Boeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3187 times:
He's wrong about that 762ER being the first Western Airliner in LOT's fleet. LOT had some Lockheed Electras and some Douglas aircraft. There was also some Vickers, and Fokkers, LOTs of little Fokkers flying around
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2970 times:
Frédéric Chopin -
Polish famous pianist and composer, had French father, Polish mother...
Early to middle 19th century... friend of Franz Liszt (another pianist-composer)
Lover of French writer Georges Sand (a lady despite her name...)
Lived a long time as refugee in Paris, died there, quite young age...
Buried in Paris - Cimetière du Père Lachaise...
Some of his music pieces are named "Polonaises" (Polish pieces)...
Considered one of the figureheads of music from Poland...
Love his piano music (I play piano, but not that good, unfortunately)...
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
Dear AOMlover -
Apologies, you are correct, I am fully fluent trilingual English-French-Spanish -
I should know better -
No excuses for me, worse, I play Chopin (bad) on piano...
And I read a lot about his life... a superstar in his days...
Story is that she used a "man's name" in fear of rejection as a female writer...
Besides, she was supposedly very "bossy" (acting as man) with Frédéric...
The fame of the Beatles... ok... but in his days, Chopin was equal...
I love classical music... Merci de me le signaler, cher ami...
Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2590 posts, RR: 17 Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2941 times:
Oh, I very much admire Chopin's music as well - I've heard many of his piano works (I studied one for about a year, and I've read a couple of others). Though I haven't heard many of his concertos and ensemble works, I'm sure they're great as well. I'm currently playing around with his nocturne in C# minor, "lento con gran expressione" (B747skipper, I'm sure you've heard it), and I recorded another nocturne (clarinet + piano) a few weeks ago.
LZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2878 times:
Actually, there were two LOT Il-62's being named "Fryderik Chopin", one Il-62 and one Il-62M:
SP-LAC, the third Il-62 to be delivered to LOT, c/n 31401, delivered 24.3.1973, sold to the soviet Air Force in 1983 and re-registered CCCP-86556, operated in Aeroflot colors on behalf of the Ministry Of Defense (could not find further info on this particular aircraft and its whereabouts)
SP-LBF, c/n 2343554, the sixth IL-62M to be delivered to LOT as they were replacing the original 62's with M's. Delivered 21.7.1983, withdrawn from LOT use 01.10.1991, sold to Air Ukraine in february 1992, re-registered UR-86580, withdrawn from use at Kiev airport, derelicted
Hope this was the info you was looking for. LOT seemed to take good care when giving names to their flagships these days - ALL Il-62's and 62M's are named after persons who played a great role in the polish history - artists, scientists, leader persons, and some of the names were inherited from the newer generation aircraft. Some not, partly for obvious reasons. Maybe it is a minor thing, but it does make a difference somehow - as the Il-62M's were replaced with 767's, the 767's were named after polish cities and (to my knowledge) never renamed to inherit the names of the 62's and 62M's
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10 Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2770 times:
Nobody said Napoleon was from Poland, but Poles see Napoleon as a hero because he tried freeing them from Russia. He even had an affair and child with a Polish countess, her name was Walewska I believe. She practically slept with him so that he would promise to make Poland a sovereign state again, after defeating the Russians. Also, he's mentioned in the Polish anthem (Dal nam przyklad Bonaparte...) so its very accurate to say that Poland has historically had strong links with France. Sort of off topic here, but Poland has one of the most interesting histories of all of Europe. If you want a condensed version of it read James A. Michner's (sp?) "Poland". It's the history of Poland told through a novel, a really good book.
25 EmiratesA345: FYI, the long haul fleet of Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT (B767-200ER/300ER), all have names of important Polish cities. Warszawa - the Capitol City of P
26 Boeing4ever: Going back on the thread a bit, LOT never had Electras, but they did have Convair Liners and Viscounts in the sixties. Not Fokkers, but I don't think
27 Afitch7881: I have been to the Chopin house outside of Warsaw. It is a very nice property, and today its a museum I believe. I was 15 at the time I went their, so
28 Codeshare: Wow, great to know aircraft lovers discuss so much about Poland's heritage. Now can you all come and visit Chopin connected sites in Poland? codeshare
29 Boeing4ever: Now can you all come and visit Chopin connected sites in Poland? I'd love to Codeshare, if only I had the money. But I have been to Poland on 4 previo
30 Shawn Patrick: I'd Love to visit Poland... sometime. It's a bit discouraging, the fact that I'm 16 and I've never left the U.S.!
31 Gdabski: It also mentions the delivery flight of an Electra aircraft There was a Lockheed Electra with LOT but not the L-188. The airline's site mentions a Loc