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A House A.netters Would Kill For  
User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1367 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

The following is a report from a Dutch program, the reporter went to visit a Belgian farmer... His farm is located right below the approach for BRU. Every few minutes, a jet races over his house



There are no subs, but the images say everything.

Just one translation... the airport authorities placed an approach beacon behind the farmers house. They made up a contract, back in the seventies, to give the farmer 100 Belgian Francs each year for this... the money has never been adjusted to inflation, so now the guy still gets just 2.5 euro's per year...

The report must date from late nineties, if you look at all the Sabena planes that are coming by.


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

I feel sorry for the guy, that A340 looked about to clip his roof.

User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

That is awesome, yet not awesome.

User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3081 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

I think it would be great for a few days or so, but after a while get old. Now if it was LHR or CDG, might be a different story!  Wink


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User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1469 times:



Quoting Jpax (Reply 2):
That is awesome, yet not awesome.

Well if you dont like sleep its awsome



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Sweet! If he ever wanted to sell his house, he wouldn't even have to put an add in the paper or anything, just post a thread here and it would be sold within an hour ... lol!


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User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1406 times:



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 3):
think it would be great for a few days or so, but after a while get old. Now if it was LHR or CDG, might be a different story!

Nah, Brussels is much more interesting.
Being the capital of Europe ,the seat of NATO HQ, a military base (melsbroek) and a cargo hub it sees a lot of uncommon planes like all kind of USAF C-planes (C37/C40/....) government planes, rare African planes (usually older birds) , large military planes and unusual cargo planes.
Therefore it must be one of the most interesting places to spot and that Farm must see all of them close by. Big grin



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User currently offlineKhelmDTW From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Wow, you know by the looks of it, he seems ready to retire. We should team up, and buy his house; we could turn it into the World headquarters of A.net. Rent out rooms and camping areas, we could make a fortune! Turn the second story into an observation deck, it would be like a European St. Maarten. I'd stay there, albeit only for a few days, I too need some sleep Big grin


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

That's like putting a house next to In N Out at LAX.....


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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1367 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1271 times:



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 6):
Nah, Brussels is much more interesting.
Being the capital of Europe ,the seat of NATO HQ, a military base (melsbroek) and a cargo hub it sees a lot of uncommon planes like all kind of USAF C-planes (C37/C40/....) government planes, rare African planes (usually older birds) , large military planes and unusual cargo planes.

But ofcourse... since five years you mainly get to see avrojets, lots and lots of avrojets!  Wink

It's true though, you often get a great variety of planes in BRU. Too bad Hewa Bora doesn't fly their L1011 here anymore. Everytime I saw that old bird rolling on the runway, I had my sincere doubts wether or not the pilot was going to get it in the air  Smile



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User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

Well it would appear this man's house is no longer there.

The latest satellite imagery shows construction off the approach end of RWY 02.


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1243 times:



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 6):
Being the capital of Europe

 butthead 



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User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1217 times:



Quoting Myt332, EU citizen and proud of it (Reply 11):

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 6):
Being the capital of Europe  butthead 

Now, now puny little provincial, don't piss off us mighty leaders of Europe.
I'll inform our President of Europe, who happens to be living close by, and tell him of this act of civil disobedience from one of his subordinates.  alert   mischievous 



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User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1197 times:



Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 10):
Well it would appear this man's house is no longer there.

The latest satellite imagery shows construction off the approach end of RWY 02.

Yeah, that's right,
there is a TGV line running thrue his house now.

My grandmother used to live in the same village, knew the guy and she told me he was just to stubborn to move...
Eventually it happened, not to the airport but due to the railway company!


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8971 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
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Jesus, I wouldnt kill to get that house! WAY too loud!!!! Big grin

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User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Hey, that's almost like Maho beach. Maybe except for his wife not quite meeting the standards of the topless Maho beach beauties... Big grin

User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1152 times:



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 12):
Now, now puny little provincial, don't piss off us mighty leaders of Europe.

 butthead   butthead 

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 12):
I'll inform our President of Europe, who happens to be living close by, and tell him of this act of civil disobedience from one of his subordinates

 bomb   box   gnasher   mad   redflag   taekwondo   talktothehand   yuck 









I think I've made my point.  Wink



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3040 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1136 times:



Quoting KhelmDTW (Reply 7):
we could turn it into the World headquarters of A.net. Rent out rooms and camping areas, we could make a fortune!

As our fortune increases, we shall outsource to other airports, and build more and more a.net homes. Eventually, we shall be classified as a sect.

How great would it be if we had a home under every major airport, from SYD, LAX, JFK, ATL, LHR, CDG, FRA, PEK and many many more!!!

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1106 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 16):
I think I've made my point.

Prepare to be assimilated, join the collective




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