Trips / Bodensee

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Trip to the Bodensee region, July 20/29, 2006
20 July 2006; From Groningen to Zurich via Koblenz 22 July 2006; From Zurich to Neuhausen ob Eck via Friedrichshafen 23 July 2006; Round trip from Neuhausen ob Eck to Leutkirch and Mengen 24 July 2006; Round trip from Neuhausen ob Eck to Donaueschingen and Lausanne 27 July 2006; Round trip from Neuhausen ob Eck to Allgau, over Munich to Friedrichshafen 28 July 2006; Round trip from Neuhausen ob Eck to Freiburg and Lahr 29 July 2006; From Neuhausen ob Eck to Groningen via Mainz and Leer EHGG; Groningen EDRK; Koblenz LSZH; Zurich EDNY; Friedrichshafen EDSN; Neuhausen ob Eck EDNL; Leutkirch EDTM; Mengen EDTD; Donaueschingen LSGL; Lausanne EDJA; Memmingen/Allgau EDTF; Freiburg EDTL; Lahr EDFZ; Mainz EDWF; Leer
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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 (see also YouTube).

Rene doing the walk-around
Rene doing the walk-around
Bridge over the river Mosel
Bridge over the river Mosel
Rene fueling in Koblenz
Rene fueling in Koblenz
Laurence at Koblenz
Laurence at Koblenz



From Koblenz Winningen to Zurich

On the second leg from Koblenz to Zurich a 747 was passing us at 1,500 ft above. Langen Info already informed us about the 747 at our six o'clock (see also YouTube).

A 747 passing us
A 747 passing us
Leaving Koblenz
Leaving Koblenz
Right base RWY 28 Zurich
Right base RWY 28 Zurich
PH-AEC on parking P4 Zurich
PH-AEC on parking P4 Zurich

On Friday we made a trip to Luzern

On the Chapel bridge in Luzern
On the Chapel bridge in Luzern
In Luzern
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 (see also YouTube) before continuing to Neuhausen ob Eck (see also YouTube).

Charlotte and Maurits at the GAT in Zurich
Charlotte and Maurits at the GAT in Zurich
Getting ready for departure
Getting ready for departure
Departing RWY 28 Zurich
Departing RWY 28 Zurich
Right base RWY 24 Friedrichshafen
Right base RWY 24 Friedrichshafen
Final RWY 09 Neuhausen ob Eck
Final RWY 09 Neuhausen ob Eck
At Friedrichshafen
At Friedrichshafen



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 (see also YouTube) and Mengen (see also YouTube). 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
Cleaning the windows
Bodensee
Bodensee
Austrian Alps
Austrian Alps
Final RWY 26 Leutkirch Unterzeil
Final RWY 26 Leutkirch Unterzeil
Passing showers en-route to Mengen
Passing showers en-route to Mengen
Laurence and Maurits in Mengen
Laurence and Maurits in Mengen
Approaching Neuhausen ob Eck
Approaching Neuhausen ob Eck
Right base RWY 27 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 (see also YouTube). On the way back we also visited Donaueschingen (see also YouTube).

Approaching RWY 18 Donaueschingen
Approaching RWY 18 Donaueschingen
Laurence and Charlotte at Donaueschingen
Laurence and Charlotte at Donaueschingen
En-route to Lausanne
En-route to Lausanne
Bern
Bern
Approaching Lausanne
Approaching Lausanne
Charlotte and Rene at Lausanne
Charlotte and Rene at Lausanne
Flying east to Montreux
Flying east to Montreux
Thun and the Thunersee
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 (see also YouTube) 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
Final RWY 24 Memmingen/Allgau
Rene at Memmingen/Allgau
Rene at Memmingen/Allgau
Bayern Munchen stadium
Bayern Munchen stadium
Olympic stadium
Olympic stadium
Final RWY 24 Friedrichshafen
Final RWY 24 Friedrichshafen
Getting the break fixed
Getting the break fixed



From Neuhausen ob Eck to Freigburg and Lahr

On Friday, a trip to Freiburg and Lahr.

Freiburg
Freiburg
Rene at Freiburg
Rene at Freiburg
En-route to Lahr
En-route to Lahr
Final RWY 21 Lahr
Final RWY 21 Lahr
At the fuel station at Lahr
At the fuel station at Lahr
Passing some rain showers
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
Final RW 26 Mainz
Rene at Neuhausen ob Eck
Rene at Neuhausen ob Eck
Approaching Leer
Approaching Leer
Laurence at Leer
Laurence at Leer
Departing Leer
Departing Leer
Arrived at Groningen
Arrived at Groningen


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