Water Salute

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  1. wanderlust (VFT)
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    Wikipedia says: A water salute occurs for ceremonial purposes when a vehicle travels under plumes of water expelled by two or more fire fighting vehicles... Water salutes have been used to mark the retirement of a senior pilot, air traffic controller or the first or last flight of an airline to an airport, or for other notable events...

    The last water salute I spotted was when D-AIMA, Lufthansas first A380, visited CGN last summer:

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    But I've actually never been in a plane recieving a water salute. Have you? And if so: Do you know, what "ceremonial purpose" it was for? Please let us know...
     
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    We received it upon landing at Pisa on the inaugural DL JFK-PSA flight. I believe they try to do it on all inaugurals.
    It was pretty cool.
     
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    I have been on lots of inaugural flights and almost every one had a water cannon salute.
     
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    I've been on a couple inaugurals and a couple captain retirement flights - sometimes
    there's a salute, sometimes not.
     

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