Cockpit view: San Bernardino Pass (2065m) and the Swiss Alps, from Bad Ragaz, to Locarno. 🇨🇭
Flying the DHC-1 Chipmunk over a beautiful winter scenery: Swiss Alps.
Beautiful winter light, to start the new year refreshed, in shape, in control.
(shot on iPhone)
Challenging light here but the new iPhone XR performs very well. It still managed to capture details in the shadows while not burning the bright sky.
See below for a before and after: the untouched picture and, once clicked, a version edited with Snapseed posted on Instagram (which might be slightly over-processed, I confess, but it shows the level of details preserved).
By the way, this is the beautiful AMPA Morane Saulnier MS317 (1937) based at Lausanne Airport, Switzerland.
Flying from Lausanne (VD) to Lommis (TG) with our Piper L-4 (1944) last weekend, exploring Switzerland from above.
Taking a break during the 2018 edition of a (shortened, due weather) “Tour de Suisse“: Flew there with WD347, DHC1 “Chipmunk”. Wonderful classic.
Back in the air with the 1951 DHC-1 Chipmunk, HB-TUT.
Unlike American and British pilots, Red Army pilots never painted pin-up girls on their planes. Discover the messages and intriguing drawings they opted for, in this very interesting article.
I just edited this short video: my final flight for 2017, a year full of ups and downs. A year of discovery, learning and exploration. Also a tough year, during which we lost 3 friends.
Wishing you all a wonderful, joyful, colorful year ahead!
I had my Biennial Flight Review* today, in a very windy, chilly, atmosphere. It all went well. We’re so privileged to be able to enjoy such a view only minutes after having left the city’s busy streets. Picture taken at approx. 7000ft above Lausanne, Switzerland with my iPhone 6 Plus. Post-processing via Snapseed.
(*: in fact, to be precise and verbose, I should say EASA revalidation license proficiency check (LPC) of my single-engine piston class rating)