04/03/2011

Moussa Koussa flight started in Geneva

The media quickly picked up Twitter reports that the Libyan foreign minister, Moussa Koussa, went to London in a Swiss private jet. The flight actually started in Geneva!

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03/30/2011

A besieged Indian airport

Today's cricket match between India and Pakistan made the Geneva newspapers, but what connection with aviation?

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03/27/2011

A Swiss Air Force F/A-18 in Geneva

Last Friday, 25 March, a Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornet made a quick visit to Geneva. The call sign might indicate the reason.

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03/23/2011

Vapour trails from what aircraft?

Vapour trails in the sky yesterday morning (22 March) indicate unusual flight trajectoiries. What was/were the aircraft?

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03/16/2011

An emergency for the Aéro-Club?

Late Tuesday morning a Diamond DA40 of the Aéro-Club of Geneva sent out an emergency broadcast. Perhaps not serious, but unusual.

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03/08/2011

The flying TOY is a Toyota!

The Motor show is attracting some interesting visitors to Geneva Airport. Three of them are quite amusing and mysterious.

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03/04/2011

Niki Lauda at the Motor Show?

On the first day of the Salon des Automobiles one unusual visitor was an Airbus A320 belonging to the Austrian airline Niki. We could well imagine that the passengers included Niki Lauda, whose airline it is.

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03/02/2011

Hillary and other visitors

The arrival of Hillary Clinton allowed aircraft spotters to see the nice USAF Boeing C32 aircraft. Other countries, including Iran, came in rather more mundane, or special, aircraft.

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01/21/2011

40 years ago the first Boeing 747

The first commercial flight of the unmistakeable Boeing 747 was just 40 years ago, 21 January 1971. Nowadays we can still hear and see plenty of them.

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01/19/2011

The Tunisian Falcon private jet in Geneva

Tunisia Falcon 900B.jpgThere is a Tunisian private jet, type Falcon 900B, currently in Geneva. This is what it looks like!

 

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01/17/2011

When snow blocks flights, what are your rights?

On a morning radio program a listener who was blocked in Paris by snow asked about her rights. The answer was not entirely encouraging: snow in winter is both exceptional and normal!

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01/14/2011

The Beechcraft that blocked the runway

According to the Tribune de Geneve, on 13 January a private Beechcraft, after landing, got stuck in the grass and blocked the runway. However, there are some unexplained curiosities!

 

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01/08/2011

Breakdown of flights information for Geneva airport

How a desire to find out an easyJet flight status showed up a complete lack of information from the airport. Will we get an explanation?

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01/06/2011

The Orthodox Christmas, Copts and 'copters

The Orthodox Christian churches, including the Coptic church, mostly celebrate Christmas tomorrow, 7 January 2011. This year will see the need for security measures, subsequent to the Alexandria massacre. We might also see more than usual helicopter flights this weeekend between Geneva and the nearby ski resorts.

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12/31/2010

One strange consequence of the Heathrow airport paralysis

When a grandfather set out to drive his wife to London's Heathrow airport on 23 December he did not realise that his return home would turn into a marathon. There is a useful moral to his sad tale, which is ...

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