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dppintr

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  1. Over the Rhine/Meuse Betuwe region, with lots to see. Bridge over the Lower Rhine at Arnhem A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  2. South Holland; over the typical Dutch meadows, Leiden, glasshouses, storm surge barriers, Delft, Gouda and Rotterdam. Meadows, excavated peatlands A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  3. It was good weather on Tuesday. We took a Cessna for some sightseeing near Amsterdam. Zaanse Schans A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  4. Nothing special, but still a nice trip to an airfield that we had not visited before. Hoevenen A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  5. Just a few pictures of our holiday to Portugal and Zaragoza. Zaragoza A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  6. Just a little trip to Borken-Hoxfeld in Germany, but still some nice things to see on the way. Huis Bergh A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  7. Hi Peter. It's a lot of history packed in a small country that happens to be in the strategic river delta of the Rhine and Meuse. The Defense line of Amsterday forts are concrete structures with an earth layer on the side facing where the enemy would come from. They are still there, although most of them not open to the public. See this page about Fort Spijkerboor that we visited recently
  8. A little trip in Holland, with visits to Texel, Fort bij Spijkerboor, Alkmaar and Naarden-Vesting A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  9. Sight-seeing flight over 't Gooi and the Utrecht Hill Ridge in the Netherlands. Specially interesting is the Naarden Fortification, the Fortresses of the New Dutch Waterline and the pyramid built in 1804 by Napoleon's soldiers. Muiderslot A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  10. To Drenthe and Groningen for some history and a sensor network. Bourtange A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  11. Thanks for the responses. I did not know the story about the Junkers W33 "Atlantis". Interesting. Thanks for the tip ? Atlantis refuelling in Koepang
  12. The original plan for a trip to the French Alps did not materialize. The weather was just not good enough for the trip. But we made good with some nice flights, and also I did the two-yearly training flight. The weather would not be good in the weekend. On Friday we returned the plane to its base. But not before we made a visit to Bremen. The Junkers w33 in Bremen A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  13. Team sailplane flying is still enroute by car to the French Alps, and have stopped at Dijon, Darois aerodrome. They visited the nice city of Dijon. I just made a little sightseeing flight on Tuesday. St.John's Cathedral, 's-Hertogenbosch A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  14. Thank you. Indeed it is a 1974 Standard Libelle 201B ?
  15. Veleda and Maurits are enroute to La Motte-du-Caire in the French Alps for glider flying. They left on Saturday morning, but then I received a call that they would first visit St. Hubert in the Belgian Ardennes for two days. The weather in the French Alps was not good yet for glider flying. On Sunday I made a day trip to St. Hubert to visit them. Maurits has landed Trip to St. Hubert in the Belgian Ardennes -o-o-
  16. Veleda and Maurits were going to La Motte-du-Caire in the French Alps for glider flying. I was going to follow them in the first week with a Piper Archer. But would the weather permit flying in April? First, get a plane. With the plane at Hilversum A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  17. Last weekend we had guests from abroad. We invited them for some flying on Monday. The weather on Monday was fantastic. On the way I told a few things about what we saw. St.Elizabeth's flood (1421) A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  18. Bonn is the birthplace of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Bonn was then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he lived until his death. On Monday we made a little trip to Bonn. Bonn A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  19. The biggest natural disaster of the twentieth century in the Netherlands is without a doubt the North Sea flood of 1953. It occurred on the night of Saturday, January 31 and the morning of Sunday, February 1. The floods struck the Netherlands the hardest. Ouwerkerk flood museum A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  20. That also, of course. Let me add one about that ?
  21. The New Dutch Waterline is a defence line that spans 53 miles. The line starts at Muiden and ends at the Biesbosch and is 2 to 3 miles wide. It consists of 45 forts, 6 fortified towns, 2 castles, 85 machine gun casemates, over 700 concrete troop shelters and casemates as well as more than 100 military sluices and water engineering works. The New Dutch Waterline is the largest National Monument in the Netherlands. Fort Vuren On Thursday we made a sight-seeing trip along the Waterline. A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  22. Nothing special perhaps, but we enjoyed the trip. To the Algarve coast in the south of Portugal, then to Évora, Ponte de Sor et Castelo Branco in Portugal. On the way back we visited Vitoria and Limoges. We also overflew Oradour-sur-Glane and the remains of the Remagen bridge. Algarve coast A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  23. We intended to make a trip to the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) during the last week of June and the first week of July. We had not been there before, and it would be interesting to visit. As usual, the typically poor flying weather characteristic of northern Europe required adaptability. Lublin by night A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  24. The Dutch King's birthday on April 27 is an official holiday in the Netherlands, and this year it fell on a Thursday. We had taken the Friday off, so we had four days from Thursday to Sunday available to make a trip.The weather forced us to adjust our plans, and instead of flying south, we flew to the north-east where we visited Rostock, Stralsund and Wismar on the German Baltic coast. Rostock A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
  25. What about Hamburg for a 100 dollar hamburger location? We made our first trip of 2017 to Hamburg. The weather on Friday would be cold, but CAVOK. On Thursday night we drove to Paderborn, and we flew to Hamburg on Friday morning. The weather outlook for the weekend was bad, so we had to make it a day trip. With sunset at 16:30h LT, and having a dislike for night flying, we returned at Paderborn-Lippstadt airport just after 4 o'clock. Hamburg A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-
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