First flight accomplished. First day to relax at Palma de Mallorca

November 8, 2011

It was no easy departure from Locarno, but with Urs in command we succeeded very well to get very quickly an IFR joining clearance from ATC Lugano. Until FL260 (26.000′ for a good understanding of the non flying readers) we remained in clouds. It took us 22 minutes to get out of clouds and see again something.

Except for the Nespresso machine all worked well during the flight. The Nespresso machine is being disgraced, though borrowed from Aerolocarno, and will stay behind on the island here.

It still rained on arrival and we had a fair crosswind, but I could not even feel the touchdown made by Urs.

Today is a quiet day, completing our shopping and drinking lots of coffee.

We are having a nice stay in Wouter’s finka. Departing tomorrow to Las Palmas where we will meet Caridad Cuyas.

Wout and Harry are planning to buy Mallorca


Wout’s beautiful house


Wout’s beautiful house 2


Hard work at Mallorca


Post by Harry Heijst | November 8, 2011 |


  1. Hello to all, a good start,congrataulation to wout for the lovely house.its an oasis of peace and tranquility.good luck for the rest of the trip.your maltese friends HUBERT AND MARIANA.

    by mariana | 08 Nov 2011 | 21:31
  2. COngratulations, you have survived Spanish ATC. The worst controllers in Europe.

    by Ivo L | 09 Nov 2011 | 18:57
  3. Ha Opa Harry! Goed gedaan. Ziet er uit als zeer zwaar werk daar bij Wouter. Geniet ervan en zorg dat je veilig terug komt.


    by ottoheijst | 10 Nov 2011 | 11:32