Category Archives: Flying

Flying in Namibia

Here are links to posts on “flying”, most of them from the Fly-In at Rostock Ritz (click on head-lines, not on photos!): Fly-in at Rostock Ritz From the Fly-In 2011 Flying over the green desert Aerial views of the area … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Cessna 170

This is my final post from my weekend at Rostock Ritz. I will dedicate it to this beauty: It’s an old Cessna 170b restored to mint condition. During that Saturday I could admire it taking off… …and touching down. Perfect! … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Things to do…

If you ever get boring of just taking off, flying and landing – try this? Mattias couldn’t help thinking of how to use that big sliding canopy of the Rallye…   …so let’s put a camera on the wing tip … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Lightweights

Last year I was fortunate to get a very nice ride in this little darling Cheetah: Mattias was here again this year… …and approached real well for the first “power-off” landing but… …although on the spot, the nosewheel did not … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Rallye, Maule and Cherokee

Let’s continue the parade. First a Rallye… Want more Rallye? Patience! There will be more in a later post… Here is an odd bird: OK, the Maule is always something of an odd bird, but this is definitely so… …with … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Cessnas

There were six Cessnas taking part of the competition and here they are: C210: V5-MJD C210: V5-LXZ C210: V5-NCR C182: V5-EAJ C182: V5-IIM C206: ZS-OBE Thanks Cessnas for a good show!  

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013

I spent last weekend in the desert. We left Windhoek Friday and drove 230 km to the Rostock Ritz lodge. We arrived in good time for a nice dinner and… …some stargazing. The Milky Way looks nice from the Southern Hemisphere. … Continue reading

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Windhoek from above

Sunday. A nervous family installed in V5-MRN. “-But Dad, are you sure you can fly?” Here we go. Taxi to holding point runway 01… Dad, the pilot… …and the daughters. It was actually the first time for them to fly … Continue reading

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Rostock FlyIn 2012 – Cheetah flying

The Cheetah is a Microlight from Rainbow Aircraft, manufactured in South Africa. Last year Peter had a flight in a Cheetah. This year Matthias had promised me a flight. So with me in the right seat we were soon airborne… … Continue reading

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Rostock FlyIn 2012 – airfield and lodge

The first weekend in June was spent on this nice place. Rostock Ritz lodge is found 230 km southwest of Windhoek. Drive the C26 and then C14. The small houses just barely pops up from the desert… …and the view … Continue reading

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