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by vaughanparry
Thu May 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small 'plane crashes in Dubai, four fatalities
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Small 'plane crashes in Dubai, four fatalities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-48301828

Sincere condolences to the families.
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This from the BBC. Three Britons and one South African lost their lives:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-48301828

Sincere condolences to the families.

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by vaughanparry
Thu May 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22027

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Just seen this on BA Source. Seems that G-YMMC is the first to get the treatment described inc. 10 abreast in Economy but new Panasonic IFE I guess only time will tell us if passengers (in Economy) see that as a fair trade: http://thebasource.com/british-airways-b777-200er-g-ymmc-returns-from-cardif...

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by vaughanparry
Mon May 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3009
Views: 294969

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48174797#

The article's headline reads: "Boeing admits knowing of 737 Max problem".
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From the BBC this morning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48174797#

The article's headline reads: "Boeing admits knowing of 737 Max problem".

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by vaughanparry
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712918

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... res-could/
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This from today's Daily Telegraph: "Ethiopian air pilots followed Boeing emergency procedures but could not stop plane going down, report says":

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... res-could/

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by vaughanparry
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24130

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

maint123 wrote:
"British" Airways. Enough said. If you think this is bad take a train in UK.

I do, several times a week. They're generally excellent, as are BA when I fly with them, half a dozen times a year.

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by vaughanparry
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709542

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Just seen this from The Telegraph. The headline runs thus: "Pilots complained several times about 737 MAX problems before latest crash" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news ... ns-safety/ Sincere apologies if it's been posted already (huge rush here, no time to check), please delete/mov...

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by vaughanparry
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712918

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Just seen this from The Telegraph. The headline runs thus: "Pilots complained several times about 737 MAX problems before latest crash" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/737-max-pilot-complaints-concerns-safety/ Sincere apologies if it's been posted already (huge rush here, no time t...

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by vaughanparry
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights to Carlisle for England's Lake District to begin in July
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Flights to Carlisle for England's Lake District to begin in July

The Daily Telegraph has this story today. From July, Carlisle - CAX - will be served from BHD, DUB, and either SEN or STN (both airports are mentioned in the piece; the author probably thinks they're one and the same). Definitely one to watch: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/u...

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by vaughanparry
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurofox 'plane built by Scottish teenagers: first flight soon
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Eurofox 'plane built by Scottish teenagers: first flight soon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... l-47415760
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Cool story, best of luck to them:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... l-47415760

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by vaughanparry
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: Aircraft scrapping

Given that several BA 744s with G-BNLx registrations are at Victorville, why would G-BNLK have gone to St. Athan in South Wales for scrapping rather than joining its buddies? There may well have been other examples but G-BNLK was the only BA 744 I ever flew on, hence the personal interest.

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by vaughanparry
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

Link to the actual AAIB interim report rather than the article hidden behind the Telegraph's paywall. https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-special-bulletin-s1-2019-on-piper-pa-46-310p-malibu-n264db Thanks for the very handy AAIB link. The Telegraph article isn't actually listed as Premium so should...

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by vaughanparry
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

This appeared in The Daily Telegraph today: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/25/emiliano-sala-pilot-told-air-traffic-controllers-did-not-need/ Moderators: I wasn't sure whether this justified a new thread or should have been added to the previous thread. Please delete/move as required, thanks!

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by vaughanparry
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 132
Views: 29725

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47100691
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Looks like a search for the 'plane on the seabed is scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 3rd Feb.:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47100691

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by vaughanparry
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways: ongoing problems on its 100th birthday
Replies: 33
Views: 4791

British Airways: ongoing problems on its 100th birthday

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comm ... centenary/
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The Daily Telegraph has this piece on BA's 100th birthday highlighting the airline's waning popularity and the need to fix the causes:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comm ... centenary/

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by vaughanparry
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 132
Views: 29725

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46998548.

Still more questions than answers, though.
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More details this morning here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46998548.

Still more questions than answers, though.

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by vaughanparry
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 132
Views: 29725

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

The Telegraph has this. Among other details, there's a quotation from the "very experienced" pilot that he was "bit rusty". The latter though only appears in the headline and is not developed further in the full story: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/23/missing-footballe...

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by vaughanparry
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 132
Views: 29725

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... d-channel/

Desperately sad.
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Aircraft parts have been found:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... d-channel/

Desperately sad.

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by vaughanparry
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Drone Sighting
Replies: 27
Views: 4963

Re: Departures at Heathrow stopped due to suspected drone sightings

Mr V-P; I'm curious as to why you didn't mention this before, such as when you posted on the Gatwick drone thread on Dec 20th, about 12 hours after your own sighting at Gatwick. I'm sure there is a perfectly innocent explanation, but with an average of one post a year over the last 12 years from yo...

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by vaughanparry
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Drone Sighting
Replies: 27
Views: 4963

Re: Departures at Heathrow stopped due to suspected drone sightings

Nope. Mr. Roberts's experience and words are almost an exact match of my own. On December 19th, I was driving home, near Gatwick, at 21.45 or so and noticed a strange object in the sky over the airport. As a local resident, aviation enthusiast, and seasoned Gatwick observer, it was immediately clea...

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by vaughanparry
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Drone Sighting
Replies: 27
Views: 4963

Re: Departures at Heathrow stopped due to suspected drone sightings

...was driving on the M25 past Heathrow airport at about 17:45 GMT when he saw what he believes was a drone. "I could see, I'd say around 300 feet up, very bright, stationary flashing red and green lights, over the Harmondsworth area," he said. "I could tell it was a drone - these th...

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by vaughanparry
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Drone Sighting
Replies: 27
Views: 4963

Re: LHR Drone Sighting

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46935933
Seems he will appear in court on Tuesday (Jan 22nd). Any idea what punishment he might expect?
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A drone operator was arrested today (for offence on December 24th...):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46935933
Seems he will appear in court on Tuesday (Jan 22nd). Any idea what punishment he might expect?

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by vaughanparry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3563

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Actually could also be a case of bird smuggling. It would make about as much sense as smuggling a sparrow from Europe. They are incredibly common. Actually, the mynah bird is not native to the UK (I've only ever seen them in cages) or anywhere else in Europe so this stowaway's attempt to enter the ...

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by vaughanparry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3563

Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46861136
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Mynah bird hitches ride to London:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46861136

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by vaughanparry
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Survivor of '89 Kegworth crash walks for first time in 30 years
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Survivor of '89 Kegworth crash walks for first time in 30 years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-northe ... 0-years-on
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January 1989: barely three weeks after the horror of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, British Midland 92 came down at Kegworth. Thirty years on, the BBC has this story:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-northe ... 0-years-on

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by vaughanparry
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 69776

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/1 ... e-updates/
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Snipers: although there's no mention of them in the text below the headline (no mention either on the BBC's feed), The Telegraph is reporting that snipers have been called in:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/1 ... e-updates/

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by vaughanparry
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA103 21st Dec 1988: BBC again on Lockerbie tragedy
Replies: 13
Views: 3273

PA103 21st Dec 1988: BBC again on Lockerbie tragedy

This Friday, December 21st, will be the 30th anniversary of the bombing of PA103 over the small Scottish town of Lockerbie. The BBC has done another piece on the effects of the atrocity on the town which, like last week's article, I feel is worth sharing here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-...

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by vaughanparry
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Lockerbie 21st Dec 1988: poignant piece from the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: PA 103 Lockerbie 21st Dec 1998: poignant piece from the BBC

Oops, thank you! Title corrected (I think...)

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by vaughanparry
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Lockerbie 21st Dec 1988: poignant piece from the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 959

PA 103 Lockerbie 21st Dec 1988: poignant piece from the BBC

Hi. As the 30th anniversary of the bombing of PanAm 103 approaches, the BBC have produced this. Although it focuses more on the town of Lockerbie rather than with civil aviation per se , I found it to be a moving reminder of that night's appalling events and, IMHO, worthy of posting here: https://ww...

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by vaughanparry
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help needed finding aircraft flown on in '90s and '00s
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: Help needed finding aircraft flown on in '90s and '00s

Great work, guys! Sincere thanks to you both for such prompt and helpful replies. Several missing registrations now found with more to come, no doubt, when I can back come back to this tomorrow.
Have a great evening
VP

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by vaughanparry
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help needed finding aircraft flown on in '90s and '00s
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Help needed finding aircraft flown on in '90s and '00s

Greetings all. I'm trying to discover which aircraft operated flights that I took in the US in the '90s and '00s. For example, where might I find out which specific DL 757 took me from PHL to ATL in April 2004? While http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk is proving a goldmine for flights to/from the UK, I was wo...

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by vaughanparry
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe flight drops 500 feet in 18 seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

FlyBe flight drops 500 feet in 18 seconds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46137445
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Good morning. I've not seen this story posted so far and I'm keen to know what those of you with more expert knowledge than me (i.e. all of you!) make of this incident. It seems to me that this came close to being a lot more serious:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46137445

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