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Old 7th May 2017, 21:00
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
A great photo! Well done that man! And the sun shone for you on what must be the first day for months in Hampshire!
For the first two weeks of April and the last week of March Southampton had at least 21 days of sunshine with blue skies and at times reached 24c, it was the hottest April for years and high recorded temperatures for this time of year, this wasn't just Southampton but most of the South East.
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Old 11th May 2017, 07:28
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The Trislander I presume is in for some maintenance now with Dornier G-SAYE, as G-OAUR and LGIS are being used to cover the GCI, SOU and Dinard routes.
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Old 15th May 2017, 13:32
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Looks like Aurigny have chartered a Titan Airways B737-300QC on the Gatwick to Guernsey route. Flight GR605/AUR605 just about to land into Guernsey now (2.32pm). Something wrong with the Embraer jet?
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Old 15th May 2017, 18:11
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Originally Posted by tibbs87 View Post
Looks like Aurigny have chartered a Titan Airways B737-300QC on the Gatwick to Guernsey route. Flight GR605/AUR605 just about to land into Guernsey now (2.32pm). Something wrong with the Embraer jet?

A dent in the nose apparently!
It's now back in service
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Old 15th May 2017, 19:23
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When you have only got one aircraft, it does rather limit your options if anything goes wrong with it !
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Old 16th May 2017, 19:01
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Trislander BEVT was back at SOU today on the GR549/48 run... sounded lovely.


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Old 17th May 2017, 18:24
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I see that AUR are in for another substantial loss. It is a very good job that the States of Guernsey are willing to give them a public handout ! Shades of Alitalia.
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Old 18th May 2017, 09:49
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Are there any comparable airlines that run at a profit? Is it the nature of the inter-island and cross channel routes that is the bane?
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Old 18th May 2017, 19:43
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You ask a fair question. I don't know the answer. But, it should be possible for an airline to make at least a small profit on routes to Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, EMA, Bristol, I would have thought. Especially so as Guernsey residents are always complaining of AUR's high fares !
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Old 19th May 2017, 18:13
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G-BEVT has been in several times over the last couple of days, I watched her take off yesterday and then I saw her come back later in the evening, she stayed overnight which was unexpected, I'm not sure if there was a technical problem or it was weather related, there was a bit of rain but they have flown in worse weather, and the weather back at Alderney was fine, so it must have been a tech issue. Went up to the airport today to watch her take off and had a nice treat as she did not follow the usual route which takes her further west before they turn south, instead she banked towards the airport then turned south so I got some nice pics! looking on Flight Radar 24 i saw she passed over the Isle Of Wight, east of the needles, usually they are west of the needles. She returned this evening as well, looks like Aurigny are really trying to make the most of her! Hopefully the weather will be kind tomorrow so the people in Alderney and Guernsey can enjoy their pleasure flights. It seems that the bank holiday on the 29th will be her final visit to Eastleigh, so i shall be at the airport to say goodbye, I hope she gets a good send of like G-JOEY did, with water arc from the fire engines. Jethros indicates the flight to Duxford will take place on the 17th of June.
[IMG]G-BEVT 19.05.2017 by Jason Evans, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 19th May 2017, 18:32
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Originally Posted by Jayviator View Post
..... Jethros indicates the flight to Duxford will take place on the 17th of June.
I think that the 17 on Jethro's refers to the year, not the date.
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Old 19th May 2017, 18:45
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Originally Posted by Hermite View Post
I think that the 17 on Jethro's refers to the year, not the date.
You are correct, my mistake. Hopefully they will announce the date it will depart as I think it might route overhead and that will be my final sighting of a Trislander in flight, if it isn't cloudy!
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Old 19th May 2017, 19:56
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The Guernsey charity flight tomorrow have been canceled and rescheduled for Sunday, Alderney charity flight still going ahead as planned.
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Old 27th May 2017, 19:21
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Word has it that another Do228 is going to be leased pending the (late?) arrival of the new RUAG built machine.
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Old 28th May 2017, 13:33
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The Guernsey farewell flights involving the Trislander have taken place today - it has but a few days left of flying...
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Old 30th May 2017, 10:06
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
Word has it that another Do228 is going to be leased pending the (late?) arrival of the new RUAG built machine.
Various places state that this a/c will be G-OMAF, which was used for fisheries protection. It appears to have a radar mounted underneath and presumably has equipment mounted internally. I wonder what conversions will be required before delivery to Aurigny, and how long this will take.

Any news as to when their new Do 228NG is due to arrive? It was originally down as 3Q 2017.
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 07:37
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3Q 2017 can mean up to September. "The autumn" was suggested a few weeks ago for the 228NG. (Perhaps September rather than July.)

Meanwhile, if G-OMAF is to be used short-term, one wonders if another fiasco is about to unfold. Remembering the inordinate length of time G-LGIS and G-SAYE have spent out of service, is an aircraft equipped for fisheries protection likely to slip seamlessly into the Aurigny fleet? I think not. Indeed, annual maintenance for G-SAYE means it has not operated commercially since the 4th April. Rather a long time to be out of service?

Don't be too surprised at anything. Trislander G-BEVT was flown to Southampton for the "final time" on the 4th May. Since then it must have made about six further visits - including its final farewell yesterday!! With the Do228s not proving entirely reliable there are likely to be more twists and turns as the arrival of the promised 228NG is awaited.
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 14:11
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Aurigny have just posted some pictures of G-OMAF on their Facebook page. It looks as though it has scrubbed up nicely compared with the images of the a/c configured for fisheries protection. Let's hope that it proves to be reliable.



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Old 1st Jun 2017, 20:11
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Originally Posted by Gurnard View Post
3Q 2017 can mean up to September. "The autumn" was suggested a few weeks ago for the 228NG. (Perhaps September rather than July.)

Meanwhile, if G-OMAF is to be used short-term, one wonders if another fiasco is about to unfold. Remembering the inordinate length of time G-LGIS and G-SAYE have spent out of service, is an aircraft equipped for fisheries protection likely to slip seamlessly into the Aurigny fleet? I think not. Indeed, annual maintenance for G-SAYE means it has not operated commercially since the 4th April. Rather a long time to be out of service?

Don't be too surprised at anything. Trislander G-BEVT was flown to Southampton for the "final time" on the 4th May. Since then it must have made about six further visits - including its final farewell yesterday!! With the Do228s not proving entirely reliable there are likely to be more twists and turns as the arrival of the promised 228NG is awaited.
So very true, Gurnard ! We still live in hope.
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 09:53
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Have they replaced/re connected the weather radar In the nose of G-OMAF I wonder?

The one under the belly was useless for looking forward at weather, it just painted the shape of the Aircraft nose.

The kit inside G-OMAF would not have been to hard to remove​ and the engineers at Bournemouth knew their stuff when I was flying for them. I had very few technical issues with the aircraft. The aircraft were converted to 202k's before I joined back in 2001 so no issues in that respect
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