The drive was about 45 minutes and I arrived early since traffic was lighter then expected and the presi arrived shortly afterward. We went inside the clubhouse, had some coffee and talked over how the check was going to go. Another club member and head flight instructor showed up and together the 3 of us got out my measuring equipment and went about measuring the length and widthe of the runways as well as other parameters. This was necessary because the old maps from when the airfield was originally certified in no way showed the actual measurements. It turned out, the runway is much longer then assumed until now, as well as a few other minor discrepancies.
I also checked all the rescue equipment and it wasn't until about 3:00 pm before I left. But all-in-all, except for the measurments, they passed the check with flying colors (pun intended lol).
I don't know if you can see much on this photo, but this is the airfield.... a small glider field with a narrow (15 m) wide asphalt runway and a parallel grass runway to the north.
It's a former American military field but hasn't been used by the Americans in decades, only by glider club.
After dropping off the car, a lovely Audi A4, I then drove to IKEA to check out some new kitchen cabinets and possible closets for my guest room. My guest room is such a mess because I have a lot of "junk" on open shelves and I'd like to hide that stuff behind some closed doors!Anyway, I bought two new cabinets for my kitchen (German homes do NOT have built in kitchens, you have to provide your own). I checked out some possible closets but have to take some measurements in the room first besides, no way would they fit in my car.
So, now I have some pieces of furniture, still packed in their boxes, that need to be assembled. Then I have to take down the stuff presently on the wall in the kitchen where the cabinets are to go. But not today..... today I plan to be lazy!
Edit: on my alternate journal I've posted a story I once wrote for the old JS writing contest.