SoaringNZ, the official Soaring-Magazine of Gliding New Zealand Incorporated, just published a four-page article in it´s present issue, about the Ultralight-Soaring scene Made in Germany. In a quarterly issue, SoaringNZ publishes all sorts of interesting soaring-subjects not only of New Zealand, but around the whole world.
Despite the fact, that New Zealand is acknowledged as providing some of the best soaring conditions in the world, there are only 25 gliding-clubs, 360 Gliders, 900 Soaring-pilots and one commercial school registered in whole New Zealand.
The excellent gliding-magazine SoaringNZ is published by McCaw Media, a collaboration between husband and wife, John and Jill McCaw. Their different skill sets complement each other. John creates glorious images, Jill well-crafted words.
Her first forays into published writing were for The NZ Gliding Kiwi, the then, official journal of the NZ Gliding Association. She says that taking on the contract to edit and publish SoaringNZ in 2007 was a dream come true.
Jill and John are both enthusiastic glider pilots for more than 30 years, so Jill as chief-editor sure knows what she is talking and writing about. Both of John and Jill’s sons fly gliders too, making it a truly family affair.
In my quest to transfer the Ultralight-Soaring virus to glider pilots outside Germany too, I had been in contact with Jill some time ago, telling her about our ultralight-soaring-activities in Germany. She was enthusiastic about the subject right away and wanted to publish a larger article, which should report in detail about the whole scene in one of her upcoming issues.
In the February-issue of SoaringNZ, Jill now published a four-page article entitled The fascination of ULTRALIGHT SOARING, where readers are introduced to Ultralight-Soaring made in Germany. As usual, this new article is also available as free download at our website under Presse/Publikationen.