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Klubbarna från Småland Blekinge Flygsportförbund på utbildning

2010-12-06

Klubbar från Småland-Blekinge Flygsportförbund träffades i helgen i Växjö för att utveckla sin verksamhet. På plats fanns ett 30-tal ledare från ca 17 föreningar.

Första passet stod Annelie Bengtsson på Smålandsidrotten för. Hon pratade om klubbverksamhet; Hur skapar vi en bättre miljö för våra ledare och medlemmar? Hur breddar vi vår verksamhet? Hur rekryterar vi nya medlemmar och hur gör vi för att behålla gamla aktiva medlemmar? Hur kan vi förbättra vår klubbekonomi? 

Efter lunchen kom statens haverikommisson och pratade säkerhet; Varför sker olyckor? Sakari Havbrandt, Statens Haverikommission, delade med sig av sina erfarenheter som utredningschef.

 

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Per Lindstrand, född 1948 i Linköping, är en svensk ingenjör, pilot och äventyrare, som sedan 1978 är bosatt i England. Tillsammans med Richard Branson och Steve Fossett i december 1998 flög Lindstrand 19 962 km i sitt försök att flyga runt jorden med en Rozière-ballong (kombinerad gas- och varmluftsballong).

Per Lindstrand var också den förste att flyga över Atlanten 1987 och Stilla Havet, 1991 i en varmluftsballong. Både gångerna flög han tillsammans med Richard Branson

 

A 1998 attempt at an around-the-world balloon flight by Branson, Fossett, and Lindstrand ends in the Pacific Ocean on December 25, 1998.

From early in his business career, Lindstrand's main interest and ambition lay in pushing the boundaries of lighter-than-air technology and he subsequently captured every absolute world record for hot air balloon flight.

In January 1991, in the Virgin Pacific Flyer (a hot air balloon measuring 74,000 m³ (2,600,300 ft³), designed and built by Thunder & Colt), Lindstrand and Branson completed the longest flight in lighter-than-air history when they flew 6761 miles from Japan to Northern Canada. Their flight set two new world records for distance and duration and they broke their own ground speed record, recording 245 mph (395 km/h). The Virgin Pacific Flyer still remains the largest hot air balloon ever built.

In an attempt to be the first to fly a balloon of any type around the world, in December 1998, Lindstrand, partnered by Richard Branson and Steve Fossett, flew for 7 days and covered over 20,000 km in a Rozière balloon, launching from Morocco and landing in the Pacific Ocean near to rescue services in Hawaii.

Rather less successful was his attempt in 1983 to achieve the world altitude record for hot-air balloons. Sponsored by the English and Welsh Milk Industry, a vast balloon emblazoned with "Milk's Gotta Lotta Bottle" was prepared for launch to be broadcast on live television early one Saturday morning. Adverse weather conditions led to the mission being aborted: instead viewers were treated to a horrifying spectacle when the balloon filled with air whilst being towed along the ground. Lindstrand, holding one of the ropes, was lifted 30 feet into the air and had to make a vital decision: did he let go and fall from that dangerous height or hold on and risk having to drop from an even greater height? He let go and viewers saw his alarming fall and heard the sickening thud as he hit the ground. Mercifully, his only injury was a dislocated shoulder.

Recognition

Lindstrand received the Royal Aero Club's Gold Medal from Prince Andrew twice, in 1989 and 1991, and the Royal Aeronautical Club’s Britannica Trophy in 1988. He is a recipient of America's highest flying award, the Harmon Trophy, given to him by Vice President Quayle in the White House. In February 2006, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects for his highly innovative work in the field of inflatables and their application to habitable structures. Lindstrand is also in the Guinness Hall of Fame.

References

  1. ^ Per Lindstrand. (2010). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 13, 2010, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online
  2. ^ Lindstrand Technologies: Per Lindstrand, accessed 2010-05-13

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