07 Jul 2005 Berlin
10 Jul 2005 Jena Schongleina
11 Jul 2005 Local flight
11 Jul 2005 Teuge
14 Jul 2005 Jena Schongleina
15 Jul 2005 Altenburg
16 Jul 2005 Prague
17 Jul 2005 Jena Schongleina
18 Jul 2005 Teuge
From Teuge to Berling Tempelhof via Braunschweig
On Thursday, July 7, 2005, we started our trip to the eastern part of Germany. Veleda was driving with Charlotte. Laurence and Maurits were flying with Rene. The first leg was from Teuge to Braunschweig ().
In Braunschweig we filed our flight plan for the next leg, and we heard about the subway bombing in London that happened that morning. At the run-up checks we discovered a too large drop in RPM on the left magneto alone, that we got fixed first. The spark plugs were end of life, and we got them replaced ().
Rene configuring the GPS
On the apron in Braunschweig
At the Berliner Rathaus
Berlin as it was when Rene visited in 1984
From Berlin, Tempelhof to Jena
On Monday, Rene had to fly back to Holland for work for business for three days to go to Paris, Amsterdam and London. In the morning, Charlotte and Maurits first joined for a sight seeing trip over Jena. The following days Jena, Weimar and Erfurt were visted. On Friday we made a flying trip to Altenburg.
At Tempelhof before departure to Jena
Maurits, Charlotte and Rene to make a local trip
Maurits with a Trabant
Veleda, Charlotte and Maurits in Jena
At the Klosterkirche Thalburgel
Trip to Prague
In the weekend, Charlotte, Laurence and Rene made a short trip to Prague (). Because the Czech republic was not a Schengen country, we informed the local police by fax about our planned trip. The police showed up especially for us at the airfield at the time of departure to fulfil formalities. After we arrived at Prague Ruzyne we took a taxi to the city, and we checked in at a hotel. The next day we flew back from Prague to Jena (). Upon returning from Prague in Jena, the police showed up again to check on us.
Departing Jena for Prague
Police looking upon our departure
Final RWY 24, Prague Ruzyne
General Aviation terminal
Taxi to the runway to return to Jena
To have dinner in Prague
Final RWY 02, Jena
Police checking the passport
Back to Teuge
The next day, July 18, 2005, we were to fly back to Teuge. Here a picture of the Piper Archer on the last night in Jena.
Plane in the sunset