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Sunday morning 08h40.

One King Air, and a chartered 737 inbound from Nairobi. That's it.

Amazing  :eek:

 

Hope one of them goes over the farm or my friend won't know when to pour himself a dop.  ;) 

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I have soap/sanitiser dispensers arriving today from Belgium. Haven’t checked which airline, but I assume it would be Cargolux.

 

IIRC, it’s a daytime flight - will have to check shortly and revert.

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One EgyptAir cargo flight departed from ORTIA to Cairo, one Turkish Airlines Cargo inbound to Antananarivo and one private heading to Windhoek from JHB. It would seem that this is the quietest the skies have been since WW2, since there were more planes in the sky after 9/11.

 

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Quantas and KLM has yesterday (or two days ago) flown their last flights with the Boeing 747.  Both airlines were gonna retire their respective 747 fleets but due to Corona and the current situation they have moved the dates forward by a year.  Sad day.

I also saw this but technically not the case for KLM. Martinair (a subsidiary of KLM) is still using KLM 747F air frames for their cargo service under MP flight codes. 

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One EgyptAir cargo flight departed from ORTIA to Cairo, one Turkish Airlines Cargo inbound to Antananarivo and one private heading to Windhoek from JHB. It would seem that this is the quietest the skies have been since WW2, since there were more planes in the sky after 9/11.

 

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I stay close enough to ORT that I get the occasional flight doing an aborted landing or avoiding a weather pattern coming over our house. Never enough noise to bother me.

But what has occurred to me over the last few days is that there was usually a rumble in the distance from the planes, this has now stopped.

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Some phenomenal photos of all the parked up commercial planes around the world in this article

 

https://samchui.com/2020/03/26/covid-19-grounded-airplanes-photography/#.XoGkWYgzY2w

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Amazing.

 

There was that theory that all the world's aircraft couldn't find enough place to park all at once, but that myth's busted now.

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