SVS, Segelflygets Veteransällskap in Sweden invites you to Retromeet 2019. It is integrated into our Vintage Gliding week July 13 – 21. We define retrogliders as those designed between 1950 and 1970 and our aim is to increase the general interest for these fantastic gliders. But of course all vintage gliders are more than welcome! We fly and have fun every day during this week when the weather cooperates. Daily briefing at 9 AM next to the museum.
The venue is Ålleberg near Falköping, Swedens ancient hilltop gliding site situated between the two big lakes Vänern and Vättern. Conceived in 1940 it is still the home of the Swedish Soaring Federations office and the place for courses for instructors, aerobatics, cloudflying etc. It also houses our fantastic glidermuseum and a separate private vintage glider collection (mostly retro). We have on site simple accomodation in single and double rooms, a camping site with electricity, sauna, restaurant and above all our fantastic nature.
The grass airstrip on top of Ålleberg (300 m MSL) is 100 m above the plain and allows good slopesoaring in NW wind. The strip is 700 m grass. We fly mostly aerotow but occasionally we also fly with a winch (we get 250-300 m). There may be some limited hangarspace available.
We can also fly with the local club from the airfield ”down” in Falköping, the nearby city, 4 km from Ålleberg. Their winch gets us to 500 m. The surrounding area is good soaringwise and plenty of outlandingfields and small airfields exist. Radio is not mandatory except in some areas.
We would love to see you with or without your own glider. From the continent we recommend either the ferry-way Puttgarden-Rödby and then Helsingör-Helsingborg or the bridges way via Stora Bält (Denmark) and Copenhagen-Malmö.
Registration and participation fee 0 kr
Membership fee 300 kr
Single bed room 300 kr/night
Restaurant Breakfast 50 kr, lunch 95 kr, evening meal 120 kr
Aerotow 500 m 250 kr 800 m 340 kr (subject to changes)
Winch 50 kr from Ålleberg 70 kr from Falköping
Glider rental <30 min 250 kr, >30 min 350 kr (+ aerotow or winch).
If you dont bring your own glider we have available twoseaters Bergfalke II/55, Slingsby T21 and maybe Bocian. If you are qualified and have current licence you can fly our Grunau Baby IIB, EoN Olympia, K8b or Vasama and maybe some others after checkflight. Membership fee is mandatory to fly our gliders.
For registration when you a present and information about your glider or intention to fly with ours (depending on availability) contact Bernt Hall on firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then get further news on e-mail.
The restaurant who also handles the roombookings and camping opens from mid April. They are changing their mobile connection but until then you can reach them by ++46 500 34187 when they are there or via mail to SVS secretary.