Flying our 1969 Piper PA28-140 "Foxy Lady" D-EHFS to our favourite airfields around Europe.
(c) Stu Savory
|Secret Island Idyll We like to fly to small islands, like this one. I won't tell you where it is ;-) . The landing strip is a grass field right on the beach. So just park the plane and go swimming ;-) Or visit the stark beauty of Fairisle, out in the North Sea. N.B: Another tip : if you are brave/foolhardy enough to jump without a parachute, make sure you are high enough above the clouds that your trusted partner has time to hand you one on the way down :-)|
|Bulldog-Beach. One of the (other) islands to which we love to fly is Juist, where Wilma loves the seven miles of sandy beach. Juist (EDWJ) just an hour's hop away. I have flown to rum places in Afrika, but the two hairiest airfields visited, really only for aficionados, were first, Barra (57° 01.5' N, 07° 26.4'W) which is a sandbank in the Sea of the Hebrides and so only there at low tide and second, Meribel (45° 24.4' N, 06°34.8 E) which is 5600 ft up in the french alps, only 400 yards long but with a crosswise slant up a steep slope with a blind approach & a vertical cliff at the end! Not something for a simple bush pilot ;)|
This photo of me was taken by Gisela whilst I was formating on
Anton's Bölkow 207 one day. Look closely, and you can see me
waving! Did you ever wonder how the Mooney got its name? Take a look at
the very first flying Mooney here!
Or listen to a Merlin engine on a fly-by of (not this Wing-Commander) Little Spitfire;-)
BTW: Hier ist ein Foto von ein paar Hoch- und Langstreckenflieger, Bekannte von MIR.
BTW: as a CFI (certified flying instructor) I always like to read about - and learn from - the stupid things other pilots do. The good news is that the registration number D-EHFS has now been 'recycled' and is proudly borne by a new Cessna Skyhawk at the DFS Flying Club in Egelsbach. I wish them as much pleasure with their incarnation of D-EHFS as we had with ours, all those long years.