B727230 From Sweden, joined Aug 2005, 62 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
It's been two years since the last Hamburg Airport Classics and I thought they were held every other year, but this year I can't find any info neither on Flughafen Hamburg's website nor in any listings elsewhere.
Anybody know why one of very few civilian airshows won't take place this year?
DAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
Quoting B727230 (Thread starter): Anybody know why one of very few civilian airshows won't take place this year?
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As far as I know, the primary reason the HAC's aren't happening this year is money. Originally, they were to be a one-time event, but after the success, Hamburg Airport decided to go with them every 2 years, pending enough money being available to lure all the aircraft into HAM and allow for the sightseeing flights and fly-bys. Unfortunately, this year the money isn't there, hence no HACs. I still hope we get them next year, I don't want to wait until 2007 to (possibly) see the next one.
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Too bad there won't be an airshow this year, the 2003 show was by far the best airshow I've ever been to. Ah well, he who waits... btw, what happened to the Flight Shop in the terminal which was there in 2003 but gone when I was last in Hamburg on Silvester?
B727230 From Sweden, joined Aug 2005, 62 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2094 times:
I really miss the old terminals with the old terraces... I was there quite a lot in the late 80s and remember seeing Pan Am A300, KLM DC-9, Air France/TAT F28, SAS F27 parked on the - in a 12-year old's eyes - huge apron. Remember walking through T2 where SAS had their check-in facilities in a separate room next to the corridor. Those were the days...