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This blog is dedicated to the restoration and modification of a Glasflügel Standard Libelle H201B, and a tribute to those who have dared to do the same, and to those who are helping with seeing this dream take flight.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


I did my first high altitude flight today!... 17K and I flew for 1hr 15min.

It was interesting on how the inside, forward area on the canopy fogged up. I will have to figure out a way the prevent that from happening again. I could still see out, since it was just about 2" up from the frame.

I could have stayed up there for most of the day. But I didn't know how much longer folks were hanging around at the airport to help me off the line.

No photos today.


  1. Been covertly following you for a while John. Great to see the Libelle finally flying. She looks gorgeous....Your hard work has paid off. I am in the process (4 months so far) of buying a Libelle here in the UK. She hasnt flown for about 4 years so is getting some work done to get her airworthy before I part with any cash. Your insight into the finer details will be referred to over time I'm sure. Thanks, and happy flying.

  2. Hi John, they all mist up a bit at the front, you do know that you can open the front of the canopy in flight? A bit disconcerting the first time you do it but I can assure you it doesn't come off.

    1. Hello David

      Yes, I know you can at lower speeds and thermaling, but like you said, it is quite disconcerting. I'm working on a possible fix, but I don't know how frequently this occurs. I was going to try using an anti-fogging mix used on scuba masks in the inside front of the canopy.