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by Vic Diesel
05 Aug 2018, 10:36
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: General Aviation incidents & accidents - worldwide
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: General Aviation incidents & accidents - worldwide

Several die after small plane crashes in Swiss forest Several people died after a small plane crashed in a Swiss forest on Saturday morning, causing a forest fire that completely destroyed the plane, police said. http://www.euronews.com/2018/08/04/several-die-after-small-plane-crashes-in-swiss-fore...
by Vic Diesel
21 Jul 2018, 18:18
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Brussels 21/07/2018 - Belgian National Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1642

Re: Brussels 21/07/2018 - Belgian National Day

Unfortunately, that was a sunshine-free performance... the formations were impressive though, especially the F-16s displaying a huge "5" to salute the 5th anniversary of the King.
by Vic Diesel
19 Jul 2018, 21:28
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Brussels 21/07/2018 - Belgian National Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1642

Re: Brussels 21/07/2018 - Belgian National Day

Thanks - I use think of myself as being some kind of planespotter, so I usually use a slightly bigger equipment than mobile phone camera and am vaguely accustomed to the concept of sunlight and shadows. ;) But the information that they were flying along the Wetstraat (or to the south of it) is indee...
by Vic Diesel
19 Jul 2018, 16:08
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Brussels 21/07/2018 - Belgian National Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1642

Re: Brussels 21/07/2018 - Belgian National Day

From your experience from previous years: which are good spots to take pictures of the aircraft flying over Brussels?
by Vic Diesel
17 Jul 2018, 16:34
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Brussels 21/07/2018 - Belgian National Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1642

Brussels 21/07/2018 - Belgian National Day

Does anyone know about flight schedules of overflights during the National Day celebrations on next Saturday? Just some minutes ago, several aircraft overflew the Schuman area, flying at a low altitude. I might have missed some jets (F-16?) - but I heard them -, saw a small trainer and a pair of pro...
by Vic Diesel
12 Jul 2018, 13:22
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 12/07/2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: BRU 12/07/2018

KriVa wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 13:02
If factbase (https://factba.se/topic/calendar) is correct, departure forensen at 1145z in BRU.
That would be 40 minutes ago. AF1 is currently still parked on the cargo apron at BRU...
by Vic Diesel
12 Jul 2018, 11:36
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 12/07/2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: BRU 12/07/2018

Any news on the departure of the "Orange-Faced Baboon"?
by Vic Diesel
10 Jul 2018, 16:33
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 10/07/2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2804

Re: BRU 10/07/2018

So to sum it up: some nice big boys are coming, late in the evening during the BEL-FRA game and in less-than-perfect light conditions (overcast). Have I missed something? ;)
by Vic Diesel
27 Jun 2018, 17:05
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 27/06/2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: BRU 27/06/2018

HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 14:48
luchtzak wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 10:58
From Twitter: a diplomatic flight with a head of State may land on runway 01 escorted by F-16 fighter planes. ETA not known.
It's a BBJ, escorted by 2 fighter planes. Approaching RWY 01 at the moment.
Was that not the Australian Govt. plane? Its ETA was around that time...
by Vic Diesel
14 Jun 2018, 10:02
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 09/06/2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1570

Re: BRU 09/06/2018

It has spent exactly two hours in BRU. That's a long fuel stop! What a waste. It's interesting to notice that a fuel stop may be required for a flight that usually doesn't exceed 11 hours. It's normally well within the A340's capabilities but Bogota airport must be really challenging. It seems the ...
by Vic Diesel
06 Jun 2018, 16:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1620
Views: 178836

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

As Andre was on board, so at least 1. ;)
by Vic Diesel
06 Jun 2018, 15:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1620
Views: 178836

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Turns out that weekend's flight criticized by some "experts" as "total failure" for having only 15 pax on board was a mere technical flight - and NOT the inaugural one. Well well... so much for the term "expert"... :lol: The "test flight" on 3th June was open for bookings for several weeks, but onl...
by Vic Diesel
06 Jun 2018, 15:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1620
Views: 178836

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Turns out that weekend's flight criticized by some "experts" as "total failure" for having only 15 pax on board was a mere technical flight - and NOT the inaugural one. Well well... so much for the term "expert"... :lol:
by Vic Diesel
06 Jun 2018, 13:05
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 06/06/2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: BRU 06/06/2018

tangolima wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 10:42
Vic Diesel wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 21:42
Any news on the "doomsday plane"? If the STA stays as it is: 19:00 sounds spotter-friendly - as long as the weather plays along...
Hello

ETA 1845LOC

Greetings,
Dank u / merci! :)
by Vic Diesel
05 Jun 2018, 21:42
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 06/06/2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: BRU 06/06/2018

Any news on the "doomsday plane"? If the STA stays as it is: 19:00 sounds spotter-friendly - as long as the weather plays along...
by Vic Diesel
05 Jun 2018, 21:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1620
Views: 178836

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Touroperators planning a group tour keep in mind that the first day of travel is finished when their scheduled arrival is at 18h15 and there will be a passport control. Last bag in the bus, last person onboard the bus means: leave airport at 20h. So all you can do after arrival, is a shuttle to the...
by Vic Diesel
05 Jun 2018, 13:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155354

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

the way he responds to questions says it all .. it's all about LH and LX and all the rest will have to go and being transformed into EW. Does this come as a shock? not really as it would have been expected when selling to LH, they're already shifting flights to MUC (because of FRA being full) and s...
by Vic Diesel
05 Jun 2018, 13:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1620
Views: 178836

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Maybe the China-Europe market is their main target. But they sell tickets from Charleroi to Hong Kong, they make publicity for those flights, they have an online booking tool for those flights. So they do want them - but they don't get them yet. Sure, they would like to see the outbound first fligh...
by Vic Diesel
04 Jun 2018, 16:48
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Identifying an airplane by its engines
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Identifying an airplane by its engines

Certainly not the Ilyushin-18, its engines look completely different from those on the picture.