Europe's only flying Cessna T-50 Bobcat - and how it got to Germany

Following an epic trans-Atlantic ferry, Europe has an airworthy Cessna T-50 Bobcat once again

Almost 47 flying hours and a distance of 5,207nm: just two of the impressive numbers involved in the ferry flight from Algona, Iowa to Landshut in lower Bavaria of a Cessna Bobcat, built in 1943. The driving force behind this feat was Johann ‘Hansi’ Harlander, an air traffic controller at Munich Airport and member of the Landshut-based Flieger-Stadl association. Since last July, he and his fellow pilot Stephan Konz have been the proud owners of the only flying T-50 in Europe.


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