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by TobyV
18 Oct 2019, 21:37
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Re: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)

Nigel - I guess that's all gone now, replaced by the suits at JP Morgan, CityGroup, HSBC and Barclays! In the original post, I threatened to post some holiday snaps, here they are, plus all the aeroplane ones I mostly spared my FB friends from having to look through, but will hopefully interest you ...
by TobyV
18 Oct 2019, 20:20
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Re: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)

Excellent Nigel. Actually I was quite pleased whren the pilot announced at the beginning of my flight the other day that there was a "strong easterly wind" at LCY, because I knew that meant approaching over Docklands.
by TobyV
17 Oct 2019, 21:58
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Re: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)

There was a rumour already last year that had VLM stayed in business, they were planning to replace the Fokkers with ATRs. I've seen another wildcard suggestion of a "new" Do328s. Nothing has the character and the "regional connection" to the Dutch/Flemish speaking areas that the Fokkers do. Still a...
by TobyV
17 Oct 2019, 21:07
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Re: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)

I think we read the same article in De Tijd by the sounds of it! Be careful who you go into business with is the moral of the story there I think. I'm hoping this is here to stay. The second most popular route was to Zürich, so I wouldn't be at all averse to them reacquiring a second Fokker and rest...
by TobyV
17 Oct 2019, 20:09
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Re: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)

Nigel - there is I believe an Air Antwerp paint for the XPlane one - I saw it on their Instagram or FB page. CB - It was about 2/3 full. Monday afternoon flight, which I cannot imagine to be the busiest. It's a single dry leased aircraft from Amapola Flyg (OO-VLS) and a fairly lean operation from th...
by TobyV
16 Oct 2019, 22:59
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Antwerp by Fokker 50, attempt 2 (successful!)

Some of you may remember last year I posted my holiday snaps from Antwerp. I had persuaded my significant other this would be a nice place to visit so I could get on a derivative of my favourite "classic, non-British" aeroplane and the first aircraft I ever flew on (the Fokker 27), the Fokker F50, w...
by TobyV
09 Sep 2019, 22:28
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Interesting! I heard some of the guys talking, but I didn't get a chance to speak to any of the pilots myself, so I wasn't sure where they had come from. I did overhear their route and how many stops they made along the way. They must have taken off in pretty bad weather, but curiously, as soon as I...
by TobyV
07 Sep 2019, 23:24
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

When I used to shoot on film, you had a finite (and relatively small) number of pics you could take on a given day and they had a certain cost and delay associated with them. With digital you become lazy, especially if you have a large flash card but you pay for it in poring over (very slowly becaus...
by TobyV
02 Sep 2019, 20:13
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Paul, the Bronco is French registered and appears to belong to this museum: http://www.meacmtl.com/