Trips / 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 (see also ).
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 ). On Friday we made a trip to 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 ) before continuing to Neuhausen ob Eck (see also ).
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 ) and Mengen (see also ). 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.
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 ). On the way back we also visited Donaueschingen (see also ).
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 ) for the flight over Munich. The left brake was not functioning well and we stopped in Friedrichshafen to get it fixed at Air Plus.
From Neuhausen ob Eck to Freigburg and Lahr On Friday, a trip to Freiburg and Lahr.
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.