24 octobre 2014

Zürich, 08/08/1992. A great day for spotting! Photos: Jean-Luc

When I have learned that two of the three operational Heavylift Cargo's Shorts SC-5 Belfast (of only ten built for the Royal Air Force) would be present at Zürich on that day, I didn't mind to long and a friend and I decided to go there to spot them. At that time, I was flying privately on Geneva's Aeroclub light aircrafts and, as the weather was fine that Summer day, we took-off early in the morning from Geneva. Other surprises waited us in the form of Transamerica L-100-30 Hercules N11ST and JAL Boeing 747-246B... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2014

Zürich 23/06/1988. Fokker 28-4000 NLM Cityhopper PH-CHB and Boeing 747SP-J6 CAAC B-2442. Photo: Jean-Luc

NLM Cityhopper (now KLM Cityhopper), already a sister company of KLM, was created in 1966, operating domestic flights with Fokker 27 turboprops. The first jets were Fokker 28, acquired in 1978. The carrier was fully integrated into KLM network in 1988. CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) was the national carrier of the People Republic of China and is now known as Air China, created in 1988 after the decision to split CAAC in 6 separate carriers: Air China, China Eastern, China Southwest, China Southern,... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2014

Zürich, 24/01/1993. SAAB 340A Crossair HB-AHD and Tupolev 154M Avioimpex RA-85631. Photo: Jean-Luc

HB-AHD was painted in this special livery in 1991, designed by a child, to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation. Avioimpex was one of numerous Macedonian charter carriers created after the brake of Yugoslavia at the begining of the 1990s. One of the other was META Aviotransport Macedonia, seen on the title image of this blog.
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09 octobre 2014

Amsterdam Schiphol, 09/10/2014. Overall and short final 18R views. Photo: Jean-Luc

On october 9. 2014, I was quiet lucky to do an observation flight Geneva-Amsterdam-Geneva inside the flight deck of Easyjet Switzerland Airbus A320-214 HB-JYE. Despite the flight was a bit late, then the turn over at Amsterdam was very short, I was however able to take a few pictures across the cockpit's window just before sunset.
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