2021-09-19 50 7
| Sun 19 Sep 2021 in 50,7:|
Near St. Lambertus church in Morshausen
Fly over the hashpoint
We had booked a sight-seeing flight from a nearby municipal airport quite some time ago and now finally had the opportunity to actually go along with it. We had chartered the plane for an hour and were anxiously awaiting the geoashing coordinates and hoped they would fall within the reachable distance and not in some no-fly zone or anything like that. We intended to prioritize sight-seeing over geohashing in any case. But we were very lucky, the hashlocation was not only quickly reachable by plane, it was also located right on a church which could be easily spotted from the air and made it easy to aim for the hash.
As we entered the plane, our friendly pilot Olaf asked where we'd like to go and we quickly explained that "the internet" wants us to go to some random location. He quickly created a navpoint in the planes onboard computers and proceeded to takeoff. It took only a few minutes to travel towards the hash and about 3 km in front of the location Olaf spotted the church and kindly aimed directly towards it. With a ground speed of approximately 250 km/h it was hard to capture the exact moment of closest approach, but we managed to get a screenshot which shows us well within the required 310 meters.
After that we enjoyed the remaining 55 minutes of flying above and mostly below the clouds looking down on some of the famous castles and other points of interest in the area. Among others, we flew over the famous Castle Eltz, visited the former volcano-crater which is now Lake Laach and saw fast cars speeding along the Nürburgring before we returned to Koblenz where Rhine and Moselle meet at the "Deutsches Eck" (German corner) and savely landed in Winningen near some former hash expeditions.
|Santu & Gefrierbrand earned the Air geohash achievement|
|Santu & Gefrierbrand earned the Holy hash achievement|