What to watch next?? Stargate - gone Stargate Atlantis - last episode Battlestar Galactica - last season So what's left to watch for ScFi nuts who aren't into the fantasy shows (Sanctuary is IMHO poor despite Amanda Tapping). UK Tv seems to be into fantasy overload at the moment (Merlin/Demons etc) ...Jump to post
According to todays UK Daily Telegraph QUOTE Pieter Elbers, KLM's network chief, said the joint venture's transatlantic services had grown by 40pc in the last two years to 275 flights a week. It represents 20pc-22pc of KLM's revenues and 10pc-15pc of Northwest's. He said the pair had found take-off ...Jump to post
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I have an old AirUK time table from winter 1980-81 and that shows services with HPH from <acronym title="Southend - Rochford (SEN / EGMC), United Kingdom">SEN</acronym> to <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym>, <acronym title="Rotterd...Jump to post
Yes, Burstin Travel was behind Princess Air, in response to being let down at short notice by Paramount. Some of the services were flown with Loganair 146's which positoned down from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> each weekend - Burst...Jump to post
Over the years Southend has had many scheduled services. Indeed back in the early 50's <acronym title="Southend - Rochford (SEN / EGMC), United Kingdom">SEN</acronym> was one of the busiest airports in the UK. Who can remember the Carvairs? Passenger/car services to <acronym title="Rotterdam (- Zest...Jump to post
Opps spots before the eyes (or shud that be budgies before the eye's!). The aircraft in <acronym title="Bournemouth - International (Hurn) (BOH / EGHH), United Kingdom">BOH</acronym> is the all red G-OPFW. If you look at the ramp at Bristol Airport (BRS) - there she is!. That's quite an achievement ...Jump to post
Looking at Google Earth (yes I know - sad) I spotted G-BVOU the ex Emerald Airways that was painted in the distinctive LYNX livery (red top to fuselage & brown engine covers), at Blackpool Airport (<acronym title="Blackpool - Squires Gate (BLK / EGNH), United Kingdom">BLK</acronym>). Looking again I...Jump to post
I came across a sticker for the Jetstream 51, from Jetstream Aircraft. This, I believe, was one on the many names that the regional aircraft business of Bae went under (the ATP became the Jetstream 61). This appears to be a T tailed twin turbo prop, perhaps a little smaller that the ATP? Looks a lit...Jump to post
Looking at the Dutch Slot Coordination website <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> have applied for slots at <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> from <acronym title="Inverness - Dalcross (INV / EGPE), United Kingdom">INV</acronym> ...Jump to post
From the Dutch Slot Coordinators website - <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> have been allocated slots at <acronym title="Rotterdam (- Zestienhoven) (RTM / EHRD), Netherlands">RTM</acronym> for W07. 1. Where will <acronym tit...Jump to post
Opps sorry, thought that was a list of destinations. EAE started at <acronym title="Monchengladbach (- Dusseldorf Express) (MGL / EDLN), Germany">MGL</acronym>. Why did they move out, as there operations are now from <acronym title="Munster / Osnabruck (- Greven) (FMO / EDDG), Germany">FMO</acronym>...Jump to post
LGW? Their site doesn't mention LGW. When did this stop?Jump to post
Come back Princess Air, all is forgiven.... <a href="http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1139542&WxsIERv=Oevgvfu%20Nrebfcnpr%20ONr-146-200&Wm=0&WdsYXMg=Cevaprff%20Nve&QtODMg=Fbhguraq%20-%20Ebpusbeq%20%28FRA%20%2F%20RTZP%29&ERDLTkt=HX%20-%20Ratynaq&ktODMp=1990&BP=0&WNEb25u=Qnivq%20Bngrf&xsIERvdWdsY...Jump to post
So the scenario is........... Ryanair place an that causes a stir. Gets lots of exposure in papers (probably not those that carried the initial advert). After an interval, during which Ryanair spokespersons gets lot of air time (to trot out their line about cheap fares, etc), pulls advert. Job done!...Jump to post
Looks like photoshopped to me - the structure to hold up the top hoarding would be immense.
And all the photo's were taken from exactly the same spot?
The critical part is down to scheduling. In my experience Ryanair allow a longer block time which allows them (if running on time) to keep going on about how early they are, whereas if they are running late, the 25 minute turnround & longer return block time will enable the aircraft to make up time....Jump to post
Check this Company out: LoadMaster Ltd:
This gives an idea of the how's & why's of aircraft weighing
If <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym> take a majority ownership of <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> then it then becomes a Russian owned carrier and this would have a big impact on traffic rights etc. If <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acrony...Jump to post
New start-up airlines had the option of using the SD3-60 as a cheap way of proving services. As was stated above the Vomit Comet was ideal for short hops where ground transportation was not an option (inter island for example). With the gradual demise of SD3-60 (36-39 seats) what options would new s...Jump to post
Is there any connection with the last "airline" that tried this from Gibraltar - Fly Europa? Even though it was a few years ago the website is still active: <a href="http://www.fly-europa.com/fly/index.htm" target=_blank>http://www.fly-europa.com/fly/index.htm</a> That one was supposed to be in conn...Jump to post
This is basically a stretch of the HS125, which is only a 1+1 seating across the aircraft. With all forward facing seats would give possibly 18(?) seats, but the payload is not adequate for that number, working out at around 12 passengers. The EMB135 is a 2+1 aircraft, which is laid out as 1+1 in a ...Jump to post
Wasn't there a problem with the upgrade of the engines to a more efficient western engines? As soon as it was proposed, the current engine supplier said it would pull engines from the aircraft of the Company that was proposing the upgrade, which would leave them grounded, as the current life of the ...Jump to post
I was shown some photo's of the interior of a F50 converted to fly mail for the Swedish(?) post office. The layout was very poor because, I was told, the fuselage was not strong enough to fit transverse cargo nets to pick-up points in the fuselage, everything had to be attached to the floor, which w...Jump to post
TL-ADJ s/n 20200 last seen Lubumbashi.Jump to post
I wondered if they were Denim slots, but I thought Denim had given up their scheduled services? That said, on the <acronym title="Rotterdam (- Zestienhoven) (RTM / EHRD), Netherlands">RTM</acronym> slot page for W06 there are both VLM & Denim slot requests. Are the Denim requests a way of VLM gettin...Jump to post
Noted on the Netherlands slot co-ordinators website was an allocation of 420 slots, during W06, for VLM from <acronym title="Eindhoven (- Welschap) (EIN / EHEH), Netherlands">EIN</acronym>. No details of any VLM flights from <acronym title="Eindhoven (- Welschap) (EIN / EHEH), Netherlands">EIN</acro...Jump to post
If they have taken the ex <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> -222EM's they are going to struggle to get to <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> let alone anywherelse. The <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> -222EM's ...Jump to post
In the UK we call it a fly-past which sometimes happens when an aircraft needs ATC to visually check undercarriage etc. In the 70's a certain large charter company flying 737's from <acronym title="London - Luton (LTN / EGGW), United Kingdom">LTN</acronym>, had a pilot who'd always wanted to do a fl...Jump to post
"Paper tickets" consist of various sheets, including issuing office coupon, passenger coupons, audit coupon etc. When a ticket is issued, the issuing office coupon etc are removed and the ticket is issued to the passenger. When you check-in the flight coupon for the sector to be flown is removed. So...Jump to post
Manston is a poor equivalent: its 50 miles from the M25, against 19 for Southend, and (according to 2001 census) Manston has a surrounding population figures of around 260,000 (if you include Canterbury) while Southend & surroundings has a figure of over 550,000 (+ 150,000 if you count Chelmsford, w...Jump to post
The Southend catchment area could be quite large, depending on how you work it out, but could well be 2M+. If you're traying to get out of Southend (or Leigh-on-sea/Rayleigh/Hockley/Brentwood etc) in the mroning to get a flight from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW<...Jump to post
Historically Princess Air used to operate the 146-200QC (launch customer) from <acronym title="Southend - Rochford (SEN / EGMC), United Kingdom">SEN</acronym> to <acronym title="Faro (FAO / LPFR), Portugal">FAO</acronym>, <acronym title="Malaga (AGP / LEMG), Spain">AGP</acronym>, <acronym title="Pal...Jump to post
Duty Free Goods Time to bring in Buy On Arrival? Think of the positives of BOA: 1. Security cleared - no chance of bringing an aircraft down 2. Weight saving - small perhaps but still a saving 3. Carry on baggage - will reduce the amount carried (supposing it is allowed) 4. Passenger Delays - how ma...Jump to post
Hi Thanks for info.
I knew Air Turquoise moved to Vatry but were they forced out of Reims, or did Reims close because they decided to move? They moved out presumably before 01 July but only lasted until 18 July at Vatry.
Does seem an odd way to promote a local airport?