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Boat Plane

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu May 31, 2012 5:06 pm

Does the boat plane still fly in Luxor. I've only ever seen it flying once and haven't heard anything, or seen anything written about it, for a long time.


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Re: Boat Plane

Post by Who2 » Thu May 31, 2012 6:24 pm

No, I managed to have it permanently disabled, it's now lying under the Nile, it was either that or a stinger missile and their not cheap, well not since the revolution anyway.
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Re: Boat Plane

Post by LivinginLuxor » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:16 am

I went on the seaplane twice many years ago when it was operated by a German company with a German pilot. He trained two ex-Egyptian air force pilots to operate the flights, but due to lack of spare parts, it just sat on the river for years. Obviously noisy, but you did see more as it also flew over Luxor. But at 500LE per person it was too expensive.
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Re: Boat Plane

Post by Bullet Magnet » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:45 am

Noisy old thing I have to agree.
Its still parked up on the East bank of the Nile as I recall, somewhere near the Sofitel. That was back in November.
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