Bob Henderson and all FAI (IGC) members where excited not only with our geography but the way we have managed the relationship with the community.
Form that time, we knew something good was about to happen. Our commitment with the IGC has been 100%. After been invited to the IGC annual conference at Lausanne, Switzerland to show our club, we committed ourselves to be part of the international gliding community, not only participating on International Championships like South American (Argentina 2008) and World (Lüsse, Germany 2008) but organizing international events like a Qualifying Grand Prix on 2009.
We are very honoured to be part of this event and want to make it at the highest level as possible.
To start with , we made at Cobra Trailers factory a Frame to transport up to six 15M gliders back and forth, not only for our Grand Prix, but for future visit from Europe to our country on yearly basis. From South America, we had made excellent relationships with Argentina and Brazil who are committed to com and visit us as well on yearly basis.
At Lüsse, we made very good friends who committed themselves to come to visit us.
Today we are very proud to confirm the visit of international pilots to our Grand Prix as listed:
- Uli Schwenk (GER)
- Tilo Holighaus (GER)
- Javier Gaude (ARG)
- Thomas Gostner (ITA)
- Edoardo Tarchini (ITA)
- Vladimir Foltin (SWK)
- Jorge Arias (SPA)
We are very happy also that before the Grand Prix, some pilots will join us for our Nationals. They are:
- Karl and Davis Bauder (GER)
- Alejandro Nielles (SPA)
- Eduardo Saurin (ARG)
- Damian Goldenzweig (ARG)
- Javier Gaude (ARG)
Today, European gliders arrived at our Club. Our friends from Argentina are arriving in the next few days.
Dates of our championships:
- Grand Prix: January 17th to 25th, 2009
- Chilean Nationals: January 3rd to 11th, 2009
Our web page: http://www.planeadores.cl/
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Grand Prix Team
Club de Planeadores de Vitacura, Chile
100th FAI Conference in Chile, 2006.Our Club
Our Club at IGC Conference, 2007
Gliders at Cobra, ready to be loaded, November 2008Gliders from Europe at our Club, December 2008