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by londonistan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 15652

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

And you're telling me that out of 136 passengers, not one speaks English?

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by londonistan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 15652

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

I don't get how the media got the 4hrs figure? A flight to BOM would ideally take about 1.5-2hrs. Unless, they flew past BOM across the Arabian Sea and then came back. :eek: Anyways, more than the pilots realising this, I wonder how any pax sitting at the centre back of the plane didn't feel this j...

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by londonistan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6666

Re: Windows in the 787

Please check your spelling. Frlight, intened, atcually, gold, platic... But I believe you anyway. I stay away from the 787 because of its dimmable windows. Sometimes the sun can shine on your window for nine hours straight. For example when you fly from Seattle or Vancoucer to Europe during summer....

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by londonistan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 8374

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

No room. Period. And too complicated.

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by londonistan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 8275

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

British Airways would regularly put -500s on the LHR-CDG route in the late 1970s/80s. Absolutely full.

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by londonistan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 38696

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

skipness1E wrote:
Useful excuse, the APD tax is the cost of doing business. Same rubbish Ryanair spout


Too true. I ended up paying £268 Stansted to Dinard return on a Sunday, Baggage APD etc etc etc etc etc etc etc....

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by londonistan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 38696

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Several things to me do not add up: - why would the Director of Flight Ops (someone ranked quite high in such a small company) would leak such dramatic information, where he admitted to not be allowed to do so but asked to keep it secret? - Primera Air being headquartered in Denmark, why would the ...

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by londonistan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana looking at Madrid flights
Replies: 32
Views: 3941

Re: Air Astana looking at Madrid flights

Not convinced of the demand here though, BCN feels a better fit and less vanity orientated. I don't see why BCN would be a better fit. Less vanity oriented? BCN-TSE would mostly serve rich Kazakhs going to the Mediterranean. MAD-TSE would strengthen business links and potentially provide Spanish pa...

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by londonistan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93973

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

One can hope and dream that this becomes the new livery. I aint a fan off the current one and always love the green spirit livery and thought, you take the rugby players off the side and tweak it a bit it would make an amazing livery. Would really set Aer Lingus apart from the rest of the boring ai...

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by londonistan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39900

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

I think crash is a bit of overkill. The aircraft according to news reports the aircraft overshoot the runway during a landing attempt at 09.30am local this morning. No reports of weather at the time Airplane in the water = crash. Not complicated. Any time an airplane is not a) in the air, b) standi...

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by londonistan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93973

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

'Blue and Green should never be seen'. Remember that?

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by londonistan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 9006

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

APD is a UK airport wide tax yet seems to getting bandied about by various airlines as an excuse for shutting down routes, particularly in Scotland where Ryanair have slashed the number of GLA routes for next summer (but have just announced reinstating at least some of them), now Norwegian and Emir...

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by londonistan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 9006

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

Well Norwegian are closing their EDI base. Any possible connection? Perhaps the city is too small to have this number of route choices...?

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by londonistan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12377

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Just seen on BBC Weather Bulletin (10am London Time) that Florence has now changed track again, albeit only slightly. Now anticipated to hit Myrtle Beach - as per original tracking a few days ago. The intense rainfall + storm surge + slow movement of hurricane = disastrous. Especially for the many p...

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by londonistan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23848

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

WIederling wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Wow, Wings look huge!


A whiff of Brabazon is in the air :-)


You beat me to it!

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by londonistan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 7232

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: So to be clear, the shocking state of the interior of the 767 is a reflection on the a/c and its OEM, absolutely nothing to do with the owner and operator of the a/c.? ...and folks wonder why BA service is going into the crapper..... No. It reflects old aircraft t...

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by londonistan
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 13320

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

I really hope that QF takes legal action against the passenger in question of which the passenger should pay for any expenses occurred including fuel and hotel expenses that have arisen to the return to PER. That's a little harsh, given we do not yet know the circumstances that caused the passenger...

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by londonistan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

JFKCMILAXFLL wrote:
Hmm, let's see if Jack Stryker could land an A-380 "It's an entirely different type of flying altogether!" :mrgreen: :lol:

Or Jeff Stryker...? He's not fussy. :airplane:

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by londonistan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

tjwgrr wrote:
NearMiss wrote:
100°F? Surely you can't be serious


It is serious, and don't call me Shirley.

:rotfl: :rotfl: Wondered how long it would take for that to turn up. Pretty quickly obviously..

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by londonistan
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6582

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Wow, even more interesting! I had no idea PanAm flew TATL with an A310 in those days..you live and learn. They started flying the A310 transatlantic in late 1985, even with the -200 model. They had to take a VERY northern route because there was only ETOPS 60 or 90 - not sure - these days which too...

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by londonistan
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange noise coming from a Boeing 777-200 during flight?
Replies: 25
Views: 7539

Re: Strange noise coming from a Boeing 777-200 during flight?

zeke wrote:
Just probably something it ate, will pass in a few hours.

Probably the dinner on board....

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by londonistan
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6582

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

I flew JFK - HAM in 1986. PanAm 747 SP. I was in J. The plane was less than half full. And for an SP that was a miniscule load. Always wondered why they put an SP on that route, now I know..... Wow interesting! Pan Am in 1986 flew 5 weekly JFK-HAM on "A310/B-747" - says the schedule - and...

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by londonistan
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6582

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

I flew JFK - HAM in 1986. PanAm 747 SP. I was in J. The plane was less than half full. And for an SP that was a miniscule load. Always wondered why they put an SP on that route, now I know.....

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by londonistan
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31002

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

It's pretty cool how their spectacular livery really brings back the A380 into headline mode already. That's the way to do it. A bit like Lufthansa and their retrojet 747-8. I think we could use way more creative aircraft liveries. Not only leasing white. And bring back high art on planes please. W...

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by londonistan
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31002

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

I wonder why ANA did not go for a whale motif. I think it's very Japanese. The airplane's huge tail would be a perfect canvas for a whale tail (not that whale tail) or a harpoon. HARPOON???!!!!! Are you mad? I hope you're being ironic.. EXACTLY 'londonistan' ...Maybe some people here should google ...

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by londonistan
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31002

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

I'm under the impression that they are to be used on flights from Japan mainly Tokyo Narita to Hawaii and not on domestic flights. Thanks for that. The Liveries look rather cool - unless the Usual Suspects start moaning about not enough Eurowhite, and "I just want to see the friggin' plane&quo...

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by londonistan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium operating for BA
Replies: 15
Views: 3942

Re: Air Belgium operating for BA

BA will be using an A340 on a couple of Cairo services next week. Bit of a novelty hearing "Speedbird" and seeing an A340. https://www.britishairways.com/travel/booking/public/en_gb/#/flightList?origin=LHR&destination=CAI&outboundDate=2018-09-03&adultCount=1&youngAdultCoun...

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by londonistan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31002

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Confuscius wrote:
I wonder why ANA did not go for a whale motif. I think it's very Japanese. The airplane's huge tail would be a perfect canvas for a whale tail (not that whale tail) or a harpoon.


HARPOON???!!!!! Are you mad? I hope you're being ironic..

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by londonistan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cityflyer adding four E190
Replies: 31
Views: 5318

Re: BA Cityflyer adding four E190

Crossrail from the City to Heathrow wont be fully operational for a while yet... also cant see why it would make a difference to London City.. The beauty of London City is that you can get off the DLR [Docklands Light Railway] and be in the departure lounge in 10 minutes... plus the aircraft is jus...

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by londonistan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31002

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
and the liveries the A388's will wear

Image


Cool looking birds. Can't wait to see them in real. Anyone get a Braniff impression when seeing that illustration or am I alone?

Snap!!!

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by londonistan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31002

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Alright! Looking beautiful already. Can't wait to see J and F inside. Agreed. But are they getting J&F or are they going to be a packed-to-the-gills Intra Japan Y only, like the 747 Ds? I'm under the impression that they are to be used on flights from Japan mainly Tokyo Narita to Hawaii and not...

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by londonistan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31002

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Pellegrine wrote:
Alright! Looking beautiful already. Can't wait to see J and F inside.

Agreed. But are they getting J&F or are they going to be a packed-to-the-gills Intra Japan Y only, like the 747 Ds?

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by londonistan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7651

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

Such a long trip on a 737 sound like a nightmare. You've obviously never flown from London to one of the Red Sea resorts.nearly 6 hours on....an EasyJet A320! Shock horror!!!! Absolute purgatory! You can actually die...!. As I mentioned before, in the 1950s people used to fly 15+ hours TATL on a no...

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by londonistan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15190

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Well this country is not getting any larger. Do you want one giant city then? There’s nothing Xenophobic about wanting controlled immigration. Do you call the Australians Xenophobic for using a points based entry system? Speaking of a “flood” of people is clearly xenophobic. Speaking of it when it ...

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by londonistan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Air Malta decided to fly to London Southend?
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Why has Air Malta decided to fly to London Southend?

As long as it's not a god-knows-what- time departure. I've flown from Gatwick (around 9pm) and Stansted (around 1am!) and both are utterly painful. It's a fairly long flight (3 1/2 hours+) and arriving in Malta in the early hours means that if you're on, say, a 7 day package, you've effectively lost...

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by londonistan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4948

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

tonystan wrote:
That’ll be the end of the free food so!

Colcannon or Champ (domestic only)

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by londonistan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15600

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Galwayman wrote:
They'll do BOS > DUB first probably , its low risk and almost domestic ...

Then that'll be with the A220 I suppose. All Biz? Like BA LCY-JFK? via SNN (stop.....)

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by londonistan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15600

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

LuxuryTravelled wrote:
Jetblue has been talking to Birmingham (BHX), which was in a recent Travel Weekly article with the airport after Primera pulled out on the transatlantic. They also looked around Luton about 3 1/2 years ago.

BHX+ TATL = disaster

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by londonistan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15600

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

They need to get their domestic operation under control first. It’s truly a mess. It is a mess, sorry to say. I know a couple guys that fly there and it's a circus all the time. I personally just don't see how Europe could be good for jetBlue. Can't be any worse than the current TATL mess. Who's ne...

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by londonistan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15190

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Because you can't make someone with a veto right go? Best regards Thomas One would have thought that being developed countries with superior intellect they would have done so voluntarily to avoid a major imbalance in such a major world body, but.... we digress. The old adage ' you couldn't organise...

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by londonistan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15600

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

BlueberryWheats wrote:
londonistan wrote:
A220?


The Airbus A220.

The aircraft formally known as C-series.

I was just questioning the C-Series/ A220s ability to go TATL with a meaningful load..

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by londonistan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15600

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

I don't see it happening anytime soon. With all the capacity by the LLC's and majors, yields have to be thin. What might work is using the A220's for second tier cities in Europe that do not a present have N/S service and would match the planes capacity. These fares could be slightly higher by elim...

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by londonistan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 632
Views: 217386

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Well, some of you know that all their 744 will phased out by 2019 or 2020. Spring 2021. Just flip back one page: Most recent KLM 744 phase-out schedule (subject to change) : PH-BFC 7 Mar-18 PH-BFB Nov-18 PH-BFU Dec-18 PH-BFG Nov-19 PH-BFH Mar-20 PH-BFI May-20 PH-BFS Jun-20 PH-BFT Oct-20 PH-BFL Nov-...

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by londonistan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15190

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Again to Brexiters, agreements for most of these problems are possible. But braindead Brexiters did not do their homework. Plans for the various sectors of the economy and political implications should have been worked out - sector by sector before the vote, and certainly before triggering exit. Do...

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by londonistan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15190

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

The Brexit vote was rigged in so many ways, based on lies and manipulated by interest groups and foreign governments. It can not be taken seriously. The same circles that are in favor of Brexit would never accept the so-called referendum as valid. I am really shocked how far the British political s...

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by londonistan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15190

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

: Galileo is a EU project, since the UK is leaving the group they can no longer receive the benefits of the project, if they made financial commitments they have to continue to meet those obligations/ . Wouldn't that be a perfect example of cherry picking by the EU? Something that the UK (possibly r...

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by londonistan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15190

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

I know it's slightly off topic, but it's still something that flies...I'm talking about Galileo. The EU have no business expelling us (the Brits) from this project. Galileo is a EU project, since the UK is leaving the group they can no longer receive the benefits of the project, if they made financ...

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by londonistan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15190

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

I know it's slightly off topic, but it's still something that flies...I'm talking about Galileo. The EU have no business expelling us (the Brits) from this project. We put in the majority of the expertise and have paid a vast amount of money to finance it. I voted Remain but when the EU use politics...

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by londonistan
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline, two new destinations for SBA
Replies: 60
Views: 8073

Re: New airline, two new destinations for SBA

Not much room - look for yourself......... Courtesy: Google Maps SBA Terminal Overhead https://www.google.com/maps/place/Santa+Barbara+Airport/@34.4249112,-119.8369629,297a,35y,90h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80e93f7e7d5bbf27:0xa0a72682fda9415c!8m2!3d34.4271935!4d-119.8398835 What's all that muck on ...

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