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Welcome to the official 54st Hahnweide 2022 homepage.
We warmly welcome our participants from the United Kingdom, India, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Poland, South Africa, the Czech Republic,
Slovenia, the Netherlands and Australia who once again this year will spare neither expense nor effort to participate in our competition!


Only a few minutes left
Wednesday, 25. May 2022 - 10:20


First launch expected at 11.30 a.m.
Wednesday, 25. May 2022 - 09:46

Meteorologist Jupp has predicted good flying weather conditions for today. Have a look for yourself:

The task lengths are between 279km (Standard Class) and 366km (18m Class). The Open Class may circle Stuttgart (331km).

First launch expected at 11.30 a.m. The 15m Class is at the front.

winner of day 4
Wednesday, 25. May 2022 - 09:04




Departure procedure with Pilot Event Marker - Information
Wednesday, 25. May 2022 - 07:57

 Today at the briefing we will inform about the departure procedure with Pilot Event Marker. In addition, Andrej Kolar will explain the departure procedure in detail here on his homepage. We are planning to use this procedure in the competition soon.

Good Morning
Wednesday, 25. May 2022 - 07:16


Gridding has already been started. Today, all five classes will fly.

Grid order: 15m, standard class, 18m, double-seater class and at the end the open class.

We have runway 31 in use.

Have a great morning! See you at the briefing at 10am.

Final Glides Day 4
Tuesday, 24. May 2022 - 22:38


Click HERE for the photo gallery.

A very special evening
Tuesday, 24. May 2022 - 20:34


Brigitte Holighaus spoke about her life and the last days together with husband Klaus. At the same time, she presented her new book entitled "Wagen XX - fünf Minuten" - Unterwegs mit Klaus. It was a very moving speech. Thank you, dear Brigitte!

Klaus Holighaus died on 9 August 1994 at the age of only 54 in a tragic glider crash in the Swiss Alps. He was not found until three days later...

Today evening
Tuesday, 24. May 2022 - 18:16

 On going:




Lecture on the history of Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau. Moderated by Brigitte Holighaus.



Followed by:

Lecture on gliding by Bert Schmelzer (Switzerland).


First final approaches are expected shortly
Tuesday, 24. May 2022 - 16:15

Most of the 18m class pilots are currently on the penultimate leg. The first final approaches are expected shortly.

The two-seater class, on the other hand, still has a lot more to fly. It remains exciting!

In the meantime, would you like to see some photos? Here are the pictures from today's take-off.

18m class


2-seater class



Both classes are in the air
Tuesday, 24. May 2022 - 14:19

Here is a picture of today's grid set-up:


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