Gipsvluchten (which literally translates as plaster flights) are flights that bring injured skiers back from their winter sport holidays. Every year over a thousand skiers are brought back from holiday on around 150 special flights. The first plane- load of passengers with limbs enshrouded in plaster casts usually touches down in the Netherlands a couple of days after the ski season opens.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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