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Austrian Arrow Helsinki to Vienna on a Fokker 70

Discussion in 'Trip Experiences' started by guitarsingapore, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. guitarsingapore

    guitarsingapore Hangar Associate Member III

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    This was from a couple of years back, but it was one of the most interesting plane rides in my life.

    I come from the tropics, so flying in such weather conditions was something completely new to me.

    Air ticket. We are going to be flying from Helsinki to Vienna on this cold, cold morning.
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    Cold, I told you so.
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    We had to take a bus to the plane. Oh gosh!
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    A picture of the plane. Fokker 70.
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    That's the Fokker 70 in Vienna.
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    Youtube Video - check out the snow!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_hxQwmTTec
    Also more pics on my blog:
    http://guitar123foodandtravel.blogspot.sg/2013/09/austrian-arrow-flight-os-348-helsinki.html
     
  2. Edward Jeszka

    Edward Jeszka Hangar Gold Member I

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    Born and raised in Chicago. This ain't snow yet.:)
     
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    KennethHolland Hangar Silver Member IV Staff Member

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    Great stuff guitar!! :)
     
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    syed haider zaidi Hangar Bronze Member II

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    good pics.Fokker 70 also looking good.
     
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    Thank you for sharing your flight on this icy cold day. I liked your comments (subtitles) in the video, especially about the Fokker: "I may be small but I can fly". I prefer small planes for short haul flights, there is a certain feeling of being in the air which I do not have in wide bodies.
     
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    Yeah, I figured! I think I would have a hard time adjusting to Chicago.

    I lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years and that was very nice.
     
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    Thanks. I think this my first and only time on a Fokker 70, so far.
     
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    Good review. Enjoyed it! Keep up the good work!!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement. This is quite a fun hobby for me. Glad I found a group of like-minded people here!
     
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    Sierra1 Hangar Bronze Member III

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    You're welcome!!
     
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    Guitar Dave Hangar Bronze Member V

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    I agree with Ursula regarding that special "feeling" one gets when flying small things. Like setting the helicopter down on the mountain peak at say; 14k. What a view. :D
    Now where did I put that oxygen thingy?
     
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    I grew up in the Toronto and the Detroit area most of my life. That was a mere dusting of snow that you saw lol. Now ya know why Santa claus is so fat, so he can stay warm in an open cockpit! Does anybody know the average cost to the airlines of the de-icing service or is that included in the standard landing fees?
     
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