History of the PH-GWW
PH-GWW started out as under serial number 14 as a demonstration model for manufacturer
Ruschmeyer. It flew 120 hours as such under the German registration D-EECJ. On its
maiden flight on 24 March 1994 it was flown by pilots Klaus Kühl and Heiner Neumann.
Mr Kühl recently informed me that he is still very active and exploits multiple aviation
activities, see K-aircraft.
Reykjavik town, Iceland
On 13 July the aircraft was temporarily fitted with a ferry tank. On 19 July an Neumann took of for an
impressive trip to land for an overnight stay at Oldenburg in the north of Germany.
On the 20th, a 3.5 hour flight took the Ruschmeyer to Sumburgh on the Shetland islands.
After a break of just over an hour, the trip continued with a 4 hour flight to Reykjavik
in Iceland. Onwards it went with another 2.5 hours to the unpaved runway of Kulusuk in
Iqaluit airport in Canada
21 July 1994 Kulusuk (Greenland) 5:17h to Iqaluit (Canada)- Kuujjuaq (Canada) - Schefferville (Canada)
Schefferville airport in Canada
22 July 1994 Schefferville, via La Grande 4, La Grande 1 and Chippewa to Oshkosh
Over the months August to December the Ruschmeyer conducted trips in the vicinity of Galesburg airport,
Pilot Schultz crowned the return trip to Europe with a 7 hours, 10 minutes flight from Reykjavik direct to Hamburg.
The flight was conducted on 19 December 1994, nearly the shortest day of the year (!).
On 3 January 1995, mr Duijvestijn flew the Ruschmeyer from its birthtown Melle to Lelystad in the Netherlands.
Consequently, D-EECJ was rebaptized to its current call sign PH-GWW.
See www.flightlevel.nl for PH-GWW's
trip reports to the North Cape (2003), Denmark (2004), Switzerland (2004) and Malta (2004). More to come!