Multiple days flying tour

North Sea weekend at Norderney

July 2, 2020

From Genk-Zwartberg to Parma (Part 4): exploring Parma

August 18, 2019

Tourism The next morning, we discover the Parma area. Not many tourists around for mid -August. This region is so beautiful and full of historic buildings. Wonderfull! We enjoy it very much. Mimi brings us to “La Rocca”, that seems to be the best store to get ham and cheese from Parma. Mimi Vinckenbosch moved…


From Genk-Zwartberg to Parma (Part 3) : The bay of Genua

August 17, 2019

Preparing to take off We are in Cannes right now, preparing to take off for Parma this morning. According to Aeroweather, skies are clear, but on the satellite picture, it tells me something different. Maybe a thin cloud layer in the Bay of Genua. Anyway, we’re going for it. It is the first time I’ll…


From Genk-Zwartberg to Parma (Part 2): stopover in Cannes

August 16, 2019

Changing plans There’s a lot of rain on its way to Luxembourg on this long August 15 weekend. I planned to go to a pilot’s fly-in in Kalinigrad initially and meet there with a Polish pilot, and attend an AOPA supported event, but as I fly VFR, seems not to be a good idea to…


From Genk-Zwartberg to Parma (Part 1) : the departure

August 14, 2019

A new engine for the Mooney I drive to Hasselt to visit my mother, who’s 89 years old now. After staying overnight at her house together with my son, my mother drops me off the next morning at the Genk-Zwartberg airfield. Today, we are going to pick up the Mooney of our flying club. The…


Private flight to Fayence : flying back to Luxembourg :

July 29, 2019

Return delayed due to bad weather Bad weather followed us to Fayence and the next day looks really bad. Impossible to take off again and so we have to wait until the sun appears again the next day. Bad weather never takes long in Fayence however and the next morning, I woke up with clear…


Private flight from Luxembourg to Fayence – GDL69 failure

July 28, 2019

A hot Summer day flight My family and me remember late July 2019 in Luxembourg for its extreme hot record temperatures of 40 degrees Celcius. I’ve booked since quite some time a Cessna 172 SP – call sign LX-AIO – at my flying club Aéro-Sport for a long weekend fly-out. I always enjoy when my…


Preparation for Melilla

April 28, 2019

Only a couple of days to go prior that our UPL-AOPA Luxembourg group flying to Melila starts. The trip will be more than 2200 Nautical miles all together, to be performed in 4 flying days. Quite intense to say the least. I intend to fly with the Mooney M20J , with call sign OO-LVT starting…


Data Sim cards and Blue Moon Belgian style beer

September 29, 2015

Sep 28th – Day 1. The US flying adventure starts here. This will become my 4th flying trip within North America. Together with my Belgian fellow pilot Ludo (who’s making his 1st flying trip within the USA), we departed with Lufthansa from Luxembourg and arrived in Denver via a quick stop in Frankfurt. Upon arrival…


First flight with our 7 months old son

July 13, 2010

A new flight era starts The plan Being an experienced private pilot, one can just fly around the local airfield or flying to the same airfields all the time (which gets boring quickly) or one can try to do something new and exciting. That’s how I decided that we’d go flying with our 7-month-old son.…