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Old 8th Dec 2012, 10:10
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I agree that the other entrance could be used to avoid the roundabout. I read that sometimes it's more than 2 minutes to get in off the roundabout, but agree it's a hindrence rather than a disaster.

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Old 8th Dec 2012, 12:13
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You would have to use the cargo entrance, the old entrance between car park and hotel is now exit only and via barriers. One problem is that the preferred routing and signage sends drivers to cuckoo corner and manners way so you would still have to negotiate the blocked roundabout. Only those with local knowledge will know firstly, there is a problem to avoid, and secondly, to avoid it by using the new road at tescos or the bell turnoff and then eastwoodbury crescent.
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 15:35
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Southend's newest ground equipment. "Cand-ice" an Aircraft Deicing Rig.

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It is many years since I visited SEN, and I'm pleased to see it operating successfully under new ownership. I have been looking at it on Google Earth, and never realized the extent of the hangarage and aircraft parking in the Aviation Way area, NW of 06/24. The aerial shots (which pre-date the terminal construction) seem to show various 748/ATP type, a 146/RJ and light aircraft.
What lives there now?

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Old 8th Dec 2012, 22:29
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There's a Vulcan hiding there somewhere.

Sadly, never likely to take to the skies again.
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 23:48
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There's a Vulcan hiding there somewhere
So there is. Its to the right of the taxiway to runway 24 and backing onto the railway line.
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 00:08
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it enjoy view and admiration the Airport
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 18:39
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The west and south areas of Southend are maintenance and storage areas. Mostly on the west side are lots of BAE146/RJ100 types awaiting new buyers. There are still a couple of HS748s there too.
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 23:41
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Some of storage plane been there 2 years or more
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 20:30
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An interesting test for SEN this evening, with half a dozen LCY diversions within a short space of time. Anyone know how the terminal coped?
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Don't think there will be many more - freezing fog closing in rapidly.
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 01:23
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If I can do a match at roots hall with extra time and penalties v bury in those conditions then I'm sure the airport can deal with a few LCY diverts !! Brrrrr
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 08:21
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SEN remained above minima all night and attracted 10 diversions in total, including Ryanair's Learjet. I don't think the terminal had any problems coping with the six airline diversions from LCY, which seem to be continuing into this morning as a Cityjet F50 has arrived recently.
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 08:30
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LCY diversions

Question: Why do some/all Cityjet F50 LCY diverts go into SEN, yet this mornings RJ flight from Amsterdam was held over south Essex for two or three circles and then diverted to STN?
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 08:33
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Not that it will make much difference yet, but as the airport gets busier and possibly attracts more diversions as it becomes more established, Do diversions count towards the annual movements cap?
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One RJ85 diverted to SEN last night while another attempted to, then headed off towards LGW and finally landed at STN. An EZY A319 landed at SEN later in the evening. Presumably it was simply the intermittent nature of the fog; it seemed to come and go at Roots Hall, so probably the same at SEN.
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 09:02
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Cityjet certainly normally use SEN for RJ diversions - as they did last night. The reason for the AMS diverting to STN wasn't due to wx at SEN being a problem this morning. I see that the IRVR system is now in use at SEN after a long period of certification testing.
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LCY plane just depart at SEN to Munster
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Old 16th Dec 2012, 16:41
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Heard that Jonathan Rayner is leaving Southend to work up at Edinburgh Airport - What a good job he has done over the past few years for SEN and i'm sure he will be just as good, if not better at Edinburgh . Real shame to see him go, but it will be interesting to see who they select to fill the position and what airlines they can bring into SEN.

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Man caught trying to board plane with shotgun at Southend Airport (From Echo)
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