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Old 12th Dec 2014, 05:30
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D-Day..

Has everyone else abandoned this Forum since The Event?

Let's try again from Today with The Airport, Mark 11.


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Old 12th Dec 2014, 13:12
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Here you are:

We?re back in business - Blackpool Gazette
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 17:23
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D-Day..

Has everyone else abandoned this Forum since The Event?

Let's try again from Today with The Airport, Mark 11.
There was nothing left to say Sandgrown - We had an airport thread without an airport.


Seems they have got a category 3 licence back so Citywing can bow use the airport.


I wonder if the Red Arrows will use Blackpool again?
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Old 15th Dec 2014, 20:20
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I see you can book Blackpool to IOM and Belfast from the spring. The schedule and prices are there.


Belfast is not direct.
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Old 16th Dec 2014, 05:31
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Well Ernest, I think it's really a case of "From Small Acorns".....

Flights next spring are definitely the way to go. It's all got to be built again from scratch. Personally, I'm optimistic. Ok, it could have been a different management company, but at the end of the day beggars can't be choosers. At least the ball's now rolling once again..

And on that,

Merry Xmas..!

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Old 18th Dec 2014, 19:52
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And on that,

Merry Xmas..!

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A merry Christmas also. i wonder what we will be taling about Christmas 2015? - I have never seen a situation so fluid.
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Old 18th Dec 2014, 20:06
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I wonder what Jet2 make of all this. Looks like they have been out smarted.
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 12:22
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I see from the Private Flying forum thread on Blackpool that crazy charges are now the order of the day for GA.

Roger Robin quote;

yes I used Hangar 3, the only phone number I could find to arrange PPR, the costs was landing 25.80, handing 16.50,
parking 10.50, ATC runway slot co-ordination 16.50 all plus 20% and then 3% credit card fee, total 85.65.
It is worth reading the last handful of posts.
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 16:11
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Yet the poster before says the airport charged 10 +VAT

I like it how folk rush to believe a first time poster who quotes what an FBO charged, not what the airport charged.

If the NATS.AIS is up to date there are no handling charges below 5000kg
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 16:58
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Yet the poster before says the airport charged 10 +VAT
Just to clarify that this was "earlier this year", so presumably before the shut down and re-opening.
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 17:37
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Just to clarify that this was "earlier this year",
True, but the other poster didn't even suggest a when, everyone has made an assumption about that.
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Old 20th Dec 2014, 17:41
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Or better still look on the previous page at post #159

Sounds like you were handled by Hangar 3 or J-Max?

The fees for landing are 8.60 + Vat per 500KG. (You get 50% discount for pre-booked training flights.) First 2 hours parking is free then 2.70 + Vat per 500KG per 24 hours or part of.

Avgas is 1.52 + Vat.
The guy quoting the huge charges looks to have been "ripped off" by the FBO
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Old 21st Dec 2014, 19:55
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Hi Folks


I am the poster on the Private Pilot thread that was charged around 10 only , that was firstly in April and then second visit in May , the aircraft weighs 450 kg.


Hope this clarifies , no hassles and no handling fees at that time.


As soon as I get another chance I'll be in there again , but not sure about any actual revised published fees as yet ????
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Old 17th Jan 2015, 20:02
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Devil EGNH

So Blackpool has re opened? It's like a ghost town, landed in December when it re opened and managed to finally pay the landing fee this week!

They really have not got a scooby on how to attract new business! Look at the proposed opening at Church Fenton. They organised a fly in with over 250 aircraft visiting on the day even with half of the country being fogged out! Landing fee was 10, what a buzz that day was!

So come on BPL what is your plan? Aviation or building site. PA28 landing fee 20.64
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 09:33
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Just out of interest, what has happened to the old managing director Mr P.R.?
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 21:49
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As far as I know Mr P.R is unmoved
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 18:58
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Would that be literally or metaphorically...???




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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 19:05
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Is Madam K still there?
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 19:14
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Is Madam K still there?
Since last November she is the Deputy Office Manager, Federation of Small Businesses.
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 09:04
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The owner of the petition to reopen Blackpool Airport has just emailed everyone to say:

"Expect big news about Blackpool Airport by the end of the week. Whether it'll be positive or negative is unknown, as is what exactly the news will be. "

Does anyone know to what he is referring?
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