Leer Papenburg

I find the price of fuel a little high in the Netherlands so from Texel we popped in to Leer Papenburg just over the border in Germany to refuel and take advantage of their reasonable rates. The steady stream of Dutch and German registered aircraft doing likewise suggests others feel the same. Dutch air trafic control are the best in the world (probably), they certainly make flying around their country a delight. Our lack of a mode S transponder has yet to be an issue.

2 Replies to “Leer Papenburg”

  1. Lack of mode S has always put me off taking GATSI across the channel, so I am curious to see how you get on and fuel prices are always interesting,

    1. We have taken G-EJBI to the Netherlands about four times now in the last two years. We have mode C and the lack of mode S has never once been mentioned by ATC.

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