Summer in Germany has not been very generous this year, and long distance flights were a bit out of the question for a while due to the permanent presence of thunderstorms.
But mid-August summer had decided to somewhat return (or arrive in the first place) and provided for a weekend with some clouds – did I say that I absolutely hate it, when there are no clouds. They just add that much to flying. Blue skies though… better fly over some interesting grounds.
Nevertheless, the plane was booked – a nice 1982 Socata TB20 Trinidad. Born in France just a few months before me. Freshly painted and overhauled. I had flown it before a few times, but never really far away.
My furthest flight in the same direction was in a Cessna 172. This time around the route would not take me through Cologne’s CTR, instead I would land just short of it in Leverkusen, near my hometown of Bergisch Gladbach, where my parents would pick me up.
Without further ado, here is the video, be warned 😉 there’s only one camera perspective.