Lommis – Tuesday 4th April 2017 (John Tomlinson)

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Next stop was Lommis~Thurgau and another warm welcome from these Swiss airfields. A full hangar tour had been arranged and another 31 aircraft were seen. Of these only one was not in a hangar!! Photographs at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157680189800292 John Trip Airfield Albums   https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/sets Country Folders   https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections/ Noted between 1340-1430hrs HB-CBX    Reims-Cessna F.150G    C/n     69    Private HB-CRD    […]

Altenrhein/St. Gallen (Airfield) – Tuesday 4th April 2017 (John Tomlinson)

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After the excellent privately escorted Fliegermuseum Altenrhein visit, it was now time for the airport tour! After Grant Robinson had introduced the group to the airport guide (The operations manager), we went through ‘passport control’ and airside. We were met on the ramp by a minibus and the operations manager was going to do the […]

Altenrhein/St. Gallen (Fliegermuseum Altenrhein) – Tuesday 4th April 2017 (John Tomlinson)

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Today was going to be a busy day, Grant had arrange two tours at Altenrhein~St Gallen airport, one for the museum and then an airport tour. Firstly the museum tour details. Fliegermuseum Altenrhein link:  https://translate.googleco.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.fliegermuseum.ch/&prev=search The actual times opening were not good for our planned trip and therefore, as the website suggested, Grant contacted the […]

Birrfeld -Monday 3rd April 2017 (report by John Tomlinson)

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The last ‘small’ airfield of the day, Birrfeld~Aargau, before getting to Zurich and it was a good one, 140 aircraft noted! Great to have had Grant contact this field with those sort of numbers. Some very interesting types as well, including one of my favourites, an Antonov An-2. Photographs at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157682671612866/with/33993193851/ John Trip Airfield Albums   […]

Triengen – Monday 3rd April 2017 (report by John Tomlinson)

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Nearing the end of day 2, our next stop was Triengen~Lucerne. Prior contact enabled Grant to arrange a full tour of all hangars by the control tower manager. Photographs at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157682765141185 John Trip Airfield Albums   https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/sets Country Folders   https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections/ Noted between 1450-1525hrs. D-FRAH    Piper PA-46500TP    C/n     4697276    Private HB-ALP    Piper L-4H    C/n     12026    Private HB-CGA    […]

Beromunster – Monday 3rd April 2017 (report by John Tomlinson)

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Still in the Lucerne area, we visited Beromunster~Lucerne. A full walkabout had been organised by Grant Robinson and all hangars were viewed. Photographs at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157679471679614 John Trip Airfield Albums   https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/sets Country Folders   https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections/ 68-AFU    CTsw    C/n Unknown      Private D-EJJJ    Dornier Do.27B-1    C/n     192    Private HB-2030    Schleicher ASK-16    C/n     16016    Private HB-2261    Scheibe SF-25C    C/n     44570    […]

Emmen – Monday 3rd April 2017 (report by John Tomlinson)

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Next a quick visit to another very ‘open’ military base, Emmen~Lucerne. Fortunately the hangars had huge windows and we were able to read the following from the spectators viewing area along the main road. Photographs at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157680710656391 John Trip Airfield Albums   https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/sets Country Folders   https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections/ Gate Guard on a pole: J-4070    Hawker HunterF.58    C/n     41H/697437    […]