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Dubai – first impressions

Having arrived in Dubai in the early morning hours on Monday, I have had a busy time since then and hardly any sleep! Contrary to what one would usually think, going to the Dubai Airshow every day is hard work and it usually starts with getting up at six o’clock in the morning after just a couple of hours sleep. After getting ready I head to the metro that takes me to Ibn Battuta station near Jebel Ali, where free shuttle buses wait that again take up to one hour and fifteen minutes to go to Dubai World Central and back – it really is a long journey and the … Continue reading

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Aero India 2013 near Bangalore

Every two years the city of Bangalore in the south of India is host to one of the biggest airshows in Asia, called Aero India. By accident I flew to Bangalore and stayed for two days, before continuing on to Chennai (former Madras), Dhaka in Bangladesh and India’s capital city Delhi. While in Bengaluru (the official name of Bangalore) I used my chance to visit India’s prime air show… The flight from Frankfurt to Bangalore was a night flight that took about eight hours. Due to the time of the departure and the long flight time, this service is operated with an enlarged cockpit crew, consisting of a Captain, Senior … Continue reading

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ILA Berlin Air Show 2012 – photo gallery online

The “Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung” (ILA) in Berlin is coming to an end and I finally managed to get the majority of my photos online! The Berlin Air Show is the third biggest aviation and aerospace exhibition of its kind and it hosted huge numbers of civil and military aircraft, helicopters and drones. Despite having to do some voluntary work for our German pilot’s association, I managed to sneak away from our stand a few times and also met with my dear colleague Mario Aurich, who was also part of the press team at the maiden flight event of the Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner with me. The Display was naturally dominated … Continue reading

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ILA Berlin Air Show 2012 – first impressions

September is a busy month this year! While the new Ethiopian Dreamliner came to Frankfurt last week, this week is dominated by the bi-annual “ILA Berlin Air Show 2012”. It is the third biggest aviation and aerospace exhibition in the world and I will be there for two days. I arrived at the exhibition on Day 2 to support our pilots association “Vereinigung Cockpit” at the stand in hall 2. One of this year’s main topics we would like to address is the extension of the flight duty times by the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA. Check out the website of our European campaign at www.flightdutytimes.eu. As it was a … Continue reading

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