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Old 25th Jun 2011, 21:31
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I know! Like I said, the original comment was 'don't tell me that'...... - ie it was wrong on both counts! There is no such country as Holland, therefore Den Haag couldn't be its capital.

Now where are those application forms to join the People's Front of Judea!
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 21:40
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Amsterdam is/was famous for being the capital of something(s) ... just not famous for being the capital of The Netherlands.

In my day the airport's recognised IATA code was 'SPL'.
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 22:03
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I think Amsterdam is capital of lots of 'things' or 'actitivities'!

Yes, one of a handful of cities with two IATA codes & one airport - CAS/CMN & PEK/BJS spring to mind. Correction - Beijing also has NAY, but PEK refers to Capital Airport, not a generic code for the city.

Whoever designed the IATA coding system (err IATA perhaps!) without disambiguation between so many cities and their respective airports (GLA <> PIK etc) created a major oversight!

So back to PLH, what will happen to the code? The land is presumably reasonably attractive to developers, being so close to the city?
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 22:18
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PLH airport is what it's all about ... real estate ... and PLH is an airport I worked at previously ... if one hit a cricket ball, whilst wearing a fireman's helmet in case of a 'bouncer', across the runway it scored a '4'

What you said previously agreed with what I said previously, PLH & NQY services became combined due to a financial restriction, of a particular operator, some 28 years ago .... they've had all this time to uncombine these services and the public have voted with their feet.

Beancounters and Aviation ... Let's not even go there!!!

Meanwhile ... If you want a pretty damn good Cornish Pasty then Portreath Bakery is the place to go
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 22:40
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Meanwhile ... If you want a pretty damn good Cornish Pasty then Portreath Bakery is the place to go
Thanks, you seem to get around a bit pf

I will be in PLH for an annual bbq in August. Some are flying down from MAN whilst they still can, but even if I was coming from up there, the train journey around Dawlish is still a real treat imho. (Maybe that's why some ppl preferred the train) Will also head across the Royal Albert Bridge and hopefully make it down to Penzance.

As for PLH, the thing with airports is they are very good users of land when you are considering footprint of two airfields against the land take for comparable rail or road. But a runway takes up the same amount of space, however much it is used. Combine low usage with attractiveness for other uses and the result is obvious.
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 23:21
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Trust me, buy a pasty at PB and tou will not regret it, there was agreement of this in the NQY (Nookie) thread that seems to have disappeared, perhaps we're not allowed to discuss foodstuffs however PB have branched out around the Redruth area so worth a 'Goggle'

Problem with PLH is it's always been a landing strip (skid pan) and never a 'runway' although I did witness a Caravelle touching wheels with a circa 1,250ft paved PLH runway surface one day!!!

And as for Mrs Jones and her bungalow, off the threshold of runway 24, and the ornaments rattling on her mantlepiece ..... Well, one day, a Sea Harrier sorted her out as he went it to a hover over her garden ..... her garden was flying higher than the Harrier
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