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Sunday, January 04, 2009

OK, So It's Not Sedona ...

It's Koblenz-Winningen. The Partnerin and I wanted to have Greek food on Saturday, but the place around the corner from us was closed, so we used the beautiful weather to fly on down the Rhein (yep, it's down the Rhein when you head towards the North Sea) to have lunch at Delphi, the Greek restaurant on the field. That's snow on the runway ... funny that there wasn't much to be seen on the grass, despite the ground being almost frozen solid, as we found out when we partked on the grass. No shots of the food this time, but I assure you it was good.

Like Sedona, Arizona, you have drop offs on each end of the runway at Koblenz, but Sedona is much more dramatic, with red rocks, cliffs, all the lovely desert scenery around it. Still, you think twice when landing on snow knowing that there is a drop at the end of the runway. Well, not really ... I get the Diamond to stop within a few hundred meters (the manual tells me it takes as little as 200 or so if conditions are just right, but they rarely are) with a judicious use of brakes, so the worry is not so much going off the end of the runway as it might be going off the side like the poor guys at Denver. But not this time ... the runway is fairly non-skid despite the snow.

So we had a good, non-eventful visit and lunch and then back to Frankfurt to batten down the hatches for the next blast of winter coming this way.

First flight of 2009 ... always a good way to start a new year.

Happy New Year, Y'all.


Blogger C N Heidelberg said...

I love your flying pictures!

8:43 AM, January 05, 2009  

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