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Welcome to the official 55st Hahnweide 2023 homepage.
We warmly welcome our participants from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany,
France, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherland, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, United Kingdom, South Africa














   

All classes are in the air
Thursday, 18. May 2023 - 13:52

At 13:55 the start line for the open class is also opened. Most of the pilots in the other classes have already left.

You can follow the individual classes live HERE. Alternatively, we will have a live tracking on the monitor in our aircraft hangar with delicious food and cool drinks to follow along.

The pilots of the 18m class are already on the 2nd leg between the Swabian Alb and the Black Forest.

18m


Lunch at the aircraft hangar
Thursday, 18. May 2023 - 12:24

Dear participants and spectators of the 55th International Hahnweideweide Competition. Come and join us at the Hanger of the Wolfh Hirth Flying Group.

We have prepared delicious food and cakes for you.
In addition to our meal of the day, "Weisswürste with pretzels", there will also be different kinds of grilled and vegetarian food.

Weisswuerste


Pictures by Stephan (Team France)
Thursday, 18. May 2023 - 12:10

Yesterday Stephan from Team France provided us with some wonderful pictures of the launch.

2AS

Photo 1: Sports soldier Eva Senne during final preparations. She and her co-pilot Ben (competition registration "2AS") were one of only 6 competitors in the double-seater class yesterday who completed the task. They achieved an excellent 4th place for the day.

NX

Photo 2: Open class pilot Ulrich Knauß ("Knolle") with co-pilot Brigitte Brünning. The self launching glider is an EB28, competition registration NX.

Hier geht's zu Stephans Fotogalerie.


First launch expected starting from 11:30
Thursday, 18. May 2023 - 10:45

For today, meteorologist Jupp predicts partly good thermal conditions, however, humid air will enter our competition area from the southeast in the afternoon. This is expected to lead to spreading and a significant increase in humidity, which may affect the thermals. Base altitudes of up to 2000m above sea level are expected.

Day6

The tasks for all 5 classes head west / southwest. All pilots have to fly a traditional speed task between 300 and 400k today.

The 18m class will once again be the 1st class to take off. They have 344k on the task sheet:

18m

The largest distance today will be flown by the Open class with 386k.

All tasks of today (Day 6) can be found HERE.


briefing at 10 a.m.
Thursday, 18. May 2023 - 09:07

Good morning dear participants of the 55th Hahnweide competition and a very warm greeting to all fathers!!!!

Day6

After a very challenging day yesterday in all classes, we will repeat the same grid procedure again: 18m, 15m and standard class will line up on runway 31. The 2-seater class will wait in single file on the asphalt runway. And the Open Class may continue to have breakfast in peace. They will grid their gliders after take-off the 2-seater class.


Tonight at 19:30 Barbecue evening
Wednesday, 17. May 2023 - 18:01

 Grillabend


Meal of the day
Wednesday, 17. May 2023 - 14:30

 Today at our hangar of the Wolf-Hirth Fliegergruppe:

Tagesessen

And of course lots of delicious cakes:

sweetmoments


Open Class
Wednesday, 17. May 2023 - 14:20

Because of the delays in the start procedure In the Open Class there was a shortening of the minimum flight time to 3.5h.

FE

More pictures of Open Class HERE.


4 classes in the air.
Wednesday, 17. May 2023 - 13:26

 The 2-seaters are in the air.

2-seater

More pictures of 2-seater take-off HERE.


Preparing for take-off
Wednesday, 17. May 2023 - 12:30

 2-seater

Ready

JPA

 

More pictures of the grid and take-off (18m, 15m and Standard class) HERE.


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The 55th HWW is over!


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Sunrise local: 5:21
Sunset local: 21:26