2020

2020 · 31. December 2020
2020: a year to remember to forget
2019 ended with the annual discussions on the planning for the upcoming year between Robert and me. And as usual we agreed upon a nice plan for 2020: plane tickets were bought, hotel reservations made, vacation days arranged. Always great to have something to look forward to during the calm months of winter. But Covid-19 happened and pretty soon it became clear that the couch would become our best friend in 2020. It started with the cancellation of Frisian Flag, soon to be followed by Swift...
2020 · 12. October 2020
Every now and then you need a bit of luck. Like last Sunday when I decided pretty last minute to go and watch the take off of the SAC C-17. The sun was out, the departure time known thanks to EWAS and thus a quick visit was possible. And I sure was happy I decided to go! Not only were the autumn light conditions amazing, the C-17 crew decided to back up using their own engines which was awesome to witness from P4. And a bit of water on the platform created pretty cool effects too.
2020 · 17. September 2020
Falcon Leap 2020
The announcement of Falcon Leap 2020 came as a bit of a surprise for me, with Covid-19 flaring up all over Europe I was not expecting this exercise to be held. This year Falcon Leap was divided in 2 weeks, the first week cargo droppings were planned and the second week was reserved for the para droppings. The weather in the first week was bad, low overcast resulted in various cancelled missions. But on Thursday the sun came out and I decided to try my luck at the Scherpenering in the afternoon....