Friday, March 09, 2007

Biz Jets

Maastricht-Aachen Airport

From my office window I can see the planes taking off from the local Maastricht-Aachen Airport. Usually during a day there is about 7 - 10 departures from the airport. 3 or 4 passenger flights and the rest cargo flights.

The last couple of days there has been a constant stream all day long of small 'biz jets' streaming up on the departure route. The reason being is that today the TEFAF exhibition opens at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Centre). TEFAF ia apparently the world's largest art and antiques fair. The exhibitors are art dealers. And most of them travel in private jets. One arrived today in a converted Boeing 727.

Do ya want ya windows washing sir?

There is usually a local newspaper article during the exhibition to stagger us paupers at the value of all the artwork held inside the expo. They never mention though that there is probably 5 times the value sitting on the airports aprons at the same time.

If you would like to visit the exhibition the entrance fee is only 55-Euros and 20-Euros for a catalogue. An attempt to keep the riff-raff out

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