Sailplane flights near Interlaken? Not paragliders

Sailplane flights near Interlaken? Not paragliders

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jefferson
jefferson
4 posts
new member
Aug 27, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Dear Advisors,

I'm looking for sailplane(glider) flights in or near Interlaken NOT paraglider flights.

Will be in Interlaken area in early October.

Thanks for your advice/links.

Jefferson W.

Lucas
Lucas
5555 posts
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moderator
Aug 28, 2017 - 11:19 AM in reply to jefferson

Hi Jefferson,

I'm not familiar with glider companies in Switzerland. I came across one company, Swissraft, on the internet you could try contacting but they are based in St. Gallen...it is the only one I have come across though. They may know if there is another company in the Interlaken area.

Lucas

jefferson
jefferson
4 posts
new member
Aug 28, 2017 - 6:25 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you, Lucas....Jeff

AlanPrice
AlanPrice
176 posts
active member
Aug 29, 2017 - 10:28 PM

Hi,

I've never seen sailplanes in the interlaken area. The nearest airfield is the military base at Meiringen and they might exclude sailplanes from the nearby air space. There are gliding centres in Mollis, Winterthur, Hausen am Albis, Lommis, Amlikon, Sitterdorf, Schänis, Buttwil, Birrfeld and Speck, but I haven't flown from any of them, so I don't know what sort of facilities they have. Given the geography, I assume most gliding in Switzerland would be orographic, with not much thermaling. Launching appears to be a mix of aero tug and cable.

Hope this helps

Alan

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