Sam, thanks for with keeping us updated and getting those recordings !!!
Thanks, but credit also to Alex, he got the recordings. Anyway, sorry haven't been on, went out to a party. I heard it come in, was certainly interesting to listen to live! I had my fingers crossed!
On the train, I went past the end of the runway and yes 08L was in use for about 45 minutes afterwards. The aircraft was surrounded by masses of emergency vehicles. Contacted Dad, and he was going through a nightmare, having to shut a couple of stands on his pier (1) for the Northern runway to become active.
Stands 3, 9, 10 and 6 are not allowed anything 73G size or above, FR
, Aurigney or any other operater who use smaller aircraft on this pier are okay. FR
on their favourite stand (10) with the old 732s is fine because the fin is smaller. 319's obviously then cannot use these stands in the situation such as last night, and with LGW
being an EZY bus base, this causes havoc as Pier 1 is their pier!
Glad everyone was okay, great ATC clips, funny hearing them back and thinking I was rushing around my house getting ready, looking out of my window at every possible oppurtunity fingers crossed.
As for the term 'finals' it is used very commonly in the UK. Finals is when the aircraft in question is usually around 8 miles away, though sometimes they are even over the English channel for LGW
finals is when the flaps are gear are fully extended, the aircraft is obviously closer to the airport, thus short