Sabena332
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Question About FRA Today

Sun Jan 27, 2002 3:38 am

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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RE: Question About FRA Today

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:56 pm

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
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RE: Question About FRA Today

Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:33 pm

Thanks a lot for your answer Daniel !

Patrick
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El Al 001
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RE: Question About FRA Today

Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:39 pm

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

Michael
 
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RE: Question About FRA Today

Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:44 pm

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
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El Al 001
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RE: Question About FRA Today

Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:48 pm

Thanx, I hope so!  Smile

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RE: Question About FRA Today

Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:11 pm

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
 
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RE: Question About FRA Today

Mon Jan 28, 2002 8:34 pm

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
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RE: Question About FRA Today

Tue Jan 29, 2002 4:50 am

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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