11/11/2012

Geneva wealth

If riches increase, set not your heart upon them (Psalm 62:10).

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11/07/2012

Joël Dicker: a nice writer

20121106_100233.jpgThe person being photographed near Cornavin station yesterday turned out to be the Geneva writer who is a candidate for the Goncourt prize.

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11/04/2012

Another pilot bends the rules!

It was certainly the strong bise wind which let a TAP flight to Lisbon climb very rapidly, but the pilot chose to turn before the specified point.

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11/02/2012

Sandy shores and global warming

Global Warming, AKA Climate Change, was on the back burner in the US presidential election until Sandy demonstrated nature's power.

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10/31/2012

Some important meeting in Geneva?

For the last two days we have seen many Swiss Confederation and military helicopters at Geneva airport. Does anyone know why?

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10/22/2012

Expect night flights this week

On the RTS radio programme "on en parle" this morning I learned that for (at least) the next two nights there will be very early morning flights.

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10/21/2012

Another Spitfire link to Switzerland.

In Burma there may be unassembled Spitfire aircraft buried in boxes. Now that Burma is opening up, maybe these can be found and assembled.

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10/15/2012

Watch a plane crash

Last week in the evening, the UK Channel 4 TV program showing a plane crash made fascinating viewing. It might have saved some lives.

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10/08/2012

The jet stream and the rain stream

We all know about the jet stream, but there is apparently also a rain stream which brings water from the Amazon, perhaps to cause floods.

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10/04/2012

A Bulgarian cancelled flight leaves very late

Yesterday, 3 October, at 5 minutes to midnight, the Vernier residents could hear the noise of a cancelled flight to Bulgaria!

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10/02/2012

Leave Europe far behind on the tram!

One Geneva tram is painted to advertise an airline wanting to fly us to a beach destination. The combination of the two is curious.

 

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09/30/2012

Floods affecting flights!

The current disastrous floods in the south of Spain, in which people have died, seem to have affected flights to and from there.

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09/28/2012

easyJet Switzerland has another aircraft, but ...

... spare aircraft don't solve all problems when there are protest movements in the weaker Eurozone countries: Spain yesterday!

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09/25/2012

Kerosene stains on Brussels

We sometimes smell kerosene near Geneva airport, but in Brussels they are having to clean the Atomium of kerosene deposits.

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09/23/2012

Liverpool-Manchester: United in tragedy

Liverpool FC play Man U : their first home game after the official report of the real truth behind the Hillsborough tragedy.

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