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MoD Ascension Island/Falklands Flights  
User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 745 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6481 times:

Anyone know who is operating these now that GSM is no more?


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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

Air Italy did some of the first flights immediately post-GSM (I-AIGH B762 was used).
I'm not sure if they have continued or whether someone else has now taken over.



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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6423 times:

How likely is it that the RAF would resume some of this flying themselves with the VC-10s and Tristars? On an emergency basis, obviously -- I'm sure it has to be more cost-effective to charter the flying most of the time.

User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6400 times:



Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 2):
How likely is it that the RAF would resume some of this flying themselves with the VC-10s and Tristars?

Unlikely that they will use the pax Tristars as they are basically dedicated to the Khandahar run. Finding replacement capacity at short notice in the middle of the winter shouldn't be a problem as there ought to be plenty of spare charter capacity around until about Easter.



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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5141 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6365 times:

How many flights a week are we talking about? Are civilians allowed to book as well?
Departing from Brize Norton AFB?


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6350 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 4):
Are civilians allowed to book as well?
Departing from Brize Norton AFB?

It is called RAF Brize Norton rather than the "Americanised" Brize Norton AFB.

The Brize website says:

"Q. Can I travel on RAF or MOD chartered aircraft to the Ascension and Falklands Islands?
A. You can travel as a fare paying passenger on our flights to these destinations. Details are available from the Falklands Island Government Office in London"

The FIGO website says that post-GSM, two flights a week will be operated by Air Italy and "negotiations are under way to determine a long term solution" which (sort of) answers the original question as well.



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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6346 times:

Sort of off-topic question, but this American isn't quite sure how to pronounce "RAF Brize Norton." Ok, ok, the "RAF" and "Norton" parts are clear enough, but how should "Brize" be pronounced? "Breeze"? "Brizz"? "Broyze"? "Briiiiize"?

Sorry, but we really are two peoples divided by a common language.


User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5141 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6332 times:



Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 6):
Sort of off-topic question, but this American isn't quite sure how to pronounce "RAF Brize Norton." Ok, ok, the "RAF" and "Norton" parts are clear enough, but how should "Brize" be pronounced? "Breeze"? "Brizz"? "Broyze"? "Briiiiize"?

Sorry, but we really are two peoples divided by a common language.

Brize as in the word Ice.

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 5):
It is called RAF Brize Norton rather than the "Americanised" Brize Norton AFB.

The Brize website says:

"Q. Can I travel on RAF or MOD chartered aircraft to the Ascension and Falklands Islands?
A. You can travel as a fare paying passenger on our flights to these destinations. Details are available from the Falklands Island Government Office in London"

The FIGO website says that post-GSM, two flights a week will be operated by Air Italy and "negotiations are under way to determine a long term solution" which (sort of) answers the original question as well.

Thanks for the info!!


User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 745 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6324 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 4):
How many flights a week are we talking about? Are civilians allowed to book as well?

The normal schedule is 3 flights every 2 weeks.

There are a limited number of seats available to the general public - the usual allocation is 20-40 seats per flight depending on MoD requirements. Seats normally go to Falkland Islanders returning home, those working on Ascension & "Saints" picking up the RMS St Helena shipping service in Ascension as a priority.

http://www.ascension-flights.com/ascension-flights-schedule.htm

http://www.falklands.gov.fk/Getting_Here.html

http://www.rms-st-helena.com/raf_flights



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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6308 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 7):
Brize as in the word Ice.

Thank you!

Quoting Edina (Reply 8):
The normal schedule is 3 flights every 2 weeks.

Routing, presumably, RAF Brize Norton -- RAF Ascension Island -- RAF Mount Pleasant every time?


User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 745 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6289 times:



Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 9):

Exactly, flights route BZZ-ASI-MPN

With RAF Ascension Island otherwise known as Wideawake Airfield.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/currentoperations/opsascension.cfm



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