Episode 342 - No Skydiving for me Dr. Steph!

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Join Carlos, Matt and Dr. Steph for this week's show!

In this week's episode we learn that Berlin's Brandenburg Airport is almost ready to FINALLY opens it's doors to the public, there's good news as Wizz Air begins opens it's new base at Gatwick and Lufthansa runs in to a spot of bother as they discover 6 of their 747s are stuck in the Netherlands. In the military we hear news on the E4 doomsday plane and a 102-year-old World War II veteran checks skydiving off her bucket list. And finally David Kavanagh gets his question answered as The Plane Truth makes it's very welcome return!

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Here are the links to the stories we featured this week :

COMMERCIAL

Wizz Air UK opens new base at Gatwick Airport https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18826406.wizz-air-uk-opens-new-base-gatwick-airport/

https://www.anna.aero/2020/10/29/latest-route-and-base-launches-22-28-october/

https://www.aviationbusinessnews.com/low-cost/wizz-air-expands-doncaster-sheffield-base-and-launches-thirteen-new-routes/

Good News as Kerry Airport to remain open despite the loss of Ryanair flights https://www.irishexaminer.com/business/companies/arid-40072904.html

Boeing research shows disinfectants kill virus on airplanes https://www.axios.com/boeing-disinfectants-kill-coronavirus-airplanes-6d47dd91-7916-43b8-bdcb-7425080709a6.html

Countdown continues to opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport; Berlin Schönefeld renamed Terminal 5 https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/countdown-continues-to-opening-of-berlin-brandenburg-airport-berlin-schonefeld-renamed-terminal-5/

The last time we talked about this on the show was back in Episode 316 (Story 9). Nick was on the show and he told a fascinating story about he used to drive Willy Brandt's car. Willy Brandt was the West German Chancellor and Mayor of West Berlin. The new airport is named in his honour.

To find out how Captain Nick came to drive his car follow this link: https://youtu.be/6l5ocDiaY8U?t=4777

Six Lufthansa Boeing 747-400s are stuck in The Netherlands https://www.airlive.net/six-lufthansa-boeing-747-400s-are-stuck-in-the-netherlands-too-heavy-to-take-off/

Airbus To Begin Offering Tours Of Its Mobile Final Assembly Line https://simpleflying.com/airbus-mobile-assembly-line-tours/

United Airlines Opens The First Class Toilet For All Passengers https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-first-class-toilet/

Tu-154 Performs its last civil flight in Russia. https://samchui.com/2020/10/28/tupolev-tu-154-performs-its-last-civil-flight-in-russia/#.X5w4u4gzZPY

MILITARY

The Navy identified the two pilots killed in Friday's tragic plane crash in Foley. https://weartv.com/news/local/navy-identifies-instructor-student-aviator-killed-in-plane-crash-in-foley?fbclid=IwAR31rM-wuGLU26YXhB_eheBNchzzfjHSvwQuNMjb1jjafLL3FoKGgr2xGQY

Air Force Delays Moving Forward with E-4B Doomsday Plane Replacement Effort https://www-military-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.military.com/daily-news/2020/10/05/air-force-delays-moving-forward-e-4b-doomsday-plane-replacement-effort.html/amp

102-year-old World War II veteran checks skydiving off her bucket list https://www.cbsnews.com/news/102-year-old-world-war-ii-veteran-skydiving-bucket-list/

Marine Corps says goodbye to the Super Cobra https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/marine-corps-times/2020/10/20/marine-corps-says-goodbye-to-the-super-cobra/

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