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ISSUE 4

The amazing few

BY CHRISTINE ANNE BERGER Issue 4 – September 2019   There are few airplanes or pilots that can fly over dangerous war-torn areas to deliver precious medical supplies, only a few that transport ­doctors to flood zones unreachable by ground transportation, only a few that land on the side of a mountain in Nepal or…

Take a ride on America’s wild side

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE Issue 4 – September 2019 The West was won on horseback, and riding skills have been central to the culture of Wyoming since before the first ranchers began settling the region in the mid-nineteenth century. A horseback riding tour is still one of the most enjoyable – and rewarding – ways of…

First impressions count

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN Issue 4 – September 2019   “One of the first things people see when they approach a plane is its livery – its paint job in other words. However, it is a significant last element that takes place during aircraft completion,” reflects Siegfried Geissner. As an aircraft painter, Siegfried makes certain that…

Race against time

BY LEITHEN FRANCIS Issue 4 – September 2019   Borneo’s rainforests are rich in biodiversity and home to many endangered animals, such as orangutans, Asian two-horned rhinoceros and clouded leopards. Deforestation, driven by the timber industry, mining and the development of palm oil plantations, appears to be destroying these animals’ habitats and possibly destroying our…

“We run our own flight operation”

BY YARDENA MALKA Issue 4 – September 2019   365 days, 300 flying hours, one team and one aircraft. Martina Hierle (32) has been working as a system engineer and technical pilot at RUAG in Oberpfaffenhofen since October 2017. What kind of challenges does her job involve? How does she get the right work-life balance?…

On thin ice

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN Issue 4 – September 2019   Our Arctic permafrost is melting, and this has serious adverse ­consequences for local habitats as well as for the global climate. ­Scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are therefore ­observing the permafrost region in northern Canada and taking ­measurements with highly advanced imaging radar while…

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