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A House A.netters Would Kill For

Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:17 pm

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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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:38 pm

I feel sorry for the guy, that A340 looked about to clip his roof.
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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:42 pm

That is awesome, yet not awesome.
 
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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:45 pm

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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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:46 pm



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

Well if you dont like sleep its awsome
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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:15 am

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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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:42 am



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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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:27 am

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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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:39 am

That's like putting a house next to In N Out at LAX.....
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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:35 am



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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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:23 am

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.
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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:38 am



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

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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:23 am



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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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:50 am



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!
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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:53 am

Jesus, I wouldnt kill to get that house! WAY too loud!!!! Big grin

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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:17 am

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
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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:12 pm



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

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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:53 pm



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!!!

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RE: A House A.netters Would Kill For

Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:11 pm



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

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