After a flight of 6:46 we arrived in Istanbul. We where cordially
received by our Ground Handling Agents.
Sep. 19, 2005 - Welcome in Zurich with 6 fire trucks
September 16th we performed a testflight with full baggage and
fuel load. Takeoff and initial climb were great. When climbing
through 14'000 ft MSL the manifold pressure of the engine had
decreased to 28" instead of 35" climb power with full throttle.
We asked Zurich airport for a landing "without priority" because
the engine would still put out enough power. The air traffic control
was very helpful. They decided to give us a a special welcome
with 6 Fire trucks, which were brand new. The mechanic found a
broken ring, which did no more hold the admission tubing tight.
Better now than later !
HB-DGL at Bad Ragaz, the home port in the mountains
The Walensee, Switzerland an important landmark when flying towards
Bad Ragaz the home port of HB-DGL. The route turns right towards
Bad Ragaz at the far end of the lake.