Trips / Aero Friedrichshafen

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Aero Friedrichshafen and Switzerland
April 2/5, 2009
From Lelystad to Worms From Worms to Konstanz From Konstanz to St.Gallen From St.Gallen to Mollis From Mollis to Reichenbach From Reichenbach to Saanen From Saanen to Ecuvillens From Ecuvillens to Thun From Thun to Lelystad EHLE; Lelystad EDFV; Worms EDTZ; Konstanz LSZR; St.Gallen LSMF; Mollis LSGR; Reichenbach LSGK; Saanen LSGE; EcuvillensT LSZW; Thun



From Lelystad to Worms

On Thursday, April 2 2009, Walters and Rene departed Lelystad for a trip to the Aero 2009 at Friedrichshafen. Because the trip was decided on just a few days before departure, taking weather into account, we could not find available accommodation anymore nearby Friedrichshafen. Rene had been in Konstanz in 2006, and knew about the ferry from Konstanz to Friedrichshafen. A hotel in Konstanz near the port was available, and we were all set to go. We flew first to Worms, and then continued to Konstanz.

Rene before departure at Lelystad
Rene before departure at Lelystad
Final RWY 06 Worms
Final RWY 06 Worms
View from the Worms tower
View from the Worms tower
Rene at Worms
Rene at Worms



From Worms to Konstanz

Passing Stuttgart en-route to Konstanz
Passing Stuttgart en-route to Konstanz
Rene at Konstanz airfield
Rene at Konstanz airfield
Walters in front of the airfield office
Walters in front of the airfield office
Having a drink in Konstanz
Having a drink in Konstanz



Aero Friedrichshafen

The next day we visited the Aero Friedrichshafen. Despite the downbeat in the economy the trade show was well attended. After leaving the trade show we enjoyed a good beer in Friedrichshafen at the lake.

With the Catamaran to Friedrichshafen
With the Catamaran to Friedrichshafen
Rene in the model Avana Larus amphibian
Rene in the model Avana Larus amphibian
No clue why Walters took this picture
No clue why Walters took this picture
In Friedrichshafen before returning to Konstanz
In Friedrichshafen before returning to Konstanz



From Konstanz to Altenrhein

The next day, on Saturday, we went on a flying trip through Switzerland. Visibility was a bit disappointing with a cloud base just a few thousand feet high, so we avoided the high Alps. Luckely during the day the weather improved, though we did not reach high visibility numbers. We hopped a few airports before ending the day in Thun at the Thunersee.

Konstanz after departure
Konstanz after departure
Final RWY 10 Altenrhein
Final RWY 10 Altenrhein



From Altenrhein to Mollis

Departing RWY 28 Altenrhein
Departing RWY 28 Altenrhein
The Rhine south direction Liechtenstein
The Rhine south direction Liechtenstein
Final RWY 01 Mollis
Final RWY 01 Mollis
Walters at Mollis
Walters at Mollis



From Mollis to Reichenbach

Airport office at Mollis
Airport office at Mollis
En-route to Reichenbach
En-route to Reichenbach
Passing Interlaken
Passing Interlaken
Final RWY 04 Reichenbach
Final RWY 04 Reichenbach



From Reichenbach to Saanen

Departing RWY 04 Reichenbach
Departing RWY 04 Reichenbach
En-route to Saanen
En-route to Saanen
Passing Saanen westbound
Passing Saanen westbound
Having lunch in Gstaad
Having lunch in Gstaad



From Saanen to Ecuvillens

Gstaad
Gstaad
Lac de l'Hongrin
Lac de l'Hongrin
Final RWY 10 Ecuvillens
Final RWY 10 Ecuvillens
On the Ecuvillens apron
On the Ecuvillens apron



From Ecuvillens to Thun

Leaving Ecuvillens
Leaving Ecuvillens
Approaching Thun
Approaching Thun
Final RWY 32 Thun
Final RWY 32 Thun
PH-EDD at Thun airfield
PH-EDD at Thun airfield



From Thun to Lelystad

On Sunday, April 5 2009, we flew back to Lelystad. We checked the weather, NOTAM's and filed a flight plan with the Skyguide system, and then we went en-route. Near Bern we reached an overcast area which we overflew at FL105. In Holland there was also overcast, and we had to fly low the last 50 minutes of the leg before reaching Lelystad.

Rene at Thun airfield
Rene at Thun airfield
Take-off RWY 32 Thun
Take-off RWY 32 Thun
Overcast over France
Overcast over France
Final RWY 05 Lelystad
Final RWY 05 Lelystad


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