When Chicks Fly: flying to Midden Zeeland
On a sunny Saturday two chicks decided to fly to Midden Zeeland for coffee and burgers. But what are chicks without a rooster? Just two hens… So this time they took a rooster with them. I packed my bags and got ready to fly… and brought a camera. The result was a short video of our flight from Rotterdam Airport (EHRD) to Midden Zeeland Airport (EHMZ).
Rotterdam Airport – the home base
Rotterdam Airport is a great airport because our small Robin DR-40 are departing from same runway as commercial flights. Midden Zeeland airfield is one of the closest airfields with a grass runway and a favorite amongst students for touch and go training. Located approximately 35 min. of flying time to the south-west of Rotterdam, the way there took us along the beautiful North-Sea coast and the Dutch province of Zeeland.
Kajsa took off as pilot in command and after a 360 over the south of Delft continued via the HOTEL departure south-west wards in the direction of Midden Zeeland.
Midden Zeeland – a new grass runway
Midden Zeeland airport (EHMZ) has recently reinforced its grass runway making it more sturdy and robust. We went for refueling and after some lessons in right turns around the gas station parked our plane.
While Kajsa went to ensure all administrative things were taken care off and filed our return flight plan, Flora and I ordered drinks and burgers at the airport restaurant. After a delicious burger (and yes, it truly was delicious!), Flora and Kajsa switched places and Flora took off from EHMZ as our new pilot in command.
Back home via Oud Bijerland
We returned to Rotterdam and entered the Rotterdam control zone (CTR) via Oud Bijerland, a non-standard arrival route, which takes you across the Maas and along the Euromast, straight back to the airfield. Flora touched down less than 40 min. after our take off from Midden Zeeland.
Here’s what I used
- Camera: Canon 650D
- Lens: Canon L 24-105 f4 USM IS
The article originally appeared on whenchicksfly.com. This is an slightly adapted version.