Landung auf dem Gauligletscher

Im Rahmen der Rettung am Gauligletscher vor 70 Jahren ist diesen November geplant, mit dem Fieseler Storch erstmals wieder dort aufzusetzen.
Zu Übungs- und Trainingszwecken habe ich mit 2 anderen Gletscherfluglehrern die Erlaubnis vom BAZL auf dem Gauligletscher zu landen um erste Erfahrungen sammeln zu können. Sofern das Wetter mitspielt wird dann im November mit dem „Storch“ gelandet.

Vorgestern war es soweit und ich konnte den Trainings- und Rekognoszierungsflug in Angriff nehmen.

Um 09:15 LT sind wir dann auf dem Gauligletscher gelandet!
Nach Jahrzehnten sind wir nun die ersten die dieses zeitlich begrenzte Privileg geniessen durften, da der Gauligletscher kein offizieller Gebirgslandeplatz ist.


Beste Grüsse,

Patrick

Verhältnisse auf den Ostgletschern 2.12.15

Konditionen auf den Gletschern 2.12.15

Hüfi:
Oben Kämme verblasen, Mulden viel Schnee aber gesetzt.

Limmern: Schatten
Limmern Ost: Spalten offen

Vorab:
Von den Rattracks des Pistendienstes unbrauchbar gemacht. Wellen, Gräben

Glärnisch:
Unten sollte es gehen. Oben Spalten offen

Petersgrat Süd: Spalten offen im steilen Teil
Petersgrat Nord ok
Kanderfirn Spalten

Bin Dankbar über eine Melung der Wallisser Gletscher

LG Michael Estermann

Super Cub Song — including a tribute to Hans

I learned of Hans‘ death only two days ago, on the day the Super Cub Song, with which I have been involved, was due to be published. We have managed to insert a picture of him with OPH, which I took on the Petersgrat Süd in 2003, during a memorable day of glacier landings throughout the Oberland.

He was a gem of a man, a friend to all fliers and he will be much missed. I have posted the following on various aviation websites. I hope you all enjoy the song and that his family appreciate this tribute and understands just how much he will be missed.

David Berger

 

The Super Cub Song

We had the Beaver Ballad and now we have the Super Cub Song.

At Christmas last year, I managed to find contact details for Annemarie Koch, who was the lead singer of the Fretless Bar Girls, the talented group which recorded the Beaver Ballad back in the nineties. “Hey, Annemarie, there’s another iconic bush plane and it really needs a song.”

Well, here it is, seven hard, hard months of work later by Annemarie, the Fretless Bar Girls and Tyler Brett, paramedic and video hero, who put together the graphics and the video.

You’ll see pictures of Jay Baldwin and Hans Fuchs, recently deceased Super Cub legends, and Shaun Lunt, lost long before his time in 2008. I’d like to dedicate this posting to their memories and to other Super Cub heroes who are no longer with us and it is my huge privilege to be the first to offer this song to all of you, current and future lovers of grassroots aviation and bush flying.

A note: I have been involved in consulting with Annemarie and Tyler all through this process. I estimate this has taken somewhere between five hundred and a thousand hours of work. They ask nothing from you for this labour of love, but that you should enjoy and pass on this video using this link and that, if it moves you, you make a small donation to the Sointula children’s playground on their remote island off the Northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

I wish you all tailwinds and smooth landings, fellow fliers.

In friendship,

David Berger

PA18-150 S/N 8823

VH-YUP, ex G-CUBP

 

https://sites.google.com/site/supercubsong/