In case you missed or forgot my post from a few days ago, let this serve as a reminder.
Lufthansa will for the first time be broadcasting live from aboard a touring flight of their Junkers Ju52. This event is scheduled to begin at 8:30 CET which translates into a 2:30a start on the east coast, 11:30p on the west coast. The flight is scheduled to depart 30 minutes after the beginning of the broadcast.
To take part in the event, please use this link to connect to the broadcast.
To learn more about this fantastic piece of history, including her schedule please click here. You can book you very own ‘JUnique’ Memory!
On August 18, Lufthansa for the first time ever will broadcast live from aboard a flight on the beloved and revered Junkers Ju52, affectionately known as ‘Tante Ju’, or ‘Aunt Ju’.
In order to watch you’ll need to use this Facebook link that will contain the broadcast. As it stands now, it is scheduled to begin at 8:30a Central European Time, which makes it a 2:30a start time on the East Coast in the USA. The flight is scheduled to depart at 9:00a CET, conditions permitting.
I assume there will be a video archive of the even but I think the ‘wow factor’ will be to watch it live as it happens.
I had my chance at a flight last year in Hamburg, but the only 20 minute thunderstorm of an otherwise perfectly sunny day ruined those plans as the flight was canceled and later flights were already booked up.
Considering most people will never get a chance to fly aboard her due to her limited schedule, this simulcast may be the next best thing.
To learn more about this fantastic piece of history, including her schedule please click here. You can book you very own ‘JUnique Memory!
To celebrate the Hamburg Port Festival this May, a group of ‘travel enthusiasts’ will gather from around the world for 2 days to take part in the 825th edition of the Festival. For those of you unfamiliar with the festival, it is during the weekend of May 9-11 and is full of events around the city including the opening and closing fleet parades that take place on the river, firework shows, concerts, etc.
To get things started, the Parade of Ships will open the Festival at 4p on Friday at 4:00p where visitors can take in a wide variety of ships, from ancient tall ships to modern day cruise liners. During this opening parade, Lufthansa’s Junkers Ju52 will do a flyer-over of the procession as the event gets underway. I’ll be on that flight along with the winner of the Jason Dahl Scholarship fundraiser that was held earlier this year.
Lufthansa’s Junkers Ju52 flies over the River Elbe during the Hamburg Port Festival
The ‘DO’ will have a decidedly aviation-based theme (would you expect anything different?) and includes private tours of Airbus’ facility in Finkenwerder, an evening dinner cruise on the River Elbe complete with Fireworks Show and an exclusive tour of Lufthansa Technik.
Here is the itinerary for the weekend……
Saturday, May 10:
11:00a – 1:00p: Airbus Tour in Finkenwerder where we will see the A320 assembly line as well as the A380 finish line.
The afternoon is open for you to explore Hamburg and take in the Festival. However, several of us are planning on going to Miniatur Wunderland to see the world’s biggest smallest airport.
7:00p – 11:30p: Enjoy dinner aboard a sailing yacht as we make our way down the River Elbe and take in the fireworks show during the evening.
Sunday, May 11:
10:00a – 1:00p: We will be given an exclusive ‘off the menu’ tour of Lufthansa’s Technik Facility. This is Lufthansa’s largest maintenance hub and we’ll have access to the VIP Hangar, overhaul shops and main hangar.
Lufthansa’s Technik facilities in Hamurg
The ‘DO’ is built on an a-la-carte basis, attendees can choose and pay for which events they wish to attend. As of now there are still a few openings left for each of the events but I expect that we’ll reach full capacity in the next week or so.
To learn more about the events including pricing and sign up information, please visit the dedicated thread on FlyerTalk. You can also email me or leave a comment if you have any questions or need more info.
A big H/T to FlyerTalk’s Oliver2002 for putting together this event!