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2014 / 11 Soe more flying...

Thanks to the very good weather in the recent weeks I had the chance to enjoy two flights in vintage aircraft to the Alps. The first one was a flight in a very rare Max Holste 1521 Broussard, serial number 6 and the oldest of this type in airworthy condition. The second one in a 1957 Piper Super Cub which was equipped with ski… my first “Glacier Flight”. A gret and thrilling experience!

30.11.2014 21:07 | Kuno Gross

2014 / 11 A short visit to Libya

Not many foreign vistors are found to be in the Country these days. I had the chance to go there for a few days in November – the airport used was the one of Misurata. Not that I wanted to go there but it is connceted with daily flights to Istanbul. Some visual impressions:

23.11.2014 15:12 | Kuno Gross

2014 / 10 Dedication of the LRDG Memorial at Doun, Scotland

The long deserved LRDG memorial has been dedicated at the location of the Stirling memorial in Doun, Scotland. Four LRDG veterans were present at this occassion and Paul Lincoln brought a replica of an LRDG-Jeep to create some sort of “desert atmosphere”. A very special occassion and I am very happy that I had the chance to attend it.

And here are some photos:

31.10.2014 21:31 | Kuno Gross

2014 / 09 Some little news...

Finally and after a long search I have now both of Orlebar's books about the Sudan Defence Force. A good read about a unit hardly anything was written ever. I wish there would be a re-publication using good maps and many, many more photos – but I fear that this will not be…

A sad news: My beautiful little 1:76 scale Matchbox SAS-Jeep suffered total destruction. It stood nice and safe in a vitrine for years – until the day, my wife decided the vitrine has to be cleaned…. by VACUUM CLEANER. That was the end of the Jeep. I don't want to say more about that event.

But – something else is much moreimportant: I am now a member of Jack Valenti's Long Range Desert Group Preservation Society. They were the first to rebuild one of the famous LRDG-Chevrolets in the 1980ies and run it until present.

20.09.2014 09:57 | Kuno Gross