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Where Is Liepaya?-What About Danu Oro Transportas?

Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:12 am

Where is Liepaya and what about Danu Oro Transportas?.


Hello, dear readers,
spring time, with it´s long daylight, is flying time for me.
Where is Liepaya ?, was the question, when I´ve noticed a good fare from Copenhagen.
Booking was done in February.
So, lets go and see!.


Tuesday, 17.06.2008
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) - CPH (Copenhagen-Kastrup)
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Service SAS SK 668 operated by WDL Aviation BAE 146-100 D-AWDL
Scheduled: 07.05 // 08.50
Actual: 07.15 // 08.45
Gate: 159 Seat: 14A
Load factor: Around 50%
Fare: 54.18 EUR per SK leg

History:
23.12.1983: Delivered to TABA / Brazil
14.06.1986: Royal West Airlines / USA
01.12.1987: Sunworld / USA
03.09.1988: Air Nova / Canada
09.01.1990: Air UK
30.01.1998: KLM UK
30.06.1998: WDL

Premiere, leg no. 1 on the BAE 146-100

The flight to Liepaya departs from Copenhagen, so SK was the best option to go.
Interesting sub-leased planes there at SK nowadays, one more reason for this trip.
No online check-in for flights departing from STR possible, LH does the check-in for SK.
I don´t want to queue for the counters Tuesday morning, so I´ve decided to visit STR monday afternoon.
No problem to check-in at the LH self service machine for the outbound leg to CPH,
the inbound was not announced. So further to the counters, where more agents waited than pax arrived.
No time to wait till a friendly female searched the system to check me in for the return flight.
Only a minute thereafter I´ve was on the way back with the first two of four boarding passes for the next day.

06.45 am was announced as boarding time, I´ve reached the airport at 06.15 am, long queues at T1 security,
no time to wait at T3. My gate was at T1, the well known bus area at the ground floor.
I was present there at 06.30 am, settled down and waited for the call.
That seems all well organized, perfectly ontime the door opened and the first pax entered the bus.
The plane was parked at the far eastern parking position, near the general aviation area.
STR is busy these days, also with visitors for the football games in Austria and Switzerland, I saw sometimes planes parked at the cargo area, opposite the
terminals.

Eastern from Scotland:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08006.jpg

Polish White Eagle:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08002.jpg

Eastern again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08003.jpg

WDL operates a mix of BAE planes on the SK sublease operation. The -200 and -300 series is in my log, the -100 is still missing,
never more, the single -100 series plane waited for me. A first time, so a nice starter for me on this trip.

Welcome to my first BAE-146-100 flight:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08004.jpg

Close-up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08005.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08007.jpg

Two female FA´s, friendly so far, greeted me. Dark grey leather seats, the cabin oldfashioned, but clean.
Comfortable legroom in row 14, 2/2 seating there. The whole interior shows a well used aircraft.

Indoor:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08008.jpg

25 years back:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08009.jpg

The noise level was impressive, nearly no chance to understand the announcements.
Therefore no comment from the flightdeck, or I´ve dont noticed it.
Cockpit crew was according to the names from Germany.
Departure from runway 07, very noisy and a real short takeoff.

Service:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08010.jpg

The flight path leads us east of FRA and HAJ directly to CPH.
Clouds till FRA, much better views later. No flightlevel info.

Leaving Germany, note the extremely scratched windows:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08012.jpg

Approach to CPH:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08014.jpg

The Oresund bridge:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08015.jpg

Arrival later on runway 22L, only a short way to leave the runway and parked far from the terminal near the SK technics hangar.

Welcome to sunny CPH:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08017.jpg

See you later!:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08019.jpg

Ex-SK Dash 8-400:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08020.jpg

Bus transfer to the main building.



Tuesday, 17.06.2008
CPH (Copenhagen-Kastrup) - LPX (Liepaya)
Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Service Air Baltic BT 011 operated by Danu Oro Transportas ATR 42-300 LY-LWH
Scheduled: 10.20 // 12.50
Actual: 10.25 // 12.45
Gate: A25 Seat: 12A
Load factor: Around 60%
Fare: 39,93 EUR per BT leg

History:
24.08.1989: Delivered to NFD / Germany
01.01.1993: Eurowings / Germany
24.03.2000: Coastair / Norway
14.03.2008: Danu Oro Transportas


Leg no. 4 on the AT 42-300 and the first on this machine

Online check-in from Copenhagen seems available on Air Baltic´s website, but CPH was never more on the list at step 2.
CPH stated some self-service kiosks in Terminal 2 also for Air Baltic.
Surprisingly, the machine told me that check-in with non E-tickets was not possible, there. Seems like a joke.
Further to the announced desk. Had a nice chat with the friendly guy there, not that much action and was checked in without further questions to Liepaya.
No time to wait at security, a long walk to the end of the A gates, settled down and viewed the action outside.
Some minutes thereafter, I was called to the counter and you know the reason:
"Mr. X, let me see your ticket".
I´ve explained that there was no ticket and I´ve had no clue that there was a paper ticket to collect.
The girl there called someone and told me that it was ok.
Let me say, I was a bit concerned, not to fly to Liepaya, sad, but not to fly from Liepaya back, that will be a real problem.
Later at home I´ve recognized that I´ve printed only page one, economically as always, of the BT confirmation, maybe on page 2 was some ticket information.
The plane directly in front off the gate was registered in Lithuania, no company sign at all.

Suspicious machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08023.jpg

Boarding was called some minutes late and I´ve walked the short distance to board the machine.

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08024.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08026.jpg

Close up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08027.jpg

One friendly male FA greeted me at the door.
Dark blue fabric seats, worn out interior, not the best first impression.

Inside:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08030.jpg

The captain walked around, while the rampers loaded some more cargo. He was an well experienced whitehaired guy, it seems from the Baltic region.
Departure from runway 22R and further along the swedish coastline over the baltic sea.

CPH in the distance:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08028.jpg

Oresund again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08029.jpg

A sandwich and free drinks on offer.
The captain announced later shortly the weather situation in Liepaya.
Good views along the whole route, no flightlevel info, some heavy clouds near the Latvian coastline, but we circled around.
Approach over the city and touchdown on runway 07.

Welcome to fighter base Liepaya:
.http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08031.jpg

Again, see you soon!:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08032.jpg

No bus there in Liepaya, so I´ve walked over the apron to a small building, which was the arrivals terminal or garage.
A tractor delivered the few bags and the pax had to pick it up, I´ve remembered something similar years ago in Hobart, Tasmania, great fun there.
Fight for your bag.
Another small building was the departure area. Only a little desk there used as airport information, ticket counter and check-in.

Lidosta Liepaya:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08053.jpg

After the experience at Copenhagen, I´ve decided to ask immediatelly if check-in for the return leg was possible.
A friendly young male picked my hand written boarding pass from the CPH afternoon pile, wrote a new one, when I´ve asked for a window seat.
And what about a ticket, no question at all.
So time to go for the city.
There is a bus service, but not very frequently, so I´ve know from my book that a taxi to the city cost´s around 5.-- Euros.
I´ve asked the single driver there, he confirmed my quote and so I´ve shuttled in the back seat of a very dirty old Opel to the city.
Welcome to Latvia.

Some pix:

Anna church:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08033.jpg



So, dear readers, what would you do if the following happens:
Me, as the always curious traveller, found the door to the clock-tower in Sant Anna church open.
A notice shows that the entrance is free, beneath a donation.
I´ve climbed it up, interesting experience by very old wodden stairs.

In the clock tower:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08034.jpg

From above:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08036.jpg

Some pix from above, climbed down and the single door was closed.
I was the once and only visitor there.
Trapped in the clock-tower.
No chance to open the door from the inside.
I´ve decided to wait some minutes if someone walkes along, so I knock at the door or call the person.
No one was there.
Thanks god, I´ve had my book and mobile with me, so I´ve searched for the number of the Liepaya tourist information, secured,
called them. I´ve told my story to a friendly girl there, told it again, she cant belive it.
But finally she answered that she will try to reach someone at the church´s office.
More minutes later a nun arrived, she speaks no english, but I think she closed the door for a break and dont noticed me.
Lucky, back in freedom again.

My prison:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08038.jpg

The old market hall:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08039.jpg

St.Joseph:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08040.jpg

At the beach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08045.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08046.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08047.jpg

Beach biking:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08049.jpg

Still a lot to do:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08050.jpg

Nice architecture:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08051.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08052.jpg





Tuesday, 17.06.2008
LPX (Liepaya) - CPH (Copenhagen-Kastrup)
Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Service Air Baltic BT 012 operated by Danu Oro Transportas ATR 42-300 LY-LWH
Scheduled: 18.10 // 18.40
Actual: 18.15 // 18.40
Gate: Only one gate at LPX Seat: 10F
Load factor: Around 50 %

Leg no. 5 on the AT 42-300 and the second service on this machine

Return to the airport again by taxi at around 5 pm.
Not that much pax around.
I´ve followed the arrival of my machine from Hamburg from the outside and was the last pax to pass security.

Arrival from HAM:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08055.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08056.jpg

Ground handling:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08059.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08060.jpg

Again the nice apron walk, the same machine with the same crew like in the morning.
The friendly male FA recognized me and we had a nice chat later on.
He works CPH-LPX-HAM-LPX-CPH today, the planes duty was also impressive.
Eight legs RNN-CPH-RNN-CPH-LPX-HAM-LPX-CPH-RNN with that nearly twenty years old ATR.
Thats the way to make money nowadays.
Departure from runway 25 over the baltic sea and again along the swedish coastline.

Along the coastline:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08061.jpg

Good views. We´ve circled between some heavy dark thunderstorm clouds, but no problems at all.
Again a sandwich and something to drink.
The captain announced short ahead to CPH the latest weather report in a friendly way.
No flightlevel information.
Arrival on runway 22L , the same position on the apron.
A friendly bye-bye from the FA and back in CPH.

CPH again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08062.jpg

Deboarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08063.jpg



Tuesday, 17.06.2008
CPH (Copenhagen-Kastrup) - STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen)
Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Service SAS SK 667 operated by WDL Aviation BAE 146-100 D-AWDL
Scheduled: 20.00 // 21.45
Actual: 20.05 // 21.30
Gate: C4 Seat: 12A
Load factor: Around 90 %

Leg no. 2 on the BAE 461 and the second on this machine

My gate was not announced when I´ve reached the first screen at the A gates.
I´ve decided to walk to the central area, when I´ve noticed that C4 will be the place for STR.
Earlier scheduled was a BAE146-200, but STR informations shows the 146-100 also for the inbound leg.
With only one 146-100 in service by WDL, it will be the same machine like in the morning.
But no problem, the 146-100 is something special enough.
Boarding was called early by bus.
The plane was parked in the same area like in the monring, a 146-200 taxied by, it seems my original scheduled machine.

D-AWDL again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08064.jpg

Close up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08066.jpg

Operated by WDL:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08067.jpg

Touchdown Air Greenland:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LPX08/LPX08065.jpg

Two male FA´s this time, one more, one less friendly.
The elder male done the announcements and explained that this machine was operated by WDL for SAS.
I´am sure that the standard pax don´t noticed the difference, with all that SK markers outside.
Departure again from runway 22R.
Communication was better than on the outbound leg, but for sure not 100% ok.
Again a sandwich and free drinks. Another german cockpit crew.
No comment from the flightdeck, it seems not usual at WDL.
A smooth flight, not that much to view outside and finally touchdown on runway 07, well ontime.
By bus to the terminal and on the way back home.
Only eight hours till my next departure from STR, that will be a short night!.


Liepaya is an interesting place for a short stay with it´s white beaches and interesting architecture.
I´ve saw suspicious groups of drinking men, a problem everywhere around the world, but for sure on a higher level in the former soviet countries.
SK offers me the chance to fly an interesting and till today not covered aircraft in my log.
WDL was ok for this short flights. No problem for me with the noise but that was for sure near the highest acceptable level, ever.
The guy beneath me inbound mentioned it also immediatelly after we started the engines at CPH.
Danu Oro Trasportas is part of the Danish company Danish Air Transport, simply to cut costs with the planes registered in Lithuania.
But it seems the FA was from Denmark.
CPH is a good place to connect, no problems there. LPX is only used by Air Baltic, therefore small but large enough for the actual needs.
All together another interesting day of flying and no problem to go there again.

Comments welcome,
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RE: Where Is Liepaya?-What About Danu Oro Transpor

Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:44 pm

As usual Markus a great TR! It must take you ages to think up new places to go & new airlines to try? Until your TR I had never heard of this place and had to look it up on a map! Some of these smaller places seem to be more interesting to visit than the bigger ones! Did you have a problem with language over there or did you manage ok? Was there much else in aircraft wise at Liepaya? Did you manage to get anywhere near the MIG's or didn't you risk it?

Dave(SAAB900)

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Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:37 pm

Hi, Dave,

nice to read your reply.

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 1):
It must take you ages to think up new places to go & new airlines to try?

My usual nightly work  Smile

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 1):
Did you have a problem with language over there or did you manage ok?

No problem at all, some people with partly english knowledge.

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 1):
Was there much else in aircraft wise at Liepaya?

One Cessna light aircraft, nothing else.

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 1):
Did you manage to get anywhere near the MIG's or didn't you risk it?

Parked on the far side of the apron, no chance to get closer.

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Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:00 pm

Hi Markus,

Thanks for this report. A shame the weather wasn't that good, because Leipaja ist just great! I went there last year during my "Batlic"-Flying Experience (some domestic flights in Latvia and Estonia). Maybe you've readed my report on a.de.

The WDL-aircraft seems to be in a terrible shape. And that black ATR is strange... I though DAT was flying that route? At least they did last year...

Actually Liepaja seems to be a great city for young people to spend their vacations. Nice beaches, a lot of bars, clubs and concerts. And there is also the "Karosta", a former soviet prison that nowadays can be visited (and you can even spend the night there!).
And there is the Baltic Beach Party every year in July on the Beach... You should have written a little bit more about the airport Actually there is just one desk, which is ground handling, ticketing and boarding in one. There is a little room with a flat TV and once boarding is announced everybody passes security and gets on the tarmac. The whole thing is as big as a living room, There is not even a luguage belt!

You get an idea of the size in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI4ctWHwPpY
You've not been the first German visitor in this town as you can see in that video


Frederic

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Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:09 pm

Hi, Frederic,

thanx for your reply.

Quoting Reifel (Reply 3):
And that black ATR is strange... I though DAT was flying that route? At least they did last year...

DAT transferred it to it´s Lithuanian daughter now, it´s simply cheaper.

Quoting Reifel (Reply 3):
And there is also the "Karosta",

And also the largest russian church around the baltic sea,
but not time enough for me to visit.

Quoting Reifel (Reply 3):
German visitor in this town

With flights to Riga, Copenhagen and Hamburg, it seems a majority for danish and german visitors.

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RE: Where Is Liepaya?-What About Danu Oro Transportas?

Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:21 pm

Hola Markus!

Thanks again for your TR.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Where is Liepaya

I jumped to my atlas to discover the third Latvian city... nice pictures and again lucky with weather!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
spring time, with it´s long daylight, is flying time for me.

Are you sure? I think spring, summer, fall and winter are all flying time season for you.

Where are you heading on the next Tuesdays?

Salut!

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Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:55 pm

Hola, Roger,

thanx for your reply.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
I jumped to my atlas to discover the third Latvian city... nice pictures and again lucky with weather!

Warm and windy, sitting on a beach-bench, head towards the sun, eyes closed.
That was not bad!.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Are you sure? I think spring, summer, fall and winter are all flying time season for you.

You know, the more, the better  Wink

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Where are you heading on the next Tuesdays?

I´ve added two Wednesdays, shortly!.
Stockholm, Belfast, Bornholm and Zurich, these are the next targets.

Btw, I´ve can´t read your last A.net message, system troubles.

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Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm

Hey Markus,
I really enjoyed this TR. It was so different and such an interesting place. You are running out of places. lol... That beach looked lovely and on a warm sunny day I guess its very busy.

Thanks for all the great photos and read.


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Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:30 pm

Hey, Philip,

nice to read your reply.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
You are running out of places.

There is still something more new to explore
 Wink

Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
. That beach looked lovely and on a warm sunny day I guess its very busy.

Yes, I think so, too!.

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Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:53 pm

Hi Markus, aonther intersting trip, I've been eagerly awaiting it  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
WDL Aviation BAE 146-100 D-AWDL

- Cool!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Premiere, leg no. 1 on the BAE 146-100

- Well done, something still missing from my log as discussed.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
note the extremely scratched windows

- Yep, look in pretty bad shape.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
CPH stated some self-service kiosks in Terminal 2 also for Air Baltic.
Surprisingly, the machine told me that check-in with non E-tickets was not possible, there. Seems like a joke

- Yes, how can it not be possible??

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
climbed down and the single door was closed.
I was the once and only visitor there.
Trapped in the clock-tower.
No chance to open the door from the inside.
I´ve decided to wait some minutes if someone walkes along, so I knock at the door or call the person.
No one was there.
Thanks god, I´ve had my book and mobile with me, so I´ve searched for the number of the Liepaya tourist information, secured,
called them. I´ve told my story to a friendly girl there, told it again, she cant belive it.
But finally she answered that she will try to reach someone at the church´s office.
More minutes later a nun arrived, she speaks no english, but I think she closed the door for a break and dont noticed me.
Lucky, back in freedom again

- Mate, that is so funny!  rotfl  thank goodness you hd a phone and book with numbers to call!!

Your right about some of the archeteture, some good looking buildings there.

Regards

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Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:11 pm

Hi, Mark,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
- Well done, something still missing from my log as discussed.

Yeah and not that much 146-100´s still around!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Yep, look in pretty bad shape.

Don´t remember such deep scratch´s on another plane the last time.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Yes, how can it not be possible??

Exactly my thoughts!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Mate, that is so funny! thank goodness you hd a phone and book with numbers to call!!

For sure, a never forget experience  Wink

What about your day, lot´s of new registrations?.

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Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:20 pm

I am glad you visited country I coming from.Now for already 4 years I live in USA,Denver, but I was born in Ventspils,Latvia and I have been in Liepaja many times.To be honest it was very strange to read your report as I was very afraid to read not positive things about my homeland,but I was very happy at the end that seems like you had quite good times over there.What everybody should know first about any city in Latvia is that we were Russians occupants were in my my country for 50 years and it totally destroyed my very small but proud nation-Latvians.Many cities were ruined and the local people were not allowed live lifestyle as they were used to before 1940!As time passes by life in Latvia gets better and better,there are still tons of things what needs to be done,but I am sure soon we will be at same level than scandinavian countries.
If any of you have chance to go to Latvia again,please go and visit my city Ventspils!You will not regret that trip at all as Ventspils is the most beautiful city in Latvia by far.You can fly to Riga and then take domestic flight to Ventspils ( they opened this short route just on April 2008)or you can fly to Liepaja ( Liepaya) take bus to Ventspils ( approx 120km)or fly to Riga ,stay there overnight,do some siteseeing in Vecriga ( old Riga - many nice pubs and beautiful architecture) and then fly to Ventspils!
Thank you for this very interesting trip of yours!

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Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:47 pm

Hello, Yanis,

I´am glad that you like my story.

That was not my first time there in Latvia, I´ve visited Riga also some time ago and
noticed that BT opened some new domestic routes.
I´ve read in my book about that strange Latvian/Russian situation, not that easy to
bring that at an acceptable level of living together.
I´am impressed about that architecture in Riga and was again very impressed about that
houses in Liepaya.
So it seems a lot of reasons for a visit to your hometown, Ventspils, btw, also my book told me
that its really worth it.

Thanx again and regards,
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Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:33 pm

Hi Markus,

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 10):
What about your day, lot´s of new registrations?.

- Not bad actually and the weather was great, though caught the sun a little too much! - Plan to have a TR complete by close of play tomorrow.

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Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:35 am

Hi, Mark,

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 13):
Not bad actually and the weather was great, though caught the sun a little too much! - Plan to have a TR complete by close of play tomorrow.

Great, that the weather improved.
I will have a closer look later today for your story.

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Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:38 am

Hi Markus,

Amazing story again. Some very nice birds to have covered in the log.
The BAe-146-100 is really a good one, didn't even know that there were still some flying around in Europe.
As usual I liked your pictures, You have the touch for it. btw. what camera do you use?'

It must have been a strange feeling to be locked up in a church in a different country when you don't speak the local language. You must have been a bit frightened I think.

For the book : Lesson 146 §4 : Never walk in churches without checking opening hours  Wink

Thanks for sharing again,was a nice read just hours before my departure to ZRH.
Expect a dutyfull report by the weekend  Smile

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Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:40 am

Hello Markus,

What a great trip report.... looks like a wonderful place to visit.

and to top it all off, A new type in your log book, The Bae 146-100.

This aircraft is becoming increasingly rare in Europe to get a ride on, infact, i think WDL operate the only one around for commercial pax flights, and as they seem to be a leasing specialist, it makes it twice as hard to pin it down.

well done

rgds

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Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:07 pm

Hi Markus,

thank you very much for this interesting report. I will have the pleasure to fly to LPX next month and I'm really looking forward to the trip. The flights will be from Riga with DAT ATR and Air Baltic F50.

Last week I flew CPH-DUS on D-AWBA (another WDL aircraft in service for SAS) and I can only confirm your impressions. D-AWBA has a similar interior and the windows are in the same conditions as on D-AWDL.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am sure that the standard pax don´t noticed the difference, with all that SK markers outside.

Strange, on my flight they told the whole SAS and Crash Dash story and they even handed out leaflets with further information. I think that the standard SAS economy pax will recognize very fast that something's different because the flights operated by WDL are afaik the only ones with free onboard service Big grin

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Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:32 pm

Nice report, Markus. Interesting mix of aircraft and a rather "exotic" destination.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I was the once and only visitor there.
Trapped in the clock-tower.
No chance to open the door from the inside.
I´ve decided to wait some minutes if someone walkes along, so I knock at the door or call the person.
No one was there.
Thanks god, I´ve had my book and mobile with me, so I´ve searched for the number of the Liepaya tourist information, secured,
called them. I´ve told my story to a friendly girl there, told it again, she cant belive it.
But finally she answered that she will try to reach someone at the church´s office.
More minutes later a nun arrived, she speaks no english, but I think she closed the door for a break and dont noticed me.
Lucky, back in freedom again.

So much could go wrong with your numerous flights - but in the end you find yourself locked in a church!  Wink


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Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:56 pm

Hello and thanx all for your replys.

Joost:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 15):
You have the touch for it. btw. what camera do you use?'

Thank you, it´s a Pentax Optio X, good business till now and hopefully further, also.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 15):
It must have been a strange feeling to be locked up in a church in a different country when you don't speak the local language. You must have been a bit frightened I think.

True, the fun level goes straight down  white 

Quoting DALCE (Reply 15):
For the book : Lesson 146 §4 : Never walk in churches without checking opening hours

Strongly recommendable!.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 15):
Thanks for sharing again,was a nice read just hours before my departure to ZRH.
Expect a dutyfull report by the weekend

Hey, I´am especially interested, also on my schedule next month.
If nothing goes wrong, with a real local ZRH guide.
Waiting for your story.


TUGMASTER:

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 16):
This aircraft is becoming increasingly rare in Europe to get a ride on, infact, i think WDL operate the only one around for commercial pax flights, and as they seem to be a leasing specialist, it makes it twice as hard to pin it down.

Let me say, I´ve generously accepted that AC change from the 146-200 as soon as I´ve noticed it
 Wink

Stefan:

Quoting Whisperjet (Reply 17):
I will have the pleasure to fly to LPX next month and I'm really looking forward to the trip. The flights will be from Riga with DAT ATR and Air Baltic F50.

Hey, that sounds really interesting. Hopefully, I will read something more about your experience, later.

Quoting Whisperjet (Reply 17):
hink that the standard SAS economy pax will recognize very fast that something's different because the flights operated by WDL are afaik the only ones with free onboard service

Let me check it tomorrow personally, one more sub-lease, Transwede and a real SK plane on schedule.

PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 18):
So much could go wrong with your numerous flights - but in the end you find yourself locked in a church!

I´ve thought something similar while my time in prison
 no 

Btw, good to read your reply. I was close to send you a mail, long time without a notice.
Eastbound adventures done with hopefully lots of new impressions?.

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Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 19):
Eastbound adventures done with hopefully lots of new impressions?.

Yes, we had a fantastic time in Malaysia. Two reports to follow, one on MH and Kuala Lumpur and another one on AK and Langkawi.


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Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:46 pm

Hey, PH,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 20):
Yes, we had a fantastic time in Malaysia. Two reports to follow, one on MH and Kuala Lumpur and another one on AK and Langkawi.

Great, I´am looking forward to your storys.

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Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:05 am



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Where is Liepaya

Many thanks Markus for posting this, as to be honest I have no idea where LPX is, but in one months time I'm going there... so now I know!

Quoting Whisperjet (Reply 17):
thank you very much for this interesting report. I will have the pleasure to fly to LPX next month and I'm really looking forward to the trip. The flights will be from Riga with DAT ATR and Air Baltic F50.

That's exactly how I'm doing it too, if you're doing it on the 24th of July then I'll be on the same flights as you! I didn't know that it was a DAT operated ATR, that's even better as it'll be another airline in my logbook. I picked the fare up for about £13 rtn six months in advance, basically I arrive into RIX at 6am from GYD and had a day and a half to kill, so straight away I dump the rucksack in the storage location and fly to Liepaya and back, spend the evening and next morning in the city, and then fly home to BRS with LH the next afternoon. Hectic, but should be a blast Big grin

Back to this trip report though; loved the pictures, have you by any chance got the number of the tourist agency, just in case I happen to get locked in anywhere?  Wink The BAe146-100 is a heck of a catch for Europe, the last 'safe' flight that was almost always operated by it was on BA Cityflyers LGW-IOM service, but sadly with the FlyBe takeover that one bit the dust  Sad

Thanks again for taking the time to write this, very useful to me.


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Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:13 am

Hi,

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 22):
That's exactly how I'm doing it too, if you're doing it on the 24th of July then I'll be on the same flights as you! I didn't know that it was a DAT operated ATR, that's even better as it'll be another airline in my logbook. I picked the fare up for about £13 rtn six months in advance, basically I arrive into RIX at 6am from GYD and had a day and a half to kill, so straight away I dump the rucksack in the storage location and fly to Liepaya and back, spend the evening and next morning in the city, and then fly home to BRS with LH the next afternoon. Hectic, but should be a blast

Not all RIX-LPX flights are operated by the DAT ATR. I think there are 3 or 4 flights/day with some operated by BT and some by DAT. I will fly there on a longer trip on July 10th:
DUS-FRA-TLL-URE-TLL-VNO-RIX-LPX-RIX-HEL-FRA-WAW-ARN-CPH-DUS

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Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:54 am

Another fantastic trip report, Markus - really enjoyed it! Liepaja seems like a really nice place which is off the beaten track. Really lucky to get the 146-100 as well!

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 16):
This aircraft is becoming increasingly rare in Europe to get a ride on, infact, i think WDL operate the only one around for commercial pax flights

I believe there are only two in Europe - this one: D-AWDL and one for Albanian Airlines: ZA-MAK. Definitely pretty rare! There's also some RJ70s around, but I'm not sure if you can count them as the same thing!

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Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:22 pm



Quoting Whisperjet (Reply 23):
Not all RIX-LPX flights are operated by the DAT ATR. I think there are 3 or 4 flights/day with some operated by BT and some by DAT. I will fly there on a longer trip on July 10th:

Hi Stefan, yeap I'm due out on the F50 and back on the ATR, I could have stayed longer, but opted to take the earlier flight in order to get on both props.


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Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:33 pm

Hi Markus

finally time to write a short reply on this interesting report.
Good to see the interesting selection of aircraft; the BAe 146-100 also missing with me (-200/-300 done so far), and hard to get, I think. Interesting ATR as well.
About that church-adventure ; you shouldn't think about it what happened if really nobody was able to help you out  Silly I'll bet you gave a very good donation to the sister who helped you out  Wink

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Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:36 pm



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Eight legs RNN-CPH-RNN-CPH-LPX-HAM-LPX-CPH-RNN with that nearly twenty years old ATR.
Thats the way to make money nowadays.

Well, this is pretty luxurious.  Wow!
In the last years, LY-ARI did the run; c/n 012A build in 1986!!! It was pure pleasure to fly! Btw.: does anybody knows, what LY-ARI is now doing and why the c/n is 012A?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Danu Oro Trasportas is part of the Danish company Danish Air Transport, simply to cut costs with the planes registered in Lithuania.
But it seems the FA was from Denmark.

Very exotic and strange airline in Europe. I flew wirth them from Hamburg to Liepaja. It is a Lithuanian company, flying between Denmark/Germany for Latvian company to a Latvian town and their announcements are always in Danish only.

Quoting Callumm92 (Reply 24):
I believe there are only two in Europe - this one: D-AWDL and one for Albanian Airlines: ZA-MAK.

Well, not slightly correct...
G-OFOA and G-OFOM of Formula 1 Flight Operations
G-BLRA of BAe Systems
G-MABR of Flybe (stored, but still on register)

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Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:30 pm

Hello, back home again with mixed impressions from two more days of flying
and thanx for your replys.

Dan:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 22):
as to be honest I have no idea where LPX is, but in one months time I'm going there... so now I know!



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 22):
basically I arrive into RIX at 6am from GYD and had a day and a half to kill, so straight away I dump the rucksack in the storage location and fly to Liepaya and back, spend the evening and next morning in the city, and then fly home to BRS with LH the next afternoon.

Well, that sounds really interesting. Hopefully to read more about it later.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 22):
have you by any chance got the number of the tourist agency, just in case I happen to get locked in anywhere?

No problem, let me go for a look in my book  Wink

Stefan:

Quoting Whisperjet (Reply 23):
DUS-FRA-TLL-URE-TLL-VNO-RIX-LPX-RIX-HEL-FRA-WAW-ARN-CPH-DUS

Wow, indeed an impressive schedule.


Callumm:

Quoting Callumm92 (Reply 24):
There's also some RJ70s around, but I'm not sure if you can count them as the same thing!

Another soon to catch target  Wink

Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 26):
Good to see the interesting selection of aircraft; the BAe 146-100 also missing with me (-200/-300 done so far), and hard to get, I think. Interesting ATR as well.

Good to read your reply.
It seems IB delivered you back home in one piece.
Hopefully to read something about your adventure, soon.


Chris:

Quoting Debonair (Reply 27):
In the last years, LY-ARI did the run; c/n 012A build in 1986!!!

I´ve read about it earlier, sounds also real interesting to fly this oldie.

Quoting Debonair (Reply 27):
Very exotic and strange airline in Europe. I flew wirth them from Hamburg to Liepaja. It is a Lithuanian company, flying between Denmark/Germany for Latvian company to a Latvian town and their announcements are always in Danish only.

Now thats Europe these days and a lot of customers don´t noticed anything about it.

Quoting Debonair (Reply 27):
Well, not slightly correct...
G-OFOA and G-OFOM of Formula 1 Flight Operations
G-BLRA of BAe Systems
G-MABR of Flybe (stored, but still on register)

Thanx for the further information.

So, another try to correct my profile, but it seems that option is not ready today!.

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Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:57 am

Hello Markus,

I had a good time reading your trip report, especially your story about the church tower and the beautiful pictures with the view from up there.

I love climbing church towers. Everything is so different when we get to the top. I have gone to a few of these forbidden zones, including in most famous cathedrals, towers and terraces, even at night time. They are amazing. Even if they are not allowed, I take every chance I can if there is a way from inside or outside, I just go.

Generally it is not rare from the organ to be able to get to the roof or to the towers.

I would have loved seeing a picture of the Sister who delivered you from being locked in the church. I am sure it happened more than once.

Your trips out of the beaten track are most interesting. I liked Copenhagen airport, so nice, bright and new.

Thank you again for your stories and pictures. We always look forward to more. I hope mini-Markus is well and happy.
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Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:54 pm

Hi Markus!

Thanks for this nice TR. After reading your TRs with OLT I think you are hunting rare types of aircrafts  Big grin

Amazing, that a guy flying so much like you could get new aircraft types to his log  Wink

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Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:04 pm

gday Markus

I've been waiting for this one! Very interesting read and a nice combination of aircraft. That beach looks great, didn't you feel like taking a bath?

Funny story there in the church, but you handled it great, I don't think that i would have come up with that same idea Big grin

Next time you absolutely have to visit RIX, and i also suggest TLL. BT is a great little company, and they offer a lot of inexpensive flights within the baltics, all operated by F50s, another personal favourite of mine.

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Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:07 pm

Hello and thanx, once more, for all the replys.

Bonsoir, Madame Concorde:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 29):
I love climbing church towers. Everything is so different when we get to the top.

A 100% agreement, it´s also one of my favourites, exploring a new city and go for a view from above first.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 29):
I would have loved seeing a picture of the Sister who delivered you from being locked in the church.

She was surprised and I think that happened not that often!

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 29):
. I hope mini-Markus is well and happy.

With the soccer championship nowadays, he´s very interested in watching the games and
playing it together with his friends, so no travel time for him.


Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 30):
Amazing, that a guy flying so much like you could get new aircraft types to his log

Three more reports waiting for the time to write it down.
Two times positive with, once more, new entries and one really bad experience.
Not everything is doing well nowadays, I will tell more about it later.


Sandro:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 31):
That beach looks great, didn't you feel like taking a bath?

For sure, show it to some unexperienced travellers and I think, they cant belivee that this place is in the Baltic´s.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 31):
Funny story there in the church, but you handled it great, I don't think that i would have come up with that same idea

Let me say, it need some minutes to catch this idea and the girl there was something surprised when I´ve called.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 31):
you absolutely have to visit RIX

I was there, I think three years ago, last part of a greater Scandinavia trip and guess what
airline/aircraft?. Fying in from HEL on the BT F50!.

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Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:53 pm

Hi Markus,

nice report of your trip to a rather "exotic" destination in Europe. Liepaya itself looks really nice - and at least you weren't trapped in the clock tower for too long...

And of course you got an interesting combination of two quite rare aircraft. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:17 pm

Hey, Christoph,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 33):
Liepaya itself looks really nice

Recommendable for a short stay.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 33):
And of course you got an interesting combination of two quite rare aircraft.

Lucky me  Wink

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Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:34 pm

Hi Markus,

A really interesting and amusing account of your trip. I hadn't heard of Liepaya so a geography lesson for me too!

Your sandwich on the STR-CPH flight looked a bit dodgy, but then one has to be grateful to get something to eat on board nowadays.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The Oresund bridge

Something very special, would love to drive across this one day.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Suspicious machine:

Hmm, rather you than me. I wouldn't be too happy!

And as for your story in the church tower - I bet that was frightening. What good luck that you had your guidebook on you. Apart from that scare, it looks like you had a good day out and were able to make some unusual additions to your log.

hope you got some sleep in your 8 hr break between flights!

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Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:01 pm

Hi, Hannah,

I´am glad to read your reply, it seems your back home with hopefully lots of pix and new impressions.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 35):
Your sandwich on the STR-CPH flight looked a bit dodgy, but then one has to be grateful to get something to eat on board nowadays.

Much better than on a standard SK flight, with no service in eco, but I´ve dont eat it anyway!

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 35):
Something very special, would love to drive across this one day.

Very interesting, train on the lower level, road on the upper level!

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 35):
Hmm, rather you than me. I wouldn't be too happy!

What to expect from a Lithuanian registered machine, flying for a Latvian company from
Denmark!,

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 35):
And as for your story in the church tower - I bet that was frightening. What good luck that you had your guidebook on you. Apart from that scare, it looks like you had a good day out and were able to make some unusual additions to your log.

Nice words and it was for sure a something special experience.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 35):
hope you got some sleep in your 8 hr break between flights!

No problem till now with sleeping in such situations, hope that will be so in the future!.

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Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos