Beginning of October we headed to Biscarosse. They do some seaplane training there and have a flying community. One of the houses make B&B – so we left the plane just beside the house overnight (you find it on booking.com).
Next day we flew to Arcachon – over the Dunes of Pilat.
After landing in Arcachon we rented from nearby car rental Pyla Mehari an E-Mehari, fully electric (pilots discount). You can also contact tower.
After some Oysters and French food – it was a bit windy and therefore rather cool – we returned back home.
This time I wanted to find out more about the ultralight amphibium Catalina NG. In Italy at their production site they had no flying Catalina so I had to go to the dealer in Germany. We flew to Siegerland and were picked up by Mr. Diez, the German dealer of Fly Synthesis.
After the inspection of the plane together with an instructor we made a few exercises and landings. Unfortunately there is no lake in the vicinity so we could only make some landigs on the airstrip.
It is a funny toy, well designed and I shall visit the production site as soon as have a demo plane for flying and landings in the lagoon nearby in Italy.
Because I am tall the seat position and windscreen have to be adapted as well as a new compartement for things lying around. The engine seem to be rather weak which results in a weak rate of climb, but I have to find out if this is a matter on sea level.
Visit of Junkers Museum and Bauhaus Museum at Dessau
After this visit we flew to Dessau where we visited the Bauhaus and the Museum (photo) with some Junker airplanes and more.
Die Junkers F 13 war ein Verkehrs- und Frachtflugzeug der Junkers Flugzeugwerke in Dessau. Der 1919 entwickelte Typ war das erste Ganzmetallflugzeug der zivilen Luftfahrt. Wikipedia
Today – nice weather – I made for the first time the Biennial Flight Revue FAA (BFR) with Andrew Macmillon at EDTS (Villingen-Schwenningen). We had a good time and enjoyed the review. After that I went back to LFSB (Basel airport) to perform the 3 landings at night. Andrew is also the towerman. If you want to contact him call the tower EDTS. He as well takes BFR EASA.
Medical EASA and FAA at the same time, see BAZL (Switzerland, they are located in Zurich and in Geneva).
Today the FAA BFR with Andrew Macmillen
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After this beautiful summer, which prevented us from flying, we headed to the autumn trip. First stage: Menorca Aero Club San Luis.
San Luis LESL – the old airport of Menorca.
This place is still free of charge, but a cost-sharing is expected. After all, it has now tie downs, so you can pay something. Menorca Airport demands a handling agent for all planes which costs a horrendous amount of money. They probably want to keep away the small planes.
Flight over Menorca
We refuelled at Beziers LFMH for 1.69€ per liter! When we arrived at San Luis Sol Car Hire already expected us.