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Countries I’ve been to

Let me share a little list with you where I have been to and how did I get there.

By myself

Germany 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.
France 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.
United Kingdom 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.
Belgium While returning from the British Isles 2019 tour I made a stopover in Brussels to meet Lady Bush Pilot.
Netherlands Just a quick fuel stop on my way to the British Isles. But definitely not the last!

With my family

France Most of our family holidays we spend in the French Alps. We either supported my father to go soaring and went skiing there.
Austria Though we went skiing in France in the very early years of my life, we later moved on to the Austrian Alps.
Italia 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…
Denmark First time I came to Denmark, we visited the Legoland in Billund. Later we returned a couple of times to the Baltic Sea Islands.
Sweden 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!
Spain 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.
Morocco 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

Africa 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…

Canada, Alaska The northern Rocky Mountains in Canada and Alaska are a place I like to go one time.
South America 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 New Zealand is so well-known for its beautiful scenery and hospitable people. Do you need more reasons?

Florian

Union Jack

British Isles 2019

How do you deal with the Brexit?

Since the dawn of time, the people of the British Isles have been a little different from Continental Europe. And today, in times of Brexit, it becomes even more clear.

But what does this mean for travel? According to the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, there will be no implications until October 2019 at least. Furthermore there are statements coming from the UK government to allow EU-like travel well into 2020.

Even if that isn’t going to happen, I bet that the UK government has some higher priorities than to change the rules which are in place for flying your own aircraft to or from the UK. So I will pack my personal identification card (german Personalausweis) and travailing passport, file a GAR and land at an uncontrolled airfield. As I do understand the purpose of the GAR, it provides a means for authorities to know when and where I plan to land and for them to possibly meet me there.

Who is the crew?

As usual Florian will fly the plane and Hugo will accompany him.

When do you go?

Departure in Celle-Arloh / Germany is planned for July 6th, 2019. The whole journey will take about two weeks.

Where do you stay?

First and foremost we plan to fly to smaller airfields where we have the possibility to setup our tent. But may we meet some nice people along the way and get invited for a night.

Where do you go?

Departure will be in Celle-Arloh / Germany (EDVC) once again. From there we go straight to the west for our first fuel stop in Middelburg/Zeeland / Netherlands (EHMZ). Our final stop for the first day will be Clacton-on-Seas / UK.

The next day we plan on making it north to the Newcastle area.

More stops are planned in Aberdeen, the Orkney Islands and the Hebrides. Going south again, we will follow Ireland’s west coast to Wales and down through Wessex to The Solent and the Ile of Wight.

Another highlight will be a visit in Alderney, the northernmost of the Channel Islands.

On our way back, we will see the Normandy Landing Beaches and continue south of Paris / France to the German Black Forest region and then back north and home.

Stay tuned for updates from the trip!