Warsaw- Tokyo- Warsaw

A few days ago this beautiful piece of art was parking front of our crew room. I know it’s an airplane, c’mon… But seriously wouldn’t you call this beauty an art? Not an airplane. Sadly I had only my phone with me, my Olympus tough TG-4 was packed in my bag out of reachable distance, but anyway I took the shot. It’s not the camera that takes the picture, but the person behind and the quality depends on the composition, the lights, the… all the other things. The resolution? Well, yes it is not the best, but in this case the subject matters.

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Pár nappal ezelőtt ez a gyönyörű művészeti remekmű parkolt az irodánk előtt. Tudom, ez egy repülőgép, de most komolyan… Ki nevezné ezt repülőnek, nem pedig művészetnek. Sajnos csak a telefonom volt velem, az Olympus tough TG-4 el volt pakolva jó mélyre a táskámban, de azért lefényképeztem. Nem a kamera az, ami a fényképet készíti, hanem a személy a kamera mögött és a minőség olyan dolgoktól függ, mint a kompozíció, a fények, a… minden egyéb dolog. A felbontás? Na igen, az nem a legjobb, de ebben az esetben a tárgy az ami számít.

I got to be interested what is the story behind this scene. I saw on the side of the aircraft a text stating they make a long journey, Warsaw -Tokyo -Warsaw. It sounds interesting already, but imagine it with this machine… Crazy.

Érdekelni kezdett a történet háttere. Láttam a gép oldalán egy feliratot, ami azt állította, hogy egy hosszú útvonalon vesznek részt a géppel, méghozzá Varsó -Tokió -Varsó útvonalon. Ez már önmagában érdekesnek hangzik, de ha belegondolunk, hogy ezzel a géppel… Hihetetlen.IMG_20190528_151643~2.jpg

What I found as information that it is a memory flight of Bolesław Orliński and Leon Kubiak’s journey on a Brequet 19 aircraft from 27 August to 26 September 1926. Anyway… Impressive.

Annyi információt sikerült felkutatnom, hogy ez egy tiszteletkifejező túra Boleslaw Orlinski és Leon Kubiak emlékére akik 1926 augusztus 27 és szeptember 26 közt teljesítették ezt az utat egy Brequet 19 tipusú repülővel. Nem semmi.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boles%C5%82aw_Orli%C5%84skiz

Fly above us

She was working already for seven and half years.

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Being a flight attendant wasn’t her childhood dream, rather than a need. She liked her job, it was simple and easy but there were no more challanges for her. The unscheduled lifestyle, the sacrifices she has done, the wake ups in the middle of the night, the jetlag that was the oart of her life… she hated it so much, but to be honest who would like it. Don’t blame, don’t judge! All in all we can say she was experienced and knew her tasks, duties from A to Z and still liked it.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“No surprise! I’ve seen everything, even some emergency situation! Another day in the paradise!” She thought when passed through the aisle of the Boeing 777 preparing for the safety demo on their flight to Europe. Usual day, routine task.
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“I’m saying you should check what she does. It might be important!” She heard someone was speaking on her mother tounge. She was happy. “Finally I can speak to some people on my own language. I didn’t use it for a couple of months except talking to my mother. 8 hours flight, I can speak to these people a lot… or maybe not!” She thought and changed her mind immediately when heard the husband’s answer.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Who cares? She is just a flight attendant!”
“Well, it’s the safety demo. It might be important.” The wife said.

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“Yeh, yeh… do you really believe this belt can protect us from an accident. Really. Or this oxygen mask? If we start to use we suck out the air and the aircraft cannot fly. I mean… Or look at that. Life jacket? Seriously. For how long time could it keep us on the water. Ah. Whatever. Yes just turn away, no problem, you don’t listen to me.” He commented when his wife turned her head and checked the palm trees besides the airport. She strated to think about how they changed. Their life was so amazing when they moved here, they settled down in this paradise and everything was great until the catastrophy…

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“Nobody listen to me…” She heard one more time her husband’s complain. He used to be a nice man, but now he was furious. Understable, this flight…

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“Yes sir. I’m listening!” She shocked them talking to them on their language suddenly pulling back the wife from her thought and causing real embarrasment to the husband. She was satisfied.

The wife OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAstarted to sarcastically laugh, felt a bit of satisfaction. “Well, about the belt. It doesn’t protect you against crash, but it keeps your body on the seat, they can easier find you. The oxygen through the mask is generated by a compressor, and it doesn’t have a connection with flying. And the life jacket? Well it keeps you on the surface of the water even after your body has coolen down. So. They are useful!” She felt proud and happy. The husband couldn’t say anything, he just had tears coming out, but not because of shame or embarrasment and she immediately realized something was wrong. Her pride disappeared in no time, lost the battle but didn’t know how.
“Oh, I’m sorry if I said something…” She said, then the wife turned to her.
“Darling, it’s fine. Sorry what we said before, but you know, five years ago, our son, he was 19, was on this flight going to visit his grandparents, and well… probably he didn’t fasten himself as after the crash they didn’t find his body.”

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“I’m sorry…” She said only that looking for more words, but what could she say in a situation like this? No more words left her lips anymore, just started to sob and assumed she shouldn’t judge anybody without knowing the background.