The first teaser

Finally we’ve got it…..

Behind those 3 minutes there are 16 months of work. Many missions, emotions, delusions, hopes and victories…..

the clip is just to give an idea of what I made till now with the help of many entusiasthics friends….

now, I have to look forward and I hope someone will help me because there’s a lot to do yet.

I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Please…. full HD on, full screen and audio on…. 😉

Davide

 

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Face to face with a griffon in a lift

As I told in the previous post, here you see the uncutted footage of a face to face situation with a vulture flying in the same thermal.

This happens more and more often to hang glider and paraglider pilots.

Unfortunately, the action cam does not allow you to notice some particular, but I can tell you that when you fly like that, with a bird like that, you watch in the eyes each other….and is something great!!!

You can notice that the bird flies in control, opposite to me (sometimes masked by my left wing) till the end of the thermal… it seems that it is gone… but he’s over me… like waiting for the glide togheter….

….and so it is!!!

In the final work I will explain very well behaviours like that to let you understand the nature of the vultures in the air and the free flying concept too.

By the way, hope you’ll enjoy this clip now.

Oh yes… I suggest you to watch in HD 😉

A difficult season

A lot of time has passed since my last post….

But… this season is really hard…

First the weather. I never saw something like this. We did not have spring!

Rainy days for months, and cold…till half of june. A demonstration is that all the free flight races in europe were canceled or had at least one or two flyable days on five.

Then in the middle of may I had an accident during a kitesurfing session. I badly compromised my right knee functionality, and in autumn I’ll need to operate it, for sure. Here’s the story of the accident if you are curious: http://alpeadriaflights.blogspot.it/2013/07/si-rivola-episodio-2-reflight-episode-2.html

But…against any expectation, I get in a good condition very fast. Good enaugh to fly again…staying very carefull during landings….

So… I shot some good ones! 🙂

This is a snapshot of a footage I’ll publish in the next days. Can you see who’s behind my keel?

sullarottadeigrifoni-2013-07-19-14h28m29s104It is a footage I will use for sure in the final work, but obviously cutted due to whole timing.

But I’ll be glad to share the uncutted version with you in the next days. I think expecially the pilots will appreciate the dance in the thermal with a vulture and the glide we made togheter before separation on tifferent targets.

The season is on again!

Hi everybody!

So finally, after a very long winter, the season is started again!!!

…and we are back in the sky!!

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Due to the long winter and to the great amount of snow we had in our area, we had just few flyable days in this cold season.

We are not so used too, because in the previous years our region was characterized by dryier winters with a lot of flying days.

Some take offs in southern Julian alps were closed by the snow too…. so… no flights… no footages…. freezed project… :\

I still need to capture some interesting behaviours that the griffons have, and that I saw many times flying with them..  but…. one thing is to see it… another is to catch it with a camera and in a good way.

Ooohhh… How many times I desired to have a tool to recorSAMSUNGd what my eyes saw…. 🙂

But I don’t surrender!!! 🙂 I know that soon we’ll catch the right moment, in the right place…. and will be a great reward for all the previous attempts…

So, as I said… the good season is back, and in the previous days I met in the air some griffons on the slovenian ridges. They were going north, direction Gemona… probably coming from Cres island in Croatia, were there are the endemic colonies.

Then few days ago I went to Gemona to see how is the situation. The area is in a great condition to fly. The sky is full of griffons and the take offs for us, flying humans, are quite all reachable.

So in the next days we’ll have a mission there.

Lucio will fly his Niviuk Takoo biplace with an operator and ,togheter with other pilots, we’ll fly those wonderfull territories to have good filmings and to catch the perfect moment with the griffons!

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So, crossed fingers, and wish us good luck! 😉