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Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?  
User currently offline3green From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 144 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5447 times:

Does anyone know if Nikki Lauda is still flying passenger jets?
I know he used to fly 767s, 737s etc, dont know if he flew the 777s or not, but would like to hear from anyone who might know of him?

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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

He recently flew the inaugural flights VIE-FRA-VIE on the A-320- so yes- he's still flying!

Two thumbs up for him!  Smile

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

After the AUA group took over Lauda Air, his first airline he founded, he started up another airline about 2 years ago I think, called Niki!. A low-cost airline which is working together with Air Berlin based in VIE if I'm not mistaken. And yes, he is still active as a pilot, chief pilot even I think.

Cheers,

Thilo



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5389 times:

Check out this picture.

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Photo © T.Laurent

If you look hard enough in the big version, you'll recognise Niki Lauda by his red cap.

Quoting 3green (Thread starter):
I know he used to fly 767s, 737s etc, dont know if he flew the 777s or not, but would like to hear from anyone who might know of him?

According to the photo database, he did fly an NG T7 once on a flying display in HAM.

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Nice to see Niki Lauda still flying revenue flights personally.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4775 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5306 times:

If the Navy lease has not yet expired, the old Lauda B-736 must still be in use by VQ-7 Roughnecks for training E-6 aircrews at Tinker.

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It was discussed in this thread.....

B736 Trainers (by DEVILFISH Aug 27 2006 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)



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User currently offlineJetSetter001 From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5291 times:

Quoting 3green (Thread starter):
dont know if he flew the 777s or not

He used to fly the T7 (as well as the other a/c types) before the Lauda Air T7 were integrateds into Austrian airlines.


User currently offlineScaledesigns From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5207 times:

Well he has good taste in aircraft and cars!!Viva Ferrari 312T-312T2.
If not for Big AL at the Nurburgring in 1976 Niki would no longer be with us.
He also likes anything Boeing.
I met him once at an F1 race.



F1 Tommy
User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5113 times:

Even when it has been said before - YES from time to time his name appears in the Flight Information on the Captains seat of his HG Airbusses. I think he picks up most of his Jets from Toulouse.
I always wondered that he is still allowed to fly Passengers with his healthy problems...he has 3 kidneys (correct translation?)

By the way and very sad
OS: End Of Lauda Air (by Macc Nov 3 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Georg

[Edited 2006-11-04 04:53:04]

[Edited 2006-11-04 04:54:08]

User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

IIRC he also flys his private Learjet 60. Once seen a picture.


Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

Quoting JetSetter001 (Reply 5):
He used to fly the T7 (as well as the other a/c types)

Correct, I know for sure that he flew 767s. My parents flew MUC-MIA on Lauda Air some years ago and Niki Lauda himself was captain on this flight.

Patrick


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

In Austrai he seems to get a lot of bad mouthing for criticizing the way AUA is handled.
But he is a great entrepreneur,confirmed airline-pilot,investing his own money in his airlines (Flyniki ) and knows what he is talking about. I have a tremendous respect for the man !! Even if some of the media-appearances might look irritating for AUA supporters,he has done a lot of great things for Austrian aviation.
One should not forget that he spend many hours in flight-simulators, prooving to Boeing that the 767 accident of a Lauda Air 767 in Thailand,where during inflight reverse-thrust was enabled,was not a pilot's fault!
So whoever is critizising the man, should first demonstrate that he can de better than him !
To me he is Austria's great ambassador !



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User currently offlineGlidepath73 From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 1020 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4410 times:

In deed he flew me three weeks ago the second time from ZRH to VIE in one of his A321.
Happened already in September to me first time, was boarding the plane, suddenly was there Mr. Lauda in the cockpit door to welcome the pax on board.

Cool!

Greets,
Patrick



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User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

I wonder if Michael Schumacher flies with him.  mischievous 


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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4348 times:
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Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 10):
To me he is Austria's great ambassador !

For sure !!! I admire that man as well, his life and how he recovered of that terrible F1 crash.

His Aviation knowledge has become far better than his Formula One knowledge actually. But that's another topic !!  Wink

FB.



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4225 times:

Quoting Flybynight (Reply 12):
I wonder if Michael Schumacher flies with him.

Michael Schuhmacher between some low cost passengers enroute VIE-PMI....don't think  Wink


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