The purpose of this blog is to provide some information about the published photographs and the trips and events that are covered here.
Brussels Airport invited all newsletter subscribers to participate to a contest. A couple of weeks after answering the questions, I was informed that I was one of the 30 lucky winners, who received an invitation for the 5th Spotters Day, on July 31st. It was a great day: besides getting a close view to the flying activities, we got to see the brand new fire station, the maintenance hangar of Brussels Airlines and we also payed a visit to the 15th Wing of the Belgian Air Force, which is flying the mighty C-130H Hercules transport airplanes. Much to our surprise, we received visitors as well, as some journalists from the national radio and television joined us in the afternoon.
Brussels Airlines organized a photo contest on Facebook. I was one of the ten lucky winners who won a "meet-and-greet" with the 5 Belgian Icons.
This year, the photo club organized a trip to West-Sicily. After picking up the car at Palermo airport, we drove to our hotel near Trapani.
We started by visiting the old city.
On day 2, we traveled with a small ship to some of the Egadic islands: Favignana and Levanzo.
On day 3 we traveled back in time and visited the Greek temples of Selinunte.
On the way back to the hotel, we stopped at some salt pans to see the sun set.
Unfortunately, day 4 was a bit rainy, and this shortened our walk in the Zingaro natural reserve.
On day 5 we went up by cable car to visit the town of Erice, which offered a nice view over Trapani and its surroundings.
From there, it was a short hop to Segesta, another location with a Greek temple and an amphitheater.
On day 6 we visited Marsala where the famous wine is made.
On the final day we had to drive to Catania airport. We stopped at Enna, the highest town in Sicily, with a view on the Etna volcano.
It was a great trip, with a lot of fun and of course great food.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) celebrates its 100th birthday. On our way to and from the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), we spend some time visiting aircraft museums (near Hendon and near Manston).
Finally, after all these years, my home airport received a proper spotter corner. In fact, there are 2 spotter locations, so that you can always take pictures, no matter from which direction the wind is blowing.