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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03/06/2011

Another helicopter overflight

March 6: a nice enough day to be in the garden, rather spoilt by a low-altitude helicopter overflight.

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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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12/16/2010

Swiftcopters SA : hero or villain

In an article in the Tribune de Geneva today, 16 December 2010, which examines the noise nuisance of helicopter flights in winter to ski stations, the Geneva company Swiftcopters is presented as a hero. However, not so long ago its Director was cast more as a villain!

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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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