Corse Aug 2019

Corse Aug 2019

Last August, we flew to Corsica for a couple of days. Our plane was one of the DA40s at Altenrhein. Originally, the goal was to fly to Corsica’s Figari du Sud airport, but they were out of parking space for airplanes. So, we decided to 

Dijon June 2019

Dijon June 2019

Above a thick cloud cover, we flew into Dole airport, which is situated close to Tavaux. Unfortunately the rental car we booked (ok somebody thought he had booked it but the confirmation never came) wasn’t available so we got around by taxi (don’t do, quite 

Hungary April 2019

Hungary April 2019

Plane: DA40, Airport of departure: Altenrhein LSZR, Airport of destination: GyΓΆr LHPR, flight rules: IFR. We had a lovely time visiting my mother at Balaton lake. The area is so beautiful and she’s a fantastic cook (so we were basically spoilt rotten)! We also made 

Salzburg March 2019

Salzburg March 2019

Plane: DA40, Airport of departure: Altenrhein LSZR, Airport of destination: Salzburg LOWS, flight rules: IFR

Nancy Aug 2018

Nancy Aug 2018

flight to Nancy in IMC (instrument meteorological conditions), meaning you only see the water moving over your cockpit window and lots of gray stuff otherwise known as clouds. Also strong winds on landing. The city is very beautiful with a rather southern flair despite its 

Colmar Aug 2018

Colmar Aug 2018

overnight trip with Clare including a visit to a butterfly farm πŸ™‚ Plane: Cessna 172 (DEPME), Airport of departure: Hohenems LOIH, Airport of destination: Colmar LFGA, flight rules: IFR (Z-flightplan)

Night Flights 2018

Night Flights 2018

Here are a few pictures of our night VFR flights (rating Feb 2018). To read more about getting the night VFR rating please see instrument rating.

Strasbourg Apr 2018

Strasbourg Apr 2018

Strasbourg two-day trip with Jing and Clare πŸ™‚ Plane: Piper Archer 28 (DERSS), Airport of departure: Hohenems LOIH, Airport of destination: Strasbourg LFST, flight rules: VFR

Portoroz, Slovenia Aug 2017

Portoroz, Slovenia Aug 2017

Plane: Cessna 172 (DEPME), Airport of departure: Hohenems LOIH, Airport of destination: Portoroz LJPZ, flight rules: VFR

Elba and Bastia May 17

Elba and Bastia May 17

3 nights on Elba Plane: PA28, Airport of departure: Hohenems LOH, Airport of destination: Elba LIRJ, flight rules: VFR

Venice Apr 2017

Venice Apr 2017

Plane: Piper Archer DERSS, Airport of departure: Hohenems, Airport of destination: Lido

Linz Apr 2017

Linz Apr 2017

Visiting my parents πŸ™‚ Plane: PA28, Airport of departure: Hohenems LOIH, Airport of destination: Linz LOWL, flight rules: VFR

Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating

Once you get your private pilot license (PPL) only one obstacle seems to get continually in the way – clouds. Why you ask? Well, with a PPL you are only allowed to fly in visual conditions. That is, you basically need to see where you 

Private pilot license

Private pilot license

So, this story starts in the early spring of 2016 with my husband, who obviously had too much time on his hands. He was busy researching the cost of flight simulator seats for his home computer when it dawned on him that a pilot license