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My life is dedicated to aviation. For more than 20 years now I have been a pilot and skydiver and I am enjoying it each time more when I get to move my body and my spirits 3-dimensional in the air.Everybody should have the possibility to get up in the air and experience the beauty of our blue planet and see it from a different perspective.Numerous articles in aviation magazines and newspapers, a study about German Satellite Airports, lectures and instructions for pilots and airport controllers, as well as a lot of opinion-leading talks and other ways of getting people with different perspectives of things together are my means as a journalist to a better understanding of the fascination of aviation.Skydiving as well as flying has nothing to do with being brave or wild or weird. Especially skydiving requires discipline, knowledge and preparation before each jump. Then any skydive will provide you with joy and happiness and experiences you have never dreamed of before.
T-6 formation training flight in Dubuque.
Since I started the aviation online platform flugundzeit in 2013 (initially as part of the German Scienceblogs, driven by National Geografic at that time) most of my aviation enterprises are noted and depicted there. Just search at flugundzeit for a corresponding term like T-6, seaplane or Oshkosh or whatever your interest may be. Over the years there have been accumulated lots of awesome pictures and stories…
Two of the memorable flights that are narrated at flugundzeit, should be mentioned here as well: one was a flight into Oshkosh with Dr. Arnold Angelici (Callsign: Doc) with his lovely T-6  and a flight with the famous Aeroshell Aerobatics Team at Sun 'n Fun, pilot was Gene McNeely .
 Flight with the famous Aeroshell Aerobatics Team at Sun 'n Fun, pilot was Gene McNeely.
Yeah, that's upside down. A different feeling in such a gracious but massive plane…
Details to this flight at flugundzeit
Aviation is a challenge. In its complexity aviation requires full awareness of all participants. In reward the sky supplies mankind with movement in three dimensions; it gives the human body abilities and joy never experienced on the surface of the earth.Blue Skies!
For once you have tasted flightYou will walk the earth withyour eyes turned skywards,for there you have been andthere you will long to return.
Leonardo da Vinci
Just an example why email makes more sense than phoning me at home – when you want to contact me fast:
One day in the life of Helga Kleisny: German Seaplane Rating on river Mosel, truck driving and working with a bulldozer on an apron… all in one day.
all pictures (c) Helga Kleisny