On the Flight Deck

Since September 11, 2001 it has become increasingly difficult to enter the flight deck of an commercial airliner, even at the airport. With regret I always look though the open door when boarding, knowing that it would be exceptional circumstances which would give me access now. So with great fondness I do remember the instancesContinue reading “On the Flight Deck”

VC 10 to Bangkok

The VC 10 was not a very common aircraft and I only ever had the opportunity to fly in it once. Essential it was a bit like flying in a Boeing 727. Engines at the back made the cabin very quiet. This flight of mine was on BOAC from Zuerich to Damascus, Calcutta and Bangkok.Continue reading “VC 10 to Bangkok”

Aircraft within an airport

Being a frequent traveller, at least until Feb last year, visiting an airport always was something special for me. The atmosphere, noises, excitement…..everything, which goes with the beginning of a new journey. So being grounded by the pandemic has had a double impact. Sort of, making you feel lost, somehow. Thrown into a vacuum. WithContinue reading “Aircraft within an airport”

Historic Aircraft

One really iconic aircraft is the venerable DC3. Not only is it featured in many aviation museums, but there are still airlines flying it, so you can hitch a ride. But I have to admit that my last trip on a DC3 was in the 1970 in the Azores Islands. A surprisingly smooth and comfortableContinue reading “Historic Aircraft”