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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06/16/2011

Two Russian flying buses

In England you wait ages for a bus, then several come along at once. It is the same story at Geneva airport, waiting for a big Russian Ilyushin aircraft!

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06/14/2011

Europe Airpost yellow aircraft

A Boeing 737, painted bright yellw and which can very rapidly be converted from passenger to cargo aircraft, dropped in at Geneva yesterday. An important package or a passenger?

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06/12/2011

The Russians are coming!

The arrival of the giant Ilyushin Il-76MD of the Russian Air Force caused heads to turn at Versoix yesterday. When it takes off again, I suggest that you cover your ears!

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05/15/2011

A DC3 springs to life

The coming of Spring has been accompanied by that of the DC3 of the Super Constellation Flyers Association. Their "Connie" is also flying again.

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04/25/2011

Two Boeing 747SP the same day

Aircraft spotters would have seen two Boeing 747SP aircraft last Saturday 23 April, both regular visitors from Saudi Arabia, plus a small medical evacuation jet from the same country. Coincidence?

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03/10/2011

Sarkozy's old aircraft in Geneva?

There has been Web speculation that two Airbus A319 of President Sarkozy were sold in a doubtful manner to African states, and that one of them came back to Geneva this month. True or false?

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11/18/2010

The air transport of a county's government

The Swiss Federal Councillors now get a better deal on their aircraft trips. Could they do even better?

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11/04/2010

A nice, but noisy, DC-8 is back again

Only one old 4-engine Douglas DC-8 has been seen in Geneva this year. After nearly three months absence it is back!

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10/18/2010

Care to fly in a Douglas DC-3 ?

All aircraft enthusiasts know of the famous Douglas DC-3 aircraft, still operating all over the world. Two can be seen occasionally at Geneva Airport

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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

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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09/02/2010

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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