|Agenda:||A short business meeting followed by our guest speaker|
|Speaker and Topic:||Gudrun Pfister will be giving a presentation on gliding in Italy, France and Slovakia at the March meeting. She flew/raced in 17 countries for the German National team as well as instructing.|
|Note:||Gudrun is from Pioneer Airpark.
A woman of passion and determination of hard work and perseverance, inspiration to all of us pilots – especially to young eagles.
As member of the German Gliding National Team she was setting new goals and targets for the improvement and success of her soaring experiences. Gudrun gained her basic knowledge and skills at an airfield in Germany, that was used in WWII as training and education centre for pilots. After 1952 when gliding in Germany was not illegal anymore, the terrain was used for cross country discovery activities where numerous world records in gliding were set.
Starting in April 1984, Gudrun gained her basic knowledge and skills there and she further advanced her soaring skills and capabilities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia and Turkey.
Our guest speaker is commonly tagged by many soaring competitors as “tiny but terrible”. Why? It is because her weight and balance did not reflect how far she could reach, because she just soared high and fast at best. She has set goals and aspirations and was patiently working on to achieve all of the goals, she’s set. She single handed became German Champion and carried knowledge and skills of almost 2,000 private pilot-soaring hours over to her students as gliding instructor and certified National Team Coach.
Her experiences with her passion for aviation moulded her into a strong and determined woman in sports. Motivated and inspired to move forward and ready to accept and face the challenges that instruction and cross country training with young student pilots offers.
Gudrun continues to dream on flying, pushes to improve and polish her pilots workmanship by taking on opportunities for knowledge advancement and acquisition of new skills and competencies that she could share with her students. Meanwhile are over 40 different glider types logged in her book and no final in view.
All pilots join me in welcoming a dedicated glider pilot who is happy to share some impressions about soaring in Europe and Australia including some of her deep knowledge and skills, capabilities,secrets….”