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Post by Desert Rat » 27 Jan 2015, 11:44

Always...since decades.

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Post by andorra-airport » 27 Jan 2015, 12:38

As a tribute to Jean Mermoz . He died aboard the Southern Cross (la Croix-du-Sud) . That was a Latécoère 300 flying boat. He is viewed as a hero, many schools are named after him.

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Post by Desert Rat » 27 Jan 2015, 14:07

Hmmm...you knew it or you googled it?...;-)...

Next...why do Licensed engineers have purple (or dark red) between their shoulder golden stripes?

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Post by sn26567 » 27 Jan 2015, 16:31

Strict guidelines at Aalborg Airport (Denmark):

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 27 Jan 2015, 17:29

(but it only applies to English speakers)

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Post by airazurxtror » 29 Jan 2015, 08:17

http://www.sudinfo.be/1200619/article/2 ... -musulmans

Quelques semaines après avoir tourné la page des vacances de Noël, les Belges réfléchissent déjà à l'été 2015. Dans les agences de voyage, une tendance s'affiche: les pays musulmans suscitent la méfiance.
L'actualité de ces dernières semaines aurait-elle un impact sur les destinations choisies par les Belges pour leurs prochaines grandes vacances? S'il est difficile de déjà tirer des conclusions, on assiste déjà à certaines tendances très marquées. Ainsi, les pays musulmans, à savoir ceux du Maghreb, la Jordanie ou encore la Turquie, semblent susciter la méfiance.
Par contre, l'Espagne et la Grèce attirent à nouveau.

As a probable consequence of the recent events, the customers of the travel agencies seem to avoid the muslim countries : Maghreb, Jordan, Turkey - for their summer holidays. Spain and Greece attract them again.
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Post by Passenger » 29 Jan 2015, 08:40

airazurxtror wrote:http://www.sudinfo.be/1200619/article/2 ... -musulmans

Quelques semaines après avoir tourné la page des vacances de Noël, les Belges réfléchissent déjà à l'été 2015. Dans les agences de voyage, une tendance s'affiche: les pays musulmans suscitent la méfiance.
L'actualité de ces dernières semaines aurait-elle un impact sur les destinations choisies par les Belges pour leurs prochaines grandes vacances? S'il est difficile de déjà tirer des conclusions, on assiste déjà à certaines tendances très marquées. Ainsi, les pays musulmans, à savoir ceux du Maghreb, la Jordanie ou encore la Turquie, semblent susciter la méfiance.
Par contre, l'Espagne et la Grèce attirent à nouveau.

As a probable consequence of the recent events, the customers of the travel agencies seem to avoid the muslim countries : Maghreb, Jordan, Turkey - for their summer holidays. Spain and Greece attract them again.
At the contrary : Turkey is booming!

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Post by sn26567 » 30 Jan 2015, 15:33

Impressive! When an Emirates A380 crosses a highway at Munich airport...

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Post by Ozzie1969 » 30 Jan 2015, 22:31

Seems very distracting!

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Post by sn26567 » 02 Feb 2015, 21:07

The new easyJet livery, fresh from the paint shop

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Post by Passenger » 06 Feb 2015, 14:17

Transavia has a special flight to the sun eclipse of 20th March 2015. A 737-800 will take off from Amsterdam at 07h40 a.m., direction Iceland and the Faroër Islands, where the eclipse will be 100%. Return in AMS: 13h10.

15 x 2 tickets can be won through a free competition on http://www.tickettotheeclipse.nl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMOxagI0ibQ

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Post by quixoticguide » 10 Feb 2015, 21:45

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Ryanair ground crew decided to have a laugh by drawing a giant snow penis on the ground next to the plane at Dublin airport.

Clearly, passengers complained.

So, how did Ryanair respond to this ‘controversy’?

They said: ‘While our ground crew excel at industry leading 25 minute turnarounds, art isn’t their forte, as they’ve clearly forgotten to draw wings on their snow airplane’.

:lol:
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Post by airazurxtror » 12 Feb 2015, 13:07

Les autorités aéroportuaires ont donc décidé de rendre publiques toutes les informations relatives au trafic aérien sur un seul site (www.batc.be).
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Post by airazurxtror » 16 Feb 2015, 10:27

TUI International has sold Corsair to the Groupe Dubreuil, owner of Air Caraïbes.

http://www.air-journal.fr/2015-02-16-co ... 36645.html
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Post by sn26567 » 16 Feb 2015, 16:06

The last Airbus A300 B2 (the very first Airbus model) still in commercial service has just been retired. It was registered EP-MHA and flying with Mahan Air of Iran. It will be scrapped in Kerman.

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Post by sn26567 » 19 Feb 2015, 18:28

Mid-air collision between two Red Bull acrobatic planes when attempting a loop at the AeroIndia show (wings propellers and damaged)

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... and a car crushed by a Saudia jet at Jeddah airport

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Post by Homo Aeroportus » 19 Feb 2015, 19:40

sn26567 wrote: ... and a car crushed by a Saudia jet at Jeddah airport

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Kiss & Drive Saudi style , :lol:

Now how did this happen? Can't believe this guy drove under the plane,???

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Post by galaxy » 19 Feb 2015, 21:23

Strange flower flight on flightradar :

http://www.flightradar24.com/N1411X/591966e

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Post by Passenger » 19 Feb 2015, 21:34

Mid air collision of two Red Bulls aerobatics, but both landed safe:


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Post by galaxy » 19 Feb 2015, 21:36

Passenger wrote: 15 x 2 tickets can be won through a free competition on http://www.tickettotheeclipse.nl
Only for residents of the Netherlands .
https://transavia-eclips.s3.amazonaws.c ... 62d5ee.pdf

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