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Aviation

Heinkel He 178

Replica of a Heinkel HE 178 at airport Rostock-Laage

On 27 August 1939, the first aircraft with jet engine completed its maiden flight. The machine was developed by Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke and bore the type designation He 178.

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Aviation

Heinkel Villa in Warnemünde

Heinkel Villa in Warnemünde, Germany

This villa built in 1880 became famous for being the home of the aircraft designer Ernst Heinkel. One of his designs was the Heinkel He 178, the world’s first turbojet aircraft and jet plane. Today the villa is part of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung).

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Aviation Events

Scalaria Air Challenge at lake Wolfgangsee

Scalaria air challenge above Wolfgangsee in Salzkammergut, Austria

While staying at the event location Scalaria I often came across photos and posters of this great water plane, a Dornier DO24 TT. It reminded me of the fact,  that every year an air show takes place above the nearby lake Wolfgangsee. An interesting continuation: In the 1920s there was a connection between Vienna and lake Wolfgangsee by water planes!

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Airships Aviation

Airship above Meersburg

Airship above Meersburg, Germany

A modern airship passes Meersburg. A common view at Lake Constance as there are companies offering scenic flights with this kind of aircraft.

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Airships Aviation Museums

Zeppelin Museum in Meersburg

Poster of the Zeppelin museum in Meersburg, Germany

On my way to Meersburg Castle, I came across this Zeppelin museum located in Meersburg. If one interested in this kind of airships this museum and the Zeppelin museum in Friedrichshafen nearby would be a good combination.

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Aviation

North American B-25J Mitchell in Zeltweg

North American B-25J Mitchell in Zeltweg, Austria

At the display Airpower in Zeltweg I took this photo of a North American B-25J Mitchell. This plane was built in 1945. Today one can see it at the Hangar-7 in Salzburg or while performances of ‘The Flying Bulls’.

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Aviation

Lockheed Super Constellation in Hamburg

Lockheed Super Constellation in Hamburg

On the Hamburg Airport Days I came across this exemplar of a Super Constellation. It’s a beauty, isn’t it?