I drove from Frankfurt airport to the Poppenhausen/Wasserkuppe area to visit the Alexander Schleicher (AS) glider factory.
This month I’m doing a research trip to Europe for various reasons.
I’ll be spending about one week in each of Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
Here are some impressions of the journey across the world from Adelaide to Frankfurt (via Dubai) on a Qantas/Emirates codeshare.
I’ve just made a substantial investment in AvSoft Australia Pty Ltd, the company behind AvPlan (http://www.avplan.com.au).
I hope that as you read this, the reasons why I was keen to invest in AvPlan should become obvious. That decision was driven from two strong passions of mine – technology and aviation. AvPlan represents a brilliant intersection between those two realms that presses all the right buttons for me 🙂
In June 2013 I flew for the first time into Sydney International Airport (YSSY) in the PC-12, and then flew back home to Adelaide a week later (with a video camera running).
Recently I took the editor of the Australian AOPA magazine, Kreisha Ballantyne, for a fly in my PC-12NG and she wrote a story about it for the magazine 🙂
She has kindly let me post the resulting magazine article online on my blog – so here it is!
Pilatus article from AOPA magazine (PDF, 3 pages)
If you like this sort of article, please support AOPA Australia so they can write more of them!
A few weeks ago, TCP was used for ground and flying sessions for an upcoming flying magazine article.
As part of that process, after taking shots inside and around the aircraft on the ground, John Absolon (who did the flying and the photography) went flying to Kangaroo Island to try the plane out for himself.
It was later flown to Sydney for air to air shots in the vicinity of the appropriate famous landmarks!
Unfortunately access restrictions due to the weather (specifically, strong winds driving limited runway selection at Sydney Airport) was such that it wasn’t possible to get right into the harbour as intended. There were still some great shots taken with the harbour in the background, taken from the vicinity of Chatswood.
You can see a selection of the photos taken on these days at John Absolon’s photoshelter site, here:
This is my favourite shot (with thanks to John Absolon for letting me post it here):
It is now a day or so after the big flying adventure concluded, and it is time for some reflections on the experience.