Trips / Oostwold

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To Oostwold and Hoogeveen
2 April 2016
EHLE; Lelystad EHOW; Oostwold EHHO; Hoogeveen



From Lelystad to Oostwold

On Friday, the weather outlook appeared nice for Saturday, and we booked the Piper G-WARH for the Saturday afternoon for a little flying trip. We were thinking of flying to Norden-Norddeich, and then perhaps a hop to one of the Frisian Islands, like Borkum or Norderney. As we could not reach Norden by telephone (it is PPR), we decided to fly to Oostwold first, and then see at Oostwold what our next hop would be. We took-off at about 12:30 from Lelystad to Oostwold.

Oostwold 2008
Oostwold in 2008
Maurits and René had been to Oostwold airfield once before, but that was already eight years ago.

In the mean time, a new building with the airport office and a restaurant had replaced the former cabins.

At Oostwold we had something to drink and to eat in the restaurant "Hangar 28" before we moved on.

Rene and Maurits, run-up checks
René and Maurits, run-up checks
Vossemeer, Keteldiep, Ketelmeer
Vossemeer, Keteldiep, Ketelmeer
Approaching Oostwold airfield
Approaching Oostwold airfield
Maurits and Rene at Oostwold airfield
Maurits and René at Oostwold airfield



From Oostwold to Hoogeveen

We had left Lelystad somewhat later than we first aimed for. Because of the time, we decided to make our next hop to Hoogeveen, already on the route back to Lelystad. For Maurits and Veleda it was their first visit to Hoogeveen airfield. We took-off from runway 25 of Oostwold, and we landed at runway 09 of Hoogeveen. We had something to drink again, and then we went back to the plane.

Rene and Veleda at Oostwold airfield
René and Veleda at Oostwold airfield
Veendam
Veendam
Final runway 09 Hoogeveen airfield
Final runway 09 Hoogeveen airfield
Maurits and Rene at Hoogeveen airfield
Maurits and René at Hoogeveen airfield



From Hoogeveen to Lelystad

After Hoogeveen, we flew back to Lelystad.

The Netherlands recently welcomed its 17-millionth resident. The larger part of the Dutch population lives in what is called "De Randstad", which is rougly the densely populated area from Rotterdam to The Hague, to Amsterdam, and then to Utrecht. The whole of the Randstand only has one GA airfield; Hilversum, and on the far outside the GA airfields of Lelystad, Teuge and Seppe are located. We have a sparse airfield density comparible with Poland (it's true; look on a European airfields wall map).

It can be very busy, from time to time, at Lelystad airport.

Danger
Unfortunately, busy also means that some people become impatient if they have to wait for their turn to take-off while other aircraft are landing. It was not the first time that we saw an aircraft immediately lining-up behind a landing aircraft at Lelystad airport, hindering other aircraft on final in a momentarily busy circuit.

Hoogeveen airfield restaurant
Hoogeveen airfield restaurant
Hoogeveen airfield
Hoogeveen airfield
Final runway 23 Lelystad airport
Final runway 23 Lelystad airport
Rene at Lelystad airport
René at Lelystad airport


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