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Topic: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: FLYAWA
Posted 2010-06-07 14:07:11 and read 5771 times.

A FIFA official said Monday the flyover was definitely a no-go.

"It's forbidden," FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer said. "No plane will receive permission to fly over any of the World Cup stadiums as the air space in restricted within a 1-kilometer radius."

If SAA could get approval from FIFA, a fly-by reprise of the 1995 Rugby World Cup would take place Friday afternoon when South Africa opens against heavily favored Mexico.

"The preparation for it has been done," Laurie Kay, retired SAA pilot of the 1995 fly-by, said Monday. "The people at SAA said they're still a little in the dark. FIFA is almost the government at the moment. What they say goes."


It will be tough to break from tradition in our post-911 world  

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: BORGCUBE
Posted 2010-06-07 14:49:56 and read 5618 times.

The SAAF Silver Falcons practiced a display over soccer city this afternoon
So it seems they will appear

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: ETinCaribe
Posted 2010-06-08 08:06:40 and read 5083 times.

Quoting BORGCUBE (Reply 1):
The SAAF Silver Falcons practiced a display over soccer city this afternoon
So it seems they will appear

I hope so. I hate how FIFA acts like a spoiled dictator and wants to control everything.

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: Sketty222
Posted 2010-06-08 16:38:19 and read 4608 times.

IMO opinion Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini think they rule the world at the moment

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: AFGMEL
Posted 2010-06-08 19:48:42 and read 4377 times.

I'm amazed at the arrogance. It may be a popular sport, but it's only a sport. You don't own the airspace in a sovereign country dear.

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: ETinCaribe
Posted 2010-06-09 07:56:20 and read 3992 times.

Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 4):
it's only a sport

Many will disagree with that; it is much more than that, IMHO, hence the power of FIFA.

Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 4):
You don't own the airspace in a sovereign country dear.

   Very well put.

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: CaptainCrackers
Posted 2010-06-09 08:04:23 and read 3941 times.

Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 4):
You don't own the airspace in a sovereign country dear.

Money talks, and FIFA is who's bringing it to South Africa...

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: andz
Posted 2010-06-09 12:09:37 and read 3647 times.

What bull, SAA are the world authority on formation fly-bys. I can just imagine the language in flight ops.....

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: Birdwatching
Posted 2010-06-09 12:35:26 and read 3531 times.

Well, lets wait till Friday...   I can totally picture it happen, ban or no ban.

Soren   

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: trintocan
Posted 2010-06-09 12:49:30 and read 3473 times.

Sorry to go slightly off-topic (aviation) here but FIFA is a very tough body and has rigid rules for nations hosting major tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup. For example, in the last tournament in Germany (which I attended) the stadia used could not bear the names of sponsors if they were not official FIFA sponsors. As such some stadia, which were named after the sponsors of Bundesliga teams which played in them normally, were referred to by more generic names and had the sponsors' letters covered during the tournament.

It's unfortunate to not have a fly-past as it would be good and South Africa has a strong history of fly-pasts and aviation heritage overall - but if FIFA says "No", it means no.

TrinToCan.

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: TheSonntag
Posted 2010-06-09 12:57:15 and read 3417 times.

Quoting trintocan (Reply 9):
r example, in the last tournament in Germany (which I attended) the stadia used could not bear the names of sponsors if they were not official FIFA sponsors.

That is something entirely different from a legal point of view, though. The Fifa technically rented the stadiums, and in the contracts they got the right to have full control on the stadium and on the commercials shown in and around the stadium. On the other hand, FIFA agreed that the stadiums would be re-delivered to the owner after the match in the same condition as before, so they had to put the names of the original sponsors back to the stadium after the match ended.

However, the rental right ends at the fences. Which means the airspace above the stadium is not under FIFA control in germany.

Topic: RE: World Cup Fly-by A No-go
Username: MD11Engineer
Posted 2010-06-09 13:44:03 and read 3350 times.

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 3):
IMO opinion Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini think they rule the world at the moment

They did so in Germany as well. Here they tried to enforce a rule that all pubs within 1 km of the stadiums had to cover their beer brand advertisement, because Anheuser-Busch´s Budwiser (of all beers    and especially in Germany!) had the exclusive contract for beer sales during the world cup. The publicans and the local breweries, which whom they had contracts, fought this demand successfully. While the FIFA had rented the stadiums and could enforce their rules there, they could not enforce them outside the stadiums.

Jan


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