(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

In September 2004 I have had the exclusive opportunity to do an air-air photo shoot with the Do-24 ATT which was staying in Oberpfaffenhofen (near Munich) at that time. Iren Dornier was keen on getting some photos of his aircraft in front of the stunning scenery of the German Alps. So we met on a nice and warm summer afternoon at the airfield and briefed the flight.

Do 24att

Do-24 ATT RP-C2403

Do27Shortly afterwards I jumped into the Do-27 photoship and with a continous climb rate we made our way directly to the summit of the Zugspitze. It was planned that we wait there for the Do-24 as she has a lot more power and would not need that much time. Sitting on the open door I enjoyed the flight looking down on the Lake Starnberg, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and, finally, the Zugspitze. Having reached a flight level of 11.000ft, which is about 1.000ft higher than the top of the Zugspitze, it became remarkably colder at the open door, but the stunning view let me forget my cold fingers really fast.

Dornier Do-24 ATT Air-Air around the Zugspitze

000 700 470 90
000 100 67 85
002 100 67 85
003 100 67 85
004 100 67 85
005 100 67 85
007 100 67 85
010 100 67 85
011 100 67 85
020 100 67 85
021 100 67 85

Then followed the photo session with Iren Dornier turning his aircraft around the Zugspitze and me taking photos of him. When I got my results we made our way back, while the last, and best, photos were shot, showing the golden illuminated flying boat floating upon a layer of white clouds. What a sight!!

Catching the last rays of the sun

000 700 470 90
000 100 67 85
022 100 67 85
025 100 67 85
026 100 67 85
027 100 67 85
028 100 67 85
029 100 67 85
030 100 67 85
031 100 67 85

On our descend back to Oberpfaffenhofen we also passed the beergarden of the famous monastery of Andechs, which made me even thirstier for a good cold beer after that succesful day.

Stunning views out of the open door

000 700 470 90
000 100 67 85
001 100 67 85
014 100 67 85
018 100 67 85
023 100 67 85
033 100 67 85
034 100 67 85

This photflight was kindly supported by Flugzeug Classic, and recent information about the Do-24 ATT world tour supporting UNICEF under the theme "Kayang Kaya" can be found at www.do-24.com.

2 photos with a width of 1000 pixel:
664840
777122

Interior of the Do-24ATT

000 700 470 90
000 100 67 85
035 100 67 85
036 100 67 85
037 100 67 85
039 100 67 85
040 100 67 85

User Rating: 0 / 5

Rate this article:
0 of 5 - 0 votes
Thank you for rating this article.

recently published

Wings over Houston Airshow

(Reading time: 4 - 8 minutes)

Wings over Houston 2017 was an awesome airshow! Plenty of warbirds, a Messerschmitt Me 262, jets from the Vietnam era, amongst them the venerable F-4D Phantom II, made up for a great program. This great mix on show at Ellington Airport in the South of Houston was enriched by aerobatic acts and the USAF Thunderbirds. With a 34-year long history the airshow is still very much alive and kicking!

Read more ...

more Airshows

Komaki Airshow

(Reading time: 2 - 3 minutes)

Komaki/Nagoya is the home of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - so to say the birthplace of the F-2 and F-15(D)J. It also hosts some of the C-130 Hercules aircraft as well as the KC-767 tanker fleet.

Read more ...

more Air-Air

Piper Cub

(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

On a very nice summer day in 2006 I had the opportunity to have a nice photoflight with the Piper Cub D-EJGI.
After a long day of work getting up in the air was a very nice way to end the day, therefore we met with Hans, who was going to be my pilot on this flight, not very long before sunset. After the preparation of both aircraft we made our briefing, talked about safety, formations, flying directions before taking off from Manching.

Read more ...

Twitter feed

My Warbird Book

Warbird Book