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10 day live feed – “An American journey” – Day 5 and 6

Here I am having breakfast at 9 am at Einstein Bros in one of the best metropolitan cities in America that I know. It got the greatness of New York, but it is more relaxed, more quiet and its location at the shore of Lake Michigan ensures a steady supply of fresh air. Yes, I am talking about Chicago, but you already know that I am here, because you have read yesterday’s blog post! Day 5 of “An American journey” It’s been a typical “cargo day”. I got up in the morning, showered and was just about to leave to for breakfast and shopping in order to make it back … Continue reading

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10 day live feed – “An American journey” – Day 4

I am lacking a bit behind with my updates and I am terribly sorry for that, so here we go again! Day 4 of “An American journey” After my layover day Atlanta it was time to get back to work! Well, I didn’t have to do that much to be honest. When I woke up it was yet another sunny day in Georgia so I went out looking for food. I found this modern Mexican restaurant called Alma Cocina right on Peachtree Street and although their menu was small (good sign) all of it sounded delicious. So in I went and had a great grilled salad with chips and salsa. … Continue reading

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10 day live feed – “An American journey” – Day 2

Here is what happened on Day 2 of my “An American journey” 10 day live feed This morning I got up at 4 am, showered quickly, put on my uniform and left the hotel at 04.45 to walk over to the Lufthansa Cargo base, which was only 20 minutes by foot from where I stayed. The first aircraft approaching Frankfurt to land at 5 am sharp passed over me, the sun rose on the horizon and like always I was really excited to go flying again! It was pretty quited in the briefing room (you could say deserted – who would want to get up this early for work on … Continue reading

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10 day live feed – “An American journey” – Day 1

Today I will be starting a project that I haven’t done before – I will report from a rotation that covers four American countries in 10 days live. After every flight I will give you an update on what happened, what I did and there will be, of course, lots of photos and images so that you can see the world from my perspective. I will take you from Frankfurt to Atlanta in the United States and then further to Chicago, Mexico City, via Quito to Bogotá and then again to the states to Dallas, before I had back to Europe (first to Manchester and then Frankfurt). Day 1 of … Continue reading

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Peek inside the Frankfurt ATC tower operations

As you might know, I have been to the air traffic control tower at Frankfurt Airport last year to talk to the air traffic controllers and take some photos. Last month I decided it was again time to visit my colleagues from the other side of the radio! After being invited by the Head of FRA Tower Operations, I gladly took the opportunity to observe the air traffic controllers at work. Exchanging views As always it had been great talking to them and exchanging views. While their job is very different from mine as a pilot, we usually have the same understanding of how things should be done, although with … Continue reading

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Shop finally online!

It has been a while since I updated the appearance of my website and while further adjustments will be made in the near future, one important milestone has finally been reached – my shop is online! I have just started adding the first pictures that are available as poster prints (also in large format), on Acrylic Glass (also known as Perspex, Plexiglas, Acrylite or Lucite) and on Aluminium Dibond. All images are available from 5,99 € for a small poster (excl. shipping). Shipping is currently possible to most European countries at varying cost. Here are the first two images that are available in the shop: Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 | Sunset … Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO: Bush flying in Kenya – on board the Cessna Grand Caravan

According to Wikipedia, Bush flying is defined as “aircraft operations carried out in remote, inhospitable regions of the world. Bush flying involves operations in rough terrain where there are often no prepared landing strips or runways”. This is most definitely true for large parts of Africa with its huge savannas and dense jungles, where air transport is often the only possibility for people to get to places without having to travel for hours or days. Kenya The East African travel industry heavily relies on air transportation to get tourists from the major airports to all those little lodges, hotels and national parks that are scattered throughout the region. Kenya has … Continue reading

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Planespotting at Miami Int. Airport

After flying from Germany to Miami on Air Berlin, I had a couple of days to explore Southern Florida. I had to spend some time had the beach, as the weather was just perfect with blue skies and temperatures around 25°C/77°F. It was the first time I went on a holiday to chill out and relax for a long time and there was no way I would rush things! The beach atmosphere was simply too tempting… Recreation Despite the beach and airports there is much more to explore near Miami. A highlight was my visit to the Everglades National Park. While most people will go on an airboat ride (just … Continue reading

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