RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4179 posts, RR: 45 Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7300 times:
I'm about to go to central Siwtzerland to go join the Super constellation for a flight above the Alps from Buochs(close to Lucerne) to Geneva. However the problem is they announce a very stromy afternoon and still don't know whether I should go on that plane or not. So far the flight hasn't been postponed but I'm very skeptical about going on board a super connie with this type of weather. I hope it should be fine and that I'll be back safe to wrtie a trip report
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4117 posts, RR: 37 Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6873 times:
They cancel the flights if the weather is just remotedly doubtable. My first flight for which I came to Basel last august was cancelled. The weather conditions were above minima for a flight without passengers, but the crew decided not to go as the clouds and turbulence wouldn't appeal to most passengers. So it's more likely the flight is cancelled while conditions are safe enough then that the flight will go while it's not 100% safe.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
You have NOT to feel jealous. As said on reply #7, you are more than welcome to join the porject if you could afford it. It's not very expensive, and I'm sure that you will be able to secure a flight between UK and Basel or ZRH.
Plus, it will be my pleasure to meet another a.net meeting during the SCFA annual meeting. And we also maybe share a flight!
Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 10): chances like this don't grow on trees, do it and enjoy it
I really have to second that. I actually do feel very lucky to have the opportunity to enjoy a such magical flight considering my age.
DC6BDreaming From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 12 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4081 times:
With liability insurance issues and a beautiful restored, but old airframe, I doubt they are going to fly the Connie in weather conditions that wouldn't be favorable. But even if they do, go for the finest ride of your life! A flight in a 1049 is something to savor! And if you do go down in flames, you did it in style!