Trips / Weekend flights
From Paderborn-Lippstadt to Teuge On Saturday, a flight from Paderborn-Lippstadt to Teuge, and from there a sight-seeing flight over Utrecht. After the flights, the Cessna was parked in a hangar at Teuge.
Cessna 182 at Paderborn-Lippstadt
In the hangar at Teuge airport
With Hans, Dirk and Twan to Texel On Sunday morning we first made a round trip to Texel.
Dirk, Hans and Twan
With Andres and Minke to Paderborn-Lippstadt Then we flew back to Paderborn-Lippstadt along the river Ruhr.
Mülheim an der Ruhr
René with the Möhne dam in 2013
The Möhne reservoir (Möhnesee) is an artificial lake formed by the damming of two rivers, Möhne and Heve, and with its four basins stores as much as 135 million cubic metres of water. The Möhne dam (Möhnetalsperre) was built between 1908 and 1913 to help control floods, regulate water levels on the Ruhr river downstream, and generate hydropower. Today, the lake is also a tourist attraction.
Dams Raid in the press
During World War II in the early morning hours of May 17, 1943, the Möhne dam was severely damaged by a British bomb attack. Although the impact of the attack on the German war production was minimal (as the British scientific advisers had predicted), the pictures of two broken dams (the other dam was the Eder dam) proved to be a propaganda and morale boost to the British.(More about the Dams Raid at this page)