Tomcat From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 199 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2507 times:
I would like to share with you a pleasant event I experienced today.
This morning at my office on the border of the runway of CRL-Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium; one of the Ryanair's continental hubs), we received a nice mail from the HR-Department, announcing us the arrival of a friendly visitor : one of the few (already) existing Embraer 170, expected to land at 14:30 local time (GMT+2). I have to say that our company developed and now produces the slats of this beautiful bird. That's why we all rushed on the tarmac to see our babies in action during the approach and the landing. She was pretty much on time ! Then we enjoyed a very close external visit. Many pictures were taken, hopefully I will be able to show you some of them in a few days. I couldn't unfortunately wait until the take off because other tasks were waiting for me...
Tomcat From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2283 times:
On a side note, CRL is a quite interesting airport but you have to be patient. Apart FR flight, we can "regularly" see (in frequency of appearance) :
1) F-16 : a couple of movements/week
2) SN's Avro : less intensive these times I think, but a few month ago we had series of touch & go... (including a friend of mine getting his license type)
5) A-300B4F from DHL
6) A-10 from USAFE
7) F-50 from VLM
8) E-3? Awacs
And sometimes other "one shot" flights I would say. We have also a good load of general aviation flights.
Of course all these flights don't bring a lot of pax in CRL, but this is an other story
My wish is now that Airbus is as friendly as Embraer is, and that in late 2005 we receive the visit of an A380-800 "Globus". This was the first project I worked on, so I would be very pleased to see her at CRL
Finally, let's know that two Mil Mi-26 helicopters are parked at CRL. I don't really know their status.
Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3186 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2189 times:
The Embraer 170 will be in FRA for a demo to another undisclosed airline An unindisclosed a.net photographer working for this airline will take a look at the aircraft and hope to get a seat on the demo flight
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2177 times:
An unindisclosed a.net photographer working for this airline will take a look at the aircraft and hope to get a seat on the demo flight
I wish you luck, hopefully you will get a seat on the demo flight. Last year I got a seat on the demo flight of the Embraer 170 when it visited DTM but unfortunately the flight got cancelled because of bad weather .