Glacier Flight

Glacier Flight

Postby Chucky on Mon 09 May 2011, 8:18 pm

Hi all !!!

I made my annual glacier flight last friday and performed about ten landings ; if I continue like this, I will get my glacier license in about 20 years :lol:
This time I convided Mr Georges Burlet who was a former military pilot in Switzerland and had landed on a glacier for the last time 35 years ago. Born in 1914, he was an infantry lieutenant when he asked in 1939 to join the aviation corps. He then learned to fly the Bücker and the Fokker CV, Morane 406, C-3603 and Me-109 during WWII. After the war he flew the P-51 Mustang, DH-100 Vampire and DH-112 Venom. About the Messerschmitt 109E-3 and the P-51D he said : the Mustang was a great plane with a very reliable engine but the Messerschmitt was lighter, had very good aerodynamic characteristics and the cockpit was so small that is like you were one with the plane.

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3. Mr Burlet calling his wife " Hello dear, I am still alive !!"
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11. Jumpers preparing for skydiving
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Re: Glacier Flight

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 09 May 2011, 8:22 pm

Wonderful photos - so crisp and clear. :clap: :clap: :clap:
"You really are an oafish philistine at times!"
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Re: Glacier Flight

Postby FOTO4 on Wed 11 May 2011, 3:11 am

WOW! Fantastic
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Re: Glacier Flight

Postby Koen L on Sat 14 May 2011, 6:52 pm

Very unusual and the story to go with the pics makes it all the more interesting!
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Re: Glacier Flight

Postby Chucky on Sat 14 May 2011, 8:30 pm

Koen L wrote:Very unusual and the story to go with the pics makes it all the more interesting!


Yes Major Burlet was very happy to be on the glacier after such a long time, he showed me some pages of his log book, he said "landing on that same glacier with an military Super Cup in August 1959, something broke on one ski and I had to make a repair with the harness to fix the ski again"

Cheers
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Re: Glacier Flight

Postby RoverDriver on Sun 15 May 2011, 12:29 pm

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Re: Glacier Flight

Postby planemadbird on Sun 15 May 2011, 10:35 pm

Cracking photos, something unusual :clap: :clap:
'Little friend,little friend,we are gonna have to bail out,will you standby and count the chutes?'
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Re: Glacier Flight

Postby Chucky on Sat 01 Oct 2011, 7:19 pm

My homage to Major Georges Burlet who died on September 26, just one month before his 97th birthday. May you fly to peaceful heaven !
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Re: Glacier Flight

Postby FOTO4 on Sun 02 Oct 2011, 5:23 am

One of the best post ever on here
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