IACE 2019 – Day 1
The big day has finally arrived and IACE 2019 started! We met early in the morning at Grenchen Airport to bring the Swiss cadets to Frankfurt. Special thanks to the Swiss Air Force for offering the transfer by Super Puma! Our route took us from Grenchen Airport (LSZG) over Basel, Mannheim, Karlsruhe to Egelsbach (EDFE). On our way we overflew the famous Hockenheimring. At Egelsbach it was time to say good bye to the Swiss cadets and pick up the foreign air cadets we will guide trough Switzerland during the next two weeks. After a scenic flight over the Schwarzwald we safely arrived back in Grenchen. Warmly welcomed by the Segel- und Motorfluggruppe Grenchen, the cadets checked in at the SMG accommodation. Afterwards, we had the special opportunity to experience the second first flight after restauration of a glider called Zögling. In the evening we ate at Tennischugele, where the cadets were officially welcomed by Willi (President SMG), Suzanne Dysli (Member of the swiss IACE committee) and Cyrill Kobler (President AeroClub Grenchen). Thanks to the Tennischugele team for the cooking! Time flew by and after a small airport tour the cadets went back to the accommodation.
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