|Christian in the middle, Juergen on the right|
Juergen is a pilot himself and very kindly took the time to suggest local destinations, copy their information and contact their aeroclubs, which is incredibly kind in someone running such a busy airfield.
Christian who was Germany's ambassador to China in former times organised a meeting with a journalist from Aerokurier who wrote an article about our trip. He also helped us with some ideas (and charts!) for our eastern block travels.
|Julian and Heiko from Aerokurier, with a Fieseler Storch, owned by a member of his flying club|
Bonn Hangelar is basically a very large field, which means that a special, endangered, flower grows well there, which it can't in the surrounding built up area. Maybe not quite as sexy as the pouched marmot that lives on Brno's airfields, but preserving bio-diversity is an important, though little considered aspect of an airfield's role in its community.
This special flower meant that the pope was unable to hold his youth congress on the airfield in approx. 2000, I think the plants are much more important.
Bonn itself is a lovely, quiet town, with some beautiful buildings, its location makes it a good destination as there is a lot to be seen in the area, as evidenced by my previous posts!