General Aviation in the Upwind Zone

Why Aufwind was established

AUFWIND is a small Team of General Aviation Enthusiasts and Specialists. We once discovered that there is benefit of delivering engineering, maintenance, research & development, technical advice, airworthiness service, education, flight training and much more out of one single bureau to GA stakeholders. Have a look at our growing portfolio below.

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Flight OPs Project: ESA AIR-SOS

Validating Detection Of Marine Litter From Space.

The project aims to collect high-quality and high-resolution data on floating objects in coastal waters near the mouth of the River Elbe. It will use a seaplane on clear and still (low wind) days to collect data at the same time as the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites collect data of the same location. In this way, the project will assess and validate the ability of Sentinel-2 and developed algorithms to monitor floating plastic marine litter from space.
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Latest News from Aufwind

EASA Stakeholder Representation

6. August 2021
Malte Höltken, co-founder of AUFWIND is volunteering for iAOPA Europe as member of the EASA Stakeholder Advisory Board on Engineering and maintenance (SAB: EM-TEC). In this board he represents owners

First AIR-SOS Flights

6. August 2021
In corporation with SkyfloX, AUFWIND has performed the first flights to aid in marine litter detection by satellite data. With a MAYA multispectral camera that was lent by the University

AOPA-Newsletter Germany: How to apply Standard Repairs (CS-STAN)

21. December 2020
After explaining Standard Changes in AOPA-Germany Newsletter 5-20, Malte explains Standard Changes and how to apply them to your aircraft in the current Newsletter 6-20. The article is in german

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Self-Improvement Seminars

Further Education for Pilot Owners

Introduction to European aircraft maintenance for pilot-owners

Get a coaching in EASA maintenance regulations and be able to answer for yourself and your privatley used aircraft many questions like: What is an AMP? Who can release work on my aircraft? What documentation do I need? Can I do repairs myself? We're offering online seminars in two languages.

Part ML - Aircraft Maintenance Programme Workshop

EASA Part-ML maintenance regulations allow owners and operators or aircraft to define deviations from the maintenance procedures on her responsibility in the Aircraft Maintenance Program. In this online workshop the participants can close their knowledge gaps individually and develop their individual Aircraft Maintenance Program for self-declaration.


Maintenance and Airworthiness

Assisted Maintenance

Understanding the technical details of your aircraft improves flight safety and fun in owning a general aviation aircraft. We welcome you as involved owner to assist in all maintenance, airworthiness, modification, or repair tasks under supervision of our certifying staff.

Maintenance Service

Aufwind is your partner in operating and maintaining your aircraft. We will be glad to perform these services for you if you do not like to get involved into maintenance

Airworthiness Service

While Maintenance is mostly done in the workshop, control of an aircrafts’ airworthiness is mainly a desk-job and done in the computer. Aufwind supports owners in fulfilling their duties in keeping the maintenance files current and in alignment with the regulations

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Before an aircraft is purchased, it needs to be reviewed technically. The owner needs not only know if the aircraft is safe to fly, but also what kind of maintenance tasks will most likely occur within the first seasons of operation, if the maintenance file is in alignment with the regulations and if the aircraft is in the condition as advertised.

Registration and Receiving Agent Service

Registration and receiving agent service for D-reg aircraft Based on §3 LuftVZO, any citizen of an EASA member state is legally authorised to register an aircraft to his name in Germany, as long as a German residing receiving agent is named. Aufwind will assist you in registering your new aircraft in Germany.

Technical Training

Further Education for Pilot Owners and Technical Personel

Practical Aircraft Maintenance Training for Pilot/Owners as On-Site-Training

Within the EASA regulations a pilot-owner has many options to be involved in the maintenance of their aircraft. If you want to learn how to perform maintenance on your aircraft, book one of our pilot-owner-maintenance training courses and perform typical Pilot-Owner Maintenance tasks on your own plane guided by technical trained staff.

Flight Training

PPL (A), LAPLA (A), TMG, VFR Night

Introduction to Advanced Flying Skills

Differences Training