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trip
To Tuscany for a wedding anniversary
16/19 July 2014
EDLP; Paderborn-Lippstadt LIDT; Trento LISO; Mensanello LIDE; Reggio Emilia



From Paderborn-Lippstadt to Trento

On Wednesday morning, 16 July 2014, Rene, Veleda and Maurits took-off from Paderborn-Lippstadt airport to fly to Mensanello. We were going to visit Marcel and Angela, for their wedding anniversary in Castellina in Chianti. We first flew to Trento.

Turning to Siera after take-off runway 24
Turning to Siera after take-off runway 24
Nordlingen
Nördlingen
Alps west of Innsbruck
Alps west of Innsbruck
Final runway 36 Trento airport
Final runway 36 Trento airport



From Trento to Mensanello

After fueling at Trento airport, we continued to Mensanello airfield. Marcel was picking us up, as Marcel and Angela arrived already earlier on Wednesday.

Rene fueling the Skylane at Trento airport
René fueling the Skylane at Trento airport
South side of Lago di Garda
South side of Lago di Garda
Florence
Passing Florence (Firenze)
Approaching Mensanello airfield
Approaching Mensanello airfield

Antica Trattoria La Torre
Antica Trattoria La Torre

On Wednesday evening we all had dinner at the Antica Trattoria La Torre restaurant in Castellina in Chianti. Around the table are, from left to right; Paula, Maurits, Ronald, Elvira, Renee, Jesko, Marcel, Angela, Armand, René, Lotte and Thomas.

Residenzia del Sogno, pool
Relaxing by the pool

After breakfast on Thursday, we first went to the place where Armand, Paula, Lotte, Thomas, Jesko and Renee were staying. In the afternoon they came to Residenzia del Sogno, joining Marcel, Angela, Ronald, Elvira, René, Veleda and Maurits, where we all spent the day relaxing at the pool.

Antica Trattoria La Torre
Antica Macelleria Cecchini

On Thursday evening we all went to Panzano in Chianti, where we had dinner at the Antica Macelleria Ceochini restaurant.
Anchor



Local flights from Mensanello

On Friday we made two sight-seeing flights from Mensanello. After take-off, we first made a low pass, and then we flew around Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano. The first flight was with Angela and Thomas. The second flight was with Lotte and Renee.

Lotte, Thomas, Rene, Angela, Renee
Lotte, Thomas, René, Angela, Renee
Low pass
Low pass
Monteriggioni
Monteriggioni
Siena
Siena
San Gimignano
San Gimignano
Lotte at the controls
Lotte at the controls

Residenzia del Sogno, pool
San Gimignano

After the two sight-seeing flights, we all went to San Gimignano. We all had a drink or two, and something to eat. Some of us then took a walk around the town, and some preferred to stay on the terrace for another beer.

Antica Trattoria La Torre
Wedding Anniversary

On Friday evening we celebrated the wedding anniversary of Marcel and Angela.

Marcel, Angela and Ronald
Buffet
Buffet



From Mensanello to Reggio Emilia

With the weather outlook not too good for Sunday, we had to leave on Saturday morning to avoid to get stuck on Sunday. Marcel and Angela took us to Mensanello airfield. We first flew to Reggio Emilia to fuel and to file the flight plan to Paderborn-Lippstadt. We flew the same route as on the way up, and the flight was further uneventful.

Veleda, Rene and Maurits
Veleda, René and Maurits
Florence
Florence (Firenze)
Apennine Mountains
Apennine Mountains
Turning final runway 11 Reggio Emilia airport
Turning final runway 11 Reggio Emilia airport

Biplano Club Italia, Barnstormers, Mensanello
Biplano Club Italia, Barnstormers

On Saturday, July 19 2014, the Biplane Club Italy had organised its annual "Meeting of the Barnstormers" at the airfield of Mensanello. When we did the sight-seeing trips on Friday, a number of planes already had arrived. On Saturday the field was packed with planes, and we departed in between still arriving airplanes.

The festival was born as an event for Biplane Pilots, who want to fly "with old, uncomfortable, slow but hopelessly romantic retro airplanes, with open or closed cab, originals or replicas, it does not matter".



From Reggio Emilia to Paderborn-Lippstadt

Maurits fueling at Reggio Emilia
Maurits fueling at Reggio Emilia
Departure from Reggio Emilia
Departure from Reggio Emilia
Near the Brenner pass
Near the Brenner pass
Descending to Paderborn-Lippstadt
Descending to Paderborn-Lippstadt
To final runway 06 Paderborn-Lippstadt
To final runway 06 Paderborn-Lippstadt
Maurits and Veleda with the C182
Maurits and Veleda with the C182


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