After 15 Weeks, the first time again, having morning coffee in my coffee shop. What a feeling! Of course, 15 weeks lockdown is nothing compared to 200 + days, cities like Melbourne or Buenos Aires had to endure. Lockdown and restricted to 5km travel around your home makes you feel like living on a smallContinue reading “Freedom again”
I worked my way through some older notes this morning. Writing down some old travel logs to develop for future write ups. But saw also some more disjointed notes, which I think are still worth to mull over. Flying – I always loved flying. It is like being detached from earth, from everyday problems. Unfortunately,Continue reading “Traveling”
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”
Wednesday 22 of July 2020 an era at Qantas is coming to an end with the departure of the last Boeing 747 from the Qantas fleet. My own Qantas 747 experience started back in 1973. This was the time when most long distance flights were done on either Boeing 707, Douglas DC8, Coronados and VC10’s.Continue reading “The end of Qantas Boeing 747”
Come with me on flying experiences over the decades. Flying from the 1960’s to today.
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”
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”
Were where we….ah, yeah in the departure hall. Aircrafts back in the 60’s, 70’s and even early eighties were Boeing 707, DC8, Coronados or VC10. These aircraft had usually 6 across seating and one centre aisle. It is very interesting to contemplate that recently narrow body aircraft are considered again for transatlantic and longer flightsContinue reading “Digital Nomad 2”
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”
Up in the air, enjoy different countries and cultures? For Australians that is a no, no. At least for the foreseeable future. so only virtual travel remains.