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Unique opportunity to glide over Copenhagen

With an airfield at rest and the sky without much traffic, an old vintage glider took off from Copenhagen Airport.

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By Bente D. Knudsen Pictures and video by Jørgen Licht

The camera man responsible for these unique pictures and the amazing video usually works at Copenhagen Airport, an amateur photographer for years and with this opportunity to be the filming passenger, he has shared his experience with Your Danish Life.

Enjoy this unique footage from a coronavirus shut down airport (there are still cargo flights and a few passenger flights but nothing like a usual day in the sky above Copenhagen).

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The glider was built in 1954 and served for 28 years in the Royal Danish Air Force, ending its active military career with a civil registration.

After spending a number of years on ground in a museum the historic flight club, “Dansk Svæveflyvehistorisk Klub” in Arnborg restored it extensively to make it airworthy again.

“It was a great privilege to get a flight on a vintage glider, taking off and landing again at Copenhagen airport,only made possible by the special circumstances. It was a first for a glider to operate out of Copenhagen Airport”, Jørgen Licht says about his experience.

To watch a longer video, click on this link to YouTube.

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