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Flying in Switzerland / Birdstrike on my first solo flight 
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As above. A few pics to show you guys why I love flying in switzerland! There's also a video of my first solo flight with birdstrike below. More pics and videos of flying in the alps will come as soon as the weather gets better in spring.

Video description:
This is my first video on LL. Don't expect crash action! It might be boring for those of you who aren't interested in aviation. Birdstrike at 0:12

The video was taken with a GoPro HD on my first flight without the flight instructor sitting next to me.

As you can see at 0:12, I've managet it to hit a pretty big bird (It was bigger than a crow. Can't tell what it was though...) on my first solo flight. As I saw the bird it was too late to avoid it already and heavy control inputs are dangerous anyway at low speeds. Luckily, the demage was minor. Blood, feathers and a few dents and cracks on the right hand landing gear covers - nothing duct tape couldn't fix.

Happy landings to all pilots out there!

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Added: Dec-26-2012 Occurred On: Dec-5-2012
By: Eddie_V_R
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Tags: Switzerland, flying, robin dr400, lycoming, ppl, aviation, vfr, pilot, alps, snow, mountains, landing, birdstrike, first solo, flight, instructor
Location: Grenchen, Solothurn, Switzerland (load item map)
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