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Aviation Highlights Of `02  
User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1009 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Hi all.
As the year draws to an end I`d like to hear, what`s your personal highlights in aviation this year?
for me it`s gotta be:

1 rollout of the 777-300ER
2 A340-600 enters service
3 Startup of low-cost carrier Norwegian

regards,  Smile

Stick & Rudder
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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11589 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Not much.

Qantas introduces the 747ER.
Virgin flies the A340-600.

My first flight with a no-frills carrier (Buzz, not bad).

Thats it on the positive side, and Highlights are positive.

User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Not a very exciting year on the Australian aviation scene, but here goes:

- The arrival of Qantas' first A330 aircraft
- Australian Airlines is reborn
- Possibility of Singapore Airlines setting up an Australian carrier
- Qantas' proposal to purchase a slice of Air New Zealand

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

The A346 was my highlight last year, watching the loading and unloading trials up close from the tarmac after the inaugural landing in FRA in October 2001.

My highlight this year is a little bit less spectacular...:

The wide-spread arrival of quality low-cost carriers in Germany (germanwings, Hapag-Lloyd Express, DBA). Finally, flying just for fun has become affordable in my home country too!  Big thumbs up

Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1706 times:


I think like everyone else, it was the arrival of the A340-600. My personal highs were travelling VS Upper class back from SFO and probably me last ever trip in a 737-200 from Prestwick down to Stansted.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

My first flights on a DC-10
To be repeated next year  Big thumbs up

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Singapore Airlines

Signed, Singapore_Air Big grin

User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

The first time I qualified for Elite status -- Gold on AA

User currently onlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4641 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

American retired it's last B727 aircraft on Apr 30th. I flew on the very final flight TPA-MIA as flight AA765, the registration of the aircraft was N864AA.

The Boeing 767 is 20 years old.

In Brussels:
The new Sabena, SN Brussels Airlines, is born. A brand new terminal is opened at Brussels National Airport, it's the new concourse for Schengen flights (flights within the European Union).

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium

Ben Soriano
User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

My #1 moment is the same as Haveric's, first time elite and youngest elite in the Kunz family history.
Other moments are the 777-300ER rollout and the introduction of Pan Am (short lived) to HPN.
DC-10's Forever

"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

The announcement that a new low cost airline is to start operations from LBA.

The introduction of the A346 into the fleet at VS and that we have begun to expand again, also opened the new hanger at LHR too.

Construction of T5 at LHR finally begins.


"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Industry highlights...
A346 for sure...

Personal highlights...

US flight 740, PHL-PIT, A330-300, March 16th, 2002, Seat 7A, Envoy Class...the single best flight of my life...

First transatlantic flight (EWR-BHX-EWR)

First CO flight (IAH-SJO-IAH)

First time visiting airports:

First full year as USAirways Silver Preferred...


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