Our beautiful lady: HB-CKA
Built in 1949 and still in perfect condition. We operate her in a small flying club (Cessna 170 Club) consisting of three pilots and one non-flying member. With her I'm exploring Europe. I've been to Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Croatia and I'm looking forward for many more countries to come.
This is it. THE biggest and heaviest plane I most probably will ever fly in my whole life. The famous Antonov AN-2, the one and only, the legend. For the time being I am flying it as a junior copilot and gaining some experience on that huge plane. I cherish every minute sitting up front and feeling that sheer power of this huge 1000hp radial engine.
THE basic trainer. Very famous for her easy flight characteristics and the model I made my PPL on. We still have three of them at LSZK but sooner or later we will have to look for replacement.
The most challenging aircraft I have been flying so far. A powerful 235hp engine and STOL capabilities make this one a real pleasure to fly. Most of the time I do glider-towing with this model. Since spring 2020 as a Class Rating Instructor CRI (A) I do instruct future towing pilots on this cool plane.
Who does NOT know the Cessna 172? This is one of 4 similar 172 JT-A belonging to the FGZO based in Fehraltorf LSZK where used to do passenger flights with them. They are all IFR equipped with a Garmin 1000 and a 4-axis autopilot. All four of them now do have a brandnew Diesel engine and are equipped with a so called "single power lever". Therefore a pilot needs a difference training to be allowed to fly the plane.
By far the fastest plane I fly as a pilot. I do have the privilege to fly this privately owned beauty from my homebase LSZK and travel around in Europe. I do love the speed, the handling characteristics and the range of that modern composite plane. It is a 2005 version, the second generation of the Cirrus SR-22, equipped with a Avidyne glass cockpit with two big screens and analogue backup instruments.
There is a saying: "If it looks nice it flies nice". And yes, in this case it is true. This little italian beauty is a simple but yet agile and and comfortable airplane used as a training aircraft in our flying club in LSZK. I have to pleasure to fly that bird mostly from the right hand seat to train pilots for familiarisation.
A sleek and good looking plane with lots of space inside the cabin and a modern Garmin G1000-Cockpit. I used to fly that one based in LSZR for passenger flights. Due to lack of time i quit flying out of St. Gallen-Altenrhein and the plane will be sold shortly.
When it comes to quality Diamond Aircraft are truly unique. State of the art technology is used to build these planes. So it comes that the two DA40NG that I used to fly out of LSZR for a flying school were as close as 400g apart in their empty weight. Equipped with a Garmin G1000NXi, autopilot, IFR capable and very comfortable I enjoyed flying them for sightseeingflights with passengers.
While spending holidays on Marathon Key in Florida I had the chance to fly that beauty with an instructor for 30 minutes including some aerobatics. That was real fun! I just love those oldtimers! :-)
One of the fastest planes I flew in my career as a privat pilot. I started transition to this nice 1984 Mooney 201 in summer 2019 and had to take a break later due to lack of time. Unfortunately the plane was then sold to the netherlands, so I couldn't finish my complex-rating yet.
A nice german basic trainer which was in the selection process to become the new standard trainer in our flying club. In the end the Tecnam P2008JC (as seen in the background) was chosen.
A wonderful aircraft and really easy to fly. It is the first single enginge piston aicraft I had a licence for. It is in service as a touring motor glider and towing aircraft on the glider airfield "Hegmatten" near Winterthur.
This famous former airforce basic trainer is flown by a friend of mine who is a fellow class rating instructor. I took the opportunity to go for a introductory flight with her in the beautiful bernese mountains. A short video of the flight is available here.