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Old 28th Mar 2017, 08:52
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https://www.islesofscilly-travel.co....otter-captain/

based at lands end - lovely spot - very quiet and will be hard to find accomm in summer unless there are shares in houses or flats
penzance around 20 mins away
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 08:56
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Thanks rog747, how do they crew the NQY base or is everything run out of Lands end? i'm also interested in a typical roster. I imagine due to the operation that roster instability is the norm, but I'm used to that where I am currently.

Many thanks again.
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 08:57
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if you are type rated I am sure they will chat to you
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 08:59
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Thanks, I've already submitted my CV as of friday so i'll wait to hear. Many thanks again, much appreciated.
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 10:49
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hard to find accomm in summer
Try a caravan
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 11:09
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Originally Posted by solitary man View Post
Thanks rog747, how do they crew the NQY base or is everything run out of Lands end? i'm also interested in a typical roster. I imagine due to the operation that roster instability is the norm, but I'm used to that where I am currently.

Many thanks again.
no Sunday flying normally to ISC - but they may do training on that day or charters - not sure if they do scenic flights on Sundays

rosters - well its highly seasonal 6 months - and very very weather dictated
the number of days fog/low vis low clouds and high winds affect these airports is enormous ISC LEQ NQY and to a lesser extent EXT - then they play catch up to shift the pax although their mail ship steamer picks up the slack and delayed/cancelled pax and takes them by sea to PNZ
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Old 19th May 2017, 12:32
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Any idea why EI3342 DUB-JER diverted to nqy this morning ?
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Old 22nd May 2017, 01:52
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Dropped off 2 engineers to inspect EI-CBK
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Old 24th May 2017, 13:38
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Am flying down from MAN in July. Last year single the Sunday flight was woefully delayed. What will this year bring on the delay front? Flying on the first Sunday flight, returning on the second Tuesday flight?
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Old 24th May 2017, 14:50
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Not factual. All aircraft are crewed by MAN crews but yes, the E175 is a MAN based aircraft.
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Old 24th May 2017, 17:24
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Aren't the Sunday's flown on the E95 ex NQY ?
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Old 27th May 2017, 20:37
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Any ideas what the Royal Mail are proposing at Newquay?
Some rumours from on high suggesting a new Mail Flight possibly starting this year......
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Old 27th May 2017, 21:00
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Rumors were posted on the thread relating to the new Royal Mail freight contract but nothing specific.

My guess would be that the prospect of setting up in the enterprise zone at nqy is too good an opportunity to miss out on.

Would guess STN and EMA or just one of those ? But if they are opening up some sort of new facility it would seem odd to do that for just one flight a night. I would however imagine that if they set up something that a NQY facility would Then take over handling mail for ISC over LEQ but that would just be a guess.
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Old 28th May 2017, 11:32
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cs

Whilst your idea is just a guess I don't think any mail handling for the Scillies would move.

And your correct on Sat/Sun the MAN rotations are done by the NQY E195
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 17:00
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So. One know anything solid re Royal Mail / cargo ops at newquay ?
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 08:04
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Newquay - SS car tests

Old Newquay thread seems to have disapeared......


Bloodhound Diary: Newquay is go!



A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle will first mount an assault on the world land speed record (763mph; 1,228km/h). Bloodhound should start running on Hakskeen Pan in Northern Cape, South Africa, in 2018.

Bloodhound is Go! That's the phrase we've been waiting for and now the dates are confirmed: we'll be blasting the car down the runway at Newquay in Cornwall at the end of October.

We've picked three separate events to show off the car. The best day (if you can make it) is 26 October, which will be the car's first-ever public runs.

This is the VIP and media day, and we're giving all our 1K Club Gold Members the chance to join our other VIPs, to say thank you for their support

The public day is 28 October, which will give everyone the chance to come along and see the fantastic support we're getting from Cornwall Airport Newquay, as we run the world's most advanced straight-line racing car along their runway.

Finally (and perhaps most importantly), we're having a schools' day on 30 October, as we bring Bloodhound's "Engineering Adventure" to life for future engineers in the most exciting way possible.

At the Bloodhound Technical Centre right now, there's a lot of work going on to get the car ready for its first test runs and our first public "show". To keep it simple, the car will be running with the jet engine only, as the rocket system isn't ready yet (we don't need it for runway testing).

There's still a long list of work to get the car ready for Newquay.

The task list is a logical one, starting with lower-chassis assembly, then fitting the front and rear suspension, and the final installation of the cockpit and systems will be completed while the upper-chassis is being assembled.  The lower-chassis is already being finished off, with the installation of the "rocket tunnel" as the last major piece of structural work on the car.
But hang on a minute, I've just said that we won't be using the rocket this year, so why are we fitting the titanium "tunnel" that the rocket sits in? There's a simple explanation.
The tunnel is a structural part of the car, adding torsional stiffness (in other words, reducing the tendency to twist) in the lower-chassis. After a lot of folding, drilling and riveting, the tunnel is now fully installed, some two weeks ahead of schedule - a great start by the workshop team.

Once the car is fully assembled and "workshop-tested", we'll aim to move down to Newquay by the start of October. So what's going to happen when we get to Newquay and how fast will the car go when you come to see it run?

The peak speed on the runway will depend on several things that we need to find out during our October test sessions, before the high-speed public runs at the end of the month. The first thing we need to know is how the jet engine performs at slow speed.

Bloodhound's jet air intake (the big upside-down mouth that sits just behind the cockpit) is optimised (i.e. it is the right size) for around 850mph,

For simplicity, Bloodhound has a fixed intake, designed to give maximum power (and minimum drag) at supersonic speeds, so it is deliberately made fairly small. This means that at very slow speeds, the intake will not be able to feed the EJ200 jet engine with all the air it needs, so we are likely to be power-limited until the car is well over 100mph.

Once we've tested the intake, we'll know how quickly we can accelerate the car.

That's only half the challenge though, as we have to stop the car again before reaching the other end of Newquay's 1.7-mile runway. That means measuring the precise grip of the high-speed aircraft tyres (which were not designed for a 5-tonne, jet-powered car) and measuring how much energy the brakes can absorb.

When we add together the engine intake limits, the acceleration distance, braking distance, brake energy limit, and so on, we'll come up with a maximum speed for runway runs.

We've announced an intention to do "up to 200mph". How fast do I think we can go? Here's the bit where I risk embarrassment by taking a guess. With a bit of luck, I think we'll be able to reach just over 200mph on the runway at Newquay. Want to find out? Come and watch!
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 10:39
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http://www.pprune.org/airlines-airpo...ewquay-61.html

This one you mean
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 10:49
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Oooh, watch out.. the forum police have arrived!

That's you told then.
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 11:17
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Oooh, watch out.. the forum police have arrived!

That's you told then.
Actually trying to be helpful relying to:

Old Newquay thread seems to have disapeared......
But hey ho
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 11:35
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I was at the Cornwall Aviation Museum at Newquay a few days ago, suggestions were that the high speed runs to be conducted at the airfield will cost 60 per person to view. Delighted it is going to take place here in Cornwall but this is a bit beyond my wallet.
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