FLYAWA From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 191 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4770 times:
A FIFA official said Monday the flyover was definitely a no-go.
"It's forbidden," FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer said. "No plane will receive permission to fly over any of the World Cup stadiums as the air space in restricted within a 1-kilometer radius."
If SAA could get approval from FIFA, a fly-by reprise of the 1995 Rugby World Cup would take place Friday afternoon when South Africa opens against heavily favored Mexico.
"The preparation for it has been done," Laurie Kay, retired SAA pilot of the 1995 fly-by, said Monday. "The people at SAA said they're still a little in the dark. FIFA is almost the government at the moment. What they say goes."
It will be tough to break from tradition in our post-911 world
trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3191 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2472 times:
Sorry to go slightly off-topic (aviation) here but FIFA is a very tough body and has rigid rules for nations hosting major tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup. For example, in the last tournament in Germany (which I attended) the stadia used could not bear the names of sponsors if they were not official FIFA sponsors. As such some stadia, which were named after the sponsors of Bundesliga teams which played in them normally, were referred to by more generic names and had the sponsors' letters covered during the tournament.
It's unfortunate to not have a fly-past as it would be good and South Africa has a strong history of fly-pasts and aviation heritage overall - but if FIFA says "No", it means no.
TheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3347 posts, RR: 30 Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2416 times:
Quoting trintocan (Reply 9): r example, in the last tournament in Germany (which I attended) the stadia used could not bear the names of sponsors if they were not official FIFA sponsors.
That is something entirely different from a legal point of view, though. The Fifa technically rented the stadiums, and in the contracts they got the right to have full control on the stadium and on the commercials shown in and around the stadium. On the other hand, FIFA agreed that the stadiums would be re-delivered to the owner after the match in the same condition as before, so they had to put the names of the original sponsors back to the stadium after the match ended.
However, the rental right ends at the fences. Which means the airspace above the stadium is not under FIFA control in germany.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13337 posts, RR: 64 Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 3): IMO opinion Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini think they rule the world at the moment
They did so in Germany as well. Here they tried to enforce a rule that all pubs within 1 km of the stadiums had to cover their beer brand advertisement, because Anheuser-Busch´s Budwiser (of all beers and especially in Germany!) had the exclusive contract for beer sales during the world cup. The publicans and the local breweries, which whom they had contracts, fought this demand successfully. While the FIFA had rented the stadiums and could enforce their rules there, they could not enforce them outside the stadiums.