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)
Nice video from the British Pathé archives: nineteen year-old Prince Charles in flightsuit taking flying lessons in Royal Air Force DHC-1 Chipmunk, from RAF base Tangmere. Watch here.
(I have had the chance to see (and fly in formation with) this very same DHC-1 Chippie during the 2017 Bull Chip Meet in Abbeville, France.)
My friend and fellow Chipmunk pilot Florian pointed me to this wonderful short movie: A Blast from the Past featuring a beautiful DH.60 Racing Moth.
Sit back and enjoy!
I have recently published a new online portfolio, dedicated to aviation photography.
I am not a spotter, I don’t even own a decent tele-lens. So most of my aviation photography is about capturing lines and details, while these wonderful machines sit on the tarmac.