An extremely bumpy departure from Nuremberg in the Diamond DA40, an RNP into a very bumpy Baden-Baden Karlsruhe and some decisions on my planning go absolutely wrong.
Luckily the planning aspects were food and not my flying, as on a Monday, there’s literally nothing open at our tech stop for food and so the story goes, Germany for a spot of lunch, becomes France.
For many years I’ve wanted to join Erlangen Bergweich, which is one of the oldest festivals in Germany. Like Oktoberfest with better weather. With the previous two years cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, it was time to organise the planning of this trip. Many months were spent waiting on the local authorities and the Bavarian Government to allow the event to take place.
Despite a relatively high number of visitors, it is not commonly known by tourists, or people living outside Bavaria. This was a much-needed trip and would be flown entirely IFR, but we had a last-minute addition to ensure this trip was memorable.
The aircraft is a DA40 TDI, which uses a Thielert “Centurion” 135 hp (101 kW) diesel engine and burns diesel or jet fuel. It has a constant-speed propeller and FADEC (single lever) engine control. G-ZANY is based at Stapleford Aerodrome, Essex, UK and was delivered as new in 2003.
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