On Thursday the 18th February 2021 the famous glider pilot Hans-Werner Grosse passed away at the age of 98.
Hans-Werner was born in Swinousjcie in Poland but later moved to Germany. He was a fighter pilot with the Luftwaffe. He was also an avid glider pilot and during his lifetime he established 50 world records approved by the FAI Gliding Commission. His free distance world record of 1,460.80 Km from his home city of Lübeck in Germany to Biarritz in France was set on 25 April 1972 in a Schleicher ASW12.