Archive for January, 2011

2011 27 Jan

A week ago, we had great weather for a flight over the mountains… Decided to fly into Samedan (LSZS), a relatively high altitude airport. The RV outperformed most aircraft, even more so than at lower altitudes :-) Don’t understand all the fuss they make about this airport, sure it’s tricky with bad weather and sure it’s hot and high in summer, but the same physics apply as everywhere else. So the knee-jerk reactions to a few fatal accidents by the regulator is basically going to make the airport unattractive for most recreational pilots. Hope this wasn’t one of the last visits, as they want to make some (expensive and superficial) training mandatory. Encouraging people to fly more (and trying to lower costs in all aspects of private flying) would do more for safety than generating even more paper and special rules here and there. It’s still only physics that will get you! 

2011 6 Jan

Finally, the weather cleared up after a lenghty phase of more or less unflyable weather. And when it was VMC, i was sure to work… Anyway, this 2 hour flight paid for all the idling last month… After some cruise performance tests, a short recon of Arosa (where we’ll go on a short snowboard break) i had planned to fly back to Birrfeld… Upon crossing the CTR of Altenrhein (LSZR), by pure coincidence, Chrigi Keller was taking off with their RV-6A HB-YKD… Had plenty of fuel, so let’s go for some pictures ;-) Unfortunately i was by myself and had left the camera at home.  Thanks to Chrigi for once again some awesome pictures of YMT in the air. That makes him the unchallenged leader in YMT air to air photography ;-)