Hello ladies, gentlemen, birds and fellow aviation enthusiasts. Finally, the final exams are over (was about time) and there’s now some spare room for sharing the passion of aviation with you again, this time with some little teaser pictures for a bigger photo report of a flight through the Alps.
ONE FEELS SO SMALL SEEING THESE ENORMOUS MOUNTAINS
Kudos for these pictures go to my friend, study mate and flight instructor Manuel Rauch (note that this little baby below is the plane I made my first flight with 🙂 )
Flying in the Mountains – Beauty and Danger side by side!
Mountain flying is great fun and the view is very hard to beat, but it comes with a price: a careful and thorough preflight check of both the aircraft and the route is crucial. Heavy gusts, with up and down drafts can occur, and the weather can turn from beautiful and sunny into foggy and windy in a glance. Icing is also a danger that must not be underestimated.
Due to the height of the mountain area, the engine has less power, which makes steep climbs rather difficult for smaller planes (so better think twice whether you really wanna try to fly over the Matterhorn rather than around it 🙂
The pilot’s gotta be conscious and aware every second – the golden rule of aviation applies perfectly here: If in doubt, keep out! Naturally, strips for emergency landings are rare on this side of the earth.
But I guess these pictures are a fine reward, aren’t they? 🙂
Enjoy the pictures and be prepared for some more aerial views from the mountains and Germany.