Holiday at the Bodensee
From Groningen to Koblenz Winningen
On Thursday, July 20, 2006, we started our 10 day trip to the Bodensee region. The first leg took us from Groningen to Koblenz. We flew beneath the Dusseldorf/Cologne-Bonn TMA to the airfield, located north of the river Mosel ().
Rene doing the walk-around
Bridge over the river Mosel
Rene fueling in Koblenz
Laurence at Koblenz
From Koblenz Winningen to Zurich
On the second leg from Koblenz to Zurich a 747 was passing 1,500 ft above us. Langen Info already informed us about the 747 at our six o'clock ().
A 747 passing us
Right base RWY 28 Zurich
PH-AEC on parking P4 Zurich
On Friday we made a trip to Luzern
On the Chapel bridge in Luzern
From Zurich to Neuhausen ob Eck via Friedrichshafen
On Saturday we headed for Neuhausen ob Eck, our base airport for the next 8 days. Because Switzerland has not implemented the Schengen Agreement (yet), flying in and out of the country must be done via airports with customs clearance (on both sides of the border). For this we first cleared customs in Friedrichshafen () before continuing to Neuhausen ob Eck ().
Charlotte and Maurits at the GAT in Zurich
Getting ready for departure
Departing RWY 28 Zurich
Right base RWY 24 Friedrichshafen
Final RWY 09 Neuhausen ob Eck
Round-trip from Neuhausen ob Eck to Leutkirch Unterzeil and Mengen
The next day, Sunday July 23, 2006, we made a trip along the bodensee and the Austrian Alps. On the way we visited Leutkirch () and Mengen (). We only stayed briefly in Mengen because thunderstorms were approaching from the west. After paying the landing fee we continued to Neuhausen ob Eck. We first flew south to fly around the bad weather.
Cleaning the windows
Final RWY 26 Leutkirch Unterzeil
Passing showers en-route to Mengen
Laurence and Maurits in Mengen
Approaching Neuhausen ob Eck
Right base RWY 27 Neuhausen ob Eck
Round trip from Neuhausen ob Eck to Lausanne via Donaueschingen
On Monday we made a round trip to Lausanne, Switzerland. We first visited Donaueschingen, a nearby airport with customs clearance, before moving on the Lausanne. In Lausanne, the runway elevation decreases 12 meters (2.5%) from threshold to the middle of the runway, causing a longer flare than usual (). On the way back we also visited Donaueschingen ().
Approaching RWY 18 Donaueschingen
Laurence and Charlotte at Donaueschingen
En-route to Lausanne
Charlotte and Rene at Lausanne
Flying east to Montreux
Thun and the Thunersee
From Neuhausen ob Eck to Friedrichshafen via Allgau, over München
On Thursday, July 27, 2006, we made a sight-seeing trip over Munich. We first flew to Memmmingen/Allgau for a fuel stop, and then we took-off () for the flight over Munich. The left brake was not functioning well and we stopped in Friedrichshafen to get it fixed at Air Plus.
Final RWY 24 Memmingen/Allgau
Rene at Memmingen/Allgau
Bayern Munchen stadium
Final RWY 24 Friedrichshafen
Getting the break fixed
From Neuhausen ob Eck to Freigburg and Lahr
On Friday, a trip to Freiburg and Lahr.
Rene at Freiburg
En-route to Lahr
Final RWY 21 Lahr
At the fuel station at Lahr
Passing some rain showers
From Neuhausen ob Eck to Groningen via Mainz and Leer
On Saturday, 29 July 2006, we flew back to Groningen, with a stop in Mainz, and a stop in Leer, just across the border near Groningen, to fuel the plane with the cheaper German Avgas.
Final RW 26 Mainz
Rene at Neuhausen ob Eck
Laurence at Leer
Arrived at Groningen