|Quoting A321fly (Reply 32):|
whatever, like said they are scared that things will go wrong, Manchester manage a viewing park within meters of the taxiway's and runways so i cannot see why there should be non provided at DSA.
It's just in this one area at the end of the runway, where you can pull off the road and have a good view across the airfield, as it's more elevated. Load of crap if you ask me, and I'm not sure whether they were acting legally or not in moving people on. Basically, as this stretch of road is "historically" double yellowed, it is an offence to pull across the double yellows to park on the rough ground beyond them
I can see me falling out with the police if they try this one on me at the weekend.
Apparently (the inspector (no less) told my dad) they are using this as an excuse because the superiors in the South Yorks. police don't want people hanging around in this area because of the "potential threat" they pose. What a load of crap! The only thing to do is park the car 250yds down the road and walk to this spot, then they can't do a thing about you being there. How annoying that some prick has thought this one up! Honestly, do they think that by having drivers moved on they are preventing a terrorist attack? If so I think it's funny they can't do anything about pedestrians being there!
Anyway, end of rant.
A321fly, I emailed Peel Holdings about 12 months ago about provisions for a viewing area, quoting MAN
as an example. I thought this would have some resonance, seen as though MAN
aiport own HUY
and Peel own LPL
. Nothing came of it unfortunately, I just got an email back saying there were no "specific" plans, but that they would like at some point to honour the former RAF base in some way.
|Quoting Samurai 777 (Reply 33):|
How much passenger traffic is it capable of handling?
Will there be any widebodies flying there? Will it ever handle international flights, charter or otherwise?
Forget all the hype, I have it on (very) good authority that the airport aims to be operating at a rate of 2.5 million passengers a year within the first 12 months of operation. Whether this will be achieved or not, time will tell. Long haul operations are starting to Florida and the Caribbean in October (presumably with a BY
763) and they are desperate to get a trans-Atlantic scheduled carrier in too, again CO
have been strongly hinted at, but nothing has been publicly confirmed.
I might still get across to have a nosy on Thurs, though it's looking as though it will be Saturday lunch now.
I'll keep my eyes open if any of you out there will be around.
Obviously missing something....