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Dear members of the Förderverein Rosinenbomber e.V.

After the successfully carried out noise measurement in September last year with an Air Lingus machine, we now expect the noise measurement protocol confirmed by the LBA. In the last 2 months, the carrying capacity of the seats has been checked as there were no corresponding certificates (STC’s) for this. Again, the final findings report is still pending. With the missing documents can then be seriously approached the traffic approval. These two points were beside the already acknowledgment of the American characteristic sheet of the DC-3 the main obstacles with the admission of the aircraft and the shipyard. The further planning for a technical release for the transfer to the shipyard has begun.

In our board meeting on 15.02.18 we will prepare our participation in the ILA 18 from 25. – 29.04.18. For the stand support and inspection of our machine again busy helpers are in demand and I ask for the planning to a timely registration.

As in the previous year, the „Candybcravellers“ bicycle tour in honor of the airlift from Frankfurt to Berlin takes place this year again. The journey starts on 12.04. and the arrival is scheduled for 18.04.18 at the Platz der Luftbrücke. Each participant, limited to 70, must make a donation to a charitable association, 4 are listed. So far we have already received 600.- € from 12 participants.

The Berliner Sparkasse supports in an action 200 charitable associations in Berlin with 1000.- € each. The applicant phase runs until 28.01.18, the voting phase which clubs are selected from 01.-31.03.18. We will register and ask all members, friends and supporters for your approval in March 18, that we will be selected, please visit www.berliner-sparkasse.de/vereine.

The ZDF and Arte are currently filming a film about the history of the DC – 3. The film crew was also at our machine the day before yesterday at the hangar in Schoenefeld and has recordings of the two aircraft inside and out, as well as interviews with Frank Hellberg, Steffen Wardin and performed by the technicians of the company List. The film will be broadcast on TV in June.

For the next year, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, a project with 40 raisin bombers will fly over the stations and corridors of the Airlift to and over Berlin. The initiators were already with us and presented the project. The stationing of the machines should take place in Schönhagen. The procedure for the execution of the flight depends on the permits still to be issued by the Berlin Senate.

As far as the current status, all members
Best regards

Gerd Gebhardt

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