Depending on the wind direction, the model pilots use the Weltenseglerhang, the world-famous Pelznerhang, the western slope at the flying monument or the slopes at the Abtsrodaer Kuppe.
The even winds offer ideal conditions for model flying.
Numerous competitions such as the traditional Karl Pfeifer competition in model flying (F3-J) or the annual large glider competition attract hundreds of model pilots to the Wasserkuppe every year.
Learning to fly models
The Wasserkuppe flying school offers taster courses as well as intensive and individual courses for basic and advanced training in model flying.
Theoretical instruction takes place in the training rooms of the flying school. Practical flight exercises are carried out on the model flying areas of the Wasserkuppe. The model flight instructors are expert, pedagogically trained and long-standing model pilots.
They use the latest equipment, including an inherently stable glider model and remote control. By using an “instructor-student system”, the flight instructor can intervene at any time at the push of a button in the remote control of the student.