Modena 2000      Last Updated: 27-May-03

STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

 

   

   

                             

       

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Venezia 2000     

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Porec 2000     

STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION

From Venice, we flew up the Italian coast, and then down the Dalmation Coast, passing Treiste, and on into Slovania and Croatia.

         

As we approached Vrsr (a town in sore need of vowels), Roswitha tried to raise the airstrip on the radio. Not unusual for a small airport, there was no response. Looking at the runway plan, she saw that it sloped upwards slightly from the river at its South. She decided to approach from the South, but we could not see the wind sock until we were very close, and saw that it was blowing in the other direction. So, Roswitha passed over the runway and came at it again from the North. With a good approach, she touched down, but then the plane took a big bounce. On the next bounce, the nose pointed downwards, and even more on the next. Roswitha said, "We're out of here," and punched it. Had she not, there was a good chance that the next bounce would have planted the prop, and probably us as well.

As we cam around for the next approach, there was suddenly someone on the radio, instructing her to "come in as slowly as possible, with full flaps," as she had done before. As the plane landed, and bounced, Scott noticed that there was a trench of some sort which had been covered over, but still created a launching pad. The downward slope of the runway just increased the amplitude of the bounce. This time, Roswitha was ready for it, and kept the nose up through the bounces. Great job!

The first approach 
Safely on the ground  They also do parachuting from this airport  The ground crew works again 

   

 

           

                                   

         

       

             

     

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