From Lelystad to Reichelsheim
On Thursday afternoon, 10 March 2016, Sjouko and René departed Lelystad airport for Reichelsheim near Frankfurt. We were going to attend opening drinks for a new local venture, and fly back the next day. The flight went smooth. We passed the Ruhr district, and later on we passed the Lister dam. We landed at Reichelsheim runway 36.
Piper G-WARA at Lelystad airport
René, River Ruhr, Harkotsee
Sjouko at Reichelsheim airport
From Reichelsheim to Budel
When we arrived at Reichelsheim airport on Friday morning, the METAR's showed fog in the northern half of Holland. When the fog was cleared in the south of Holland, we took-off to first fly to Budel. There we had lunch. Lelystad was still in low clouds, but from the satellite pictures it looked that perhaps it was going to clear.
Satellite pictures 11 Mar 2016
Take-off runway 36 Reichelsheim
Rhine near Remagen
Short final runway 03 Budel airport
Arrived at Budel airport
From Budel to Hilversum
Hoping that it would clear while we were en-route, we departed from Budel to Lelystad. However, when we approached Lelystad it was still in low clouds, and we diverted to Hilversum.
Take-off runway 03 Budel airport
Megen, River Maes
Final runway 07 Hilversum airfield
Parking Hilversum airfield
From Hilversum to Lelystad
On Saturday morning Maurits and René returned the plane to Lelystad.
Returning to Lelystad