07/25/2011

Saudis leaving for Ramadan?

With Ramadan starting on the evening of July 31, it seems that many Saudis are leaving Geneva around now.

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07/19/2011

A Swiss 6-engine aircraft!

An engineer, Robert Widmer,whose parents had emigrated from Switzerland to the USA, created and designed the B36, a 6-engine bomber nicknamed "Peacemaker".

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07/18/2011

Your early morning call

Sunday: a bad weather forecast, so a late breakfast and a lazy day? My early morning call was an overflight by a departing jet, my late night call an incoming jet at 5 minutes to midnight.

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07/17/2011

German bio-flights

Last Friday, July 15 2011, Lufthansa became the first airline to run a regular service using partly bio-fuel mixed with normal aviation fuel. Might Geneva and Swiss airlines do the same?

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07/15/2011

Never apologise, never explain!

After problems all day last Wednesday for easyJet in Geneva, it was the turn of KLM in Amsterdam to have problems. In neither case can I find any explanation.

 

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07/13/2011

easyJet in Geneva has a problem today

All the first easyJet Switzerland departures from Geneva were delayed this morning : July 13. The airport gives no information as to why! A strike?

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07/11/2011

High flying gymnasts?

Lots of gymnasts flew to Geneva over the weekend. Some came in on special flights of SAS, using modern quiet aircraft. Meanwhile, SAS regular flights still frequently use old and noisy aircraft!

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07/09/2011

A DC3 seen undetected!

While sitting on a Genthod terrace Friday lunchtime I saw and heard the Breitling DC3 come in to land. How come the GAME system missed it?

 

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07/05/2011

OFAC: un deni de justice?

Le 30 avril 2010, diverses associations ont envoyé à l'OFAC leur prise de position sur une éventuelle limitation du couvre-feu à l'aéroport. Depuis: silence radio. Un deni de Justice?

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07/04/2011

Slow Up without flying

023.JPGA day at the Slow Up of the Vallée de Joux on Sunday July 3 proved that you don't have to fly somewhere to find peace, quiet and contentment!

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07/02/2011

easyJet from Majorca

When a passenger got cross about a very delayed flight from Majorca to Geneva, he was denied boarding. The reason for the delay is interesting!

 

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Planes can cause rain and snow

An article in the July 1 edition of the journal "Science" suggests that aircraft movements can cause extra rain and snow around busy airports.

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