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We are now in Oz after two amazing years of traveling Europe in our home built plane. We met many fantastic people who we are proud to call friends and have gained a much better understanding of the similarities and differences between the cultures of the different European states as well as the history and geography that have lead to these differences. We enjoy meeting people with similar interests to ourselves and learning more about other cultures. Please let us know if you're going to be in Queensland and would like to catch up for a meal and a chat.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Stauning: where planes retire

Stauning is Denmark's big air museum and absolutely fascinating if you're into planes.  I quite liked it, especially all the historical planes and the amazing old gliders, where you basically sat on a little plywood seat in the middle of the sky and had one ski on the bottom to land on.  Wacky.  Here are some pictures.
Awesome old training plane, note that there are no flaps / ailerons, the wing itself flexes to control the lift...
see the ski and the little ply seat open to the elements!
We stayed several days, as the weather was less ideal.  One day was well spent at the museum, then Lars and Mercedes came to visit, so we never made it to the local town.

Mercedes finding something magical under the heather

Stauning itself is a nice long tarmac runway.  Landing fee approx. 85 DKK, the first night for a bunk in the pilot's cabin is 150 DKK (20€) per person, which is higher than average & contrary to what is indicated on their website, subsequent nights are cheaper.  2 plate electric hob, coffee machine, fridge & television all available, but you need to fiddle a bit to make the TV work.  If you stay at the cabin you can also use their bicycles for free.

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