Balkans, Black & Mediterranean Sea 2017

Our story

It all started with curiosity getting to understand regions of the world much better, be it out of private choice or business needs. All of the crew have been travelling extensively.

It takes the combination of character, passion and ability to form a strong team that has the ability to operate united even in the toughest situations and when everything seems to go wrong. 

Meet the guys who accepted this challenge.

Meet the crew members

Tom is a professional pilot

He is the key guy getting us in the air and keeping us on course. Tom is responsible for the flight logistics like landing/take off permits, makes sure we will get fuel, have all the necessary papers, maps, etc.

Rainer

Rainer is the second pilot and flies the aircraft most of the time. He is also taking pictures that will be published on this site.

Albert

Albert is responsible for communication and digital. He is also the main photographer, drone pilot and travel blogger.

Travel technology + gear

Our beloved “Töffli”

Our plane is the familiar Pilatus PC-12 NG with the registration HB-FVC, read as a Swiss registered (HB) followed by Swiss produced (F) aircraft. This aircraft is powered by a Pratt & Whitney 6A-67P Turboprop and has the capacity for two pilots and 8 passengers. The max cruise speed is 280 ktas, max range 1‘560 nm and max operating altitude is 30‘000 ft. The PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop-powered aircraft, designed for performing in multiple roles and to deliver equal performance and safety to twin-engine aircraft. This airplane has exceptional versatility and is capable of operating within the most rugged environments, it is one of the few pressurized turbine-powered aircraft capable of operating from rough landing strips.

Complete gear for a 5 week trip

Edition 2016
Nikon D750 and D610, D7000 backup | Nikon 3.5/-5.6 24 - 120mm, 1.8/50mm, 1.8/85mm, 4.5 - 5.6/80 - 400mm | Sigma 4.5-5.6 12 - 24mm, 2.8/105mm Macro | Nikon SB-800 | GoPro Hero 4 black | DJI Phantom 4 drone | MacBook Pro Retina 15 | iPhone 6 | iPad Air | 12 TB Storage | Audio Technica headphones

Our beloved “Töffli”

Our plane is the familiar Pilatus PC-12 NG with the registration HB-FVC, read as a Swiss registered (HB) followed by Swiss produced (F) aircraft.

This aircraft is powered by a Pratt & Whitney 6A-67P Turboprop and has the capacity for two pilots and 8 passengers. The max cruise speed is 280 ktas, max range 1‘560 nm and max operating altitude is 30‘000 ft. 

The PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop-powered aircraft, designed for performing in multiple roles and to deliver equal performance and safety to twin-engine aircraft. 

This airplane has exceptional versatility and is capable of operating within the most rugged environments, it is one of the few pressurized turbine-powered aircraft capable of operating from rough landing strips.

Complete gear for a 5 week trip — Edition 2016

Complete tech gear for a 5 week trip Edition 2016

Nikon D750 and D610, D7000 backup | Nikon 3.5/-5.6 24 – 120mm, 1.8/50mm, 1.8/85mm, 4.5 – 5.6/80 – 400mm | Sigma 4.5-5.6 12 – 24mm, 2.8/105mm Macro | Nikon SB-800 | GoPro Hero 4 black | DJI Phantom 4 drone | MacBook Pro Retina 15 | iPhone 6 | iPad Air | 12 TB Storage | Audio Technica headphones

Flight route