Thursday, 7 June 2012

Visitors fly in for the football

As expected, the impending football championships have created increased air traffic over Jeziorki. The three countries playing qualifying matches along with Poland here in Warsaw are the Czech Republic, Greece and Russia. Below: while Aeroflot usually serves the Moscow-Warsaw route with an Airbus A320, here's a much larger Airbus A330, VQ-BQY. The aircraft is registered in... Bermuda.

Below: a most unusual visitor from Greece - SX-FAR, a Raytheon Hawker 800, privately owned and registered in Greece.

And bringing the Czech fans in - something entirely normal - a scheduled flight served by an ATR 42 belonging to CSA Czech Airlines.

A new sight this season - Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen, newly delivered (late last month) to Eurolot for internal and short-distance flights. Eurolot will be replacing the ATR 42s and -72s with the Bombardiers.

The football starts tomorrow; let's hope the championships pass off without undue violence, terrorism, crime, pandemics, general mishaps or any other untoward occurrences.

Above: Fanzone Warsaw stands ready to receive. "Experience the sensation of verisimilitude to residence within your own place of abode" - feel at home, like.

This time last year:
Cara al Sol - part II

This time two years ago:
Still struggling with the floodwaters

This time three years ago:
European elections - and I buy used D40
[my Nikon D40 still proving utterly reliable]

The time four years ago:
To the Vistula, by bike

This time five years ago:
Poppy profusion

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