After flying to Scotland’s west coast yesterday, we thought, we would have escaped the bad weather all around. Well, we were proven wrong! After a great sunset, we woke up and it was raining again. So after breakfast I gave Hugo a good walk on the beach and we assessed our options. Continue reading →
Day 6? Isn’t something missing there? Yes, indeed! We had a lot of rain up here in Scotland and we had to stay in Fife for a day before heading for Easter. And on that flight I just had no time to get some photos in. I apologize! Continue reading →
After a really quiet night on the hilltop gliderfield in Currock Hill, Hugo and I waited for our friend Nick to come by. Nick is a flightsimulator pilot and strives to get his realworld license one day.
Together we headed to town and found a little coffee shop and had kind of a late breakfast. Then it was time to fly further north. Continue reading →
The day is almost there! Just three days left until Hugo and I will climb on board of 90B and head for Great Britain and Ireland. But before, the is a lot of work to do! During the last two days 90B got her finishing touches as we changed the oil and cleaned the spark plugs. Continue reading →
In a coincidence, I discovered that Lady Bush Pilot aka Valerie Dereymæker from Belgium has already flown her Piper PA18-150 around Africa. To an E-Mail asking for advice, she answered in less than half an hour!
Thank you for supporting and mentoring me along the way!
Pilots tend to think, that mechanics can’t fly. Last week, my brother and helping hand Nico proved the opposite. In his Ventus cxM D-KNGS he fly over a thousand (yes, 1.000) kilometers from Celle to the Mecklenburg Lake District and on to Poland. After a little more than 10 hours of continuous soaring, he returned to Celle. Continue reading →
The “Discovering Eagle” project has been invented by Florian Meissner as means of documenting and sharing his love for aviation and traveling. He likes to share what he experiences and hurdles he has to take to fly his airplane to far of destinations and meet new people.
While traveling all over Europe the main goal of “Discovering Eagle” is to brand a journey one will do only once in a lifetime. In the footsteps of well-known aviators like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Elli Beinhorn and Michael Grzimek he plans on not just fly to Africa, but even surround it!
On this website we like to document the planning process for such a feat and what Florian does in the meantime to prepare himself.
Since a project of the magnitude surely requires lots of money, please feel free to check out hour you can support us.