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Topic: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: Kaitak
Posted 2006-09-15 16:58:42 and read 4916 times.

Well, yet another wasted half day thanks to Flybe!  banghead 

I'm here at Jersey Airport, waiting for the new Embraer 195 which was due to come into the airport to give people here a look at it and to test ground equipment compatibility; it got down to 2,000 and was then heard climbing to 160, heading back to Exeter due to a "minor hydraulics problem".

Worse still, there's a 146 gone tech here (a Flybe 146 gone tech? Surely not!)

Disappointing; hopefully, it will be back soon.

 hissyfit   irked 

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: NASBWI
Posted 2006-09-15 17:30:48 and read 4910 times.

lol I'll try and find my look of surprise  wink . Embraer apparently still has a lot to iron out with their E-jets. You'll get to see it, no worries.

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: Ba757gla
Posted 2006-09-15 21:54:12 and read 4580 times.

so when is it flying its firsst route?

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: Srbmod
Posted 2006-09-15 22:18:58 and read 4532 times.

There's a reason why the E-Jets have started to earn the nickname of "Embraer 180".....

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: Leej
Posted 2006-09-15 23:01:16 and read 4471 times.

Was working at the Southampton Boat Show today and saw the 195 on approach - what a hot lookin, bird!

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: Vector
Posted 2006-09-16 02:32:46 and read 4349 times.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 3):
There's a reason why the E-Jets have started to earn the nickname of "Embraer 180".....

Yes, you are right. The main reason is maybe.... jealousy!!!

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: Dogfighter2111
Posted 2006-09-16 09:59:31 and read 4239 times.

Hey,

How many flights has it done? I have already seen it in EDI but don't know where else it has been.

Thanks
Mike

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: EGTESkyGod
Posted 2006-09-16 14:53:27 and read 3929 times.

I got a look round it at Exeter before I flew out here to SYD last week. It looked really nice, but looks aren't everything.

It's arrival at EXT was delayed due to "technical problems". This could mean anything, it is a new aircraft after all. It takes a while to iron out all the "cracks" but it'll come good. Mind you, this is Flymaybe we're talking about....

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 2):
so when is it flying its firsst route?

As far as I know, no date has been set yet for the first scheduled flight, I believe the target was end of October, but that was a few months ago. There's still route-proving (which is what they're doing at the moment) and other things to do before that can happen.

I'll speak to Dad to see what he knows when I wake up!!!

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: EGTESkyGod
Posted 2006-09-20 12:51:05 and read 3211 times.

It seems the 195 was going to Jersey to show off to the company bosses when a hydraulic fuse coupling sheared causing lots of system losses and flashing lights and things, so they decided to turn back to EXT and manually lower the undercarriage. They lost the ability to steer for a while and the aircraft was stranded on the runway for a brief period of time before the steering came back. This was a few days ago and after a fuse and pump cx it has flown again since.

It is currently at Exeter.

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-09-20 13:11:43 and read 3188 times.

Hi folks,

I was born and raised for 18+ years 1 hour due N of EXT.

I haven't flown from EXT for several years.

Does anyone know whether the small outdoor viewing area, accessible from within the terminal, still exists? I ask because I will be flying EXT-GCI-JER on 2nd November and would like to watch the movements, if there are any, for a few hours before.

Cheers.

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: EGTESkyGod
Posted 2006-09-20 15:05:29 and read 3080 times.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9):
Does anyone know whether the small outdoor viewing area, accessible from within the terminal, still exists?

Yes, it most definately does! Up the stairs into te cafe, past the picture of Concorde G-BOAD and out the door. You only get to see the Western end of the runway though, so climbout from 26 or approach to 08 is what you will see.

At least, it was there 2 weeks ago just before I left, anyway!!!!

Topic: RE: Flybe 195 Gone Tech - Returning To Exeter
Username: BA787
Posted 2006-09-20 18:04:15 and read 2956 times.

How many do Flybe have coming. I like Flybe a lot lol


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