The DVD traces the first steps in the creation of a new televised format of sailplane (glider) racing, a field of 15 of the world’s top pilots fighting it out for the World Championship. It’s fast, it’s dicey and it’s unbelievably gripping; Formula One without the fumes.
We take spectators previously limited to peering through binoculars and give them a front row seat. We virtually put them in the cockpit, we let them fly with condors and we show them some of the world’s most spectacular – and at times threatened – landscapes, all at speeds nudging 300 km/h.
This is not just for sailplane aficionados — there are enough features in the suite to hook anyone with an eye for beauty, a love of the environment and a passion for sporting spectacle (see contents below). And with more than 100 minutes of material subtitled in five languages (En, Fr, De, Es & Pl) it's the most inclusive sailplane experience committed to film.
Televised in more than 160 countries around the world during the summer of 2010, this is sailplane racing like it’s never been filmed before.
Lure your newbie friends into the world of SGP with this pared down cut. All the high definition, half the time, audio to the max.
Focusing on one decisive day's racing at the World Championship Finals in Santiago. An insider's view and a pumping soundtrack. What more?
Throw out your fish tank; we bring you more than 35 minutes of stupendous High Definition sailplane footage set to original music. Turn on, turn up, soar away... Or just whack it on in the background at parties.
Fly with reigning world champion Sebastian Kawa as he puts his aircraft through its paces high in the Andean Cordillera.
One for the sailplane nerds among us: watch how tactics and lift, experience and nerve play out with the complete race at 20 x real time. Pilot course and tracking over mapped terrain through a six-point, 330km competitive flight.