The flight over the Moselle valley starts at the airfield Mont Royal. It lies above Traben-Trarbach, 180 m above the valley basin of the Moselle. The German-American Soaring Club runs the airfield.
About 100 flight enthusiasts with gliders, motor, and ultralights are involved in this club. They also offer courses for the acquisition of a pilot’s license and opportunities to take part in flights.
Beside the airport building, you find an inn where you can bridge waiting times or watch the flight. Once a year there is a flight day with aerobatics demonstrations.
The voucher for a flight was a birthday gift from friends that I now want to redeem. Our first attempt failed because at our arrival the air traffic stopped because of strong wind. But now everything was o.k. and we could take off. The small airplane offers space for a pilot and me.
Immediate after takeoff, the pilot flies in a loop over Traben-Trarbach and turns to the north. He follows the course of the Moselle to Pünderich, where he crosses the narrow mountain ridge between the Moselle loop, to Bullay.
Now we continue to Neef and leave the next Moselle loop on the left. Over the highlands, we fly towards Cochem. We pass the Roompot Vakanties holiday resort Cochem, built within a year.
In Cochem, we have a fine view of the castle high on a hill. Here we change the direction to the northeast, above the forests and agricultural areas of the Eifel.
We reach the northernmost point of our sightseeing flight. In a turning loop, the pilot flies over Eltz Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Germany.
On a direct way east of the Moselle, we fly back to Traben-Trarbach, where we land safely again.
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