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by DY789
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

I quite like it. As previously mentioned, I don't see them using the full 8+ minutes on board...possibly too long to keep people watching?

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by DY789
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom updated livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3191

Re: Tarom updated livery

Very much like the new TAROM livery. Certainly suits the ATR - not too sure it will suit the larger 737's but it is fresh!

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by DY789
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9702

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

I have no idea how long it would take to drive from San Francisco to Portland or from Washington DC to Boston, but I bet it is a pain in the ass and would always fly. Until small little domestic flights in the UK become far too expensive to justify, then I will always look to fly. I fully accept cli...

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by DY789
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5882

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

Looking through the same source - it appears China Southern are scaling back at Heathrow a considerable amount: https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1218662466193887232 He completely missed the addition of PKX-LHR on A380, so "scaling up" would be the better description. Will look forward...

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by DY789
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3018

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

By far and away:

Why doesnt an airline fly to specific city

Really gets on my wick - as if the airline in question hasn't thought about it or at least researched it!

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by DY789
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5882

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/12 ... 6193887232
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Looking through the same source - it appears China Southern are scaling back at Heathrow a considerable amount:

https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/12 ... 6193887232

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by DY789
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5882

China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

Good Afternoon all, Not sure if this has been discussed (I have tried to find it!) but China Southern is pulling its Wuhan route from London Heathrow and moving it to London Gatwick. Does this not seem odd? Keeping the other services at Heathrow and only moving one of them to Gatwick? source: https:...

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by DY789
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25669

Re: Safety of Flying over The Middle East

777222LR wrote:
With the blockade against Qatar, I'm wondering how Qatar Airways would handle this situation.


I'm wondering this also. Other airlines in the region have the luxury of routing anywhere they wish. Qatar not being bale to fly over Saudi causes problems to say the least!

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by DY789
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 118
Views: 34701

Re: What's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

IWMBH wrote:
So thats it, the last passenger NG ever built


...and now delivered.

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by DY789
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20268

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

What about the small Grand Cayman airline? They had been operating the 737 classics. Probably forked out a small fortune in pilot training for their swanky new jets...for (currently at least...) nothing. A side question? Would airlines be compensated throughout the grounding? Or once everything even...

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by DY789
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes
Replies: 36
Views: 7216

Re: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes

ITSTours wrote:
That's a pretty aggressive rule.


This is indeed. Is this a bid to protect Vietnam Airlines amidst the rapidly growing aviation sector in Vietnam?

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by DY789
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Saigon Long Weekend on VN A321 and A350 Economy
Replies: 10
Views: 4971

Re: Saigon Long Weekend on VN A321 and A350 Economy

Great report - thank you for sharing. Haven't been to Vietnam since 2007 and this report has made me want to return!!

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by DY789
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic slightly updated its livery
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: airBaltic slightly updated its livery

I like it. Simple change.

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by DY789
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161910

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Once the FAA says go...at what rate can 737's be delivered? I have no idea what the process is but I have a feeling there is a little more to it then telling the airlines to go to MWH and pick up their jets. Do the airlines have to take them all at once. I think most airlines have additional work t...

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by DY789
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535479

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Strato2 wrote:
DY789 wrote:
The Air Caraibes A35K looks stunning! Thank you for sharing.


Wait until you sit in it at those 16.5" economy seats. :crazy:



Spacious. Nice. :crowded:

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by DY789
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535479

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

The Air Caraibes A35K looks stunning! Thank you for sharing.

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by DY789
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143246

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Love this new livery. I think it just looks so much more professional than the previous. Looks a lot better on the 320neo than the 359

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by DY789
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 98157

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Just a quick question...

Would winglets to these aircraft get bolted on as such by Boeing before delivery or is it entirely down to the operator to fit them? Just seems bizarre in today's climate, a newly built 767 wouldn't have winglets fitted.

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by DY789
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 14576

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

GE90man wrote:
You know.... it's not half bad. It's a lot more subtle than I would have thought it would be.


Agreed. It's not terrible. I think it loks smart, but don't see it ever becoming iconic.

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by DY789
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 14576

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

The current iconic livery is instantly recognizable the world over. Everything this man touches is indelibly soiled. Leave it alone! Personally, I don't think it's awful on its own. However, I agree, compared to the current iconic scheme, I feel it is such a step down. Don't see the new proposed sc...

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by DY789
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 14576

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Should caviat this....suggests Trump designed them himself. So not sure how much sway the President will have here.

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by DY789
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 14576

New Air Force One Scheme

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusi ... d=63676678
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Afternoon All,

Not sure if it has been posted yet or not, but I have stumbled across this from abc news showing 4 variations of the upcoming scheme to the new Air Force One.

Thoughts?

source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusi ... d=63676678

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by DY789
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384709

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Must admit. I think it will be a grower. Much like the Lufthansa scheme!

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by DY789
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 315641

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Some great pictures on here...as always! Thanks for sharing. I can't help but wonder about the economics of owning/leasing a single aircraft of any fleet group. In referring to Air Tanzania, (which lets be honest, probably haven't got an endless supply of cash) how is it financially viable to operat...

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by DY789
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 18615

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

I've been saying for years that EY is trying its damnedest to be SR-2.0 ( No clear market strategy + "me too!" expansion + home market too comparatively limited to support said expansion ) x ( investing in airlines with even shittier prospective outlooks than your own ) = Swissair for the...

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by DY789
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 18491

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

If you read that particular thread on twitter that it'll be twice a week too. So can't imagine anything in the US would only be a twice a week service...

Regards,
DY789

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by DY789
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 377346

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

787 Firing Order is updated: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPkCSJI5Pd-15rsJ1a0SFCRaT-iqgo/edit?usp=sharing Still interesting to mention as NYC777 did a another small update to the list in the last couple of days revealing 2 more first production slots since he made his post. ...

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by DY789
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer Announces New Routes From LCY & MAN
Replies: 14
Views: 3266

Re: BA CityFlyer Announces New Routes From LCY & MAN

How many Embraer's will BA CityFlyer bring in supplement the 25 extra weekly flights from LCY? Or will certain flights be cut in order to carry these flights?

This should be a decent increase in pax for LCY!

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by DY789
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 5497

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

Someone like China Southern?

A319, A320, A321, A332, A333. Also already have the A320 NEO and A321 NEO.

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by DY789
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 377346

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Surely ET can't be taking delivery of many more 787's? Everytime I check this thread, ET seem to have another one!

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by DY789
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 7186

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

Thats an ambitious project? Papeete and Tel Aviv?

Wonder just how many 787's they plan to base there, and it seems like EZE will comfortably overtake LGW as their main long haul operation!

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by DY789
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus @ BDL
Replies: 25
Views: 5339

Re: Aer Lingus @ BDL

Quite a few times I've been departing from the same terminal this last year, the flights appeared to be departing with close to...if not completely....full loads. I am curious as to the numbers as well. Any quick search of available seats on many dates this Summer is showing heavy flights. As for t...

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by DY789
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair's top U.S. station?
Replies: 13
Views: 4997

Re: Icelandair's top U.S. station?

A friend of mine travels between LON and SEA regularly and almost religiously with FI and says that the flights are almost always packed out! Not sure how many flights they have a day there, I know of at least 2...?

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by DY789
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 151616

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Is this an unprecedented move? By this I mean - are there any other traffic/airspace restrictions due to a country seemingly supporting ridiculous groups? Or is this be expected to be the norm? Away from aviation also, it will be interesting to see if this will be another nail in the Qatar 2022 Worl...

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by DY789
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin America A321 NEO Inaugural SFO-DCA May 31, 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 11843

Re: Virgin America A321 NEO Inaugural SFO-DCA May 31, 2017

Enjoyable report. Looks like a very welcoming cabin.

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by DY789
Tue May 30, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 405281

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

very much like EZY :P Also, how many NEO's (both 320 & 321) do WOW have on order? Wasn't aware of any 321's.

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by DY789
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus
Replies: 25
Views: 4727

Re: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus

Good for Oakland. Also you have the BA 777 connection to Gatwick as well!

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by DY789
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cardiff - Doha announced
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Cardiff - Doha announced

Morning all, I haven't found a topic relating to this but seemingly out of the blue, Qatar Airways has announced a direct link to Cardiff Airport, Wales. The link directs you to Cardiff Airport's own website. Very interesting and personally, I think very unexpected. https://www.cardiff-airport.com/n...

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by DY789
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.
Replies: 74
Views: 7374

Re: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.

I would love to see:

LGW - HNL. (DY) Presume the 789 is more than capable
LHR - HNL. (BA/UA/VS) Genuinely believe there is a market for Hawaii from the UK, even if seasonally

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by DY789
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SIA orders 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 241
Views: 52628

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

Should this be finalised, will be a great boost to the 777-X programme. Also, as a side note, when will SQ be likely to start retiring their 777-200's? I'm scheduled to fly on one from Brisbane -> Singapore in December. We talk alot about SQ being notorious for replacing aircraft at a relatively you...

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by DY789
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13554

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

You can't compare a charter airline as in Thomson to the likes of British Airways which is a fully scheduled airline, the new Thomson flights to DWC are primarily to serve their cruise ship the TUI Discovery which will be based in Dubai over the winter of 2017/2018. Ahh, I had no idea that they wou...

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by DY789
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13554

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

This is a great topic, and as previously stated, many avenues to explore. Just stepping away from the Long Haul angle a second, are BA looking to expand within Europe and N. Africa from Gatwick, or have they reached their full complement of A320 aircraft? (From Gatwick of course.) Now to Long Haul, ...

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by DY789
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89813

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I must say, I really really like this!

It's quite funny how people moan at AC for essentially updating an old colour scheme, yet a lot of us would love to see BA unveil a jet in the Landor scheme once more!

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by DY789
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible airline 77W orders in 2017?
Replies: 48
Views: 8411

Re: Possible airline 77W orders in 2017?

Can't see DY ordering any 77W's. I not have the inside line to their financials, but surely as a low cost carrier, a major low cost carrier, would keep fleet commonality to a minimum. Such as Easyjet, Ryanair and Southwest, having one fleet type is clearly financially beneficial. I think having a 78...

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by DY789
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gambia's Presidental 727
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: Gambis's Presidental 727

I presume that's the government's "new" toy. If I remember rightly, their previous one was an old Il-62.

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by DY789
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country
Replies: 33
Views: 4404

Re: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country

Australia lost Ansett Australia, Australian Airlines (I think that's what they were called - with those vividly coloured 767's) and the airline wit in my opinion one of the best liveries EVER - impulse. NONE of these went bankrupt since 2008! There have been NO major airline bankruptcies since 2008...

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by DY789
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country
Replies: 33
Views: 4404

Re: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country

Australia lost Ansett Australia, Australian Airlines (I think that's what they were called - with those vividly coloured 767's) and the airline wit in my opinion one of the best liveries EVER - impulse.

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by DY789
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321 for Iran Air
Replies: 72
Views: 14428

Re: First A321 for Iran Air

That's amazing! I imagine it was quite the spectacle witnessing the first new build to the country in what...30 years? Well done Iran Air, look forward to seeing their entire assortment join the fleet!

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by DY789
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 17317

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

Over the Summer months, Monarch Airlines operates LGW - IBZ. (Not sure of the exact timings) but it leaves LGW at about 23:00 and gets back about 03:35. No thanks!

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by DY789
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Surprise Dash: Skippers Aviation to Ravensthorpe
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Re: A Surprise Dash: Skippers Aviation to Ravensthorpe

I will have to indulge some of these places when I next venture down! Have you made a start on the planning? Some places would be easier than others in that they have more than one flight a day and you can hire a car. Ravensthorpe not so easy: twice weekly and no public transport or car hire. But w...

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