Baltic Sea Islands 6: Two giant TV towers and sleeping under the plane

5.4.2019

Baltic Sea Islands 6 (video)         Two giant TV towers, one of the oldest airports in Europe and two city centers from above - the Baltic Sea Islands seires continues toady with the sixth part. 


Baltic Sea Islands,part 6

The runway of Spilve airport at Riga seems to also serve as a racing track. You can see that at the beginning of today´s video showing my departure from Riga.

The controller at Riga commercial airport did not like the fact that I had not filed a flight plan so he refused to let me cross the CTR over the centre of the City. Therefore, I can share with you only the views of Riga suburbs.

From there I continued towards the coast to Liepaja and then alongside the coast and inland over the city of Kaunas. After landing at the Kaunas International Airport I was told that there was no fuel. So I paid the landing and handling charges and flew away to the nearby Kaunas – Aleksotas airport where I managed to negotiate some fuel for the continuation of my journey. Interestingly, Aleksotas is one of the oldest, still serving airports in Europe as it was opened in 1915 by the German Army.

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Loaded with fuel I then flew over the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius. There, the controller was friendly and let me fly over the centre. Therefore, you can see the beauty of the historical buildings in the heart of Vilnius. The sixth day of the expedition Baltic Islands finished at Suwalki airfield in Poland. As I did not find any other option for overnighting, I used my sleeping bag and slept under the wing of the aircraft. 

Jiri Prusa

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