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RwandAir Eyes Pilots

 

27/06/2015

 

In this page, you will able to see some pictures, of  RwandAir pilots.

 

A Huge thanks to Yannick, Captain Konstantinos, Oliver, Francis and Speed Bird, for the pictures.

 

Click on the pictures to see bigger :

 

 

 

First stop, Goose Bay Air Force base, in Newfoundland and Labrador, in Canada.

 

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This Air Force base is often used by Bombardier Aircraft to refuel, before to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

As the Q400NG doesn't have a big range to fly directly to Rwanda, it needs to make some stops.

 

Leaving Canada, en route Iceland, the next stop

 

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løbet Grønland

 

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In the footsteps of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, the first aviator who crossed the Atlantic Ocean, in 1927.

It took off from New York and landed at Paris Le Bourget, 27 hours later.

Today the airways over Greenland are the most borrowed, in the world.

 

Velkomin á Íslandi

 

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The second stop of the delivery flight is Reykjavik the capital of Iceland. It will be a night stop.

Note that, Reykjavik has two airports: Keflavik and Reykjavik.

 The first one is used by Icelandair and others international airlines who serve Iceland. The second one is smallest, and it is used mainly for domestic flights.

 

 

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A quick planespotting session, before to go to the hotel.

Rare sight, outside Canada. A Buffalo Airways Bombardier CL-215 (old version of the CL-415) used for firefighting.

Buffalo Airways is became famous, thanks to the TV Show, Ice Pilots.

 

En route from Iceland to Germany

 

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Fuel stop at Hanover, in Germany

 

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It's a "love story" between RwandAir and Hanover. In 2013, RwandAir took delivery of its B737-700s at Hanover.

 

Over the Alps, en route from Hanover to Iraklion (Greece).

 

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Crete is in sight. It will be both the last night stop and the last stop in Europe

 

 

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The Nile, over Sudan, en route to Rwanda

 

 

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Arrival at Kigali

 

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 First pictures of the second RwandAir Q400NG

 

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The delivery of the second Bombarbier is near. The aircraft will leave Canada, the next week. Its routing will be, Canada - Keflavík- Hanover- Heraklion- Khartoum- Kigali.  The made another test flight today, with both Bombarbier and RwandAir pilots. It will be registred 9XR-WM (previously planned, for the Dreamliner, see google)

 

 


 



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