Wings over Wershofen 2018

More than 6.000 visitors attended the rather small airfield at Wershofen at the northern outskirts of the Eifel area in Germany on the first weekend in September. Wershofen airfield is home of the Segelfluggruppe (Soaring Club) Wershofen and the place is widely known for its good soaring conditions. On September 2 - 3 a Fly-In was hosted by the club with great enthusiasm and professionalism. The 2018 „Flugtag“ had a strong impact on historic Cessna Aircraft. There had also been quite a number of other historic aircraft in the static and flying display, among them a very rare 1936 DFS (Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug) „Habicht“ glider, one of only 3 existing replicas. A group of enthusiast from the „Segelflugmuseum Wasserkuppe“presented this unique glider on the ground and in the air. Being fully aerobatic, the Habicht had also been used to train Messerschmidt 163 „Komet“ pilots during WW II. Among numerous historic Cessna aircraft had been a variety of different models like the 120, 140, 150, 152, 170, 172, 175, 177, 180, 182, L-19 and, as a special highlight, a beautifully restored Model 145 „Airmaster“ that had been built in 1939. Real „crowd-pleasers“ rounded up the flying display in the form of two aircraft from the warbird-section: a Yakowlew Yak-3UPW from Lelystad in Holland and a Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang from Antwerp in Belgium. The next Wershofen Fly-In is planned for 2020 and definitely worth a visit.

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