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Cruisers And Trislanders / Rotterdam To Alderney  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10687 times:

Cruisers and Trislanders from Rotterdam to Alderney

Hello, dear readers,

only two short nights after my trip to Poland

Poland/Krakow On Cimber, Norwegian And LOT (by FLIEGER67 Jun 7 2009 in Trip Reports)

I was ready to go again. Once more accompanied by my son.
This trip will be a special story for me.
I´ve done a real bad med cruise around Athens some years ago, a never again experience.
But you know, never say never again!.
Something special changed my mind. A real cheap offer to do a four days/three nights transfer on the Norwegian Jade from
Rotterdam to Southampton and the chance to fly the Britten-Norman Trislander around the channel islands for the first time.
Yes, that persuades me, let´s go.

We started by car to Frankfurt airport, parked once more at Tourcare and arrived at FRA´s long distance train station at around 09.15 am.

Our ICE on approach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09001.jpg

09.43 am was the departure time for the joint Deutsche Bahn/Nederlandse Spoorwegen high speed train service to Amsterdam.
Comfy first class booked by Deutsche Bahn´s Netherlands special for the two of us = EUR 75.-- , not bad from my point of view.
Changed the trains at Utrecht for the Intercity to Rotterdam where we arrived ontime at around 2 pm.

Comfortable first class seating:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09002.jpg

Interesting dutch engine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09003.jpg

Deadline to board the ship was 3 pm, further by taxi to the cruise center.
Boarding takes some 45 minutes, lots of pax around, finally done and looked around what the ship offers.

The Norwegian Jade, it´s first name was Pride of Hawaii, was built in 2006 at the Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. Good to accomodate 2500 passengers,
is around 300 meters long and around 100.000 BRT heavy. Well, something really big.

First views:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09005.jpg

More:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09006.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09007.jpg

The pool:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09010.jpg

Cabin with a view:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09008.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09009.jpg

Interesting architecture:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09011.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09013.jpg

Skyline:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09016.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09018.jpg

Water salut:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09014.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09015.jpg

The historic Rotterdam:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09017.jpg

The "Flight" deck:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09020.jpg

More:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09021.jpg

And once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09022.jpg

Leaving the Netherlands:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09023.jpg

Departure from Rotterdam was ontime, ready to cruise down the Netherlands/Belgium coastline for the next days destination,
Le Havre, France.

Good morning France:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09024.jpg

Le Havre:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09028.jpg

Docked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09029.jpg

More:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09031.jpg

More views to the ship:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09032.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09033.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09034.jpg

En detail:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09035.jpg

Up with the funiculaire:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09041.jpg

And down again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09042.jpg

Traffic:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09043.jpg

More traffic:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09049.jpg

On the sun deck:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09044.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09048.jpg

From the sun deck:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09046.jpg

Leaving France:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09052.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09053.jpg


The weather was really nice, some sightseeing and more ship exploring till the afternoon when the ship departed again for the next
target, the Channel Islands, Guernsey.

Hello Guernsey:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09054.jpg

Ship detail:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09056.jpg

On shore, early saturday morning.

On shore:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09057.jpg

Tender shipping:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09061.jpg

The Jade:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09069.jpg

Guernsey Harbour:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09070.jpg




I´ve secured tickets for the first tender, to reach the airport for todays flight ontime.
Done by bus, ready for the flying experience.

The Trislander:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09071.jpg

Harbour fly-by:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09072.jpg







Saturday, 23.05.2009
GCI (Guernsey) Partly cloudy, 16 degrees
ACI (Alderney) Cloudy and windy, 14 degrees
Duration: 15 minutes announced and also actual

Service GR 230 operated by Aurigny Air Service
Scheduled: 11.20 // 11.35
Actual: 11.20 // 11.35
Gate: E Seat: No markers
Load factor: Around 100%
Fare: 38,09 EUR per pax


Guernsey is Trislander heaven. We saw the first one flying by during our short stay in St.Peter Port.
The airport terminal is a modern building, one part departures, one part arrivals.
One desk open for Aurignys flight to Alderney, staffed by a young male. No one in front, checked in within a minute,
also for the return leg later in the day.
No one in front at security and quickly in the gate area.
Also here, a modern feeling, enough seats around at the gates.
The apron was filled with interesting planes.

VLM F50:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09075.jpg

Aurigny Trislander:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09076.jpg

Flybe Dash 8/400:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09077.jpg

Aurignys ATR 72:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09078.jpg

Aurigny and Blue Island J31:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09079.jpg

Aurignys ATR again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09080.jpg

Blue Islands J31:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09081.jpg

The board:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09082.jpg

The Trislander:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09083.jpg

The question was not: Will we fly the Trislander?. No, the question was: Which Trislander we gonna fly, with four machines out there.
Boarding started well ontime. Some 15 pax, looks like a full load. Gate staff guided us above the apron to our plane today:
G-BEVT, built and delivered in 1977. Always very welcome, my first leg on a new type.
It´s also a plane with an accident in its history, in 2004, the de-icer boot separated from the left hand propeller, broken through a window and
injured the pax sitting there.
Aurigny Air Service belongs to the government of Guernsey and operates a total of three ATR72´s and eight Trislanders.

Our machine en detail:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09084.jpg

Ground handling:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09085.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09086.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09087.jpg

Preparations:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09088.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09089.jpg

To departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09090.jpg

Departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09091.jpg

The single pilot welcomed us manual, wished us a nice flight and started the engines.
Thats what I call sound, real piston engines.
We taxied quickly to GCI´s active 1463 meters runway 09 and departed right behind Blue Islands Trislander also with destination Alderney.

Harbour flying:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09094.jpg

What about that big ship?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09096.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09097.jpg

And closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09098.jpg

Jade sightseeing:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09099.jpg

More:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09100.jpg

And more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09101.jpg

And very close:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09102.jpg

It seems the pilot want to do a special Norwegian Jade sightseeing flight for us, great views above the ship.

On the way:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09103.jpg

Cockpit:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09104.jpg

The engine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09106.jpg

Calm further to Alderney, where we approached straight in and landed on the 880 meters runway 08 .

Alderney:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09107.jpg

The runway ahead:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09108.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09109.jpg

And landed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09110.jpg

The taxiway was cool, no concrete, through the green grass to the apron.
Doors opened, anyone remember a plane where every second row has its own door?.
Well, no problem at the Trislander.

Mr. Pilot, are you sure thats the right way?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09111.jpg

Blue Islands Trislander:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09112.jpg

Deboarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09113.jpg

Close-up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09114.jpg

Deboarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09115.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09116.jpg

More Trislanders:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09117.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09118.jpg

Trislander heaven:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09119.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09120.jpg

G-JOEY:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB0901/SOU09121.jpg

Alderney is only 15 minutes by plane from Guernsey, but the weather was different.
Cloudy and strong wind. So we decided to remain in the so called terminal and waited for the flight back home while we watched the
Trislanders coming and going, real interesting.

That story will continue soon with the return flight to Guernsey, the remaining time on the ship and the flight back to FRA.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10619 times:

Hi Markus!

How nice to see a report on the Channel Islands - one of my favourite parts of the world and somewhere I escape to when I need a little "down time"!!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The airport terminal is a modern building,

The new terminal at GCI is only a few years old. I used to love the old terminal though, I spent many a happy August afternoon on the rooftop viewing deck there as a teenager, armed with timetables of all the airlines serving GCI and my airband radio! Jets weren't generally allowed to fly to GCI at the time (I think there are still heavy restrictions due to noise issues), but back in the early 80s NLM Cityhopper used to be allowed to send its Fokker Fellowships in. I was a happy boy if I managed to catch one arriving and departing!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Calm further to Alderney, where we approached straight in and landed on the 880 meters runway 08 .

It's a shame you didn't get to use the grass runway at ACI, that's always fun! I didn't actually know it had a grass runway until the last time I flew to ACI and we lined up to land on it! From my seat behind the pilot I wondered where on earth we were going as I could see the concrete runway running from left to right in front of us!

Thanks for the interesting report, am looking forward to the return journey!

Cheers.

Andy.



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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10258 times:

Hola Markus!

Again another very interesting TR about a heaven's delight for airplane lovers.

It is really interesting to have TRs about these unusual planes, Trislanders, never seen one myself.

BTW, your cruise is now on the Mediterranean for the summer season; I saw it in BCN harbor last week.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10233 times:
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Hi Markus,

Great TR, looks like good fun, relaxing on ship then flying, excellent!

The Trislander is still missing from my log, really do need to do something about resolving that, along with a J31!

Looking forward to the next installment.

Best Wishes

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 10084 times:

Hello, good to follow some comments.

@Andy:

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 1):
How nice to see a report on the Channel Islands - one of my favourite parts of the world and somewhere I escape to when I need a little "down time"!!

Thanx for your reply. I like them, too.

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 1):
It's a shame you didn't get to use the grass runway at ACI, that's always fun! I didn't actually know it had a grass runway until the last time I flew to ACI and we lined up to land on it! From my seat behind the pilot I wondered where on earth we were going as I could see the concrete runway running from left to right in front of us!

Sounds like my impression, when we turned off the concrete short after touchdown!.

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 1):
Thanks for the interesting report, am looking forward to the return journey!

Coming up soon.


@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
Again another very interesting TR about a heaven's delight for airplane lovers.

Thanx for your reply.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
It is really interesting to have TRs about these unusual planes, Trislanders, never seen one myself.

Also my first there.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
BTW, your cruise is now on the Mediterranean for the summer season; I saw it in BCN harbor last week.

Good to know.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3):
Great TR, looks like good fun, relaxing on ship then flying, excellent!

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3):
The Trislander is still missing from my log, really do need to do something about resolving that, along with a J31!

Sounds like a good idea.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineReifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 10002 times:

Hi Markus,

Thank you for your report. Now that's what I call a great shore excursion. I was very surprised seeing you travelling on the Jade. That's the company I'm working for and I sincerely hope you enjoyed your cruise. Would be great to have your feedback.

Looking forward to read the second part of the report!

Frederic


User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2486 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9876 times:

Hi Markus,

What an interesting TR!

I saw a Trislander once when I was a little child. I had always been wondering how it would like to be on it. You have done a great job by covering it. Thanks for that.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9741 times:

Hello and good to follow some more replys.

@Frederic:

Quoting Reifel (Reply 5):
Thank you for your report.

Thank you.

Quoting Reifel (Reply 5):
Now that's what I call a great shore excursion. I was very surprised seeing you travelling on the Jade. That's the company I'm working for and I sincerely hope you enjoyed your cruise. Would be great to have your feedback.

Hey, good to know.
I´ve booked it with mixed impressions after that negative experience in Greece.
But, it was a real great time, relaxed atmosphere, eat when and where you want.
Lots of people from the Netherlands around my age and also lots of children on board.
The cabin spacious, clean and over all pretty friendly staff.
I will do it again!.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 6):
What an interesting TR!

I saw a Trislander once when I was a little child. I had always been wondering how it would like to be on it. You have done a great job by covering it. Thanks for that.

Thank you.
Me too and always with the intention to fly that plane sometimes.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9691 times:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
Me too and always with the intention to fly that plane sometimes.

I guess I was lucky in that an Aurigny Trislander was the second plane I ever flew on, way back in August 1979 (GCI-JER)!! Big grin  old 



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9685 times:

Hi Markus,

Very nice report and great pictures. Combining a cruise with some Trislander flying was definitely a good idea. The Trislander is a really special plane which is still missing in my log. I guess it is hard to get outside the Channel Islands.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It seems the pilot want to do a special Norwegian Jade sightseeing flight for us, great views above the ship.

Great pictures.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4273 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9607 times:

Hi Markus and miniflieger  Smile

That's a fun trip. We could have said hello at Utrecht station when you were in transit. I was going South to France on a rerouted Thalys service.

That ship looks amazing. Still missing from my log  Wink Have to change soon too... I need some luxury cruising  Silly

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3):
The Trislander is still missing from my log, really do need to do something about resolving that, along with a J31!

Indeed Mark, can I book myself in too? Really interesting stuff, and the J31, also J41, are missing for me so far. Time to change soon...

Overall a great report, with another good amount of topquality pictures. Keep them coming Markus!

Regards,
Eric



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9585 times:

Brilliant trip report! I enjoyed reading it and looking at the photos.

My wife and I ordinarily go to Jersey every year. I vividly remember flying the BNT on JER-GCI with GR and then GCI-JER on the J31 with BCI. Great experiences, good prices, and decent views within the cafe in GCI. And surprisingly, free access to BCI's 'lounge' at GCI with inclusive stuff.



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9581 times:

Hey, once again, good to follow some replys.

@Andy:

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 8):
I guess I was lucky in that an Aurigny Trislander was the second plane I ever flew on, way back in August 1979 (GCI-JER)!!

The perfect start into a life of flying.

@Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 9):
Very nice report and great pictures.

Thank you.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 9):
Combining a cruise with some Trislander flying was definitely a good idea. The Trislander is a really special plane which is still missing in my log. I guess it is hard to get outside the Channel Islands.

Definitely and reason enough to do that cruise!.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
That's a fun trip. We could have said hello at Utrecht station when you were in transit. I was going South to France on a rerouted Thalys service.

Hey, if I know that this was you´re Thalys!.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
That ship looks amazing. Still missing from my log Have to change soon too... I need some luxury cruising

Definitely recommendable.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
Indeed Mark, can I book myself in too? Really interesting stuff, and the J31, also J41, are missing for me so far. Time to change soon...

Me, too.

@James:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11):
Brilliant trip report! I enjoyed reading it and looking at the photos.

Thank you.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11):
My wife and I ordinarily go to Jersey every year. I vividly remember flying the BNT on JER-GCI with GR and then GCI-JER on the J31 with BCI. Great experiences, good prices, and decent views within the cafe in GCI. And surprisingly, free access to BCI's 'lounge' at GCI with inclusive stuff.

Time to go there again once more soon!

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineAviationnut12 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9552 times:

Hey, nice report and very well-detailed! Norwegian looks like a pretty nice line, I have been on Carnival before. Did you like the "Freestyle Cruising" as far as the dining options went? My family and I are leaving Friday to go on a cruise from Montreal to Boston on Holland America Line. Flying SAV-IAD-BOS on United than driving to Montreal to catch the ship. Definitely will do a report, I like to see flying/cruise vacations posted on here. Makes me even more excited!! Thanks.


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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9551 times:

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 12):
The perfect start into a life of flying.

Actually it scared the life out of me...the return flight back to GCI had us flying at 2,000 feet in a thunderstorm...my Dad practically kissed the ground when we landed!! But I guess that was technically my third flight...the second was cool!!

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User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1558 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9381 times:

Interesting report. Good you went out of your way to fly on something unusual.

Hope to read about more flights like this in the future.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27110 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

Hi Markus ,
Great to see you went on the Jade. Fab ship. I was on the Gem from Rotterdam, brings back memories.

Great to get on the Trislander also.

How did you find the food and entertainment on the Jade?

Philip


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9360 times:

By the way, I would highly recommend taking a few days out and going to the Orkneys to fly around - very cheaply - on BNIs between tiny, isolated communities. I did that last year - I made a very quick trip report about it that's on A.net - and really enjoyed it. It's a great, different way to fly and to see a more unusual part of the UK.


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User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9260 times:

Hi Markus,

nice to read a TR including the channel islands, a place, where I ever wanted to go to but never did it until now.

I'm always amazed to see you finding extraordinary planes. The Trislander looks interesting and I would be glad to fly with one someday.

The Jade looks amazing. Seems to be great to do a mini cruise. Looking forward to your next part.

Cheers,
Stefan


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9222 times:

Hey, good to follow some more replys.

@Aviationnut12:

Quoting Aviationnut12 (Reply 13):
Hey, nice report and very well-detailed!

Thank you.

Quoting Aviationnut12 (Reply 13):
Norwegian looks like a pretty nice line, I have been on Carnival before. Did you like the "Freestyle Cruising" as far as the dining options went?

Freestyle cruising is my way!. Definitely recommendable.

Quoting Aviationnut12 (Reply 13):
Montreal to Boston on Holland America Line. Flying SAV-IAD-BOS on United than driving to Montreal to catch the ship. Definitely will do a report, I like to see flying/cruise vacations posted on here. Makes me even more excited!!

Have fun and waiting for your story, I´am really interested.


@Andy:

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 14):
Actually it scared the life out of me...the return flight back to GCI had us flying at 2,000 feet in a thunderstorm...my Dad practically kissed the ground when we landed!! But I guess that was technically my third flight...the second was cool!!

Every later flight seems to be a "no-problems" flight after such an experience!.

@Ryan:

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 15):
Interesting report. Good you went out of your way to fly on something unusual.

Hope to read about more flights like this in the future.

Thank you, I will do my best, some more is coming up soon.


@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 16):
Great to see you went on the Jade. Fab ship. I was on the Gem from Rotterdam, brings back memories.

Great to get on the Trislander also.

How did you find the food and entertainment on the Jade?

Thank you.
Entertainment was not really interesting.
Some Vegas style magician show and else, but food was perfect.
Freestyle dining means eat when and where you want, real recommendable.

@James:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 17):
By the way, I would highly recommend taking a few days out and going to the Orkneys to fly around - very cheaply - on BNIs between tiny, isolated communities. I did that last year - I made a very quick trip report about it that's on A.net - and really enjoyed it. It's a great, different way to fly and to see a more unusual part of the UK.

Thank you for the good idea.
I will going to the UK again in early August to catch Manx2 and the Let410
and like your first comment, the Blue Islands Dornier and the Jetstream together with another Trislander.

@Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 18):

nice to read a TR including the channel islands, a place, where I ever wanted to go to but never did it until now.

Thank you, once again for me in early August.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 18):
I'm always amazed to see you finding extraordinary planes. The Trislander looks interesting and I would be glad to fly with one someday.

The Jade looks amazing. Seems to be great to do a mini cruise. Looking forward to your next part.

Trislander flying is great fun and the Mini-Cruise well, something for me to do again!.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11668 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9075 times:

Excellent use of your time on land Markus, by getting straight into the air! Big grin It is quite an experience flying on the Trislander, a bit like sitting in a flying people mover with a bunch of engines strapped to it!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Interesting architecture:

Very, so much so that it's worth a full day on a bi-yearly architectural tour of the Netherlands run by my University.

Thanks for sharing this with us,


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9073 times:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 19):
I will going to the UK again in early August to catch Manx2 and the Let410

I have flown BHD-IOM-LBA and GLO-JER. These routings were designed to enable me to fly 3 aircraft: SWM; D28; and L4T. Alas, I only managed to get on the SWM. So, beware that it's certainly not guaranteed which type you'll fly - much the pity.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):
It is quite an experience flying on the Trislander

Definitely! Have you flown the BNI yet?



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11668 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9038 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 21):

Definitely! Have you flown the BNI yet?

Yeah quite a while ago now, with both Aurigny and Blue Islands. Great experience  yes 



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8964 times:

Hey, nice to follow more comments.

@Dan:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):

Excellent use of your time on land Markus, by getting straight into the air!

Thank you.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):
It is quite an experience flying on the Trislander, a bit like sitting in a flying people mover with a bunch of engines strapped to it!

Sounds like a good comparison!.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):
Very, so much so that it's worth a full day on a bi-yearly architectural tour of the Netherlands run by my University.

So I was not the only impressed one.


@James:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 21):
I have flown BHD-IOM-LBA and GLO-JER. These routings were designed to enable me to fly 3 aircraft: SWM; D28; and L4T. Alas, I only managed to get on the SWM. So, beware that it's certainly not guaranteed which type you'll fly - much the pity.

Well, the Metroliner will be also interesting, the D228 is covered here.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 21):
Definitely! Have you flown the BNI yet?



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 22):
Yeah quite a while ago now, with both Aurigny and Blue Islands. Great experience

Also something to catch soon!.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8737 times:

Hi Markus,

Great to read about this more unusual trip - train, boat and plane, what more could you want?! A nice insight into life on a cruise ship, the Norwegian Jade sure seems to be impressive. What was the food like on board?

And a nice little outing from Guernsey, you two don't half pack some excitement into your trips! The Trislander is a funny looking little aircraft, quite cute in its own way. Interesting shot of the the departure board at Guernsey, Palma looks a bit out of place on it though!

Seems like you had a really special flight, what with all the sightseeing of the ship and the taxiing on grass at Alderney.

Look forward to part 2 as always

Happy flying
Infodesk



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25 FLIEGER67 : Hi, Hannah and thanx for your nice reply. Well, I´am not the gourmet freak. So eat when you want and in different styles, real good. Definitely not t
26 CrimsonNL : Hello and great report! Such an interesting aircraft the trislander is! I travel on the type of train you photographed each day from my home to AMS. (
27 FLIEGER67 : Hey, Martijn, thanx for your reply. Reminds me always to the good old 747!. Greetings, Markus (FLIEGER67)
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