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Hi,

some impressions from short flights in north-eastern Germany, the Danish island of Bornholm and Poland.

Starting in Werneuchen, a former fighter airfield east of Berlin:

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Crossing Berlin Tegel. Note the colours...

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Trying to lose height near Heringsdorf, at Usedom island in the Baltic Sea:

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Refueling - and taking of again. In Heringsdorf, some buildings still look GDR-like:

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At Bornholm - lost my drop tank here...

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Above the Polish sea coast

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Landed at Szczeczin-Goleniów

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It was fun flying that agile fighter plane; I hope the pictures bring at least a little impression of it.

Regards,

Harald

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Nice presentation.  My fav German fighter aircraft was the Pfalz D.III from WWi--just the sleek cowling, very advanced looking for its day, it came late in the war.  A friend of mine, my older brother's friend Skip Smith, marketing manager at Mondavi Winery in Napa, who I referred my hotel guests to since I knew both Robert and Michael Mondavi, gave me a book on WW1 fighters which my ex wife still keeps for me, it is a one of a kind, out of print book with info that can only be found on Wikipedia today.  It also included WWII fighters as well, all the way to modern rockets and missiles.  I read it over and over and the bindings never wore out. 

My fav German bomber of WWII was the sleek looking Heinkel 111, and my fav Brit Bomber was the likewise sleek looking Mosquito.  But my all time fav fighter aircraft was the fork tailed devil, the P38 Lightning, workhorse in Europe and the Pacific, overshadowed by the P51.  It had bags of power with its twin engines and I have a fine freeware recreation of it recommended to me by a screenshot poster here for Xplane11.  My fav WWII bomber was the B17 because of its sturdiness under fire, and my fav story was of a German pilot who escorted a wounded B17 back to friendly English territory in WWII after he put it out of commission during a battle. 

That pilot was later reunited with the pilot of the B17, even though he risked execution by the Germans he was silently praised for his chivalry under combat all the way up the chain of command  word not allowed, despite his shortcomings, had a great deal of respect for the British, I learned much about this during my travels in Germany by those guides who knew both sides of the War, including the saving of Paris and Heidelburg.  I was a history and social sciences major, despite my IT career in my college days there were no good computer courses to be had, so I majored in the liberal arts with the goal of teaching in some capacity some day. 

And that is how I came to be an IT Business Systems instructor and designer for the world travel and hospitality industry, because of my history background vs. my systems background, which I just picked up on the job as needed and picked up the certifications as they came into my career path.  Being a student pilot really helped my IT career because pilots are essentially programmers.  Anyone can fly a plane, but it takes a pilot or student of flying like we all are to some degree to plan out and program flights, whether they be VFR or IFR or a mixture of both.

John

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Excellent series of images, Harald! One never gets tired of seeing (or reading about) this classic.
Amazing vertical climb shot!

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5 hours ago, vc10man said:

DCS plane?

Thanks Rick! No, it's a development that some guys made from the Rébuffat model for FS2004. In my opinion, they did well, only the VC shows the model's age. This new version is available at Simviation[dot]com.

Thanks John for your post. Regarding WWI fighters, I can't decide between the Albatros fighters and the Fokker D.VII. Regarding WWII planes, your favourite choice is mine: the P-38. Time will come to show some pictures of it!

Thanks P_7878, too. It was a procedure to lose height that I hardly used until this time...

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Harald: Must be an interesting procedure to practice with this plane....thanks.

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