Cruising at Fight Level 110 up the Rhone Valley, the chain of the Alps
visible to our right in the late afternoon sun, and finally we can make
shape of Lake
Geneva in between clouds.
A number of airliners are lined up, and are descending on the ILS 23 to
as the Air Traffic Controller provides us instructions to descend, and
to cross above the centerline of the Localizer.
Our Skyguide finally guides us right overhead of our final destination
Our last landing on this short grass strip is indeed very smooth, and
probably the very
best of all, on our long Round the World Flight.
We get out of our confined cockpit, wave, and shake many hands with
are awaiting us.
Since the start of our adventure on the 19th of June in 2008, we
covered the 4
stages of our round the World journey.
We spent 17 weeks away from home, covered a total distance of 32’600
Miles (60’375 KM) in 223 flying hours, spent time in countless
countries and on
Islands, and visited all 6 Continents.
As usual, our aircraft Piper Comanche 260C “HB-PON”, performed
and reliable all the way, and its newly overhauled Engine never missed
Often we have been perspiring; stressed-, freezing-, laughing..........
We both had our moments, but have been good colleagues and friends.
Constantly we were admiring what we saw-, what we experienced, and much
enjoyed the time with all the people, we had the privilege to meet on
We both were a good team together, all the way.
In the evening, we now all sit in family happily and reunited together
in the garden of Annegret’s and Rolf’s house for a welcome dinner,
La Côte Airfield, the lake, and the snow covered Alps with Mont Blanc
With a colorful bunch of new experiences and unforgettable good
we finally will both go where we want, and resume our individual
Happy, euphorique and a