Dear members of the Förderverein Rosinenbomber e.V.,
The application process at the Federal Aviation Office for the traffic approval of our aircraft was intensively continued by us according to the description in our last airmail. In order to be able to carry out the necessary work and to include the machine in its operating license, the aviation company in Kamenz still had to meet some requirements of the Luftfahrt Bundesamt.
Now the restoration can begin. The first thing to do is to disassemble and measure the propellers, because they are different and better than those of our old machine. This is combined with the technical control of the shipyard.
The company bordbar design GmbH (Cologne), we welcome as a new corporate member in our club. She buys a wing of our old machine this week and will continue to support and promote the club.
On April 24, 17, a bicycle tour takes place in honor of the airlift from Frankfurt / Main to Berlin. The number of participants is limited to 69. Each participant has to make a donation to an association of the airlift. Since we are listed with and have already received 15 donations between 25.- and 100.- €. A link can be found on our website candybgravellers.
We already have offers for our aircraft in flight operations. Once the dropping of parachutists to the Day of the Airlift on May 12, 2018 on Tempelhof. That was already planned for this year. Furthermore, an offer for advertising flights with a Swedish DC-3, in Sweden and Germany in mid-August this year. It would be nice if we could do it.
In 2019, on the occasion of the tradition of the Airlift, a large fly in, with over 35 DC-3s from France via the stations of the Airlift to Berlin, is planned. Again, we are in discussion with the organizers to be integrated with our machine.
We expect to hold our next annual general meeting in June 17. Invitations will be sent at least 3 weeks before the event.
Happy Easter to all members and best regards