08/16/2011

A rescue helicopter for a third day!

HBZEN rescue 004.JPGFor a third day in a row I witnessed at close range a helicopter come to the aid of a person in distress. This time it was the HUG helicopter coming to Versoix.

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08/15/2011

Thanks to Air Glacier pilots

Air Glacier helicopters and pilots have been much in evidence these last two days, coming to the aid of people in distress: our thanks to their skilled pilots.

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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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07/11/2011

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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07/04/2011

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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06/27/2011

Calling in at Geneva!

Today, 27 June, an Alitalia had to make a stop in Geneva, which has been explained. However, one that happened yesterday was more mysterious

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06/23/2011

Paris to Naples via Geneva

Passengers on Air France 2378 from Paris to Naples had an unexpected stop in Geneva yesterday, a change of aircraft and a very late arrival in Naples. Explanation.

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06/03/2011

A new aircraft for Dubai-Geneva

The first regular flight between Dubai and Geneva, operated by Emirates airline, used a variant of the Boeing 777 aircraft which had never been seen in Geneva.

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05/29/2011

Three Spanish high-flyers

Over the weekend I received three reports of high-flying happenings involving Spain. One was rather questionable!

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05/10/2011

Contaminated fuel at Tel Aviv : the epilogue

The easyJet A320 Airbus finally got back from Tel Aviv, having been grounded there for nearly 4 days after the contaminated fuel incident there. A costly affair!

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05/06/2011

Contaminated fuel in Tel Aviv airport

The cancellation of the easyJet return flight from Tel Aviv had an unusual explanation: contaminated fuel at the Tel Aviv airport. Who would have paid the passenger compensation?

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05/05/2011

Helicopters this (early) morning

In the hours between midnight and 6 am this morning, 5 May,  the medical aid helicopters were busy. Might the airport tell us more?

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04/28/2011

TSR2 after THE WEDDING !

Although many anglophiles will probably choose to watch THE WEDDING on 29 April on a UK TV emission, not TSR2, they and others might care to watch Nouvo, on TSR2 in the evening, for a report on reducing aircraft noise.

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04/27/2011

International Noise Awareness Day

Today, April 27 2011, is International Noise Awareness Day: in French it is la Journée International contre le bruit. Does anyone in Geneva take notice?

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04/19/2011

Kinshasa to Brussels via Geneva

A flight of Brussels Airlines from Kinshasa to Brussels dropped in at Geneva yesterday: the day that Geneva showed off its new logo. Almost certainly a coincidence!

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