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Germany Back Country - near Franfurt

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Bush Flying (kind of) in the heart of Germany!

On this flight, we will mainly visit glider fields in the area around Frankfurt and north up to Kassel. 
We depart from Frankfurt-Egelsbach (EDFE), Germany's busiest General Aviation airport. We fly to the southwest, towards the river Rhine and land at Oppenheim (EDGP). The field is nicely situated on the Rhine and easy to find. From here, we turn northwest to land at Rudesheim - Eibinger Forstwiesen (EP04). The name says it all - Forstwiesen would translate to "a meadow in the forest". For more details about this stop, please check your E-Mail! For a short glider flight at the field, klick here.
After this exciting stop, we head in a westerly direction for our next landing at Nannhausen (EDRN). It is a glider field with permission for single-engine aircraft up to 2 tons maximum weight. Our next stop is Laufenselden (EO49, an ORBX Freeware airport), home of the local aeroclub named "Cockchafer". We continue northeast and land at Riedelbach Taunus (EO98). It is also a glider field, engine-powered aircraft are allowed only for towing glider. I obtained a permit for us, and we are welcome to land there. From here we head north for our next landing at Bottenhorn (EDGT). Landings are allowed on runway 29, take-offs from 11!

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We depart and head east towards the old university town of Marburg. The airport (EDFN) lies a couple of miles north of the city. We continue northeast towards Bad Wildungen (ES25). Engine-driven airplanes will always use the traffic pattern east of the runway. On our way east we pass Fritzlar Army airfield, watch out for extensive helicopter traffic. Our next landing will be at Sontra Dornberg (EP19). The town is very old. It was associated with the Hanseatic League, the medieval commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in northwestern and central Europe. Sontras importance came from the bituminous shale mining. The airfield is for glider flying only, but we have permission to land there.
Only a couple of miles north is our next landing, Stauffenbuehl (EP21). It is a busy glider field with additional motor glider and balloon activities. Single engine aircraft are welcome as well.
On our way to today's destination, we overfly some interesting old towns with lots of timber-framed houses. Our final landing for today will be at Witzenhausen (EP58).  Witzenhausen is the center of Europes largest cherry growing area.

Documentation: Flight plans here. Please note that the GTN flight plan extends to EDHD because our destination is not in the GTN database.

Aircraft: The trip has 212 nm. We have 11 landings, most airfields have gras runways. Any single engine light GA plane is suitable, from the C172 to the Cherokee or the Porter. Please fly what you like. I will be in my A2A C172 D-EFYC.

Scenery: I recommend ORBX GEN (the destination airfield is part of GEN) and GES. Christian Bahr (Bahrometrix) made some very nice small airfields.
For Bottenhorn klick here. On the same site is a download for FSX as well. 
Nannhausen kann be found from the same developer here.
On the same site but from another developer, there is a version of Oppenheim.

These sceneries are very nice but not required. More details about Rudesheim via E-Mail.

Time and Weather: Please set you date and weather to June 21st, 2019. Departure time should be at 2 PM local time.


Particulars
Date and time: December 21, 2019, 1900 UTC
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Regards

Gunter Schneider

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Gunter has produced a winning combination of natural beauty and airmanship challenge. Several vertically-inclined glider airfields will provide a chance for us to practice our stick-and-rudder skills. And while this run does not include as many castles at the famous Rhine tour, the Marburger Schloss (Marburg castle) makes up for the lack of quantity with impressive quality.

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On 12/16/2019 at 12:49 PM, Viking01 said:

Laufenselden

That's the one. :smile:

 

On 12/16/2019 at 12:49 PM, Viking01 said:

Cockchafer

I'll give them a miss if it's all the same to you. :dry:


The 'Climate' changes every day. It's what we call 'Weather'.

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WIll be late - football, Liverpool playing in Club World Cup final. How late depends on whether it goes to extra time, penalties etc.


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Here are some snaps of the German Back Country flight. The amateur photographer did not catch the drama of these terrific little glider airfields. But the beauty of the scenery comes through. Gunter, this was a splendid afternoon/evening. We all had a great time working on our airmanship and solving the problems of the world. Apologies for the inadequate photo coverage.

Roman...you are missed!

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Great pics Mike. I'm not quite sure that it might have been important world problem solving session but a we sure had a chance to work on our airmenship thanks to a very interesting, challenging and scenic route.

A very nice flight Gunter: thoroughly enjoyed this exploration into this  "back country" area.

I do want to take this opportunity express my appreciation to all the flight designers extraordinaire in this group for your dedication, time and efforts spent in preparing these flight excursions each week.

And to all the participants a sincere thank-you for your comradeship in making this a truly enjoyable experience and adventure to be a part.

Norm

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