Alitalia CityLiner Embraer 190 EI-RNE Take Off at Airport Bern-Belp

12.11.2012

Alitalia CityLiner Embraer 190 EI-RNE takes off at Airport Bern-Belp in Switzerland. The Italian football team Udinese Calcio flew from Triest to Berne in this Embraer Regional Jet 190. Watch the clip and see the plane taking off for a ferry flight to Milan Linate.

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Saab 2000 SE-LRA Landing at Airport Bern-Belp - Beautiful Vortices

11.11.2012

Saab 2000 SE-LRA landed at the Airport Bern-Belp in Switzerland. This was a charter flight. Do you love vortices? It is a cool phenomenon indeed. When the airplane touched down some beautiful vortices appeared. The Saab 2000 is a regional aircraft, Swedish-built, carries 50 passengers and is one of the fastest turboprop airliners. Its high cruise speed is near jet speed at 680 km/h what gave the Saab 2000 the nickname "Concordino".

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Germania Airbus A319-112 D-ASTZ Take Off at Airport Bern-Belp - Jet Blast Spray

04.11.2012

Germania Airbus A319-112 D-ASTZ takes off at the Airport Bern-Belp in Switzerland. This was a charter flight to Saragossa, the capital city of the autonomous community of Aragon in Spain. The jet blast caused a wonderful spray effect from the wet runway. I love to observe powerful and close-up take-offs. The engine power, the acceleration, the vibrations and the lift off of a heavy weighing aircraft is a highly impressive moment and a miracle of engineering.

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Germania Airbus A319 Landing at Airport Bern-Belp - Reverse Thrust Spray

01.11.2012

Germania Airbus A319-112 D-ASTZ landed early in the morning at the Airport Bern-Belp in Switzerland during rainy weather. This was a charter flight. After touchdown the reverse thrust was engaged. It caused a wonderful spray effect from the wet runway. While backtaxi (backtracking) on the runway the spoilers and the flaps were retracted. I left this part uncut. Enjoy it as well as the cow bells in the background.

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Snowy Weather - Take off Dornier 328 Skywork Airlines

28.10.2012

Last night the clock changed to winter time in Europe. Yes, winter has definitely arrived here.

Skywork Airlines Dornier 328-110 HB-AER takes off at the Airport Bern-Belp in Switzerland. It has been snowing continuously since last night. Winter has arrived very early this year in Switzerland.

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Helvetic Airways Fokker 100 HB-JVH Take Off at Airport Bern-Belp bound for Palma de Mallorca

27.10.2012

Flight 2L 010 from Bern-Belp to Palma de Mallorca flown by Helvetic Airways Fokker 100 HB-JVH.

A lot of holiday-makers were aboard this aircraft and most probably looking forward to their days off. Relax under palm trees, sunshine day in and day out, sea swimming, beach chair and a drink, romantic sunset, lovely food, midnight swimming... yeah holiday, I would not reject it. But stop dreaming now and get back at work.

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Gulfstream G550 VP-BSI Take Off at Airport Bern-Belp - Reverse Thrust during Taxi

23.10.2012

During taxi the pilots engaged the reverse thrust to slow down the plane. Why didn’t they use the wheel brakes instead? The reverser helps to keep the wheel brakes cool and fully operational when needed. Braking excessively does not only wear out the brakes more quickly but increases the danger of hot wheel brakes. Cooling them down takes plenty of time untill the aircraft is allowed take off again. An aborted take off may heat the wheel brakes over 1000 degrees C even to the point of a blowout.

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Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV VQ-BMT Landing at Airport Bern-Belp

20.10.2012

The Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV VQ-BMT is a frequent guest at the Airport Bern-Belp in Switzerland. I love those gulfstreams: The wingspan is impressive, the engines huge and the long-haul range is astonishing. It is a cool luxury VIP-jet.

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Germania Boeing 737-75B D-AGET Take Off at Airport Bern-Belp

12.10.2012

On 4th October 2012 Germania Airlines Boeing 737-75B D-AGET took off at the Airport Bern-Belp in Switzerland. This was a charter flight to Saragossa, the capital city of the autonomous community of Aragon in Spain. I love to observe powerful and close-up take-offs. The engine power, the acceleration, the vibrations and the lift off of a heavy weighing aircraft is a highly impressive moment and a miracle of engineering. The smell after burnt aviation fuel is an extra bonus for plane enthusiasts.

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Germania Boeing 737-75B D-AGET Landing at Airport Bern-Belp - Wing Vortex

07.10.2012

Germania Boeing 737-75B D-AGET landed at the Airport Bern-Belp in Switzerland. A lovely vortex trails behind each wing. The core of each vortex trailed from the tip of the extended flap. Vortices look so cool but are in fact stealing energy from the motion of the airplane. Wingtip vortices are caused by rotating air left behind a wing as it generates lift. I was surprised how quiet this modern Boeing 737 was even while the activated reverse thrust. Enjoy the clip!

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