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Triple 7 Project

Here you find some pictures of my personal triple 7 (virtual) fleet. I could not afford one myself, just came 40 million dollar short, so I created them myself with a animation program which I often use in my current job. Boeing is currently increasing it’s production. Is the crisis finally over for the aviation […]

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Connecting dots

Connecting dots

It’s a little bit longer than a year ago when I did my last prof check. I did the check ride on the Seneca and every year I have to proof that my wings are still in place. The JAA states that you at least fly every two year in a real aircraft in real […]

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The friendly airfield

The friendly airfield

To stay current you have to practice. That is what I tried to do with a IFR flight from EHTW (Twente) to EDDG (Münster/Osnabrück/FMO). The flight is very challenging, it’s a short flight and it can push you in a high work load situation. After take off from Twente I activated the IFR flight with […]

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Cloud hopping

Cloud hopping

Some flights are really memorable. So was this flight from EHTW (Twente, The Netherlands) to EDWJ (isle Juist, Germany). It was a cumulus cloudy day in summer time in 2007. During flight I wanted to touch those clouds, is this how heaven looks like ;). I filled a Zulu flight plan and switched to the […]

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Proficiency check succeeded

Proficiency check succeeded

I passed the annual Prof Check on the 24th of September. The check flight was done at Groningen (EHGG). In the morning I did some additional circuit training at Lelystad (EHLE), just to get the feeling right. A movie made during the Training flight on the Seneca II for the upcoming prof check. The test ingredients […]

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Training flight for upcoming prof check

Training flight for upcoming prof check

Today I did a training flight for my upcoming annual prof check ME-IR. I find flying single pilot a multi engine turbo piston on instruments a real thrill. A year has passed since I last flew the Piper Seneca II. Instead working together with a crewmember you have to work together with this bird. Mostly […]

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Various Certificates obtained

Various Certificates obtained

After completion of the MCC Course I did not sit back and relax. These are quiet times job wise but instead I did some additional training. I obtained the following certificates: CRM (Crew Resource Management), dangerous goods, real fire fighting and security at TFC in Düsseldorf (Germany). {gallery}images/stories/20090500_certificates{/gallery}

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On final, completed the MCC course

On final, completed the MCC course

This week I received my certificate for MCC-course (Multi Crew Concept) which I have completed successfully. It was a tremendous experience flying the Boeing 737-300. During this course you learn to work in a two man crew and learn the basic skills of handling a jet aircraft during mostly IFR operations. Believe me you never […]

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Multi Engine IFR check ride

Multi Engine IFR check ride

I was lucky that I did some extra multi engine hours in the US. That helped me to get this job done in the minimum required hours for the ME-IR rating. That saved a lot of money because these flight hours are really expensive here in the Netherlands. I flew the Piper Seminole (PA-44) in […]

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Single Engine IFR is in the pocket!

Single Engine IFR is in the pocket!

During my single engine instrument rating I had to change my flight school. The airport EHTW where I live nearby had been closed because the residential air force left. Training was almost impossible due to lack of ATC and fire fighters. You needed almost all thirteen figures right in the lottery to be able to […]

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