Trips / Lago d'Idro

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Lago d'Idro
April 25/May 2, 2009
From Lelystad to Gunzenhausen From Gunzenhausen to Brescia Montichiari Round trip from Brescia From Brescia to Trento From Trento to Bolzano From Bolzano to Heubach From Heubach to Lelystad EHLE; Lelystad EDMH; Gunzenhausen LIPO; Brescia, Montichiari LILR; Cremona, Migliaro LIMP; Parma LIDE; Reggio Emilia LIPM; Modena, Marzaglia LIDU; Carpi, Budrione LIPN; Verona, Boscomantico LIDT; Trento LIPB; Bolzano EDTH; Heubach



From Lelystad to Gunzenhausen

Leg of April 25, 2009
Leg of April 25, 2009
On Saturday, April 25 2009, we departed from Lelystad for a one week holiday in Italy. We first flew to Gunzenhausen to visit relatives in nearby Pappenheim. Then on Sunday we would fly via the Brenner pass and Bolzano to Brescia, Montichiari.

At Lelystad with the PH-WCU
At Lelystad with the PH-WCU
Final RWY 06 Gunzenhausen
Final RWY 06 Gunzenhausen
Tie-down at Gunzenhausen
Tie-down at Gunzenhausen
Family in Pappenheim
Family in Pappenheim



Local flights around Pappenheim

The next morning (Sunday), Veleda left early to Lago d'Idro. Rene first made two local flights around Pappenheim. The first flight with Addy, Roland and Maaike, then with Sofia, Alexander and Maaike.

Veleda leaving for Lago d'Idro
Veleda leaving for Lago d'Idro
Local flight with Addy, Roland and Maaike
Local flight with Addy, Roland and Maaike
Local flight with Sofia, Alexander and Maaike
Local flight with Sofia, Alexander and Maaike



From Gunzenhausen to Brescia

Leg of April 26, 2009
Leg of April 26, 2009
After the two local flights we departed to Bolzano, hoping to cross the Brenner before the strong foehn that was forecasted for later that day. Rene checked the winds at 10,000 ft over the Brenner on the radio, but already could see the distinctive mountain wave clouds from near Munich. The meteo estimated winds 40G60 kts at 10,000 ft over the Brenner, and Rene decided to go around the high Alps via an eastern route to Brescia. We flew through the Salzburg TMA to the east, and then with a bow to Klagenfurt in southen Austria. From there we flew south-west to Italy, and further south of the Alps to Brescia, with the last 80 miles in limited visibility through rain.

Austrian Alps
Austrian Alps
Laurence
Laurence
Southern Austria
Southern Austria
Rene
Rene
Right downwind RWY 32 Brescia
Right downwind RWY 32 Brescia
Arrived in a wet Italy
Arrived in a wet Italy



Round trip

Legs of April 30, 2009
Legs of April 30, 2009
Since we arrived in Italy on Sunday, it was raining every day. On Thursday, April 30, the weather outlook was ok. Maurits and Rene made a round trip to Cremona, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Carpi, Verona, and over Lago di Garda and Lago d'Idro back to Brescia.

Rene and Maurits at Brescia, Montichiari
Rene and Maurits at Brescia, Montichiari
Maurits at Cremona
Maurits at Cremona
Approaching Parma airport
Approaching Parma airport
Rene at Reggio Emilia
Rene at Reggio Emilia
Maurits at Modena airfield
Maurits at Modena airfield
Rene at Carpi airport
Rene at Carpi airport
Maurits at Verona, Boscomantico
Maurits at Verona, Boscomantico
Lago di Garda
Lago di Garda
Lago d'Idro
Lago d'Idro
Back at Brescia, Montichiari
Back at Brescia, Montichiari



From Brescia to Trento

2 May 2009, from Brescia to Trento
From Brescia to Trento
On Saturday, May 2 2009, we made the trips back home. Mom, dad and Maurits would fly with Rene to Bolzano. In Bolzano we would catch up with Veleda, Charlotte and Laurence. After departure Brescia, the tower requested us to see where a plume of smoke came from north of the field. It appeared to be an old car on someone's backyard on fire. We continued our flight over Lago di Garda. At Riva del Garda we turned east to Rovereto, and then north to Trento, where we landed on runway 36.

Mom and dad at Brescia, Montichiari
Mom and dad at Brescia, Montichiari
Climbing over Lago di Garda
Climbing over Lago di Garda
Landing at Trento
Landing at Trento
On the Trento apron
On the Trento apron



From Trento to Bolzano

2 May 2009, from Trento to Bolzano
From Trento to Bolzano
At Trento we had coffee, and we contacted Veleda to see how they were progressing by car. After an hour we departed Trento for Bolzano, flying up north via the Valle dell'Adige.

Flying north to Bolzano
Flying north to Bolzano
At Bolzano airport
At Bolzano airport



From Bolzano via the Brenner pass to Heubach

2 May 2009, from Bolzano to Heubach
From Bolzano to Heubach
At Bolzano, we had the rendez-vous with Veleda, Laurence and Charlotte. We had lunch at the airport. Charlotte would further join Rene to fly back to Lelystad, and she switched places with dad. There was a moderate north foehn over the mountains, which of course would bring some turbulence. Cloud and visibility where ok to Innsbruck. After departure Rene followed the Brenner highway to stay on the upwind side of the mountains. Weather can change in a few minutes in the mountains, and after the Brenner pass the weather was worsening. Innsbruck tower reported heavy showers north west of Innsbruck, and suggested the north-eastern route via the Inn valley.

We followed the Inn river out of the valley. When Veleda passed the Europabrucke half an hour or so later, it was completely in clouds. We were in time.

Boarding at Bolzano
Boarding at Bolzano
Via the Brenner pass
Via the Brenner pass
Dolomites
Dolomites
Mom and Maurits
Mom and Maurits
Europabrucke near Innsbruck
Europabrucke near Innsbruck
Heubach
Heubach



From Heubach to Lelystad

From Heubach to Lelystad
From Heubach to Lelystad
Back at Lelystad
Back at Lelystad


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