GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2016

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Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2016

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Postby 87Juliet » Wed May 11, 2016 6:17 am

Dayum!! That Twotter on the beach is seriously proper... Awesome stuff GD!!

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Postby great dane » Thu May 12, 2016 2:16 am

Thx guys, here a few from Wednesdays adventure. G-BVVK DHC-6-300 from Barra to Glasgow. Later a delayed flight to Manchester which included equipment change from a Saab 2000 to G-LGNH Saab 340. Fine with me :cool1:

G-BVVK De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 on approach into Barra
ImageG-BVVK_12May16-BRR by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Taxiing to 'gate'
ImageG-BVVK_12May16-BRR2 by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

En-route back to Glasgow
ImageG-BVVK_12May16-inflight by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

The -300 still have a proper steam layout, BVVK is 35 years older than SGTS (was a bit busy in the cockpit, good promotion for aviation a little less for a quality shot)
ImageG-BVVK_12May16-GLA-cockpit by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

On arrival to Glasgow I learned my onward flight to Manchester was delayed. Boarding revealed this nice Saab 340B
ImageG-LGNH_12May16-GLA by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Sat in row two which didn't have a window, so this with permission from the girl behind :good:
ImageG-LGNH_12May16-inflight by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

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Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2016

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Postby Bell 407 » Thu May 12, 2016 8:13 am

Brilliant pics there GD. You certainly did nail this experience. PS, they start their co-pilots young at Bara :haha: :haha:

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Postby great dane » Fri May 13, 2016 4:21 pm

Two flights yesterday as per schedule, nothing too exciting but nice and comfortable KLM flights. First Manchester to Amsterdam on PH-BGB Boeing 737-800 and later PH-EZT Embraer 190 from Amsterdam to Billund. Now back home in Southern Denmark being spoilt by my parents :biggrin:

En-route Manchester to Amsterdam being overtaken by an Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA824/C-GFAH).
ImagePH-BGB_12May16-inflight by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Boarding PH-EZT Embraer 190 for the flight to Billund
ImagePH-EZT_12May16-AMS by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Crossing over the German Wadden Sea Islands en-route Billund
ImagePH-EZT_12May16-inflight by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Now relaxing until Tuesday when we move down to Spain

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Postby Bell 407 » Fri May 13, 2016 4:40 pm

GD (I take my hat off to you for keeping us up to date with your trip and pictures smilie).

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Fri May 13, 2016 5:02 pm

Thanks for the pics GD, enjoy your time in Billund!
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Postby great dane » Mon May 16, 2016 11:43 pm

Holiday part one over, tomorrow moving on south to Spain :cool2:

great dane wrote:17May16 BLL-AMS 1005-1115 KL1342 Embraer 190
17May16 AMS-ALC 1400-1635 VY1375 Airbus A320 Vueling

PH-EZN E190 and EC-MBE A320 planed for now.

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Postby Bell 407 » Tue May 17, 2016 1:25 pm

GD, did you have a good time with the family in Billund?

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Postby great dane » Wed May 18, 2016 9:04 am

Bell 407 wrote:GD, did you have a good time with the family in Billund?

Did have some great days in Denmark. Typical Danish weather with wind, rain and sun, day temp between 8 and 22 degrees on just four day.

Made it to Spain yesterday, unfortunately without by bag that is still at Schiphol

Flights as expected.

PH-EZN Embraer 190 KLM
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And later EC-MBE Airbus A320 Vueling.
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Postby great dane » Wed May 18, 2016 9:28 pm

Still no suitcase but this is my wheels while in Spain.
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Postby great dane » Sat May 21, 2016 10:28 am

Flying day again, going back to Amsterdam from Spain on Transavia 738-800wl. Planed is PH-GUB on lease from Brasilian carrier GOL and still has GOL winglets, should make for a nice wing shot.

Was also informed my luggage finally arrived Alicante today, so that can join me back to the Netherlands without having been opened :wallbash:

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Postby Bell 407 » Sat May 21, 2016 10:48 am

great dane wrote:Was also informed my luggage finally arrived Alicante today, so that can join me back to the Netherlands without having been opened :wallbash:

Goodness that was a long delay for the luggage :yikes: Enjoy the flight :good:

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Postby great dane » Sun May 22, 2016 9:26 pm

Made back to Amsterdam yesterday on PH-GUB 737-800 of Transavia even if it looks 100% GOL from the inside.

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Tomorrows flight to Zurich on KLM is planed with PH-BGW 737-700

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Postby Bell 407 » Mon May 23, 2016 7:05 am

great dane wrote:even if it looks 100% GOL from the inside.

:haha: :haha:

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Postby great dane » Tue May 24, 2016 11:47 pm

A couple pics from yesterday (Monday).

PH-BGW Boeing 737-700 KLM somewhere between Amsterdam and Zurich.
ImagePH-BGW_23May16-enroute by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Typical Zurich scenary on this rainy day
ImageOE-LAI_23May16-ZRH by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

After Zurich we drove to Basel via a few smaller fields, at Basel this German EC.665 Tiger was a surprise visitor
Image7438_23May16-BSL by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

After another couple small fields we arrived Bern where CitationJet M-COOL was posing.
ImageM-COOL_23May16-BRN by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Last stop before the night-stop at Geneva was the small field at Gruyere, N1232H Kodiak 100 was seen in the nice but very wet surroundings
ImageN1232H_23May16-Gruyere by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Later :bye2:

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Postby Bell 407 » Wed May 25, 2016 7:08 am

Lovely weather you are having there GD :haha: :haha: Love the picture of the EC.665 Tiger. Nice catch indeed :good: :good:

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Postby great dane » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:18 pm

Time to finish this trip report - below Day #1 of EBACE 2016 at Geneva (24May16).

Arrived in the morning for the departure of this Super 27 - M-STAR B727-2X8/Adv(RE)
ImageM-STAR_24May16-GVA by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Later a somewhat newer model available as bizliner - F-WWCF Airbus A350-941 show a spectacular Airbus paint scheme.
ImageF-WWCF_24May16-GVA by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

First time I saw the Pilatus PC-24 VLJ, was pulled out of the static after day 1 to return to its test program at Stans, we luckily caught the departure - HB-VXA Pilatus PC-24 portotype
ImageHB-VXA_24May16-GVA by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Despite being a international airport with loads of VIP movements, Geneva still have a fairly active aeroclub - HB-PQP Piper PA-18 on skies being one of the nicest of the collection.
ImageHB-PQP_24May16-GVA by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

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Postby great dane » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:34 pm

Day 2 was a bit of a manure day with little exiting movements and rain, so we decided on a quick visit to nearby Annecy (where a handful of bizjets were found but nothing too interesting) and later Chambery a bit furter away. Here a Airbus A319CJ was found but highlight was 3 Canadair CL-415 waterbombers of the French Sécurité Civile.

F-ZBFX/34 Canadair CL-415 Sécurité Civile
ImageF-ZBFX_25May16-Chambery by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Back at a cold and grey Geneva this Dassault service truck was among the arrivals - F-GOFX Falcon 900 Falcon Response (fitting registration - go fix)
ImageF-GOFX_25May16-GVA by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Day 3 and the last EBACE day the weather and visitors at Geneva had improved - judging from the flag on the tail brand new P4-BFM Challenger 605 has African connections.
ImageP4-BFM_26May16-GVA by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

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Postby great dane » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:57 pm

After EBACE we jumped on HB-JLP Airbus A320-214 of Swiss to Barcelona
ImageHB-JLP_27May16-in-flight by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Stayed near the airport for the night before we headed on to Milano-Malpensa with EC-MJR Airbus A321-231(SL) of Vueling (this time they brought my bag as well :biggrin: ).
Here with Barcelone harbour and city in the back, my first sharklet equipped A321 flight.
ImageEC-MJR_28May16-in-flight by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

On arrival to MXP we got our car and headed on to Linate where most a the visiting bizjets were excepted.

Friday saw mostly locals though, including I-FEDN Falcon 2000LX
ImageI-FEDN_29May16-LIN by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Liberian Yak-40 EL-CAR has been at Linate for many year and looks worse every time we visit.
ImageEL-CAR_29May16-LIN by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

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Postby bogey 10 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:10 pm

Some really good pics there GD.


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