Flying images - Hubertus Huvermann

Stunning flying images of Hubertus Huvermann

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Our author Hubertus Huvermann is more than just a passionate pilot: he’s also a talented photographer. He discovered gliding at the young age of 13 and then went on to study fine art. He shares his knowledge and passion with young pilots as a volunteer flying instructor. However, today we’re taking great pleasure in devoting ourselves to the flying images of Hubertus Huvermann. After all, “Hubi“, as we affectionately like to call him, has collected quite a number of photos on his hard drive over the years.

He has already shared many of them with you on his Instagram account. But because we think they are quite phenomenal, we thought we’d also create a space for Hubi and his photos here in the WingMag and have put together our 10 favourite flying images for you to view here. Hubertus has written a few brief lines to describe how they came about! Have a good read and be sure to savour the breathtaking snapshots.

The Maritime Alps in the South of France

This image was taken in the South of France, at the foothills of the Maritime Alps. If you look closely, you can see the snowflakes scudding past the cockpit. I took this photo in the spring. The landscape looks totally amazing at this time of year: the mountains are clad in snow and the clouds bathe the landscape in a special light.

Above the Maritime Alps with Klaus Ohlmann

The Maritime Alps once again. I’m sitting in the cockpit with Klaus Ohlmann, a living legend in the world of gliding. Klaus already has a number of world records under his belt, including the furthest distance ever flown non-stop in a glider: over 3,008 kilometers! We are both enjoying the evening light and flying alongside our friends in the second glider.

Above the Namib Desert in Namibia

This flying image was taken in Namibia. We’re looking down over the Namib Desert, one of the oldest deserts on the planet.

The South of France from the air

The South of France again. Back in the cockpit with Klaus Ohlmann. We spent the day shooting material for a new video. It’s unbelievably thrilling to fly so close to the cliffs. The views are truly breathtaking. Staggeringly beautiful.

Sunset over the French Alps

The French Alps. We’re heading home. The sun is disappearing behind the distant horizon. The air is very calm at this time of day. It’s one of the most relaxing parts of the flight providing you’ve managed to gain enough altitude for the final glide into your home airfield. Just fly straight ahead and enjoy the world.

Gliding ‘in company’

The French Alps. You often fly alone in a glider, which is why it’s so nice to occasionally have company and fly together with friends. Besides, it’s truly exhilarating to fly so closely together. You feel like you’re starring in Top Gun!

The cockpit of a glider

This is what it looks like from inside the cockpit. People are sometimes surprised how many buttons and displays there are if they’ve never seen inside a glider. To all intents and purposes, a glider is effectively a proper aircraft. Only there are no toilets on board, which is why we have the bags you can see on the right of the photo.

View of the Pic de Bure

The French Alps. There are two aircraft flying again today. There’s also a ski slope here. It’s amazing to watch the people skiing down the slopes from up here. The mountain you can see is the Pic de Bure, 2,700 metres high. Its flat top makes it perfect for astronomical observations, which explains why there are five radio telescopes on its summit pointing out into space.

The view from an aircraft cabin

This is the view from the cabin of a commercial aircraft. I was in Milan on business and now I’m heading home. I love flying at night, everything looks totally different. I only ever fly during the day when I fly privately, which is why I get such a thrill from flying in the dark.

On the edge of the Rhone Valley

One last photo from the French Alps. You can see here that the air behaves rather like a liquid. We’re on the edge of the Rhone Valley, which is packed with low cloud cover. It’s truly incredible to be able to see these things: but the best thing of all is being able to share these experiences with friends.

These were 10 stunning flying images of Hubertus Huvermann

Follow us on Instagram to see more flying images of Hubertus Huvermann and others. We’re collecting the most superb images from the air there. If you’re ever travelling as a flying photographer and would like to showcase your work here in the WingMag, then don’t delay getting in touch with us using the Contact Form. We look forward to hearing from you about your work.

by Redaktion

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