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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

I just returned from FRA and I have a question now. I saw that a very small aircraft was overflying the two runways (maybe rwy 18 too) in a very low altitude all day long. What happend, did the plane check something there from the air ?

Patrick

btw: I have flown with Eurowings from Dortmund. The first time for me in a prop (ATR 42-500), it was fantastic !!!

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User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

that might have been an aircraft from the Luftfahrtbundesamt, which sometimes use such aircraft to calibrate the airport-based landing systems (ILS, localizer stuff or whatever).
i´m not really into landing systems and that technical stuff, but a couple of months ago i saw report on tv in which a small aircraft was used to do exactly that.

rgds
daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Thanks a lot for your answer Daniel !

Patrick


User currently offlineEl Al 001 From Israel, joined Oct 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

I know it has nothing to do with the topic but....
I'll be in FRA on Tuesday Smile

Michael


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Hey El Al 001 !

You will have a lot of fun in FRA on Tuesday. Yesterday it was fantastic. Watch out for my trip report. I will post it tonight with a friend who was also there yesterday.

Patrick


User currently offlineEl Al 001 From Israel, joined Oct 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 994 times:

Thanx, I hope so!  Smile

Michael


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 940 times:

The words "Eurowings" and "fantastic" in one sentence??? Whatever drugs you´re doing, quit, they´re apparently seriously affecting your perception  Wink/being sarcastic! Just kidding, but I found EW mediocre, at best. I have to admit I´ve flown them only when they were still independent, maybe they´re now up to Team LH standards. But I really miss the "good old days" when DTM-FRA was done by Augsburg Airways. But I guess I ought to give EW a second chance.

Daniel/Airsicknessbag  Smile


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 925 times:

I flew them several times a few years ago on THF-FRA-THF and I liked flying those tiny ATRs a lot. Gives you a real feeling that you're actually flying and I just loved short finals in Berlin, because I could see the apartment of my girlfriend in Steglitz VERY close by! Nevertheless I'll never tell you what drugs I'm on Big grin Big grin
Regards
Andreas



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Belive me Daniel, EW is a good airline (I would also say the same if EW would not be my new employer Big grin). I was surprised that they offered a fantastic service on a short flight like DTM-FRA. And as Andreas said, if you sitting in a small prop like the ATR you get a real feeling that you are actually flying, especially if strong winds hit the plane. I had a lot of fun during this flight.

Btw: THF is one of the airports that I must see before it will close because I love downtown airports. I have already missed Kai Tak, I can kick myself for that.

Patrick


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