Flying Catalina NG and visit of Dessau

Flying the Catalina NG

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.

Catalina ng preparation

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.

Catalina ng in air

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.

Catalina ng landing

Visite of the Junkers Museum and the Bauhaus Museum at Dessau

Arrival at Dessau Junkers Museum

After this visit we flew to Dessau where we visited the Bauhaus and the Museum (photo) with some Junker airplanes and more.

Junkers F13 in the Museum

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

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Flug mit Mario und Anja nach Saanen

Geburtstagsflug mit den Rheinfeldnern Anja und Mario vom Theodorshof von Basel LFSB nach Gstaad-Saanen LSGK und zurück.

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Biennial Flight Revue FAA

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

Today the FAA BFR with Andrew Macmillen

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Autumn-Flight 2015 to Menorca and to Ile d’Oléron

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.

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

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.

Hotel Carlos III with view into the bay of Mahon.

Hotel Carlos III with view into the bay of Mahon.

We stayes in the Hotel Carlos III (adults only) which is a must for my wife. A lot of elderly people from UK were there also.

Many people were attracted by a 2CV6.

Many people were attracted by a 2CV6, here at St. Martin de Ré.

After a week we continued to Ile d’Oléron (refuelling again at LFMU) and called Olèron Classic Cars who brought us a 2CV6.

After a few days we had to head home again.

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Airstrip Femo Drejo, Aero, Danmark

Femo Kro

Femo Kro

Drejo

Drejo

From the island Aero we visited two nice islands.

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EDXY Fly-in Föhr Impressionen

Am 1. August war das  Fliegertreffen auf Föhr. Schlafen unter dem Flügel. Jeden ersten Samstag im August ist das Fly-in auf Föhr, Flugplatz EDXY. Mehr als 200 Maschinen sind eingeflogen und 150 Flugzeuge mit 200 Fliegern haben übernachtet. Bei strahlendem Sommerwetter war das wieder einmal ein perfekt organisierter Event.

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Take-off airfield of Belfort

Take-off airfield of Belfort

Take-off from the airfield of Belfort

And here an interesting article: How many days to fly round the world and when it happend:
Infografik: Über den Wolken um die Welt  | Statista

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Australia 2014/2015

This winter we spent in Australia, Sydney and North. Here some highlights.

Blue mountains close to Sydney.

Blue mountains close to Sydney.

No adventure flying, just relax and stay in the warm weather. T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops. We took over the C172 with glass cockpit in Bankstown from Smith Aviation, a recommendable plane.

C172 Glascockpit VH-DVM

C172 Glascockpit VH-DVM

 

Mackay

Midcity Motor Inn, Mackay, Martina got a small vehicule for a drive to the airport.

Midcity Motor Inn, Mackay, Martina got a small vehicule for a drive to the airport.

Midcity Motor Inn, Mackay, was a good place to stay, cycle and staying in the pool.

Tiger Moth in Mackay

Tiger Moth in Mackay

Martina sent me for a flight with a Tiger Moth.

 

Emu Park

Approaching Emu Park, The warning was ennoying because the airfield was not in the database of the G1000.

C172 in Emu Park with our bicycles

C172 in Emu Park with our bicycles

Here we met a photographer from The Morning Bulletin in Rockhampton.

The Morning Bulletin of Rockhampton

The Morning Bulletin of Rockhampton

Hervey Bay

Fuelling of the DVM

Refuelling of the DVM at Hervey Bay

Approaching Orchid Beach on Fraser Island close to Hervey Bay.

 

Port Macquary

Approaching Port Macquary. The airport is close by the town.

Approaching Port Macquary.

The airport is close by the town. Thats the way we choose the places to stay – everthing reachable by the folding bikes.

It is an obligation to drive with helmets.

It is an obligation to drive with helmets.

 

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