Pilot for a day – the control stick is all yours!
Did you know that you can fly a plane over Mecklenburg-Vopommern and along the Baltic Sea on your own without a license? Me neither! So I called, made an appointment and checked out the best weather.
That’s why we were out and met with ostseeflug.com for this stunning, unique experience.
Arrival at the airport Rostock-Laage
To be a “pilot for a day” you have to go to the airport Rostock-Laage which can be reached quickly by car or bus. You can’t get lost on site because the Airport Rostock-Laage is very clear.
At the beginning you get a detailed introduction to the airspace, weather conditions, aircraft technology and the aircraft with its instruments. A bit much at once but so you get a rough overview of what is part of a pilot training.
Even if you are not flying to Brazil or Australia, a security check is just as important as a scheduled flight. So jingle on the tape and through.
The tension rises as soon as you walk parallel to the runway in the direction of the air hangar.
Briefing at the Plane
Then it starts directly and while the plane is made ready to take off you get the multiplication table of a small engine single propeller aircraft at the object.
Departure towards Baltic Sea Coast
After the last safety and function check is the take off. The flight instructor will give you the first tips and after the first few minutes you will be the captain. Almost until landing you can arrange your own sightseeing flight over Mecklenburg-Vorpommern completely on your own.
If you are lucky you can see the Eurofighters take off and land – they use the same runway as the scheduled airlines.
After landing and parking in the hangar you will receive a small evaluation and a certificate for your spectacular flight.
I really enjoyed it and I’m already dealing for the second flight hour!
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