There are things you have to see at least once in your life. The Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland is one of these! But why?
I assume by now it is well-known that the Nazis did horrible mass murder on the Jews and other minorities. And since it has happened already, it can happen again! There is only one way to prevent it: Remember!
Do to that better Tim and I decided to spend a weekend in Oswiecim / Poland and to visit the remains of the Auschwitz Concentration and Extermination Camp.
Let me share a little list with you where I have been to and how did I get there.
My home country where I live since I was born.
United States of America
I worked and lived there for a year and got my pilots license in the meantime.
I lived and worked there for almost one year after my apprenticeship in 2013. During that time I got my pilots license.
Also I returned in 2018 for the summer and flew as a tow pilot at Chilhowee Gliderport (92A) in Benton. Great thanks to Sarah and Jason for giving me my tow pilot endorsement and for let me having fun with their Pawnee!
In December 2014 I returned to the States, this time to Kentucky. In Louisville I bought 90B and shipped her home to Celle, Germany.
During my year in Tennessee I got the chance to spend a couple of days exploring New York City with my mom.
Flying in and out of Atlanta, Georgia was and is my gateway to Tennessee.
During my flight training with Aviation Specialists Inc. at Collegedale Municipal Airport (KFGU), TN I routinely crossed into Alabama and landed at several smaller airfields.
I drove through these states on my way from Chattanooga, TN to New York City, NY.
I came through these states on the trip to buy 90B when I flew into Chicago, IL and drove down to Louisville, KY.
By myself I’ve been to France just once on my trip to St. Auban and back. But before I’ve been there many times as a child with my family.
After having flown in to the Duxford Flying Legends Airshow as a child with my family, I returned in 90B to explore the country on my own. See British Isles 2019 tour.
While returning from the British Isles 2019 tour I made a stopover in Brussels to meet Lady Bush Pilot.
Just a quick fuel stop on my way to the British Isles. But definitely not the last!
Did at weekend trip to visit the concentration camp memorial in Oswiecim with Tim. See Weekend in Auschwitz
With my family
Most of our family holidays we spend in the French Alps. We either supported my father to go soaring and went skiing there.
Though we went skiing in France in the very early years of my life, we later moved on to the Austrian Alps.
In 1998 we did a tour around the Alps in our fathers DR400 and did a couple of days layover in northern Italy. I might be back one day…
First time I came to Denmark, we visited the Legoland in Billund. Later we returned a couple of times to the Baltic Sea Islands.
It was 2001 when we flew my fathers DR400 up the Lake Vettern in southern Sweden. And I have to admit, the Swedish landscape is one of the most beautiful ones in Europe!
A couple years ago we did another flying adventure. Through France we flew down the Mediterranean coast of Spain until Mallaga where we spend a couple of days.
From our trip to Spain we took a day trip to Ceuta and Tanger. It was far away from everything I had known from Europe so far! And I was only 12…
Countries / regions I like to go to
Still my ultimate goal is to fly my own plane around Africa one day…
Baltic Sea region
I have ideas for flying around the Baltic Sea already…
The northern Rocky Mountains in Canada and Alaska are a place I like to go one time.
Flying through the Andes mountains like the majestic Condor, soaring over high peaks. I adventure I have to try! But if I do it, I will go down all the way to Ushuaia.
New Zealand is so well-known for its beautiful scenery and hospitable people. Do you need more reasons?
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 →