Flying the Catalina
This time I wanted to find out more about the ultralight amphibium Catalina. 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.
After the inspection of the plane together with the instructor I 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.
Visite of the Junkers Museum and the 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