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BelgianTiger_2

Bringing my second hand piper home

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Hi gents!

Since i was in the market for a new GA,i decided to surf the world wide web and stumbled upon this nice little Piper Archer III.Paperwork and frame seemed A-O-K but the downside is that it is located in Sweden,Göteborg-Landvetter Airport.Nevertheless,i head out there and not soon after,i get to see her in real and it's love at first sight!

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With a glimpse inside,we see that she is well equiped and well maintained.

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So no need to further tackle the price,get that VISA out and pay the man!Now we only need to bring her to Belgium to get her Belgian registration and colors.The plan is to depart ESGG to Billund,Denmark,then head out to Hamburg,Lelystad and Midden Zeeland to get her repainted.Afterwards,we'll deliver her to the first aeroclub needing her service in Belgium.So time to head out!

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After turning West,we soon hit the Swedish coast

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And are over the sea

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Heading to Denmark,

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Luckily i got my GoPro with me to capture the journey at the tip of the nose ;).

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After a nice and soothing cruize,time to get back to work.Since the weather at Billund was OK,I decided to test out the AP and let it fly the APP.She handled well and i took over at short final to set her down on Danish soil.

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Since we are not familiar with this airport,we asked for the follow me car to guide us to our parking spot for the next couple of hours.

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All tied up and ready for the night,just need to get my bag out and head for the pub!

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Hope you join me next time on the leg from Billund to Hamburg.

Kind regards,

Steven

PS:If anyone has any experience repainting this bird,please contact me as i would like to request 2 paints for this one to use in Belgium ;).

 

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We do not see the Piper much, I have flown in one once, in a six place Piper out of Groton.  One must remember that the iconic FS2 modeled a Piper!  40+ years of simming cannot go wrong.

John

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Nice plane, nice pictures, and a real nice story to go along with it.

John

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