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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A short flight from Basel LFSB to Konstanz EDTZ

Flugplatz Konstanz

Flugplatz Konstanz

The Konstanz Airport is an ideal place for a Sunday outing. From Basel , it’s only 120 kilometers, approximately 45 minutes by air .
Today we have easterly wind.

Take off in Basel LFSB 11:35
Landing in Constance EDTZ 12:20

As always, we have our folding bikes there and ride into the city. Our favorite restaurant Seelig is a bit out off twon, direct at the lake . We enjoyed the view of the water and the mountains. Then we headed back to the airfield Constance EDTZ . The cozy little pilots lounge was open and we toke a coffee on the terrace.

On the way back we took a higher route, it rocks considerably less and after 45 minutes we landed in Basel LFSB . Due to traffic , we had to make some 360 and took the runway 26

Take off in Konstanz EDTZ 16:15
Landing in Basel LFSB 17:00

Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen

On the way: Rheinfall close to Schaffhausen

Hier finden Sie die Beschreibung in deutscher Sprache: LFSB-EDTZ

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Île d’Oleron in France, a sunshine weekend with oysters and a Citroen Mehari

It was in spring 2014 when we flew again to Île d’Oléron LFDP. This time we booked in advance a Citroen Mehari to be more flexible. The car was delivered to the airfield of St. Pierre d’Oléron.

Citroen Mehari for wedding

Citroen Mehari for wedding

Our car was without flowers …

Lighthouse on Oléron

Lighthouse on Ile d’Oléron

We then headed to our hotel „L‘ Ocean“ in Continière with indoor pool.

Mietauto Mehari LFDP

Rented car Mehari on Ile d’Oléron

Our first aim is to head to a Oyster shop. They open the Oysters for you and you …can eat them at the port. They open the shop at 4 pm.

Austern am Fischmarkt von La Cotiniere

4 portion to 6 big Oysters for a low price

Next day we headed to the lighthouse at the far West with the folding bicycles in the rear.

Take off from the ilsland of Oléron

Take off from Ile d’Oléron

The following day we headed back to the airfield LFDP where we returned the car, refuelled out plane (alternate is La Rochelle) and headed home to LFSB.

Here you find a link to the whole story in German language. LFSB to LFDP.

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