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by tallis
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4893

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

bennett123 wrote:
Are you saying that it will only be a stand by.


No, just that alongside its freight usage it could be a very useful alternate.

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by tallis
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4893

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

if that is the primary motivation for reopening the airport, then it should probably be funded in the same way as NATS - namely that the collection of airlines which use the London airport system should all put some money into the pot Whilst this would never happen, I completely agree with you. Apa...

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by tallis
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4893

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

To all those asking why it needs to re-open, try diverting in London airspace on a windy or foggy night and then getting offered Birmingham / East Mids as the closest place able to accept you, if you’re lucky! (Manchester or even Glasgow/Paris/Amsterdam if you’re unlucky...) The fact is that, pre-co...

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by tallis
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9375

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Indeed Heathrow is closed until 06:00


Err... it’s actually open 24hrs, there’s just a movement cap before 6am. There are several scheduled arrivals everyday from 04:45.

I’ve known executive jet pilots (for extremely wealthy clients) who’ve been in at all hours of the night.

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by tallis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17453

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

eamondzhang wrote:
They're nicknamed London Airways for a reason.


... by literally no-one outside the very narrow confines of airliners.net

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by tallis
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair KEF-North American flights 10/4
Replies: 27
Views: 4073

Re: Icelandair KEF-North American flights 10/4

I'm surprised planes were allowed to land there instead of being told to divert. This is the problem with Keflavik - divert where? Egilsstadir is a challenging airport in itself for pilots with very few parking stands, terrain and instrument approach at only one end, and it’s also a many hour coach...

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by tallis
Fri May 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157037

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

At a large airfield with multiple runways, I would advocate splitting the units between more than one fire station to enable a quicker response. But that costs $$$, so I have no idea if anywhere actually does that. I suspect I know the answer. :roll: A lot of larger airports do indeed have ‘remote’...

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by tallis
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 22498

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

Not an automated system, but I believe cabin crew check in with cockpit at least every 30 minutes? If they don’t respond, cabin crew can enter the cockpit (if no response to cockpit door “bell”) How does that work in these days of cockpit security? After 9/11 I thought the pilots were supposed to b...

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by tallis
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 53
Views: 14944

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

Just to end the speculation, they did dump fuel.

I know because I was operating an aircraft in the descent to Stansted at around 22:30z and they’d just been given permission on the same frequency (can’t remember if it was Thames or London) to begin jettisoning.

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by tallis
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3786

Re: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019

I think a priority for the airport is sorting out a decent public transport link to the centre. I’m quite a regular visitor from London (UK) to Quebec but will almost always drive from YUL or even get the train from downtown Montreal rather than get a connecting flight and then waste money on a taxi...

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by tallis
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 6384

Re: LGA to west coast

If BA can do MSY-LHR with a full load+cargo off of a 7000ft runway (video and map with directional arrow below), then DL shouldn't have much issue doing LGA-LAX. Whilst it might not be an issue everyday or even every week, there would definitely be issues under certain circumstances (hot days, calm...

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by tallis
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 39601

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Or they hurry up and get them LCY approved and they can use them on their own routes from there. The trouble is, they only really have one and a half routes from LCY left - Dublin year round and Florence in the summer (on a W pattern from Dublin). They’ll probably be able to profitably deploy two o...

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by tallis
Thu May 31, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10960

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

It just looks like a loooong landing to me. Nothing horrible or dangerous. Pilot might have flared to early or sat in ground effect more than expected +1 on ground effect, although to me it looks like it should have resulted in a go around it’s impossible to judge properly unless you’re sitting the...

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by tallis
Fri May 18, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 10110

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Everyone is deposing of the ERJ-190/195’s. That’s not quite true - BACF just took delivery of their 16th 190 which is on a four year lease, and Stobart have expanded their fleet (albeit as part of a ludicrously complicated relationship with Flybe) over the last year. It’s still a very capable aircr...

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by tallis
Mon May 14, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 2316

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

All of the BA CityFlyer fleet is registered G-LCY* in reference to the London City base.

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by tallis
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves
Replies: 58
Views: 21521

Re: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves

Maybe I have got this wrong. In past times, has none of the big American carriers never lost money, been in Chapter 11? Has a large UK carrier never lost lots of money in the past? They survived, why wouldn't Norwegian? You’re correct to an extent - but there are key differences here. Firstly, as y...

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by tallis
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 15083

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

Dutchy there is no such thing as a hard brexit, a "soft brexit" is a desperate attempt by remoaners to keep us in the EU by any other name contrary to a democratic vote... There will be Brexit, easyJet will have a decent contingency and life will go on much as before Skipness mate, this i...

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by tallis
Wed May 30, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Limits Carry On Instruments
Replies: 45
Views: 14223

RE: BA Limits Carry On Instruments

Congratulations - some of the ill-informed posts in this thread have turned me from a long-time reader into a contributor at last! I think there are three very important points that a lots of people are missing here: 1) The Value of The Instruments - Professional musicians, particularly ones in peri...

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