maddog888 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 162 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2941 times:
I was looking at Luton aiport in Google Earth and saw what I assume is the GA area. It looks like the aircraft are parked so close that they are overlapping - ie the tail of one aircraft overlapping the body of another or the wing of one sticking between the nose and tail of two others. It all looks very cramped and unwealdy. It looks like to get out one aircraft they would have to move another not to mention the risk of damage to aircraft.
Is this a normal situation or was it just a very very busy day when google took the photos? It seems to be a kind of anarchical free for all that I would not associate with a major airport. Is Luton that short of space. Or just greedy? (rapidly as all the ardent,fervent uber-capitalists start flamming me for such a heretical thought that there can be too much greed or that greed is bad)
Netjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2922 times:
You'll you go to stand 71 ( or near the FBO), when you have passenegrs, there is plenty of room to manuever, it gets crowed, but there is enough room to move safely. Or they'll park you infront of hangar 202 when there is enough space to move around and your empty..
they tow aircraft from stand 71 to infront of hangar 202 (F1) if the jet will be spending the night. Very crowed there, that's where jets overlap eachother.
EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2457 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
I used to work for Harrods Aviation using stand 71 and we overlapped many wings to fit aircraft in, when we had the State Of Kuwait A300 in, we'd often park Beechjets under the wing of the A300
I believe the other stand is 62, correct me if im wrong and we used to manouvere some of the larger GA, G550 GlobEX between the lamposts at the back of the stand to enable us to get more aircraft on there!
Same as in the hangars too, many wings overlapped!