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Mountain Flying with Viktor Strausak of Switzerland
 
 

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Mountain flying - Swiss Alps Mountain flying - Swiss Alps

Mountain flying - Swiss Alps

ZODIAC CH 601 builder/pilot Viktor Strausak of Switzerland writes:

These pictures over the Swiss Alps were taken on the 18th of December 2003. In the last 7 months I've spent over 135 hours in the air over these beautiful mountains in my Zodiac. I'm enjoying every minute with my flying machine.  

If I had to re-do it, I would start the exact same project again after all the experience I made.

My Zodiac is one of the lightest aircraft in the area with the best useful load, best endurance and most fuel economy and shortest take off run. I am proud of the simple and beautiful design and the fresh looking colors.  Please forward my special regards to Chris Heintz, the father of my baby HB-YKV!

Mountain flying - Swiss Alps
Mountain flying - Swiss Alps

Viktor's Trip to Tunisia and Libya:

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"Following are some pictures of my most beautiful air trip to Libya and Tunisia (Africa) in my Zodiac.  The journey began on October 5th and ended on October 21st. 

"Following is a list of the landing places with the necessary flying time. Beginning at Fehraltorf, Switzerland (LSZK), Locarno (LSZL) 1.08, Olbia, Italy (LIEO) 5.17, Gagliari (LIEE) 1.50, Monastir, Tunisia (DTMB) 2.27, Ghadames, Libya (HLTD) 4.47, Ghat (HLGT) 4.34, Sabha (HLLS) 3.43, Tripoli Mitiga (HLLM) 4.17, Regio Calabria, Italy (LICR) 4.20, Perugia (LIRZ) 4.42, Locarno, Switzerland (LSZL) 3.11, home to Fehraltorf, Switzerland (LSZK) 1.46 hours.

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"Total flying time was 42 hours, and we used 628 liters (165 gal). of gas or 14.95 l./hr (or 3.95 gal./hour). My homebuilt Zenair Zodiac has an empty weight of 295 kg (650 lbs.) and useful load of 250 kg (550 lbs.) powered by the 80 HP Rotax 912.  The plane and engine worked super. This journey to the desert was absolutely unique and was a wonderful trip."

  • Click here for view full report with photos (in German).

 

Birds of a feather...
Oasis
Oasis
Desert
Viktor in the Desert
Desert flying
Tunisia and Libya

Kemble, UK (July 2005)

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Builder/pilot Viktor Strausak wrote:

"Finished my 601HDS 5 months ago. I now have over 135 landings and 112hrs. It flies great right up to 16,000 feet.

"Absolutely great fun and no problems!

"Take-off performance is excellent, even at high altitude airports like Samedan/St Moritz (5,600 ft)."

 

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nordkapp082.jpg (38595 bytes) Camping with the plane (notice the open wing baggage lockers).
Waving to heli-skiers in the European Alps
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097.jpg (62191 bytes) A great view of Zurich International Airport
strausak5.jpg (55180 bytes) Flying over and around the Swiss Alps:

"Climbing to 16,000 feet with two on board still provides good rate of climb."

strausak6.jpg (78424 bytes) The three Swiss Zodiacs
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Swiss Alps Mountaintop lakes in the Alps...
Mountain flying with the Zodiac CH 601...
strausak10.jpg (79550 bytes) Flying over glaciers...
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Mountain flying Following a glacier...
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Zodiac XL on a mountaintop grass field Zodiac XL on a mountaintop grass field (Europe)
zot2.jpg (54244 bytes) This photo is from the other side of the earth. 

Click here for pictures of mountain flying in New Zealand.

View of the mountains View of the Tirol mountains (from the Zodiac)
A nice view of the Canadian Rockies over a Zodiac's nose.
Zodiac rear view This photo (facing the rear) demonstrates the outstanding 360-degree visibility from the gorgeous Zodiac bubble canopy.
unusual attitude Wingtip cam - unusual attitude!
Mountain flying in the Zodiac XL - below the clouds and below the mountain peaks...
Navigating the Zodiac through valleys...
Mountain flying ...beautiful views
Under the clouds Mountain flying around clouds... should we go under or over?...
Swiss mountain flying On final...
Mountain operations

YouTube video clip: Flying the Zodiac XL in the European Alps and landing at the "altiport" of Alpe d'Huez.

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Note: Many of these images show customer-built aircraft, some of which have been modified without the designer's specific approval. Modifications will affect the specifications and performance of the aircraft.

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