Month: September 2008

The Luxury of Dubai

Hi folks, just returned back froma quick trip to Dubai and it was amazing! The weather was bright and hazy, and very very hot! It was about 37C each day. The first thing you notice in dubai, apart from the heat, is the shear scale of everything. The manmade palms off the coast are so big they are visible from space, as well as  the Jebel Ali Harbour. The new airport that’s under construction will be the worlds biggest. Dubai hosts the world’s biggest building the Burj, and also the only 7 star hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab. Everything is the Biggest, the longest, the tallest, the most luxurious in Dubai. the locals are friendly and taxis are dirt cheap. Its easier to use taxis to get through the road works. Most cities with so much construction work going on would lose tourism, but it just seems to add to the buzz of the city, every growing, ever changing. I’m sure it won’t be long before I visit again. The flights were direct from Glasgow to Dubai with Emirates, and its easy to see why they are one of the top airlines in the...

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Fajja’s Flying Fund Launched!

Today (15th Sep 08) sees the official Launch of “Fajja’s Flying Fund“. It may seem cliche, but for as long as I can remember I have wanted to become an airline pilot. I have worked hard at school and put myself through Univeristy studying Aeronautical Engineering, and now I find myself so close to reaching my goal! There is however, one major stumbling block…the money! I have passed the CAA Class 1 medicals, I have passed the Aptitude tests, now the final step is raising enough money to enable me to pay for the course. The course with CTC flying school costs in excess of £60,000. At the moment I am nearly 8% of the way there, which is a great start, but I need something extra to build up my capital in addition to my day job. Which is why I decided to try this. Basically when you buy a square of 100 pixels, you are buying a spot which you can upload your own picture (nothing naughty mind!) and have it link directly to your own website. Thus you are buying a square of advertising for a minimum of 5 years. Anyone who buys an advertising square will in effect be buying a link to their site which will remain active for a minimum of five years. You can choose to upload your own image to the...

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