no turning, please - this day is too good to waste on turning - just watch the clues above, the clouds are all that matters now - those mountains below are only a distraction, a pasted picture of a finely textured landscape that wants to lure you like a siren on a rocky shore, but don’t lose your focus, Odysseus, you’re on an XC mission, and up at 5000 meters all that matters is the clouds, so watch them - the ground below is beautiful but not useful to your goal, which on this day is to stay high, go far, and then come back to base - Lalibela.
And you made it, Alex! What a day and what a place to score your first hundred k’s! Mother goose is proud of you, and mother Africa is saying, always with a smile: “You’re welcome, white boy. Come back another time for more.” Stay tuned for more on Yassen and Africa.
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