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604 km female long distance goal flight

altIn Australia Marlies Eicher has for the first time with an Archaeopteryx crossed the 600 km open distance mark. On 21 November 2015 she made her way on this epic goal flight from Boort (Victoria) to Nyngan (New South Wales) in a flight time of 9:45 hours. This corresponds to the distance from Zurich to Vienna for example. The furthest distance ever flown by a woman in a hang-glider class. On a day which provided only very low altitudes. Congratulations to Marlies on this impressive flight!
Her 604 km flight in the OLC  

Successful OLC season 2015, magnificent flights

altThe season 2015 brought to the Archaeopteryx pilots tons of wonderful flying. Some have put their flights in the OLC contest resulting in superb scores. Marlies Eicher wins the ranking for 'Best Flight World' and Franz Pacheiner the one for 'Best Flight Alps'. In all scorings for hang glider classes there are top rankings of Archaeopteryx pilots found.

First Archaeopteryx airborne in South America

With his words "photos and video of the first flight in South America ... nothing special ... but special ..." Vice World Champion Andy Hediger has reported the arrival. In autumn he shipped his Archaeopteryx to South America. It shortly arrived in Paraguay for a first demo. The first Archaeopteryx in South America, indeed special as we think.