Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tschüß Hamburg!


It has been a while since I wrote the last post.

Everything good over here, except I was unable to complete the gliders pilots license course. I did the immediate-actions-in-case-of-an-accident course in the Red Cross, as required for the license, and the german flight radiotelephone operator's certificate. What I couldn't do is the written test because the training director in the club didn't allow me to do it. It's supposed that a student must have 60 groundschool hours so that you get a written permission by the training director to do the test. There's not such requirement in the german air law and anybody can learn by himself for a written test. Too bad, but I'll be back in Hamburg the next year ;)

I went to the Paris Air Show and it was great! I saw the Boeing 787 for the first time and I heard the roar of the Eurofighter, Dassault Rafale and F-16. The A380 was impresive as usual...
I also went to the 100th aniversary of the Hamburg airport. Lot's of cool old planes like the Super Constellation, Junkers Ju-52, Airbus Beluga and the Hamburg Airport museum's Boeing 707. I had the chance to talk with a former Lufthansa pilot who flew the 727 and 737 and he explained to me what the flight engineer did in the flight and what systems he operated from the back seat of the flight deck. They used ADF, LORAN and a sextant for celestial navigation. Just imagine how flying was in the golden years of aviation...

It was great to live in Hamburg for two years. Lot's of good memories and friends. I'll really miss living there.

I'll fly back to Guadalajara the 10th of October and I'm working on a great project to help improve the mexican aviation culture, safety and education. Let's see how it goes. I have lots of optimism in the project, as it has never been done before.

Till next time!

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