Ελλάδα

February 10th, 2015

I haven’t posted for a while, anyone familiar with the Monarch situation will know that I haven’t had anything worth saying for a while.

The upshot of the whole situation is that I have now found somewhere hotter to fly from for a while, at least I thought so. I’m in the initial stages of training to fly for Aegean Airlines. It started with selection in Frankfurt:

BA Bird to Frankfurt

BA Bird to Frankfurt

It then moved quickly onto:

Heathrow Terminal 2

Heathrow Terminal 2

Also an aircraft:

Aegean A320

Aegean A320

And finally a new country:

Greece

Greece

The first sight on the ground wasn’t exactly Greek:

A Swedish Invasion!

A Swedish Invasion!

An introduction to Greek naming standards:

Formal Introduction

Formal Introduction

Greece is supposed to be hot. Many lies have been told:

Almost a blizzard...

Almost a blizzard…


Spanish Paper Plane

August 10th, 2014

Malaga have started using their second runway which has lay dormant for months due to a lack of fire and rescue cover. There is only one link taxiway between the busy terminal and the second new runway, this leads to aircraft landing and taxiing in conflicting with aircraft taxiing to the second runway. Sadly they got it wrong today and we were one of 7 aircraft raising our eyebrows at the failed attempt at jet Tetris.

15 minutes later...

15 minutes later…

A young passenger made an excellent Monarch paper plane and was rewarded with a fiddle around with all the cool knobs and switches in the flight deck. Happy passengers are fun!

The new fleet?

The new fleet?

And finally…

A Daventry christmas (winter) tree

A Daventry Christmas (winter) tree


Farnborough Photos

August 3rd, 2014

A few photos from Farnborough

Vulcan

Vulcan

The Red Arrows

The Red Arrows

A400M

A400M

A380

A380


Farnborough

July 16th, 2014

I’ll be at the CTC Aviation stand at Farnborough on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th.

Feel free to come and get some free CTC goody bags!


Lightweight seats

June 12th, 2014

Some shameless advertising… Monarch are gradually replacing all their seats with lightweight non-reclining purple thingys.

On my aircraft today

On my aircraft today

I can’t believe I’m linking to the Daily Mail website but… CLICKY

I promise they are more comfortable than they look.

 

Also, to offer some balance.

Head to head with a big green monster

Head to head with a big green monster