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by jan_olieslagers
13 Jul 2006, 18:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eastern Airways introduce new route from BRU.
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

I absolutely agree, Fons. Still it seems strange that Eastern is apparently well pleased with BRU, is the Southampton route a success for them? Then why wasn't it for VLM? Surely the Jetstream is cheaper to operate than an F50, but the difference can't be that significant, can it?
by jan_olieslagers
13 Jul 2006, 12:25
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Mons and Eupen - What are they Like?
Replies: 24
Views: 2644

We were considering Lier as well, as that is totally new for us. Lier is a rather small town, but very charming. Things to do and see: -) walk the parks along the river Nete -) have a drink or even a meal on a terrace floating on the same -) visit the Zimmertoren, a very big and complicated mechani...
by jan_olieslagers
12 Jul 2006, 23:11
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Farm and dairy products by air...
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

I would almost suspect that it's very fashionable these days in India to have your own planes... Seriously though, can't they just ship that stuff around using trucks with cooling? Perhaps you are underestimating the size AND temperatures of that country. By the time a truck loaded with eggs at Bom...
by jan_olieslagers
12 Jul 2006, 23:00
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Mons and Eupen - What are they Like?
Replies: 24
Views: 2644

We are happy to consider any places which we can reach by train. If that's important consider Bruggge, as Regi rightly suggested, but also Mechelen, similar but smaller and less touristic, Hasselt, which can be combined witht the Bokrijk open-air museum, and do not forget the university cities of L...
by jan_olieslagers
11 Jul 2006, 23:43
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Mons and Eupen - What are they Like?
Replies: 24
Views: 2644

Mons: lots of former glory, once it was the capital of the Borinage heavy industrial area but as this went down so did the city. The yearly "doudou" festival is still very famous (it's about Saint George and his dragon) but I think it's just gone now, and apart from that the town is gone rather slee...
by jan_olieslagers
10 Jul 2006, 02:50
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Already heard from Ubuntu ? Free OS in Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Already heard from Ubuntu ? Free OS in Linux

Hi all, have anyone of you already heard from Ubuntu www.ubuntu.com it appears to be a free operating system (like windows) based on Linux. Any experiences with it? On a more serious note: dear and beloved and much appreciated Mr. Webmaster, you seem to be mixing up things. First and above all, you...
by jan_olieslagers
10 Jul 2006, 02:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Terrible accident Sibir A310-300 in Irkoutsk
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

That's terrible! I hope it will never happen again... :( Excuse me, but could you please try and be less silly? This will happen again, and again and again and again, and still aviation will be a very safe mode of travel. And anyway, people will continue to use this mode of travel, for a multitude ...
by jan_olieslagers
10 Jul 2006, 02:13
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Already heard from Ubuntu ? Free OS in Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

UBUNTU is actually a Swahili expression, translating more or less to "I am too stupid to install Debian"
by jan_olieslagers
09 Jul 2006, 11:22
Forum: Sell/buy/trade your hobby stuff
Topic: What models do you collect??
Replies: 27
Views: 4740

other: claudia schiffer
by jan_olieslagers
08 Jul 2006, 22:35
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Stepha380 introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Welcome very much! I have been puzzled with your sig for the last couple of weeks, you humbly apologise for having to learn the English language while showing very nice control of it at the same time. Honestly, your messages are a pleasure to read, which can't be said for all members, whether French...
by jan_olieslagers
07 Jul 2006, 12:51
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Araxos Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 939

this is what landings.com has to say about it: Airport Records Important: The information from this database is for information only. It should not be used for navigation or flight critical information. To print airport information, check the checkbox for each airport to be printed and click on "Ret...
by jan_olieslagers
07 Jul 2006, 11:41
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: JU-52 Heading to ANR 6 Jul 06
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Both the Jünckers and Taifuin were heading for Duxford for the Flying Legends airshow this weekend. Hello; Okay, thanks. :wink: So it was a refuel or something?? rgds:Jeroen Yes it was a refuel: When I arrived, a couple minutes after it landed, it was at the fuel pumps. What kind of other something...
by jan_olieslagers
07 Jul 2006, 11:10
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: JU-52 Heading to ANR 6 Jul 06
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: F 50

steph-co wrote:No F27...F50
oopsie! shame on me!
steph-co wrote: Soon to be Nr.15 for VLM.
Registration: PH-JXC
Serial No. 20226
ex. Swe Fly SE-LTR
you mean it will keep the Dutch registation? not to become OO-VL-whatever?
by jan_olieslagers
07 Jul 2006, 08:51
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: JU-52 Heading to ANR 6 Jul 06
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

I did spot the Taifun too, nice surprise! It is already on the ASA photo page. Browsing there, I came across this photo: http://www.asa-be.com/images/PhotoGalleryEbaw/200607/aps060705%20SE-LEF(13).jpg and wondered about the F27 in the background. Is it another new acquisition by VLM? What c/s is it ...
by jan_olieslagers
06 Jul 2006, 20:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: What the hell was going on at CRL yesterday? Ryanair? Joke.
Replies: 45
Views: 4303

earthman, Lille (Rijsel) is not Liege (Luik) :) [racist rant] don't expect geographical knowledge from a Dutchman, they're almost as stupid as US'ans in this respect! [/racist rant] Yes, they could and should use liege airport much more when CRL is out of order. It's only 45 min by bus and liege ha...
by jan_olieslagers
06 Jul 2006, 18:29
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: catair.cat
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

I was at Sabadell last october, the aerodrome was closed at that time following a crash. A training plane had collided with a building crane, erected without permission on the runway axis. That is to say, if I understood the Spanish info correctly - my control of Spanish is poor, and my Catalàn inex...
by jan_olieslagers
06 Jul 2006, 08:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1847

Fons have you carefully read the original message? the airline industry's exemption from paying Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel should be scrapped, and says an additional fuel tax should be brought in I'll agree with you that extra taxes are unwanted. OTOH the VAT exemption seems unfair to me, I can a...
by jan_olieslagers
05 Jul 2006, 23:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Discovery Launch
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

TexasGuy wrote:this vehicle will also be used for the moon and for mars with different boosing rockets for each mission.
which just goes to show how much truth can go in a typo
by jan_olieslagers
05 Jul 2006, 23:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1847

On a sidenote: the fuel for jet engines, commonly known as AvTur or JetA1 is sold free of VAT in Belgium and in most (all?) EEC countries. OTOH AvGas, the heavily leaded benzine mostly used in general aviation does carry VAT and is thus a lot more expensive. This is one of the arguments in favour of...
by jan_olieslagers
05 Jul 2006, 20:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1847

I hate taxes!!!!!! ;);) Well if you don't want road taxes, go live in a country with no roads worth paying tax for. The same goes for fire brigades, hospitals, and what not. Don't forget the availability of clean water, today it's self-evident and almost free, that can't last much longer. And if th...