I don’t think I have done so much spotting in such little time before! Summer of 2013 presented some great reasons to hang out at the airport. That year, Czech Airlines finally got back into long haul, with their leased A330-300!
Iran came to be a major spot of interrest for people who like their rides to be old. 30+ years old 747SP, 727s, A300s, you name it, they still maintain and fly them. It is an inspiring example of how a product’s lifetime can be extended through care and repairs, but Iran has kept their
2013 was the year where the RAF would put an end to two of their legendary aircraft’s careers. One extremely rare and very old 4 holer and another one with one less engine but almost as legendary. With the new flying-Airbus-jet-A-gas-stations being delivered, this would also make both species extinct for good, worldwide.
This story features many pictures of different aircraft, some of which you may not be able to see very well. You’ve been warned…
First a bit of context. Last august, a huge 4 days event, the 100 years of Swiss aviation airshow was held in Payerne, with visitors like Vampires (yes, actual vampires!), P-51D and even the A380 and Swiss A330. We decided to go with friends from Grenoble and Chambery the day before the show for the