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One of the most iconic residents! Blue Nile - Spirit of Africa Boeing 707-336C 5Y-BRV.

New Image gallery – SHARJAH

It has been a while, but I am very happy to announce that there is a new image gallery online! Many of you have probably heard of Sharjah Airport before and some might have visited it already. Sharjah is the neighboring emirate of Dubai, UAE and it does have its own airport that was once famous for old Soviet cargo aircraft. Things have changed a bit, but I was gladly able to visit the old aircraft boneyard recently and also included images of some of the more regular visitors to the airport. Here is a preview of what you will get in the SHARJAH Airport – a desert hub gallery: … Continue reading

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Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter cockpit

10 day live feed – “An American journey” – Day 9

This morning I slept till about 10 am. After two days with very little sleep, I really needed to recharge the batteries again and I kept it slow today. Day 9 of my American journey So far there isn’t much to report. I went to have one more real American burger at the Hopdoddy Burger Bar (“hop” because of beer and “doddy” being a cow breed in Scotland) and it was a great treat. They serve fries covered with Parmesan and a truffle aioli and these are simply amazing! They have a couple of branches in Texas, as well as Scottsdale, AZ and Denver, Colorado and my recommendation for today … Continue reading

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Felix Gottwald in front of Lufthansa Cargo MD-11

New FAQ page

I recently receive questions from you on many aspects of my life. Therefore I have started collecting them in order to give you the possibility to get an instant answer to the most frequently asked questions – on my new FAQ page! You can already find out what my favourite destination is and which aircraft I have flown so far or what photo equipment I use, but I am looking forward to receive many more questions from you? What interest you? What do you want to know? How can I help? Trying to use the KISS principle (keep it simple and stupid) as much as I can, all question on … Continue reading

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Yellow Wings - Cessna Grand Caravan 208 - 5Y-YWA - Nguruman Rangers Post 03

NEW VIDEO: Bush flying in Kenya – on board the Cessna Grand Caravan

According to Wikipedia, Bush flying is defined as “aircraft operations carried out in remote, inhospitable regions of the world. Bush flying involves operations in rough terrain where there are often no prepared landing strips or runways”. This is most definitely true for large parts of Africa with its huge savannas and dense jungles, where air transport is often the only possibility for people to get to places without having to travel for hours or days. Kenya The East African travel industry heavily relies on air transportation to get tourists from the major airports to all those little lodges, hotels and national parks that are scattered throughout the region. Kenya has … Continue reading

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American Airlines Boeing 737-800 N964AN MIA Miami International

Planespotting at Miami Int. Airport

After flying from Germany to Miami on Air Berlin, I had a couple of days to explore Southern Florida. I had to spend some time had the beach, as the weather was just perfect with blue skies and temperatures around 25°C/77°F. It was the first time I went on a holiday to chill out and relax for a long time and there was no way I would rush things! The beach atmosphere was simply too tempting… Recreation Despite the beach and airports there is much more to explore near Miami. A highlight was my visit to the Everglades National Park. While most people will go on an airboat ride (just … Continue reading

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US Airways - Embraer E190 - N951UW

Detroit after the snow

As you know, I have spent a couple of days in Detroit due to the snow storm there. When I woke up yesterday morning, the weather had changed dramatically to the better. See the sunrise from my hotel room was a good feeling, after days of grey and darkness. It was the ideal time for spotting with low temperatures and a crisp cold air, but I had no time for that! Our pick-up from the hotel was 30 minutes late, but we were glad he came at all. Once at Detroit Metro Airport, we made our way to the check-in desk of American Airlines to catch a flight to Dallas/Ft. … Continue reading

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Frohe Weihnachten (a bit delayed…)

I hope that all of you had a Merry Christmas or as the Germans say “Frohe Weihnachten”! Did you know that the word christmas actually originates from the Middle English “Christemasse” that is closely related to the German “Christmesse”, which nowadays translates as Christmas Mass into English? Just shows that there are many common roots between the European people… Anyway, I was off from the computer for a while over the holidays and also before christmas to spend some time with my family and friends. Our self-made pasta, tomato sauce and pesto that we gave away as presents made me stay in the kitchen for three whole days (!), but … Continue reading

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Lufthansa to Algiers – Part 3

We had passed the Alps, food had been served and we were getting closer to our destination Algeria, when the first clouds started to appear. Upon starting the approach to Algiers, the clouds were thick and the cloud base low. So when we got to the coast, it was raining and cold (15°C is cold for Algerians). I had hoped for better weather, but there is no way to change it and I was happy to at least snap some pictures of the coastline and houses near the airport. After landing on runway 23 we had some very good views on the apron as we were taxing all the way … Continue reading

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