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


Break Over

June 11th, 2014

It’s been a long time since my last post but I’ve still been taking photos. Summer is starting and flying is becoming more regular. That in combination with fixing cars has put a hold on writing rubbish.

The first person to recognise me from my blog was a dispatcher from EMA. He’s starting with CTC soon which is good news but bad for us at EMA! There aren’t many dispatchers who get things done quickly consistently and are always honest and go out of their way to fix problems to get us away on time.

Anyway, more pictures. They may or may not be in some chronological order.

 

People watching at EMA

People watching at EMA

Some Alps

Some Alps

More Alps

More Alps

Paris

Paris

Bizjets in Faro for a football match

Bizjets in Faro for a football match

Still in Faro

Still in Faro

EMA 09

EMA 09

Cruising over France

Cruising over France

iPads away!

iPads away!

Undertaking our own team

Undertaking our own team

Pyrenees

Pyrenees

Evening in Tenerife

Evening in Alicante

Evening Teide

Evening Teide

Building weather

Building weather

The scenic route into Palma

The scenic route into Palma

Sunset on the way home

Sunset on the way home

Just found the gap into EMA

Just found the gap into EMA

Busy intersection

Busy intersection

When will there be more winglet than plane?

When will there be more winglet than plane?

Norwegian seem to be struggling to find routes for their 787s and keep sending them to Alicante

Norwegian seem to be struggling to find routes for their 787s and keep sending them to Alicante