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Old 30th Mar 2020, 14:12
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Continuous line of EasyJets coming down from EDI and GLA for storage as I type
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 14:38
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19 easyjet aircraft parked up at Southend is actually a tragedy for the airport and the airline.

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Old 30th Mar 2020, 15:02
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
19 easyjet aircraft parked up at Southend is actually a tragedy for the airport and the airline.
I am not aware of anyone posting that it is a cause for celebration.





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Old 31st Mar 2020, 06:41
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Also a tragedy is SENís two passenger departures today equalling the total at STN, and being just two behind LGW
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 15:24
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The Echo has been forced to issue a correction after stating that some Southend Airport employees had been forced into taking unpaid leave.

It is Stobart Air staff who find themselves in this situation.

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/183...avirus-crisis/
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 10:50
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So with all the talk of Southend being limited to certain aircraft sizes it was a surprise for some to see a C17 globemaster 3 touch and go yesterday.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 11:02
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Originally Posted by rowly6339 View Post
So with all the talk of Southend being limited to certain aircraft sizes it was a surprise for some to see a C17 globemaster 3 touch and go yesterday.
A remarkable sight indeed, although I believe it can land fully loaded on a runway considerably shorter than SEN and just 30 metres wide.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 11:24
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NOTAM C2186/20 issued for April, closure from 1500-1830 Local time:

Q) EGTT/QAECD/IV/NBO/AE/000/055/5135N00045E017
B) FROM: 20/04/01 14:00 C) TO: 20/04/30 17:30
E) COVID-19 INFORMATION
AD CLOSED. SOUTHEND ATZ/CTR/CTA DEACTVATED. NO ATS AVBL. ARRIVALS
AFTER THE CLOSURE PERIOD SHOULD PLAN TO ARRIVE NOT BEFORE 1745
SCHEDULE: 1400-1730

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Old 1st Apr 2020, 12:20
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3.5hr closure isnít too bad at all, thatís about as long as some airports are open for at the moment
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 12:21
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Originally Posted by Red Four View Post
NOTAM C2186/20 issued for April, closure from 1500-1830 Local time:

Q) EGTT/QAECD/IV/NBO/AE/000/055/5135N00045E017
B) FROM: 20/04/01 14:00 C) TO: 20/04/30 17:30
E) COVID-19 INFORMATION
AD CLOSED. SOUTHEND ATZ/CTR/CTA DEACTVATED. NO ATS AVBL. ARRIVALS
AFTER THE CLOSURE PERIOD SHOULD PLAN TO ARRIVE NOT BEFORE 1745
SCHEDULE: 1400-1730
Was only a matter of time. Very expensive business having full ATC coverage.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 15:13
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Originally Posted by asdf1234 View Post
Was only a matter of time. Very expensive business having full ATC coverage.
Still will be only a 3.5 hour shut down.

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Old 1st Apr 2020, 17:31
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Iíve seen a copy of a statement the airport put out which included the terminal being open only 3 evenings a week. The same statement says Loganair were retaining Aberdeen and Derry 3x weekly, clearly plans changed as one has gone and the other retained almost daily or they got their own information wrong.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 19:25
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C17 globemaster from the raf doing the rounds yesterday. Beat Southend up a few times and managed stansted and Norwich as well. Very impressive
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 20:03
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Originally Posted by SARF View Post
C17 globemaster from the raf doing the rounds yesterday. Beat Southend up a few times and managed stansted and Norwich as well. Very impressive
Local plod also doing the rounds pointing out to the numerous spotters that leaving their homes to engage in their hobby was putting lives at risks...
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 20:22
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The law is there for a good reason and watching aircraft through a fence is not one of them. Do they not watch the news? 563 deaths today and people are going out plane spotting.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 20:35
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Police not strict enough, here in Tenerife that would be an instant fine somewhere around 600€, that makes you think twice about disobeying the rules.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 21:13
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
The law is there for a good reason and watching aircraft through a fence is not one of them. Do they not watch the news? 563 deaths today and people are going out plane spotting.
Youíve been all over the last few days. Hardly an airport in the south of England has not been visited by you. You didnít seem too concerned about mortality rates when you gleefully reported that LTN had overtaken LGW in the current London airport standings.

Maybe I misunderstand you. Sometimes you seem to consider itís your duty to veer away from your many informative posts to poke a sharp stick with the sole intent of a negative reaction.

And before anyone says anything, I plead guilty to being unable to rise above as I know I should.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 21:43
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Planespotting in itself isnít bad or against the rules assuming itís part of daily exercise and youíve walked from the home, possible at SEN, LTN and LHR. Of course itís a different matter if youíve driven 20 miles to get there or been standing there all day. Not that thereís too much to see.

I mean, if you know a C17 is coming and when and you get there at the right time good on you for taking a few pictures. If you start mingling with others Iíd have no sympathy if you got carted off by the old bill
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 22:13
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
You’ve been all over the last few days. Hardly an airport in the south of England has not been visited by you. You didn’t seem too concerned about mortality rates when you gleefully reported that LTN had overtaken LGW in the current London airport standings.
I have a daughter who is type 1 diabetic, a wife who had pneumonia at 19, gets asthma and has a poor immunity to infections and a son working in a London hospital who comes home every night to the family home so don’t talk to me about not being concerned about mortality rates. I am bloody frightened.

I could bite my tongue but posts like yours just get on my goat so I won’t. If you think 11 flights a day is something I would celebrate when this country is in a crisis you have lost the plot. I mentioned it once as far as I can remember and not as a celebration but as a reflection of how this industry is on its knees.

To be honest I would actually prefer LTN to have no passenger flights as flights spread diseases, which is how this country got infected in the first place.

Oh and I have amended the post in question just to make my position clear so it cannot be twisted.

I do apologise to the readers of this thread for my rant so can we just drop the subject and move back to SEN related posts

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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 00:09
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Sadly some plane spotters seem above the law. They put others at risk of death. Stay safe, stay at home.
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