I have the good fortune to have a son-in-law with a pilot license for small aircraft. So yesterday we set off for the airport of Lelystad, Hollands' largest airport for general aviation. There we embarked in a Piper Cadet which would fly us to the island of Texel, some 90 miles north west of Lelystad airport. I never flew in a Piper before so I can add this aircraft type to my 'our aircraft' series.
|Piper Cadet PH-VFB in the hangar at Lelystad Airport.|
|Schiphol Airport with the WTC (the white building to the right), the tower |
in the middle and the cargo handling area top left.
|Heiloo, with the Laan Eindeloos (Ypestein) running from left to right.|
|Bulb fields in the province of North Holland north of Alkmaar.|
|The PH-VFB with captain H. (r) and my fellow passenger at De Kooy.|
Earlier that day we learned that the Aviodrome will reopen its doors to the public today (April 28). And that is good news! Final closure of this aviation history museum has been looming around the corner for some time. The PH-PBA, a Dakota in old KLM-livery keeps history alive (and roaring) there.
|Scenic flights are made from Lelystad Airport.|