LXAA trip to Slovakia for a tow hook fitting

In May 2019 two of our team, Jonathan and Nick, flew our demonstrator G-LXAA back to Aerospool to have a tow hook and constant speed prop fitted as soon as this mod is approved by EASA. Flying across Europe and touring is what the Dynamic is designed for, and the journey was thoroughly enjoyable. It gave an opportunity to first visit the Dynamic French agent, Max Finesse, at Haguenau and then the Dynamic Austrian agent, Peter Huber and his son Stefan. Here are some photos of the trip which was 29th-31st May 2019:

 

Taken whilst on long finals at Le Touquet (local time 11:30am), with slight sea mist, to clear customs and have lunch after leaving Turweston, England, at 9am Wednesday.

The next stop was Haguenau, near the German border, to see Christian Stuck – the French Dynamic agent. We also got to spend the night in our favorite hotel, the Hotel Champ’Alsace.

Our overnight parking outside the Max Finesse hangar

Self service hotel arranged by Christian.

Wednesday evening enjoying a beer whilst flight planning and filing Thursday’s flight plan.

Cloud building over the foothills of the Alps – time to descend – after an early start under blue skies on Thursday.

On finals at the funnily named LOLS – Schärding-Suben Airport, just inside Austria – north east of Salzburg, to have lunch with the Austrian Dynamic agents.

On Thursday afternoon we had time for a tourist flight into the Austrian Alps over Salzberg to see Eagles Nest at Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden.

Zoom in on Eagles Nest from the above photo. The road leads in to the an entrance tunnel, which has a lift shaft to access the Kehlsteinhaus.

We also had time to visit Unterwössen, the home of the German Alpine Gliding Club.

Back at LOLS – unloading for the walk into tow.

Schärding-Suben Airport is also the home of a gliding club.

Thursday evening’s sunset over the River Inn near the hotel.

Friday morning was spent following the Danube across Austria to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Wave clouds from the mountains in northern Slovakia – luckily the forecast rain held off.

Finals at Prievidza – home of Aerospool and the Dynamic factory.

Unloading on the apron amongst many new Dynamics.We found a WT10 Advantic hiding in the hanger that will be available as a quick build kit in the UK soon.

By chance there was a French EASA CS-LSA Dynamic for us to fly back to Haguenau, after leaving G-LXAA behind for the tow hook fitting.

In the three days, we spent 16 hours in the sky. After landing in Haguenau on Friday evening, we stayed in Strasbourg and enjoyed the sights Saturday morning before catching the TGV to Paris and then the Eurostar back home.