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by jan_olieslagers
17 Jun 2019, 12:57
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Heads up: PAA Grand Lady & CONUS-based Dakota crossing, level100
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Heads up: PAA Grand Lady & CONUS-based Dakota crossing LV100

Hm, I would have said "Flight level 100, then, never saw the LV abbreviation... but thanks anyway. Not that it matters much "how high the flight".
by jan_olieslagers
16 Jun 2019, 15:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 226
Views: 28578

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

The AIP is supposed to mention that for each individual aerodrome. Here in BE I know that EBAW Antwerp has its own emergency generator, so one can expect them at similar-sized airports. Question is: how long will the fuel last? That's what the AIP does not say. EBAW AD 2.15 Other Lighting, Secondary...
by jan_olieslagers
13 Jun 2019, 17:40
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Website referencing aircraft routes
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Website referencing aircraft routes

Not a clear question. Do you mean * airline A flies from B to C on days 2,4,6 (with scheduled hours such and such) (with aircraft type this and that) * airline A flies from B to C via waypoints AAAAA BBBBB CCCCC DDDDD * or even something else ? The first should be easy to find. The second cannot be ...
by jan_olieslagers
07 Jun 2019, 13:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news
Replies: 68
Views: 10327

Re: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

BA? At Ostend?? To what destination?
by jan_olieslagers
06 Jun 2019, 18:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5463

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

the only thing they have to find out, is a good noon flight destination Under my eternal excuse of not being an expert on commercial air transport: That is, IMHO, not the right way of thinking in this situation. It is, no doubt, the right way to go about low-yield routes, but ANR was never a place ...
by jan_olieslagers
05 Jun 2019, 21:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5463

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

Also, this newspaper has a rather poor reputation, as I understand from a couple of Dutch forums that I frequent. We will have to wait and see. My biggest fear is that the customer base for ANR-LCY (mainly bankers and diamond traders) will have switched to other means of transport, and will not ligh...
by jan_olieslagers
03 Jun 2019, 14:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 645
Views: 52921

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

No they do not have answers, they only have "targets" - meaning (for me, at least) they acknowledge they have no answers. Perhaps your emoticon hinted as much..?
by jan_olieslagers
01 Jun 2019, 17:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 403
Views: 55403

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Yes. I was thinking the same, but kept (for this once! :) ) my mouth, being totally unacquainted with that business.
by jan_olieslagers
01 Jun 2019, 12:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Rotterdam Airport to produce green fuel from ambient CO2
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Rotterdam Airport to produce green fuel from ambient CO2

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/05/31/luchthaven-van-rotterdam-wil-duurzame-kerosine-van-co2-maken/ (in Dutch) How futile! A mere 1000 litres per day! Even not mentioning the cost - the investment is ridiculously high, but that must be accepted in an experimental phase. Most striking is the amoun...
by jan_olieslagers
30 May 2019, 15:44
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Mr Tshisekedi...
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Mr Tshisekedi...

Hm, that does sound like a hurried replacement arrangement. Any idea what plane was originally planned? RDC government?
by jan_olieslagers
30 May 2019, 13:14
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Mr Tshisekedi...
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Mr Tshisekedi...

(or, properly speaking, his corpse) was to be flown from Belgium to DRC yesterday; but that had to be delayed for lack of aircraft. The transport did happen today, Thursday. Any more details? Which plane finally flew? Was it the same as originally planned, only with some delay? Or did they "dare dar...
by jan_olieslagers
29 May 2019, 19:58
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: KJK 29/05/19 B738 OO-TUV
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: KJK 29/05/19 B738 OO-TUV

Is the runway at KJK long enough for such a take-off? I fervently hope someone checked that before organising the flight :) But they have some 1800m there, that's not too bad for a B737. B737's (though a smaller variant) operated from Antwerp's 1500 m at one time - I used to see the chap who did th...
by jan_olieslagers
28 May 2019, 23:15
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Unknown from Antwerp harbour
Replies: 19
Views: 1497

Re: Unknown from Antwerp harbour

I don't know, I have no experience. But if it really were, it wouldn't be so exceptional, I think. And, knowing Belgian authorities in general and aviation authorities in particular, I guess that getting the required permissions can be neither cheap nor fast. And also I should think that, after unlo...
by jan_olieslagers
28 May 2019, 22:21
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Unknown from Antwerp harbour
Replies: 19
Views: 1497

Re: Unknown from Antwerp harbour

Nothing special about that. Plenty of choppers delivered across the pond. Indeed there's a couple of specialised companies around in BE, and likely elsewhere, too. I never heard of one getting an extra permit for taking off from a non-registered heliport, though it is indeed not impossible or exclud...
by jan_olieslagers
28 May 2019, 21:50
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Unknown from Antwerp harbour
Replies: 19
Views: 1497

Re: Unknown from Antwerp harbour

Yes, "it could very well", yes indeed. Still, a tad unusual, no? What was so very special about this flight, to justify the extra hassle and expense?
by jan_olieslagers
28 May 2019, 21:16
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Unknown from Antwerp harbour
Replies: 19
Views: 1497

Re: Unknown from Antwerp harbour

"under certain conditions" EVERYTHING is allowed. The AIP says so often enough: "unless otherwise authorised" or words to that effect.