Day 05 – Stölln (Germany)

11:59 pm Germany, Travel

I didn’t do any riding this day, as I hopped in the car with my aunty to visit one the local attractions. It is an old Interflug IL-62 plane, that had completed the maximum allowable number of takeoffs and landings. Just a short while before the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik – East Germany) reunited with West Germany, this plane was flown to Stölln, where a small airfield operated for the use of glider planes. To get this plane here, the insides were removed and the weight of the plane reduced from about 90 tonnes to just 75 tonnes, but that was still technically too heavy for a grass airfield. Well, its a long story, and you can read all the details elsewhere.

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