Some of you might remember an earlier post of mine about the "Alte Tante Ju" making sightseeing flights over some German towns (for those of you who don't here's the link). From that day on every time I heard the distinctive sound of her engines from above one could see me standing on my roof-deck or tightly pressing my nose to one of the roof windows like a little child. As the Missus finally had enough of cleaning the windows of nose and finger prints she thought it fitting to bestow such an flight upon me for my Birthday. To tell the truth it didn't really stop me from continuing my obsession and even now having enjoyed the trip of my life I'm running for the windows as soon as I hear her fly over.
So without much further ado here's some selected impressions I took to share with you:
|here she is in all her splendour as seen from the gate|
|I used the transfer by bus for some shots of all angles|
|that little door actually is meant to be an emergency exit as well|
|first look out of my window|
|4 crew (2 Pilots, 1 Flight Engineer & a Stewardess) for 16 passengers. Unthinkable nowadays.|
|now I know why young girls only take selfies from above ;-) From excitement I even forgot to shave...|
|ready for take off...|
|... wait there's one of those newish wannabe airplanes|
|and finally in the air|
|the cockpit was completely overhauled and is stuffe full of modern equipment|
|and very cramped it is|
|a look on one of the bigger Nuernbergian urban recreation areas the "Wöhrder See"|
|on the extreme right just over the engine on can see the main railway station|
|the towns landmark the "Kaiserburg" in the middle...|
|... that must roughly have been the time when my lady saw us passing over.|
|really a great day for a flight. Bavarian Heaven as we call it here... White & Blue|
|and unfortunately it was already time for the runway once again.|
|one of the five professional engineers only taking care about the old lady overseeing the refill process from the wing.|
|well... everyone needs a poser shot, right?|
|beneath the wing|
|final good bye|
Well, what more could I say? It really was an awesome trip and hearing the drone of the engines from close alone was worth it. So all my love and thanks to my missus for such an unbeatable gift.
Hope you enjoyed that slightly off-topic trip to the skies at least a fraction as much as I did. I can only recommend to you if you're in Germany in summer try to fit a trip on the old lady into your shedule. The experience realy is worth it.
Thanks for reading!