The stripe across her nose makes this little Embraer look quite sporty as she arrives in Heathrow one (grey foggy) morning.
One can never be in a bad mood, when in the presence of such a pointy nose.
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Denmark, we had warm weather and the sun did not set until 9.30 pm.
Today is the 125th birthday of Bessie Coleman of Google Doodle Fame. Coleman was the first African American/Native American woman to hold a pilot license. American flight schools back then were not exactly welcoming to women, nor blacks for that matter. In the end, she had to learn French and travel to France in order to get her license from Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. She was the first woman to do so. That was back in 1921.
Today, almost 100 years later, only 3% of airline pilots are women. I only ever encountered one. She was the captain of a small HOP! aircraft, taking me (and the other passengers) from Amsterdam to Strasbourg. And she was French!
Zürich Airport sees a great deal of private aircraft. Some of them very small, like this Embraer Phenom 300.
She’s in the middle of the photo, in case you have trouble spotting her.
Helvetic Airways is a small airline based in Zürich Airport. They operate a tiny fleet of Embraer, Fokker and a single Airbus A319, of which I sadly have no pictures.
What I do have a ridiculous amount of, is pictures of HB-JVQ. And from different airports as well.
I miss Zürich. And Switzerland. So clean. So beautiful. And a brilliant viewing platform in the airport as well.
Lucky for me, Zürich is just a short plane ride away.
It was a rainy day at Manchester Airport, and G-FBJK had a ton on fun whipping up water.
But, in the end, duty called, and she took of for the Irish airport of Knock.
There’s nothing quite like the frontal view of an Embraer ERJ-145.