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Summer-end trip to Lugano and Bergamo
September 5-9, 2007
5 September 2007; From Lelystad to Hausen am Albis via Birrfeld 6 September 2007; From Hausen am Albis to Lugano 7 September 2007; Round trip from Lugano to Bergamo and back to Hausen am Albis 8 September 2007; To Oberschleissheim (Munchen) via St. Gallen and Hohenens 8 September 2007; From Oberschleissheim to Koln-Bonn 9 September 2007; From Koln-Bonn to Lelystad EHLE; Lelystad LSZF; Birrfeld LSZN; Hausen am Albis LSZA; Lugano LIME; Bergamo LSZR; St. Gallen LOIH; Hohenens EDNX; Oberschleissheim EDDK; Cologne-Bonn

From Lelystad to Hausen am Albis

On Wednesday September 5, 2007 I departed Lelystad to visit Carsten in Zug. There is a small private field just north of Zug where Carsten is in training for his PPL. I cleared customs in Birrfeld and then went on to Hausen where Carsten picked me up. In the evening we had diner with some old colleague's from Zug.

Departing Lelystad
Departing Lelystad
Passing Erkelenz
Passing Erkelenz
Over Strasbourg
Over Strasbourg
Carsten in Hausen am Albis
Carsten in Hausen am Albis

From Hausen am Albis to Lugano

The next day (Thursday) Carsten and I went to Lugano. We flew the Gotthard route that we also took when we were flying to Locarno last March. In Lugano we rented a car and drove to Campione d'Italia, an Italian enclave in Switzerland, where we had lunch. Then we continued our trip around Lake Lugano (Lago di Lugano) to Porlezza where we had a drink with Marko, Nathalie and their baby-son Boris. In the evening we drove to Luino on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore where we checked-in a hotel and had diner.

Southern Zugersee
Southern Zugersee
Rene
René
Approaching Lugano
Approaching Lugano
On the grass parking south
On the grass parking south
Lunch in Campione d'Italia
Lunch in Campione d'Italia
Lugano
Lugano

Lunch in Bergamo

The next day (Friday), after checking out from the hotel in Luino and having breakfast on the shore of Lake Maggiore, we drove back to Lugano airport. After finishing the preflight we took of from runway 01 and then we turned right to reporting point Echo over lake Lugano. After a short flight we arrived in Bergamo's Orio Al Serio airport, where we took the bus direct to the old town on top of the hill. After lunch we went back to the airport. We departed from runway 10 and then we turned left to Calusco. We had a spectacular view on Bergamo. At Calusco we turned north to Lecco on the southen tip of Lake Como (Lago di Como). Over Menaggio we turned west to Lugano and where we landed on runway 01. After refueling and clearing customs we flew back to Hausen am Albis via the Gotthard route.

Over lake Lugano
Over lake Lugano
Landing on RWY 28 of Bergamo
Landing on RWY 28 of Bergamo
Rene in Bergamo
René in Bergamo
Rene and Carsten having lunch
René and Carsten having lunch
Bergamo's old town
Bergamo's old town
Lago di Como
Lago di Como
Flying to the Gotthard
Flying to the Gotthard
Cloud patches between the mountain tops
Cloud patches between the mountain tops

To Munich to pick up passengers

On Saturday we flew to Cologne for the 40th birthday party of Ingo and Manuela. Carsten had invited Bernd and Andrea from Munich to fly with us from Munich to Cologne and we agreed with them to pick them up at Oberschleissheim airfield, near where they live. We departed Hausen am Albis for St. Gallen to clear Swiss customs. Because Oberschleissheim has no customs available we cleared Schengen customs in Hohenems, just a jump away from St. Gallen.

In Hausen am Albis
In Hausen am Albis
Approaching St. Gallen
Approaching St. Gallen
Clearing Schengen customs in Hohenems
Clearing Schengen customs in Hohenems
En-route to Oberschleissheim
En-route to Oberschleissheim
Olympic regatta course
Olympic regatta course
Final RWY 26 Oberschleissheim
Final RWY 26 Oberschleissheim

From Munich to Cologne

In Oberschleissheim we met with Bernd and Andrea who would join us to Cologne. Passengers and fuel could easily be fitted in the PH-EAH's Weight and Balance envelope. Though visibility was good, low clouds stopped us to fly the route at a higher altitude. In the evening we had the party and it was nice to see and talk to some old colleague's from Cologne.

Carsten, Andrea and Bernd
Carsten, Andrea and Bernd
Rene
René
Passing Frankfurt in the east
Passing Frankfurt in the east
Final RWY 32L Cologne-Bonn
Final RWY 32L Cologne-Bonn

From Cologne to Lelystad

On Sunday morning I left the hotel early to fly back to Lelystad.

Carrier planes at Koln-Bonn airport
Carrier planes at Köln-Bonn airport
View of Koln-Bonn airport after departure
View of Koln-Bonn airport after departure
Rhine
Rhine
Plants west of Koln
Plants west of Köln

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