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by jan_olieslagers
10 Aug 2006, 20:31
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Suvarnabhumi test flight: 'no airport' warning came up.
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Would the software of Embraer been provided by Israel cfr. crash of a drone in Kinshasha? "It's all about upgrades, you fool" Regi, don't be more of a fool than you must. The B-Hunter was shot down. If the EMB avionics didn't show up the airport, it was not the software that was at fault, only the ...
by jan_olieslagers
10 Aug 2006, 12:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express going together
Replies: 290
Views: 50385

"Brussels Airlines" The name Brussels Airlines also gives a reflection of their ambitions. This name suggests a small regional airline like it is now, with no or very little international connections You kidding? Their main operations should then be Brussels-Antwerp, Brussels-Ostend, Brussels-Liège...
by jan_olieslagers
06 Aug 2006, 21:59
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Log Louisville Int. 13/14 July 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 704

All my compliments for this well-organised spotting report! Still it leaves me with a feeling that this airport is busy and yet boring at the same time - what is your memory?
by jan_olieslagers
06 Aug 2006, 18:19
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: how to go to EBBR
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

hope you have looked into https://www.aviation24.be/article50.html?
by jan_olieslagers
06 Aug 2006, 18:16
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Spotting places at Kortrijk/Wevelgem
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

For what it's worth: the restaurant in the terminal is quite good. It is a bit trendy, even classy, yet informal. Not cheap but the food and service make it worth its money. Also the view over the apron and runway is very nice. I believe it is called the Biggles. I found it to be full on more than o...
by jan_olieslagers
05 Aug 2006, 14:41
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: 19/08/2006 Grimbergen opendoor 2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2755

Re: 19/08/2006 Grimbergen opendoor 2006

Grimbergen Airport has its annual opendoor on the 19th of August, everyone is invited! With all due respect, the term "airport" is perhaps a bit overrating dear little EBGB? But surely the event deserves all our sympathy, I worked the fuel pump truck there a couple of years ago and that's a very ni...
by jan_olieslagers
02 Aug 2006, 22:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Farnborough Aircraft F1 Kestrel Makes First Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 340

I had heard of this project. I wonder what is so novel about this plane: it looks very similar to TB-700 or PC-12 ?
by jan_olieslagers
28 Jul 2006, 10:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways coming to BRU as from april 2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

And I'll take one € for each IATA code that SN30952 wants me to decode to understand his messages.
by jan_olieslagers
27 Jul 2006, 22:42
Forum: Website related
Topic: Grrrr.... 2h30 downtime and all my mistake!
Replies: 8
Views: 2366

A318 wrote:As long as you are not a 744 Captain it's fine with me ;)
Don't fear! I'm still struggling to become a Rans S6 captain.
by jan_olieslagers
27 Jul 2006, 22:14
Forum: Website related
Topic: Grrrr.... 2h30 downtime and all my mistake!
Replies: 8
Views: 2366

No worries, dear Mr. Luchtzak! You surely know the only way to not make any mistakes is doing nothing at all? I surely made errors worse than yours and still most colleagues greet me with some degree of respect...
by jan_olieslagers
24 Jul 2006, 23:24
Forum: Français - Nederlands - Deutsch
Topic: Anciaux's oplossing voor vliegtuiglawaai
Replies: 29
Views: 2272

Na het bulderlachen (hoorbaar tot aan NICKY, denk ik!) toch efkes een bedenking: Misschien is Bertje toch stilaan tot de jaren van verstand aan het komen? Heeft hij nu eindelijk door dat hij er indertijd met zijn spreidingsplan een puinhoop van heeft gemaakt en dat die inderdaad niet op 1-2-3 zal op...
by jan_olieslagers
23 Jul 2006, 13:35
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Mons and Eupen - What are they Like?
Replies: 24
Views: 2648

Remember Veurne is very close to Knokke AFB EBFN You must mean Koksijde? Oopsie, of course you're right! A thousand apologies! Luckily I did mention the ICAO code. Makes one regret though ... remember times when Knokke did have its own aerodrome? Part of it still survives as a karting track, and th...
by jan_olieslagers
23 Jul 2006, 12:12
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Mons and Eupen - What are they Like?
Replies: 24
Views: 2648

Veurne also looks nice from the photos I've seen on there, we've added it to the places to see list. Veurne is nice indeed, a bit like Lier, and I believe with a good many memories of the Spanish occupation. But be warned that it is far out and not easy to reach, no train station unless I am much m...
by jan_olieslagers
23 Jul 2006, 11:42
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Zaventem wasn't that parochial 40 years ago....
Replies: 20
Views: 2057

Re: Zaventem wasn't that parochial 40 years ago....

SN Brussels Airlines ( ... ) will never reach the size of Sabena in decades from now. Agreed! But as I stated before, I always believed the old Sabena to be overblown* (surgonflé ...) , operating non-profitable routes for reasons of national prestige and public service, at a huge cost to the taxpay...
by jan_olieslagers
23 Jul 2006, 11:34
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Zaventem wasn't that parochial 40 years ago....
Replies: 20
Views: 2057

Re: Zaventem wasn't that parochial 40 years ago....

The stupidity of some of our leaders has taken its toll, but the responsible persons are still there, alive, unharmed and kicking (and even making children with deputies from the adverse party....). With all respect, Mr forum administrator, but could this not be considered a political statement? Ev...
by jan_olieslagers
22 Jul 2006, 00:12
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Zaventem wasn't that parochial 40 years ago....
Replies: 20
Views: 2057

Thanks all. Paul read your replies and mailed me again with some info. He says it really were scheduled services and no ad hoc flights. Also Garuda and Cubana were no diversions he says (and, I know myself, Cubana had (again?) scheduled IL-62 services to BRU in the 1990's). LIA = Lebanese Internati...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Jul 2006, 20:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Onur Air suffers tailstrike during landing
Replies: 10
Views: 1856

With all respect Jan: your reply is my candidate for the "most unfriendly reply of the year award". Well, er, I'll allow I've been a bit touchy these days. The weather must have done something there. Even so, when Fons' message irritated me, I tried to say so with a kind of smile. Remember the old ...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Jul 2006, 15:09
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Zaventem wasn't that parochial 40 years ago....
Replies: 20
Views: 2057

These and others were regular visitors in the 1970's and 1980's : ( ... ) Thank you! Some of these I seem to remember, plus a couple more like Pan-Am B727 and Spantax CV990. But that wasn't really the point. The argument was about scheduled services by Sabena to much more destinations than today (a...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Jul 2006, 13:37
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Zaventem wasn't that parochial 40 years ago....
Replies: 20
Views: 2057

Could you please specify which of these exotic destinations had Brussels services from a home airline? None of the Latin-American destinations, I think. Neither any from Eastern Asia. Neither Air-India nor Pakistan International. Not too much from the Middle or Near East. MEA, perhaps, at one time. ...
by jan_olieslagers
20 Jul 2006, 18:25
Forum: Airport & aviation Jobs/Employment/Career
Topic: now in Middle school, wich way is the best....
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: now in Middle school, wich way is the best....

Or try first PPL in a local flight club, is a good base for further study It might. But you can only start PPL training at age 17, and in 4de handel she/he is likely to be less mature... And besides: that was not the question. The question was what day-time school to attend, not what to do outside ...