Olaf Schmidt

Aerobatic Pilot, Person

1962 –


Who is Olaf Schmidt?

Olaf Schmidt is a German glider aerobatic pilot.

He joined his gliding club, Bremer Verein für Luftfahrt e.V., at the age of 13, gaining his glider pilot licence at the age of 16 and a glider and his motor glider instructor rating in 1983 at the age of 21. Since 1984, he has assisted at glider aerobatic courses as a tow pilot. He obtained a glider aerobatics rating in 1987. In 1994 he competed in a glider aerobatic competition in the advanced category for the first time. The 1998 German National Championship was his first competition in the unlimited category.

He became a member of the German National Glider Aerobatics Team in 2001. Since then he has competed in the European and in the World Glider Aerobatic Championships.


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on July 23, 2013