Trips / Junkers 52
1 Dahlemer Binz
1 Dahlemer Binz
From Hilversum to Dahlemer Binz On Saturday, 10 August 2013, we (Laurence, Maurits, Rene) took-off from Hilversum airfield to fly to Friedrichshafen, where we were going to fly with a Junkers Ju 52 for a sightseeing flight the next day. It was a present Rene received from Veleda. We first flew to Dahlemer Binz to fuel (the fuel prices in Germany are less expensive than in The Netherlands).
From Dahlemer Binz to Winzeln After fueling on Dahlemer Binz we continued to Winzeln Schramberg airport for fuel and lunch. When we approached the Black Forest it appeared there was overcast, so Rene descended to below cloud level while still possible in VMC, and we flew further at low altitude. We fueled on Winzeln airport so we would not have to fuel in Friedrichshafen. The Piper is certified for unleaded mogas (euro 98), and on Friedrichshafen only leaded aviation fuel (AVGAS) is available, which is also more expensive.
From Winzeln to Friedrichshafen After lunch on Winzeln we continued for the last short leg to Friedrichshafen. Shortly after we arrived on Friedrichshafen airport, also the Junkers Ju 52 landed that we would fly the next day. We paid the landing fee and parking, so we could leave immediately the next day following the flight with the Junkers 52. We first went to our hotel to refresh, and then we walked in the surroundings of Friedrichshafen harbour and the Marine, where we had drinks and diner.
Friedrichshafen On Sunday morning, 11 August 2013, we left the hotel early and went to the Dornier Museum, which opened at nine o'clock. Our Junkers 52 flight tickets gave us also admission to the museum. We first had an excellent breakfast in the museum restaurant, and then we went to see the exhibition. There was also an oldtimer fly-in; the Do- Days. At twenty minutes past eleven we gathered with the other passengers at the assembly point for the flight with the Junkers Ju 52. We received a briefing, and then we passed the security check to the apron. After a few minutes, the Ju 52 arrived from another sightseeing flight. After the passengers were disembarked, it was our turn to board the plane. We took-off for the 45 minutes flight just before twelve o'clock. The Junkers 52 flight was fabulous. The pilots flew low over the terrain, which gave the passengers a fantastic view. Since we had already flown numerous times in the area, it was especially the aircraft that we enjoyed. After landing we thanked the crew for the great experience.
From Friedrichshafen to Aschaffenburg Upon returning in the Dornier Museum from the Ju 52 flight, we left for the terminal for transport to our plane. Outside the museum we took a picture of an old bus that was used for the Do-Days. We took-off from runway 24 again, and arrived on Aschaffenburg after a further uneventful flight.
From Aschaffenburg to Paderborn-Lippstadt On Aschaffenburg airport we added some fuel for the last leg to Paderborn-Lippstadt. We first had a drink, and then we took-off again. Just south of Paderborn-Lippstadt we made some pictures of the Diemel dam. We arrived via Sierra point and landed on runway 24. It was the end of a great flying trip.