Against the usual ... this won't be an up-date on my Sim .. but the Report of Today......
I hope You will enjoy the TALE and the PICTURES .........
I've been involved, during these last two days, in our annual Management Convention at our HeadQoarter in BOLZANO (just few km south of the Austrian Border).
Each convention our CEO is able to spoil us with some surprise .....
Yesterday evening, after the usual Dinner, all the managers (and i mean... all the directors from the CEO to the Branches directors .... around 80 people) were divided in 3 groups ......
We really had no chance to discover our gift !
Ok .. let's go on with the tale !
The 3 groups were reserved some very uncommon activities for the next day:
Group N? 1 - A one hour flight on a small aircraft
Group N? 2 - A 1/2 hour flight on an Hely
Group n? 3 - A Tandem Free Fall Jump from 10.000 feet
Guess where i was going to
? eh eh eh eh eh
Well i choosed the flight on the small aircraft as i intended it was an aerobatic flight ....
Today i discovered it was not an aerobatic flight .. but i had a better surprise .....
Today we woke up at 07:00 a.m. at 08:15 we were in the meeting's hall .... we had still a couple of hours dealing with flow charts, diagrams, forecast, budgets and so on ... but .....
at 10:15 we headed to the nearby AIRPORT (LIPB) at
N 46? 27.30' - E 11? 19.50'
This is the FIRST TIME i take my small digital camera with me (in such occasion...) but this time i was very gratefull for my decision !!!!!
I didn't take any pictures of the Aicraft .. but it was a Cessna Skimaster ... probably a 337..... 240Hp.
And here some pictures of the Day ! LINED UP AND READY TO GO
Strale ProjectSECOND TURN AFTER TAKE OFF- VSI 500Ft/min - Bolzano City is on the right
Strale ProjectOUR HEAD-QUARTER
Strale ProjectFEW MINUTES AND WE ARE HEADING NORTH LEAVING BOLZANO BEHIND US
Strale ProjectVIPER ONE ONE CLIMBING TO 8 THOUSAND - SPEED IS 80 MPH, VSI SET AT 500Ft/Min - Mainfold Pressure is 22 - Outside temperature is -12?C
Strale ProjectAND NOW SOME PICTURES TAKEN TO THE DOLOMITIES (Eastern Alpes) FROM FL 8 to FL 10 WITH LEVEL AND BANKING FLIGHT
Strale ProjectBANKING LEFT AT FL 10
Strale ProjectBANKING LEFT HARD AND PULLING A COUPLE OF G's
Strale ProjectFOR THOSE WHO LOVES MOVIES, HERE WAS FILMED "CLIFFHANGER"
Strale ProjectMeanwhile we were having some good time ... I was also speacking with the Pilot ... telling him my experiences at the Flight Academy, then in the Army with the AL-19 ...... and from this moment since the touch down .... i had my day of Glory when suddenly happened:
Pilot; <<Do you want to take Controls?"
Me: <<No Thanks..... too many years passed>>
Pilot: <<Come on ....>> and keeping off the hands from the joke.....<<It's Your!>>
Me: <<DAMN ... Glad of it !>>
After 22 YEARS i was able again to gain the control of an aircraft for about 20 minutes .....
I took it at FL 10 and gently flew banking here and there till we were in sight of the airport .... i then followed the pilot's instruction for their common approach .... lined up the baby to the runaway at FL 1.5 .... and then.... i left him again the joke !
Well Guys ... i have to admit that I never thought i would have been again able to fly .... also a little bird in real ... but hope you will believe that i found it so natural as i ended to fly the day before !
Last pictures are about the very few last minutes of our flight ..... I forgot to tell that we had also two passangers (two of my collegue ... and damn ..... think you can figure out their tongue out of their mouth ! as quite nobody knew about my past ....... and now they know .............STALL WARNING
Strale ProjectTOUCH DOWN
Strale ProjectLIPB'S TOWER
Well ... hope you enjoyed the tale and the pictures of that beautifull Landscape