16 Juli 2006: The 'Verkehrslandeplatz Schwarze Heide' held it's annual airshow. EDLD (Dinslaken/Schwarze Heide) is just a short hop from EDLV (Niederrhein). It also is a lot smaller, but for general aviation pilots much more interesting. 

Today al lot of general aviation was to be seen as well as some aerobatics aircraft like the Extra 300 aircraft. At Dinslaken the famous Extra factories are located on the south side of the field. Today these factories were off-limits to the general public. 

The airshow was well organised and had a mix of displays and roundflights, some interesting aerobatics could be seen against a deep bleu sky. The airshow was divided over saturday and sunday. This report is from sunday afternoon only..

We arrived at Dinslaken around noon and were stuck in a traffic jam so we missed the "Utterly Butterly'' wingwalkers, we managed to get on the field after their show was over. We payed the 7 euros entrance fee, and could enjoy some aircraft on static while an Bel 206 helo was constantly busy for their round flight. Als the Antonov An-2 was doing roundflights today. One of the coolest aircraft was, in our opinion the Russian built Yakovlev Yak-3. He gave a nice display today.

 

Also nice to see was the demo of a Fieseler Storch, when I first saw the Fieseler Storch, it struck me as being a ungainly and strange looking aircraft, especially on the ground. Then I discovered its amazing flight characteristics. It has full length fixed wing slats, Fowler-type flaps that increase the wing area by 18 % and ailerons that droop with the flaps when they are extended past 20 degrees. Those long, spindly legs gives the plane the ability to land in arkward places, as they are able to absorb the chock of a hard landing and the wide stance makes for stable landings in rough conditions. This storch made a very short landing at EDLD today using only for about 10 meters of runway. 

Foto: Rene WilthofAlso an Extra 300 gave also a nice demo with some amazing stalls and short turns. Other aircraft to be seen were amongst others, the ''Crici'' (smallest twin-engined aircraft in the world) some harvards, Hughes 500 helicopter, boeing Stearman biplane and the usauls based ultra light and cessna's. 

Off course we DID miss the jet noise and the smoke trails and kerosine smells, but hey, you can't have it all. All in all we did see some nice airplanes this sunday... 

Foto: Rene Wilthof     Foto: Ron Kellenaers     

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Foto's By: Ron Kellenaers & Rene Wilthof

 

 Foto: Ron Kellenaers

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Foto: Ron Kellenaers

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Foto: Rene Wilthof

Foto: Rene Wilthof