• easyJet versus Fastjet

    Fastjet.jpgThere have been some disputes between the founder of easyJet, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannu, and the current easyJet management. Now Sir Stellios will launch a new airline: Fastjet

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  • A great day out (for next year!)

    Many forms of publc transport were involved in my three lakes cruise last Sunday. It is still possible, but only Fridays and weekends, until 16 October: some hints!

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  • Air Méditteranée won't accept deaf people

    Last Wednesday the press in France reported on a refusal by Air Méditteranéé to transport a group of deaf people. Will we, at some time, only be accepted with a certificate of perfect health?

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  • A lightweight powered glider

    Switzerland does not allow internal flights of ULM aircraft, but does allow a category of powered gliders. One UFM (Ultralight Flying Machines) came near Geneva yesterday.

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  • Connie the show stopper

    093.JPGOn the Saturday of the Sion Air Show, the Breitling Super Constellation taking off at the end of the day was, for many people, the highlight.

     

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  • Sion Air Show: Magnificent and noise

    Sion air show: very exciting and interestion, but SO NOISY sometimes. Most people, but not everyone, blocked their ears when the military jets strutted their stuff.

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  • Arctic ice-melt: plane stupid

    In today's Times, Joss Garman (one of the founders of Plane Stupid) highlighs the increasing rate of melting of Arctic ice, and the race by the oil giants to search for fossil fuels there.

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  • A real rescue at Port Choiseul

    There was a training exercise simulating an aircraft crash on lake Geneva yesterday evening. The airport rescue boat based in Port Choiseul was recently used for a real rescuel.

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  • The effect of an aborted landing

    When a pilot has to abort a landing and go around again, the result can be costly. One development to avoid this is being used in Minneapolis.

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  • On 9-11 Geneva airport closed for 30 minutes

    Yesterday evening between 10h30pm and 11pm Geneva airport was closed for landings, but not for takeoffs. Had it any relation to 9-11 day?

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  • Bonneteau : Find the Lady

    056.JPGBonneteau, the Geneva equivalent of the confidence game "Find the Lady", can be seen regularly near the CGN lake boats station at the north end of the Mont Blanc bridge.

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  • Two easyJet mea culpas

    In the press last weekend two top easyJet executives explained the reasons for the serious problems of last Summer. The explanations were not identical, nor complete.

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  • A flypast tribute to Seve?

    IMG_0569.JPGOn the first day of the European Masters golf tournament there was a mini-flypast of two red air force jets: a tribute to Seve Ballesteros?

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