09/30/2010

The only Swiss holder of the Victoria cross will be remembered in Geneva

Only one Swiss citizen has been awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military distinction for bravery. He will soon have his deeds commemorated in Geneva.

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14:57 Posted in Potpourri | Permalink | Comments (2) | Tags: geneva, victoria cross, schiess | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

09/29/2010

The airport Web site (GVA.ch) is not fit for purpose

The airport Web site (GVA.ch) looks at first glance to be interesting and useful. A second glance reveals how it prefers useless visual effects to real, full and correct information easily accessible.

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11:08 Posted in Potpourri | Permalink | Comments (0) | Tags: geneva, airport, web, site, passengers | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

09/28/2010

Spanish air traffic controllers strike 29 September

According to reports, in Spain the air traffic controllers will be on strike on Wednesday 29 September.

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09/27/2010

Last week was interesting: Solar Impulse and ...

... on that same Tuesday the aircraft of Flight Calibration Services, used for checking the services offered by Skyguide.

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09/22/2010

easyJet: the cancellations start again

(HB-JZ)I, and some of my easyJet Switzerland brothers and cousins, had another bad weekend. Here is the story that I wrote in my  secret diary.

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A World War II veteran in Geneva

On Monday and Tuesday of the week of 13/14 September Geneva spotters cound see an old Junkers JU52 aircraft

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09/14/2010

easyJet to Tel Aviv cancelled yesterday, 13/9/2010

Yesterday the easyJet flight to and from Tel Aviv was cancelled. Is this another reason why having only one Airbus A320 in the Swiss fleet causes problems?

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09/13/2010

Super Caravelle, MD-81/82 and Airbus 380

  • While sitting on the restaurant terrace waiting for a Super Caravelle, I got an MD_81 instead. Next time, maybe an Airbus A380?

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19:52 Posted in Noisy aircraft | Permalink | Comments (0) | Tags: sas, md81, md82 | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

09/12/2010

Turn algae into jet fuel!

According to an article in the Times (9 September 2010) Sir Richard Branson is putting his faith in algae as an alternative jet fuel.

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09/11/2010

Yet another very noisy small jet aircraft

A small business jet again makes more noise in Vernier that a big inter-continental commercial flight. The airport gives no explanation of such events!!

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09/09/2010

Business, politics and morality don't mix

When there are international crises I often look to see what aircraft travel between Geneva and the countries concerned. Last year, I looked at Libyan aircraft: this year ...

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11:10 Posted in Potpourri | Permalink | Comments (0) | Tags: iran, geneva, airport, ashtiani | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

09/08/2010

How (not) to dispose of your old jet aircraft

When some old airline seats of Ryanair were found on waste ground in Scotland, some people thought that there had been a crash, others (perhaps!) that Ryanair were making space for standing passengers. The truth was different.

 

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10:31 Posted in Potpourri | Permalink | Comments (0) | Tags: ryanair, airbus, boeing, recycling, environment | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

09/04/2010

easyJet refuse de participer à Infrarouge

Les problèmes récurrents d'easyJet devaient faire l'objet d'un débat télévisé en direct sur Infrarouge, mardi 24 août. Ce débat n'a pas eu lieu, faute de représentant d'easyJet. Pourquoi?

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easyJet refuses to appear on Infrarouge

The recurrent problems of easyJet were to be the subject for the televised live debate programme Infrarouge on Tuesday 24 August. It did not happen because easyJet refused to send any representative. Why?

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09/02/2010

Three unusual aircraft seen yesterday

Yesterday, 1 September, there were three particularly interesting flying visits to the Geneva region: an experimental home-built American-Swiss aircraft, a powered glider and a mystery.

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13:32 Posted in Unusual aircraft | Permalink | Comments (0) | Tags: glider, geneva, lancair | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

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