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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It is half past seven in the evening and my flight from Munich to Dubai only leaves at 21:45, which means I have plenty of time to show you some impression of Munich’s Terminal 2 – Non-Schengen Area (all gates with H). I got here a while ago ready, but there is nothing going on at all… It’s like in one of those Zombie movies with the world suddenly deserted… When I was based here on the Lufthansa A320 fleet, I used to eat a lot of typical Bavarian food and when I come back to Munich I must have some of it again! This is why I went straight … Continue reading →
I am not really a fan of airshows – too crowded, hot summer days and you often can’t get close enough to aircraft or the light is bad. That is why I am really excited to go to Dubai Airshow which is taking place from 17-21 November 2013 – let’s see if this one is different! A speciality of this airshow is that it is huge, but still strictly for trade visitors. The general public is only allowed to watch the flying display from a dedicated platform outside of the actual show grounds called skyview. Given the fact that entry costs AED 60 and for children AED 30 (without a … Continue reading →
Having flown to Dubai last week, we took off to Frankfurt from Sharjah the next day again. While the aircraft was being refueled, I used my bit of spare time to take a few photos of aircraft taking-off and landing. I uploaded a selection of images to a new gallery that you can find clicking on this link: Planespotting gallery Sharjah. Here is a little preview of what to expect: I hope you do enjoy looking at those photos. Just to make sure, here is the link again: Planespotting gallery Sharjah.
“Good Morning Herr Gottwald, I got something for you!” – I finally got a call from crew scheduling yesterday and now I am on my way to Dubai. Sitting in the Lufthansa Cargo break-room again, I only have minutes before my briefing starts. The first part of my journey is quite easy: getting on board of LH 630 from Frankfurt to Dubai on board an Airbus A340-600. Today I will be enjoying a Business Class seat with some good (airline) food, watching one or two movies and maybe doing some work for our pilot association Vereinigung Cockpit… And I am even getting paid for it! What else could you want? … Continue reading →