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After being checked out and cleared to fly ‘solo’ again, I was all set to head off to Sywell with Charlie. We’d discussed this trip in readiness for attempting it last weekend, but a strong crosswind (right on the limits of the aircraft) and my cold prevented us from making the trip then.

As previously agreed, I’d planned a slightly circuitous route to enable us to carry out another Zone Transit, this time the Class D around RAF Brize Norton. I’ve transitted their airspace a number of times in the past, and they’ve always been helpful and able to approve any requested routing, so I thought this would be a good option for Charlie to attempt his first Zone Transit on the return flight.

As with the previous flight of the day, it was a little difficult to get the engine started, but once going we again headed off to the North Apron to…

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Awesome Aerials: Germany from Above!

Fab photos 🙂

Püttmann's Blog

Hello dear readers. One of the reasons that flying is so fascinating is the possibility to see everything from above. Every problem seems relative facing the stunning landscapes of our planet and seeing houses that look like toys from the cockpit.

Today, I’d like to share some aerial views of Germany with you. Enjoy! All pictures are ©Manuel Rauch.

The Absolute Freedom

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Down below, you can see the wonderful landscape of Rhineland Palatinate, some kilometers south of the place where I study. Not many people around there, but great vines, food and sceneries and little old cities 🙂

The street you can see below belongs to Bernkastel-Kues. I’ve been there one year ago, the city has just roundabout 7,000 inhabitants.

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Now we head back home: the Rhine nearby the Siebengebirge and the Drachenfels (Dragon’s Rock). The source of the rock is volcanic magma and many legends are told about it…

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