Bapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 23 Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3651 times:
Yeah apparently a few Thomsonfly aircraft are due in a few days prior to the airport opening. The only time I will be there though will be on the open day of the airport, inbound on the first FR flight DUB-DSA . From that day onwards I will finally have aircraft on finals to an airport other than SZD going over my house at low level!!!
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3553 times:
I've been looking into this a bit more. The flights on Tuesday are for airline and airport staff. They are about 30 mins in length.
Does anyone know if there are any scheduled to go out in the afternoon? The two I found times for are in the morning. I might head down there and check the place out on Tuesday if there's anything to see, if not it will be Thursday evening.
Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3431 times:
Well I'll definitely be down there to see the opening of a new UK Airport, Will be at the airport for 1000am and leaving around 1635..enougth time to get me "round" the airport to check out the facilities and anything that arrives.
Hope to see anyone whos down there on Thurs, already got my timetable sorted out and revised, will be arriving from Stockport if anyone from MAN is also thinking of going down.
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3232 times:
Hello everyone again,
I hadn't realized there had been any more replies to this thread.
I had intended to go down to DSA today (Tues) to see some of the TOM 737s flying about. Anyway it looks as though a BY 757 positioned in from LGW to do the staff trips and then only one TOM 737 landed after 3pm. I have a mountain of other things to do this week, so it might be Saturday before I'm across. I hope the weather holds out for all you guys who are going to be there on Thurs!
Had a ride across last Saturday and it looks as though there are some potentially good spots for photography.
NCLairport, the operational runway length is 9000ft off the top of my head, not sure what it is at NCL.
Quoting RobK (Reply 21): How can it be Doncaster Sheffield airport considering the two are nowhere near each other ? That's like saying Liverpool Manchester airport.
Or Nottingham East Midlands
Speak to you all soon.
Obviously missing something....
25 FinningleyMech: The Runway at Newcastle as I'm sure you will know is 7650ft. Currently the operational length at Finningley/DSA is 9500ft / 2893M.
26 Cornish: Sheffield City is closing as a result of the new airport. Actually the two cities are very close to each other - its a very quick run down the M18 to
27 FinningleyMech: Well whatever the name, it beats the hell out of Robin Hood airport!
28 DC10Tim: I noticed on some pics that they have got "Robin Hood Airport" in big letters across the front of the terminal. Surely "Doncaster-Sheffield" would hav
29 FinningleyMech: Nothing for sure, but the rest of the fleet to be based there could be flying in for tomorrows first flights could be flying in today, but it will be
30 BFS: RobK, Sheffield City SZD more or less closed after 9-11. Until then, there were of course several BA links to the rest of the UK, and KLM service to A
31 DC10Tim: The problem with SZD is that the runway is only long enough to handle aircraft up to the size of an Avro RJ, with no room for expansion and too many r
32 A321fly: Its been some years since i lived outside barnsley, ended up moving to get nearer my job. whatever, like said they are scared thats things will go wr
33 Samurai 777: I'd like to ask a few questions regarding Doncaster-Sheffield Airport (I agree that the Robin Hood name truly is a dumb one!). I find this interesting
34 A321fly: Charter Long Haul from next year with B767-300's, up to then B737-300's and a B737-800 all charters and low cost.
35 Biggles: In light of the latest tax increase at Calgary Airport, I've voted to change it's name to the Sheriff of Nottingham Airport...
36 DC10Tim: It's just in this one area at the end of the runway, where you can pull off the road and have a good view across the airfield, as it's more elevated.
37 Oly720man: Well, the place is up and running http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/4491025.stm
38 FinningleyMech: Did anybody who went today take any pics? i know the weather wasn't great this morning but I'm sure there would have been a few photo opportunities, o
39 UK_Dispatcher: The first Ryanair flight into there was on a 737-200! Go Ryanair!!
40 BAPILOT2B: Yes the joy of getting on board EI-CNV instead of the expected new 738, plus a 45 minute delay, nevermind, was a great expirience been one of the firs
41 DC10Tim: Hello everyone again, Went down to the airport this afternoon. Absolutely brilliant. I'm pleased there are so many spots where I can get with the came
42 PMN: Tim, How easy is it to get to the airport on public transport, and are there any good photo spots within walking distance of the terminal building? I
43 DC10Tim: Paul, From Donny train station it's about a 5 minute walk to the bus station. From here take the No. 191 bus to Finningley village. I think they leave
44 European: Hi, G-THOG was at Amsterdam, then it arrived at Bournemouth, and parked round the hangars, then it was seen at Glasgow Prestwick doing training. Is it
45 DC10Tim: Jimmi, Yes it's at Robin Hood. Just seen it leave about 3 hours ago for CDG. Got quite a nice shot of it climbing. I'll try and post when I've had cha
46 Gkirk: I still see no need for an airport at Doncaster?!?!!?!
47 DC10Tim: Then open your eyes There's a population of 6 million within an hours drive, most of whom at the moment drive across the Pennines to MAN or down the
48 KennyK: I'm looking forward to flying out from Doncaster in a few weeks when I jet off to the Paris air show via CDG with Thomsonfly. I assume it will be in o
49 DC10Tim: KennyK, At the moment, TOM have 2 737-300s based there (G-THOG and G-THOH), with 2 more to follow and a 737-800, for the BY charter flights. This week
50 DC10Tim: Just a quick note, it looks as though the 737-800 has arrived, so the Hola 757 will be going soon I didn't see this today though, must have been early
51 FinningleyMech: Equipment was A319, will post reg later. Where did you hear that? That would be great news. I thought we were maybe having kalitta and dragon air 742
52 DC10Tim: Kieron, drop me an email if you want. I don't want to post in here where I get this info. from, but I have one of their brochures here in front of me
53 BAPILOT2B: Tim where was you yesterday???? I was down on the mound near the tower shooting arrivals touching down. You going to be on MSN again soon? Yesterday s
54 DC10Tim: Jason, I found a spot near the tower and I was sat on the corner of the fence. Was that you down at the other end of the mound with someone else? Shou
55 Cornish: DC10Tim, A couple of notes on your post about operators: I understand their flights are being operated for them by Pegasus, rather than in their own r
56 AvionicMech: That won't be the -800 that will be based there, I am guessing it is just over here while G-CDZN is being painted in ThomsonFly livery at Norwich air
57 FinningleyMech: Balkan also operate a few A320-200s, LZ-BH -A -B -C. Tu-154s would be very nice to see though. Might come down later if weather clears up.
58 Flygaz: Does anyone know if BA are going to start a shuttle service to LHR/LGW?
59 BAPILOT2B: That be me! I would post the shot I got of BYAL but due to certain circumstances im restricted and cant do that, you will know where I mean. Its a gr
60 DC10Tim: Well I've just been down for half an hour. Absolute waste time. EC-ISY is back on the scene though, which is good news I guess. The other thing is tha
61 FinningleyMech: I went down today from 15:00, they seemed to be half an hour behind schedule. Got a few shots of EC-ISY touching down, and then departing again at 17:
62 KennyK: Saw the local TV news last night, showed the terminal entrance and more interesting easyjet and BMI baby 737s, is this just a bit of library footage,
63 AvionicMech: DC10Tim, the -800 that is going to be flying from DSA is G-CDZN which has been flying with Futura for the last two years on a dry-lease. The reason th
64 DC10Tim: Avionic Mech, I'm with it now! Have you any idea when 'ZK' will be ready? It's been quite nice seeing the unusual stuff lately. Tim.
65 AvionicMech: I think you mean 'ZN', it shouldn't be long as it was only going in to have thomsonfly.com painted down each side. The only problem we had here at Lu
66 DC10Tim: Sorry - I meant 'ZN'. It's been a long day so far Interesting. I was surprised to still see the Hola 757 there yesterday. I need to get some good shot
67 AvionicMech: You must be joking me Tim. How can it have been a long day so far, you posted at half ten this morning and you are a student, you had probably just wo
68 DC10Tim: Student in industry Believe me too, I can't wait for the end of September to come around so I can get up at half 10 in the morning. Tim.
69 AvionicMech: You can see here what I mean about the Futura decals not wanting to come off the tail. This picture would have been taken just as the aircraft was ab