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Old 17th Sep 2009, 20:25
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Originally Posted by Runway 32/14
That should answer your question...
Err.....no, actually.

It took me all of 20 seconds of Googling to find a website claiming that Edinburgh was the largest financial centre outside of London. And another 20 seconds to find another one making a similar claim for Manchester.

I wouldn't deny, for a moment, that Leeds is home to a significant financial services industry. But you need to interpret that description broadly. How much of that is retail banking, insurance, mortgage administration etc? Bog standard consumer finance. I'm sorry, but it's hardly investment banking - certainly not the sort of high calibre finance that generates a significant demand for intercontinental air travel.
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 11:16
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Runway 32/14 -


Good impartial source that.

Check out the Office for National Statistics for number of people employed in each sector of the economy in different parts of the country.

Gives a very different view.


Do you really believe more people work in finance in Leeds than cities like Edinburgh?

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Old 18th Sep 2009, 13:43
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Cut and pasted from that most definitive of sources, Wikipedia......

According to the Wikipedia article, the claim to be the largest financial and business services centre outside London is based on 3 sources. Two of those are local Newspapers and the third is the very same website you've already posted a link for. As Manchester Kurt put it, none of those sources are exactly impartial.

So very much unproven. Although I suspect you will continue to believe whatever it suits you to believe.
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 14:05
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Perhaps it's time to agree/disagree on this subject...as non of us are getting any where with this subject, Lets concider this case closed, and get on with what the forum is really about.......
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 14:06
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Get a life you 2 and stop arguing the toss over who's got a bigger financial centre, point taken now move on, get a life or get a room.
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 14:26
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Get a life you 2 and stop arguing the toss over who's got a bigger financial centre, point taken now move on, get a life or get a room.
Already ahead of you on that one!!!!! subject is closed!!!! but thanks for your pennies worth...not...lol
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 16:43
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Originally Posted by Kimbob
Get a life you 2 and stop arguing the toss over who's got a bigger financial centre, point taken now move on, get a life or get a room.
Since my neck of the woods doesn't have a financial centre at all, I'm not actually arguing the toss!

The claim that Leeds is the second largest financial centre outside London is debatable, IMO, but I don't dispute it has a financial services industry.

The more pertinent question is whether this is large enough and of the right type to generate significant business traffic, especially in the current economic climate.

And on that note I shall (hopefully) shuffle back into the shadows.......
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Old 23rd Sep 2009, 13:48
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did anyone else see the 4 engined aircraft flying over leeds very low on monday ?? definatly not 747 maybe a340 ?
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Old 23rd Sep 2009, 15:32
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I never saw or heard anything on Monday..saying that i was away at an interview so i wouldnt have been paying much attention.....This is the first i have heard about this aircraft, maybe it was just passing over Leeds airspace!!
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Old 23rd Sep 2009, 18:08
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maybe it was just passing over Leeds airspace!!
Far more likely than passing through it....
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Old 23rd Sep 2009, 18:33
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I did see the same ac on Monday at about 11.40am heading from east to west at about 4,000ft. The Monday before at about 12noon same ac type was at the same height on the same heading. Any body from the MAN area give a heads up on this as I would think it was heading in your direction.
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Old 23rd Sep 2009, 20:05
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Now you mention it, i did see a 747 flying very low over Leeds last week, but i couldnt put a day or time on it, it was a cargo plane and i grabbed a couple of pictures of it as it was that low.......
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 22:38
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Anyone know the significance of the Gulfstream parked on the Multiflight East apron today with the "United States of America" written on a blue stripe all down the side as per Airforce One style livery?
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Old 2nd Oct 2009, 05:43
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Usually yank gov/military high-rollers toddling themselves up to Menwith Hill.
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Old 2nd Oct 2009, 22:29
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Hi all

Just been looking at the latest Notam for LBA and it's showing the following.

RWY 32 GLIDE PATH OUT OF SERVICE. CAT 2/3 APCH NOT AVBL. 28 SEP 08:00 2009 UNTIL 14 OCT 16:00 2009.
So are we seeing an upgrade at last for the 32 approach, If so what they doing?

Anyway I just hope we dont get any foggy days up here for the next couple of weeks. As most of the based aircarft will be heading towards. MME, DSA & MAN with no CATII or CATIII Available.
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Old 3rd Oct 2009, 07:03
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I noticed this flying into LBA this week, GP out of service CAT2 and 3 ILS unavailable.

Which basically means all Categories of ILS unavailable if GP out of service including CAT 1, why complicate matters with more chit chat and just say ILS not working full stop
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Old 3rd Oct 2009, 09:18
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ILS not causing any problems this morning. But hellish wind certainly is!!. Could hardly stand up on the carpark. Flights being diverted as I write.
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Old 3rd Oct 2009, 20:01
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ILS

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Localiser DME is still available that is why we have not promulgated the whole system u/s.

Stressed of pre ASD audit
grump grump grump etc etc etc

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Old 3rd Oct 2009, 20:06
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Talking Dont get too excited

Just a routine replacement of the glide path so it keeps going nothing more>>>>
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Old 6th Oct 2009, 20:37
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Onur Air delay

Seems they have had a few problems today at LBA.

The first flight that was due in at 07:55,landed at 11:46,and is not due to depart till 06:00 tomorrow!.I hope the pax have been taken to a hotel for the night.

The other Onur Air flight was also delayed by approx 4 hours.

What was the problem anyone?.
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