MICHAEL SIGEL TOPS XCONTEST FLYING THE GIN LEOPARD
Two big FAI triangle flights have taken GIN factory pilot Michael Sigel to the top of the worldwide XContest ranking.
Michael was flying the GIN Leopard (details of the glider are available here).
“While I had made some extraordinary flights in Brazil (551km and 515km), I missed most of the good days in the Alps because of competitions. Finally last week we got some good weather again and I was in the right place.
On the 26th August I made a 278km FAI triangle in Fiesch, followed by a 226km FAI flight on the 30th. I used the Leopard on both flights. This glider is a true XC machine. It is super stable, very fast and easy to fly. For me it is the perfect choice for long flights!”
Thanks to Adrian Seitz and Michael Sigel for the photos.