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published on 2018-03-15

Alps

categories: aerial view | travel

ZRH-SIR-ZRH: day trip to Valais with views of the snow-covered Alps 2017-02-11

In August 2016, Swiss announced that the route Sion (SIR) – London (first planned LCY, later switched to LHR) would be operated on the four Saturdays in February 2017 by Helvetic Airways Embraer 190 to connect the winter sports regions around Sion directly to England. The positioning flights between Zürich and Sion were also bookable. SIR is a quite small airport with only 24.000 passengers annually (2014) and hard to reach by sheduled flights, even harder that convenient as a day trip. I didn't have to think for a long time and quickly booked STR-ZRH-SIR-ZRH-STR looking forward to enjoying freat views of the Alps mountains in winter – and I did not get disappointed.

ZRH – SIR (outbound)

Monitor mit Anzeige LX2840 ZRH - SIR Helvetic Airways

LX2840 operated by Helvetic Airways Embraer 190 HB-JVO
9:16 (STD 9:05) – 9:52 (STA 9:50) – flight time 36 min

Departure on RWY 28, heading westwards until Aarau, then turning left heading to the Thunersee. After 9 min the cruising altitude of 19.000 ft was reached. A short left-/right turn with views of the Thunersee. Left turn over Eiger/Mönch mountains, briefly heading towards northeast, followed by a approx. 180° right turn over Grimselpass/Obergoms to align with the Rhone valley. Descending along the Rhone valley between the summits to land on SIR RWY 25.

aerial view of the fod at the ground

view of the fod at the ground

View from an airplane over Switzerland with cloud cover clearing up

clouds clearing up

View of Lake Thun

View of Lake Thun (bottom left)

Aerial view of Lake Thun and Swiss Alps

View of Lake Thun

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published on 2018-02-25

Alps

location: Europe > Switzerland > Valais > Sion District > Sion

categories: aerial view | travel

published on 2018-02-23

Common Hazel (Corylus avellana)

Season: Winter

keywords: hazel catkin

published on 2018-02-22

Season: Winter

keywords: winter colours | fields

Planespotting at Stuttgart airport - 2017 review 2017-12-31

Highlights

Cargolux Jumbo Freighter arriving at Stuttgart Airport - LX-VCV | Cargolux | Boeing 747-4R7F

LX-VCV Cargolux Boeing 747-4R7F

Among my favourite pictures taken at the Stuttgart Airport in 2017 are this Cargolux Jumbo Freighter incoming from IAH and the Hi Fly Airbus A340-500, which arrived on behalf of TUIfly from Ibiza:

Hi Fly A340-500 in Stuttgart - CS-TFX | Hi Fly | Airbus A340-500

CS-TFX Hi Fly Airbus A340-500

The A340-500 is quite rare so I was very happy to catch it taxiing from close distance in the evening light. Out of 34 manufactured A340-500 only 12 are still in operation, half of them as government jets. Only the A340-200 variant was produced in even smaller numbers (28). For comparison: A340-300 built 218, still active 115 / A340-600 built 97, still active 76 (src [1] [2] [3])

A business jet in the warm evening light with the edge of the Schwäbische Alb in the background:

Businessjet taxiing in the warm evening light - N810TD | Meadow Lane Air | Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 650

N810TD Meadow Lane Air Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 650

Highlights which allowed unusual perspectives were the apron tour in July...

Stuttgart Airport apron - TS-INO | Nouvelair | Airbus A320-214

TS-INO Nouvelair Airbus A320-214

... and the night tour in December:

Businessjet with snow at night - D-AUCR | DC Aviation | Dassault Falcon 900DX

D-AUCR DC Aviation Dassault Falcon 900DX

2017 saw also rapid expansion of the Eurowings fleet:

Eurowings operated by Airberlin Taxiing und Start - D-ABZK | Eurowings | Airbus A320-216

D-ABZK Eurowings operated by Air Berlin Airbus A320-216
Air Berlin signed a wet-lease agreement over 33 Airbus A320 series jets on 16.12.2016, which entered service for Eurowings in spring 2017. The liveries were changed quickly.

However, that deal didn't rescue Air Berlin from bankruptcy, which was filed on 15.08.2017.

Air Berlin

D-ABDX | Air Berlin | Airbus A320-214

D-ABDX Air Berlin Airbus A320-214

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published on 2018-01-03

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view from the plane of Alps mountains and Monte Rosa, with Boeing 767-400ER wing with raked wingtips

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aerial view of a valley in the Alps mountains

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aerial view of the Alps mountains, snow covered summits with clouds

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aerial view of the Alps

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Aerial view of the Mont Blanc

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view from an airplane of the dawn with an A330 wing

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Monitor mit Anzeige LX2840 ZRH - SIR Helvetic Airways

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aerial view of the fod at the ground

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View from an airplane over Switzerland with cloud cover clearing up

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View of Lake Thun

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Aerial view of Lake Thun and Swiss Alps

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snow covered hazel catkins

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Achalm

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Altenriet

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aerial view of fields in winter

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aerial view of fields in early February

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fields in winter

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Cargolux Jumbo Freighter arriving at Stuttgart Airport - LX-VCV | Cargolux | Boeing 747-4R7F

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Hi Fly A340-500 in Stuttgart - CS-TFX | Hi Fly | Airbus A340-500

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Businessjet taxiing in the warm evening light - N810TD | Meadow Lane Air | Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 650

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Stuttgart Airport apron - TS-INO | Nouvelair | Airbus A320-214

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Businessjet with snow at night - D-AUCR | DC Aviation | Dassault Falcon 900DX

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Eurowings operated by Airberlin Taxiing und Start - D-ABZK | Eurowings | Airbus A320-216

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D-ABDX | Air Berlin | Airbus A320-214

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