deaphen
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Fun Aviation Things To Do In Europe

Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:01 am

Hi guys:

I am in the Netherlands for a year and while my classes are a bit hard, i still have alot of free time and really want to do lots of aviation related stuff.

Can someone give me advice on what i can do? Like airshows? Flights i can take for fun? Where i can fly a cessna? Just random aviation related stuff like that.

Any advice will be very valuable.

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signol
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RE: Fun Aviation Things To Do In Europe

Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:40 pm



Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):
Where i can fly a cessna?

The local flying club here in Norwich (NWI) offer trial flights -
http://www.premierflighttraining.co.uk/trialflights.htm

And flights AMS-NWI are operated frequently by both KLM and FlyBe (there is also a train / ferry combination).

If you do decide to head to the UK, there are airshows all over the place. Lowestoft has a free public one each summer, and Duxford air museum has frequent flying days (fly to STN then bus or train to Cambrigde). They also operate joy flights on non-airshow days - I went in a De Havilland Dragon Rapide many years ago!
http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/
http://www.goliathres.com/res_websit....asp?supplierCode=cla100&page=home

Next summer will be the biannual Paris - Le Bourget air show, takes place on odd numbered years.

Have fun!

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RE: Fun Aviation Things To Do In Europe

Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:42 pm

You might bring a visit to the Dutch Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome.
http://www.aviodrome.nl

You can book Cessna flights for little money or something special like a Catalina flight including a water landing(recommended).
Although at this moment the Cat is grounded with a little technical problem I am sure it will be airborne again sometime soon.

At Lelystad there are also numerous little companies with Cessna's and other small A/C for hire.
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RE: Fun Aviation Things To Do In Europe

Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:39 pm



Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):
Like airshows?

Have a look into http://www.scramble.nl/airshows/index.html

Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):
Flights i can take for fun?

If you do not need to fly out of AMS, have a look into FR's website. Many like to fly them for daytrips. www.ryanair.com
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RE: Fun Aviation Things To Do In Europe

Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:23 pm



Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):
Flights i can take for fun?

You could fly the worlds shortest commercial air route, from Westray to Papa westray? See www.loganair.co.uk or Aer Lingus from Dublin to Shannon on an A330.

I would definately make a point of seeing the Concorde whilst your in Europe also.

Enjoy your stay.

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