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by SFo
24 Jul 2007, 11:51
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EB** (Leopoldsburg) 22/07/2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2800

spotter1102 wrote: Hope you enjoy the pics :wink:
Yes, thanks for sharing!
by SFo
23 Jul 2007, 22:30
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EB** (Leopoldsburg) 22/07/2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2800

spotter1102 wrote:Also the Blue Eagles team with their Agusta A-109 :D (no pics of them)
These were amazing! It *really* was a ballet. I had never seen akro performed by several helos at once but these guys took my breath away! :shock:
by SFo
23 Jul 2007, 17:03
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EB** (Leopoldsburg) 22/07/2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2800

Very nice show from OO-TUI. It's not often that we can snap pictures of a 737 with the gear up! http://www.forseilles.net/albums/sanicole/B2V0931.jpg I've put the rest of my pics from Sanicole on my website (plus some air-to-air pics of the Yak 50 that made the trip with us): http://www.forseilles.n...
by SFo
19 Jul 2007, 12:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: emergency ebci
Replies: 30
Views: 3240

still the landings are always rough. Why ? That's because the ILS is not 3c so you can't let the AP do it for you. :lol: Just joking, AP generally makes pretty rough touchdowns. :wink: There is no real reason to have rougher landings in EBCI than anywhere else, except maybe the usual and strange 'f...
by SFo
21 Jun 2007, 11:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EBCI Closed Again
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

Re: EBCI Closed Again

Are you sure? :wink: 23L is CAT I, II and III. 05R and 23R are CAT I only. 05L has no ILS. Source: AIP. The reason why 05L/23R is not used as a runway at this moment can be found in the NOTAM (WIP). Not sure at all, I didn't check the CATs. :) But even before the WIP, the 05L/23R was seldom used, no?
by SFo
20 Jun 2007, 17:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EBCI Closed Again
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

Re: EBCI Closed Again

Gusts at 30 knots is nothing compared to the 18 January storm, why would the airport close just for that ? Or maybe crosswinds but I doubt it since they could land at Liege ? Liege was pretty calm at the same moment, not even raining and W/V 110/10. If the wind was gusting at 30kts on 110 and it wa...
by SFo
20 Jun 2007, 14:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EBCI Closed Again
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

11pm is already very busy at LGG, since all TNT flights land in the same time. Must have been a crazy rush hour :) Do you know if they used the 2 tracks ? (is the second long enough for the 737 ? seems that they used it when the main one was on work) No, they stacked everyone on 5R. Personally I've...
by SFo
20 Jun 2007, 12:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EBCI Closed Again
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

EBCI Closed Again

Not the union's fault, this time. Airport was closed at about 2000Z because of thuderstorms. ATIS was announcing gusts at 30kts :shock: and closing until 0400Z. You should have seen all these Ryanairs lining up on the ILS approach of 05R in EBLG at 11PM. I was lucky to see that from the circuit (and...
by SFo
15 Jun 2007, 12:31
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: EB* Night VFR Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Is it me or what? Though night VFR was not allowed in Belgium. Hopefully not. :) You can fly NVFR in Belgium, with a flightplan though. With JAR you have to be Night VFR to start with IR (because except for that, probably very few people would do X-Country at night in a 25 years old single engine a...
by SFo
14 Jun 2007, 15:47
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: EB* Night VFR Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

TWR wrote:EBOS, EBKT

But they are also expensive...
EBOS is 24€ (if I remember well) for <5.7t during the day. Let's hope it's the same at night. :?

Thanks!

SFo
by SFo
14 Jun 2007, 14:36
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: EB* Night VFR Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

EB* Night VFR Airports

Hello,

Would one of you have a list of Belgian airports that accept Night VFR and their opening hours? EBCI closes at 0900, EBLG is open all night, so is Zaventem (but the landing fee puts it out of the league). EBAW is also quite expensive.

Thanks. :)

SFo
by SFo
26 Apr 2007, 15:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EBCI closed many times this afternoon
Replies: 4
Views: 969

TUB001 wrote:Once last summer, they closed the airport for 1hour to clean up the cut grass that was left on the rwy lightings... :roll:
That's a shame, jet engine-digested grass makes a very good fertilizer! :lol:
by SFo
26 Apr 2007, 12:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EBCI closed many times this afternoon
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Yes, everyone ended up making T&Gs in EBNM when I landed there for a drink yesterday. :) I still don't know why EBCI closed down. Maybe runway problems because of the heath? I see nothing in the NOTAM for today.
by SFo
23 Apr 2007, 14:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airlines to introduce rear-facing seats??
Replies: 21
Views: 2175

http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getA ... emID=17182

Does not seem so bad. If o top they could provide a better separation between the seats (larger headrest earlobes?) it would give you much more privacy that the standard set up.
by SFo
21 Feb 2007, 14:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Ultimate De-Icer
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Looks like a giant microwave oven for 747s. :)
by SFo
16 Feb 2007, 09:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport noise problems: the story continues ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1748

Totally agree. The airport was build during WW2. Most of these people were not even born. They got their land and houses much cheaper than in other places around Brussels because it was near the airport. And now they want to get money because there is noise? It's like building your house along the c...
by SFo
04 Jan 2007, 11:55
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: What exactly is "stall"
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Stall is dependant of the AoA, not the speed. There is often reference to the 'stall speed' but only because in level flight the AoA depends only on the speed (if configuration stays the same, of course). A plane could stall at high speed if the AoA get too big (pulling the stick very hard). After C...
by SFo
26 Dec 2006, 11:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Charleroi Brussels South closed by fog
Replies: 37
Views: 3614

And CRL is one of the worst ever planned airport, build in a valley. CRL is not in a valley - it's clear you have never been to that airport. I hear LHR also has had some problem with fog lately... I was many times at CRL to cut off some people and its build in a valley, thats clear when you drive ...
by SFo
15 Dec 2006, 10:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: OO-THA B747-400ERF TNT Airways Update
Replies: 112
Views: 17432

Tempting... If work schedule and weather permits, you might spot me in da mighty Cessna a bit before scheduled arrival time of the nice lady and I'll follow her landing from the GA parking. :jumpy:
by SFo
11 Sep 2006, 18:21
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Orthodox Jew removed from a Canadian airliner
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

I've been besides one of these guys going back and forth between JFK and BRU. While it does not instill fear at all, it sure can run on your nerves after several hours (and I don't even think about the guy behind trying to pick his moving meal). :lol: