cardiffairtaxi
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BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:00 pm

My friend flew MME-NQY on Saturday,and said there was a BMI A330 at NQY operating a charter to CDG.Does anybody know what this flight was for?
 
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Vasu
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:52 pm

Is the runway there anywhere near long enough for an A330?!
 
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:55 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 1):
Is the runway there anywhere near long enough for an A330?!

Er yes actually - its one of the longest in the UK. For years it was home of the Nimrod maritime recconaisance aircraft and has had the odd 747 on emergency diversions in the past.
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:56 pm

Oops... I take back that daft question then! I think I was getting confused with Plymouth...
 
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:58 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 3):
Oops... I take back that daft question then! I think I was getting confused with Plymouth...

Yea, nobody really knows nor cares about those little airports down that way eh? Silly Cornish types.
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:06 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 3):
Oops... I take back that daft question then! I think I was getting confused with Plymouth...

Plymouth = Short and shit.
Newquay = Long and nothing there.

They have had the AN225 into NQY, and the biggest thing PLH has landed was a BAe146 biggrin 

Coming back to the original post, I've looked at a few of the web-rings for the South West aviation scene and none seem to have reported anything at NQY, so afraid I have no idea what it was doing flying to CDG. Interesting news though!

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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:46 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
so afraid I have no idea what it was doing flying to CDG

bmi's latest strategy - high frequency service from the middle of nowhere to Paris with A330s  Big grin
 
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:11 pm

It wasnt a test flight for their A330 that went Tech by any chance ?

G-WWBM ? which had a cracked frame and forced a cancelation of the Mumbai schedule for 2 weeks ?
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:12 pm

Quoting SK736 (Reply 6):

Apparently it was chocca block!
Maybe they had the world Morris dancing championships on!
 
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:14 am

Quoting SK736 (Reply 6):
middle of nowhere

Oi, my family home, where I was born and raised for 18 years, is only 1.5 hours from NQY. Watch your mouth.  Silly
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 7):
It wasnt a test flight for their A330 that went Tech by any chance ?

G-WWBM ? which had a cracked frame and forced a cancelation of the Mumbai schedule for 2 weeks ?

Now off for a third week - oh dear.
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:49 am

I didn't know Durham was that big.

How much can LBA handle. We had Concorde
 
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:04 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 11):
I didn't know Durham was that big.

Um the A330 was at NQY, not MME.

Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Reply 8):
Apparently it was chocca block!
Maybe they had the world Morris dancing championships on!

although on current form even NQY will get an NYC service before CWL  duck 
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:26 am

Shit sorry apologies
 
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:27 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9):
Oi, my family home, where I was born and raised for 18 years, is only 1.5 hours from NQY. Watch your mouth. Silly

...and there is even less there that there is at Newquay Wink

Just a thought, could it have been some kind of military charter, they have used Air Luxor A330's in the past.

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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:57 am

Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Thread starter):
My friend flew MME-NQY on Saturday,and said there was a BMI A330 at NQY operating a charter to CDG.Does anybody know what this flight was for?

With one of their three A330's broken I would doubt they would have the capacity do this.

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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:03 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 2):
Er yes actually - its one of the longest in the UK. For years it was home of the Nimrod maritime recconaisance aircraft and has had the odd 747 on emergency diversions in the past.

I remember watching a C5 Galaxy claw it's way into the air there - it took so long it was painful so it must have a good length of tarmac!
 
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:46 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9):
Oi, my family home, where I was born and raised for 18 years, is only 1.5 hours from NQY. Watch your mouth.

My sincere apologies matey. Actually, my sister lives in St Austell so I'm a frequent flyer from NQY - and you have to admit, it is in the middle of nowhere!
 
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:01 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
biggest thing PLH has landed was a BAe146

I've seen photos of RAF hercules there.
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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:38 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 11):
I didn't know Durham was that big.



Quoting Cornish (Reply 12):
Um the A330 was at NQY, not MME.

...and anyway, MME can handle the big stuff - no problem:


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RE: BMI A330 At NQY Saturday

Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:47 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 10):
Now off for a third week - oh dear.

Hopefully, BMI Will make more money NOT operating the service as they do operating it and pull out of the India market indefinatly...

Will make the Virgin way of life a little easier...
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