Sunday, December 27, 2009

La belle Libelle - Llano, CA

The guys purchased an expensive new (but old) toy earlier this year - a 1971 Glasflügel H-201B Standard Libelle sailplane (or glider). They are off to Crystalaire today to fly in chilly weather (below freezing at 9 am).

My son I. - ready for take-off.





"I gotta see a man about a sailplane." Instructor M. and my husband P. talking sailplane talk.

Update: "Glasflügel" is German for "glas aerofoil" and "Libelle" is German for "dragonfly" - thank you, Martina!

13 comments:

Almost Precious said...

Looks like it should be fun...except for the cold. After many years in a tropical climate anything less than 70 degrees is bone chilling to me. :)

Lois said...

It's really beautiful, but scares me! I am a nervous flyer.

Cafe Pasadena said...

You mean the men feel they can leave you alone, to do as you please?!?

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Tash, wonderful pictures, What a fabulous adventure!Cool! :)
Léia

Martina said...

I am not sure if that's of interest: "Glasflügel" is German for "glas aerofoil" and "Libelle" is German for "dragonfly" ... so it might be the dragonfly with glassy wings - very poetic ...

Sorry, couldn't help myself ;-)

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Wow, that's a great hobby! I hope they are having fun with it.

Martina said...

just saying lalalala because I forgot the email follow up ... :-S

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like fun. Maybe you could persuade them to take some aerial photos for you to post.

Julie said...

Sail plane ... why sail? Is this what we call a glider?

Lee Spangler said...

Sounds like so much fun. No idea where llano, ca is, but omg the picture of Torrance beach. Must I tell you how many days I spent there as a youngster. Of course I loved to body surf and walk around from there to the rocks and tidepools. Tash, thanks for your kind words and support. lee

Vogon Poet said...

This is a wonderful glider, I really envy them. I hope the aircraft is camera equipped!
Dragonfly is 'libellula' in Italian.

brattcat said...

these are terrific shots, full of anticipation and excitement.

Hem said...

Sounds like so much fun. No idea where llano, ca is, but omg the picture of Torrance beach. Must I tell you how many days I spent there as a youngster.
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