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Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:20 am

Does anyone know if Nikki Lauda is still flying passenger jets?
I know he used to fly 767s, 737s etc, dont know if he flew the 777s or not, but would like to hear from anyone who might know of him?
 
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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:37 am

He recently flew the inaugural flights VIE-FRA-VIE on the A-320- so yes- he's still flying!

Two thumbs up for him!  Smile

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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:49 am

After the AUA group took over Lauda Air, his first airline he founded, he started up another airline about 2 years ago I think, called Niki!. A low-cost airline which is working together with Air Berlin based in VIE if I'm not mistaken. And yes, he is still active as a pilot, chief pilot even I think.

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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:51 am

Check out this picture.

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If you look hard enough in the big version, you'll recognise Niki Lauda by his red cap.

Quoting 3green (Thread starter):
I know he used to fly 767s, 737s etc, dont know if he flew the 777s or not, but would like to hear from anyone who might know of him?

According to the photo database, he did fly an NG T7 once on a flying display in HAM.

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Nice to see Niki Lauda still flying revenue flights personally.
 
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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:44 am

If the Navy lease has not yet expired, the old Lauda B-736 must still be in use by VQ-7 Roughnecks for training E-6 aircrews at Tinker.

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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:53 am

Quoting 3green (Thread starter):
dont know if he flew the 777s or not

He used to fly the T7 (as well as the other a/c types) before the Lauda Air T7 were integrateds into Austrian airlines.
 
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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:02 am

Well he has good taste in aircraft and cars!!Viva Ferrari 312T-312T2.
If not for Big AL at the Nurburgring in 1976 Niki would no longer be with us.
He also likes anything Boeing.
I met him once at an F1 race.
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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:49 pm

Even when it has been said before - YES from time to time his name appears in the Flight Information on the Captains seat of his HG Airbusses. I think he picks up most of his Jets from Toulouse.
I always wondered that he is still allowed to fly Passengers with his healthy problems...he has 3 kidneys (correct translation?)

By the way and very sad
OS: End Of Lauda Air (by Macc Nov 3 2006 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:27 am

IIRC he also flys his private Learjet 60. Once seen a picture.
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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:20 am

Quoting JetSetter001 (Reply 5):
He used to fly the T7 (as well as the other a/c types)

Correct, I know for sure that he flew 767s. My parents flew MUC-MIA on Lauda Air some years ago and Niki Lauda himself was captain on this flight.

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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:31 am

In Austrai he seems to get a lot of bad mouthing for criticizing the way AUA is handled.
But he is a great entrepreneur,confirmed airline-pilot,investing his own money in his airlines (Flyniki ) and knows what he is talking about. I have a tremendous respect for the man !! Even if some of the media-appearances might look irritating for AUA supporters,he has done a lot of great things for Austrian aviation.
One should not forget that he spend many hours in flight-simulators, prooving to Boeing that the 767 accident of a Lauda Air 767 in Thailand,where during inflight reverse-thrust was enabled,was not a pilot's fault!
So whoever is critizising the man, should first demonstrate that he can de better than him !
To me he is Austria's great ambassador !
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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:18 am

In deed he flew me three weeks ago the second time from ZRH to VIE in one of his A321.
Happened already in September to me first time, was boarding the plane, suddenly was there Mr. Lauda in the cockpit door to welcome the pax on board.

Cool!

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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:45 am

I wonder if Michael Schumacher flies with him.  mischievous 
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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 10):
To me he is Austria's great ambassador !

For sure !!! I admire that man as well, his life and how he recovered of that terrible F1 crash.

His Aviation knowledge has become far better than his Formula One knowledge actually. But that's another topic !!  Wink

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RE: Is Nikki Lauda Still Flying?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:31 am

Quoting Flybynight (Reply 12):
I wonder if Michael Schumacher flies with him.

Michael Schuhmacher between some low cost passengers enroute VIE-PMI....don't think  Wink