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Aberdeen Delays Due To Plane Stupid  
User currently offlineVS239 From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Disruption at Aberdeen due to Plane Stupid

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7920294.stm


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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2809 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

They picked the wrong airport this time. This is going to delay tired and burley offshore workers who were looking forward to getting home after a long, gruelling two weeks away from their families. When they do get back, they're are going to rip their frakking limbs off!

We already have to put up with enough crap from the weather and technical problems, we don't need this.


User currently offlineFlyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

Would be fun to run a jet close to them and let them get sucked into the engines, their chances of suing would be worthless due to them not meant to be there!

Be a bit harsh as they are being harsh too.

Do these people REALLY like our horrible British weather???...... bet they sometimes get tempted to move away to get some sun after a succession of soggy Summers.


User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2809 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Have they been incinerated yet? Our flights are quite early today, but if I was on a platform that was at the end of the schedule, there's a chance the flights could be delayed until tomorrow. If I was one of the affected workers, I'd have blood lust on the brain, particularly given the weather tomorrow is looking a bit crap so there is a chance for further delays.

User currently offlineVS239 From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

Just heard on BBC Radio Scotland that 7 of the protesters that were on or near the taxiway / runway have given themselves up but flights have not yet resumed. The 2 protesters on the roof are apparently still there. The report mentioned a couple of helicopters taking off but no other aircraft as yet. Hopefully things will start moving soon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/radioscotland



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Get the airport police to shoot them. Treat them as terrorists.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineVS239 From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Things are starting to move now albeit with knock-on delays.

FYI one of the Plane Stupid people is on a BBC Scotland phone-in show at the moment.

Should be interesting.......just heard

BBC- "So you want to dismantle capitalism"
PS- "Do we, where does it say that?"
BBC - "It's on your website"
PS - "Oh.......I'll go and look that up"

 laughing 



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

I've heard from my oil industry sources that there are big queues for takeoff now. Apparently there are four, yes four, BMI Regional ER4's waiting to depart.

Blimey, what a mess.  Wink



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2566 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 7):
oil industry sources

You should rather say Jack Daniels swigging compadre  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2555 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 7):
I've heard from my oil industry sources that there are big queues for takeoff now. Apparently there are four, yes four, BMI Regional ER4's waiting to depart.

Blimey, what a mess. Wink

i'll have you know it was only one bmi RJ - the rest were eastern J41s!

Airport has re-opened now and departures are underway. Looks like they cut the chains on the crash barriers over by the bond helicopter hanger.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2525 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 8):
You should rather say Jack Daniels swigging compadre

Not to mention fart happy.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 9):
ll have you know it was only one bmi RJ - the rest were eastern J41s!

Coar, variety!



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7210 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

This was under point 4. I do hope that this is just a sad attempt at humour.

"Believe it or not, this sort of shit actually goes on. For what it matters, Plane Stupid's new offices are now in Barbados".

http://www.planestupid.com/offset


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2509 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):
Not to mention fart happy.

Speaking of which - I believe they were dressed up as Donald Trump - were they campaining against farting?



That'll teach you
User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2809 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2490 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 8):
You should rather say Jack Daniels swigging compadre

I resent that. The pinpoint accuracy of the statement doesn't make it any less resentable.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 9):
Airport has re-opened now and departures are underway. Looks like they cut the chains on the crash barriers over by the bond helicopter hanger.

So the courts should deliver:
Compensation to BAA for damage to the fence.
Compensation to airlines for lost revenues associated with delays.
Compensation to oil companies for overtime costs to workers experiencing significant delays.
Compensation to me for having to wait for the OOE to get out here so we can sort out stuff.

And these aren't the pussy English courts either. These are the Scots courts.


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2477 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 12):
Speaking of which - I believe they were dressed up as Donald Trump - were they campaining against farting?

If so then now we know why they picked ABZ. It wasn't because of the flights, oil, new golf courses or whatnot. It was because of Nighthawk's bottom.



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7210 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Who would pay the compensation, the individuals or the group?.

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2407 times:



Quote:
During the protest, Dan Glass from Glasgow said: "We're here to say the expansion cannot happen, and our generation won't let it happen."

Prats, don't think they speak for me do they?


User currently offlineVS239 From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

There's a replay of the phone-in that was on BBC Radio Scotland this morning.on the BBC iplayer

A spokesman for Plane Stupid tries to defend and justify their actions at Aberdeen airport. This guy comes across as a complete prat, to me anyway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...b00hwxqn/Morning_Extra_03_03_2009/

Starts about 1:30 into the recording.

Edited for easier reading

[Edited 2009-03-03 03:30:01]


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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2257 times:



Quoting VS239 (Reply 17):
This guy comes across as a complete prat, to me anyway.

If you look at their website, you will see that they are all complete prats.

They are even too dumb to realise that their group's name is quite appropriate...they really are that stupid.


User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 731 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Indeed they are a bunch of idiots and unfortunately in the UK we are prone to allowing people with marginal, often extreme points of view to have a disproportionately loud voice. This is just one example. The expansion at Aberdeen (150 metre runway extension?) is hardly going to lead to massive increases in flights. Even flights to LHR are being downsized and scaled back, and I have considerable sympathy with the idea that flights from MAN to LHR are unnecessary and a waste of slots, but from Aberdeen? How else do these people expect domestic travellers to get from Aberdeen to many of these destinations? Domestic air travel is a lifeline in some cases, and economic activity in this area would be stifled without it.

User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2809 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Looks like flights out of Scatsta are running two or three hours behind. That might be manageable for the day, though there is a high risk to the last scheduled flights. I hope everyone gets off.

User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 731 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2104 times:



Quoting Glom (Reply 20):
Looks like flights out of Scatsta are running two or three hours behind. That might be manageable for the day, though there is a high risk to the last scheduled flights. I hope everyone gets off.

Should be OK, an extra Saab has been drafted in to minimise the delays


User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2809 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2035 times:



Quoting Candid76 (Reply 21):
Should be OK, an extra Saab has been drafted in to minimise the delays

They usually very good at clearing backlog. I hope they send the bill for that aircraft to the right place though.


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