L1011aaron
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Chester Airport.

Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:50 am

Does anyone have any information about current services at Chester Airport ( owned by bae systems). Listings show that last year there were fly be charters to Filton and Toulouse with a 146.Obviously charters for bae.

Here is the schedule:

A 0620 Birmingham 146 BE031P Monday Positioning
D 0635 filton/ Tolouse 146 BE9001 Monday charter
A1815 Tolouse/ filton 146 BE9010 Friday charter
D 1900 Birmingham 146 BE 032P Friday Positioning

Sorry, i know it unclearbu the message poster doesn't let you leave more than 1 space.

 
egnr
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RE: Chester Airport.

Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:45 am

The airport itself is actually Hawarden Airport, and the BAe site is now Airbus UK - Broughton.

There is a regular shuttle service between Broughton and Filton using an Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 flying Monday - Thursday:

Depart Broughton :07:45 12:30 16:45
Arrives Filton.......:08:30 13:15 17:30
Depart Filton.......:08:50 13:35 18:05
Arrive Broughton..:09:35 14:30 18:50

No service on Friday.

Broughton employees wishing to go to Toulouse now fly on the shuttle to Filton, then transfer to another flight to Toulouse.

I've also seen a Privatjet A319 parked up overnight a few times, mainly on weekends. I'm not sure what flights it operates before/after arrival at Broughton though.

Other than this there are, Beluga movements, RAF Hawks from Valley flying circuits, a Police Islander, Chester flying school, Raytheon maintenance realted movements, etc.
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L1011aaron
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RE: Chester Airport.

Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:33 am

Thanks a lot for this. I live near in Cheshire and use MAN for spotting. i might go over to Hawarden sometime as i haven't got many private aircraft photos.

Are there any suitable photo areas for viewing.e.g roads and is there any type of terminal with seating etc.
 
egnr
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RE: Chester Airport.

Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:23 am

With most of the site being controlled by Airbus, access is restricted. Quite often I see people waiting at the end of the runway (right side of pic) if the Beluga is taxiing out.

There is a road running from the bottom right of the photo - leading from Hawarden (off bottom of pic) to Broughton. You can just make out the emegency access gates on the left of that road, with a narrow grey road leading to the runway, with a dirt track just below. These gates are where I see most people watching.

The Airbus factory buildings themselves limit a lot of the view from anywhere else, more so now that the A380 factory is completed (just a building site on this photo (on the left).


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