In 1975 Antonis Panagopoulos from Edessa, met with C.Pikros in Zagreb (1rst Balkan Air
Games). He learned that some never-used Cavkas, built in KEA factory in the 50ies, were
still stored in Athens. They were inspected and flew again, using the registration numbers
of old non-existing Cavkas.
That is how Edessa aeroclub started soaring, by using outdated gliders.
Launching was by winch.
Ending the 70ies you could fly a "Mosquito" in Athens and a "Cavka" in Edessa. Both were great.
The Cavka flying again in Edessa (in Macedonia by the borders). Photo by C.Pikros.
The airfield of Edessa as it appeared from the open front seat of the Roda. Photo by C.Pikros.
Instructors Pikros and Siniosoglou on the Roda.
Instructor Iosif Siniosoglou in flight. Photo by C.Pikros.
A.Panagopoulos operating the winch. Photo by C.Pikros.
From the right: C.Pikros of the National Aeroclub (the former Royal one), instructor of Edessa A.Abazis, president of Edessa aeroclub A.Panagopoulos, main instructor (for many years to come) I.Siniosoglou.
From the right: Student T.Papadopoulos, instructors Abazis and Pikros, student Kaplanidis on his first solo, and his instructor I.Siniosoglou.
Leon and Fivos Pikros on the Roda. They both flew solo on their 16s, and this was the case of many youngsters in Athens during the 80ies. So... we turn to the 80ies.