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Old 8th Jun 2019, 11:25
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Hi EGPO

Since you mentioned you will be arriving by train and not by car, I understand that the Aviation Viewing Park is free to enter on foot. I went last year and it was great - my kids absolutely loved it.
You only pay to park. The facilities are pretty good and you get up close and personal with the Concorde that's displayed in the hangar. Honestly a great day out.
Enjoy yourself.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 13:35
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Originally Posted by All names taken View Post
Hi EGPO

Since you mentioned you will be arriving by train and not by car, I understand that the Aviation Viewing Park is free to enter on foot. I went last year and it was great - my kids absolutely loved it.
You only pay to park. The facilities are pretty good and you get up close and personal with the Concorde that's displayed in the hangar. Honestly a great day out.
Enjoy yourself.
The view from AVP has been reduced by the building of the new 'driving range' - well that is what it looks like at the moment but will be executive transfer etc
But still a great facility with the café / toilets etc, don't forget the Concorde is not free !
For photos the Southside is perfect.
Why cant MAG have similar facilities at Stansted - it is a nightmare there trying to see stuff



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Old 8th Jun 2019, 14:22
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Originally Posted by BHX5DME View Post
similar facilities at Stansted - it is a nightmare there trying to see stuff
Though arguably less of interest to see...
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 15:05
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Is parking available at Premiair or are you shuttled there from the main car parks?
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 15:07
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It's not actually open yet, but the "blurb" refers to it having it's own parking facility.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 15:41
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Originally Posted by Scottie Dog View Post
It's not actually open yet, but the "blurb" refers to it having it's own parking facility.
Thanks Scottie Dog. Does that not encroach on the AVP? As it's a dedicated facility, I can't see it having shared parking with the AVP.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 17:02
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Originally Posted by BHX5DME View Post
Why cant MAG have similar facilities at Stansted - it is a nightmare there trying to see stuff*
I think it's mainly to do with Stansted's special status being designated as the airport where all hijack and terrorist incident flights get escorted to by the fighter jets. I think it has the highest security clearance of any UK civilian airfield. Wasn't that where Trumpforce One landed last week? Not really conducive activities with a family day out

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Old 8th Jun 2019, 19:32
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I think Stansted's layout doesn't make it very easy to provide an AVP. Regarding the Trump visit and Obama before him, Stansted was seen as the best London airport alternative to Heathrow where the disruption caused by previous US presidential visits was significant and not acceptable. Also Mildenhall and Lakenheath military bases being nearby to Stansted provide convenient facilities for supporting US presidential aircraft. For info Manchester, as well as a few other UK airports, is also a "nominated" diversion airport in the event of an aircraft experiencing a security issue.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 22:19
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A couple of years ago I went from the bus station to the AVP and got the bus back. Is this service still available?
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 20:07
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May 2019 Pax

2,635,878 up 5.78%

12m rolling 28,905,567

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Old 11th Jun 2019, 20:49
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30m not far away...nearly 6% is impressive.
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 22:31
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Rolling 12m pax - I have 28,927,403 !

I have gained 22k somewhere (monthly CAA stats)
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 10:32
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Originally Posted by 1mach View Post
A couple of years ago I went from the bus station to the AVP and got the bus back. Is this service still available?
There is a staff bus that goes from the railway station to the new Staff South car park. Then its just a short walk to the AVP. If you can blag your way on to the bus that is! Good luck.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 11:40
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Originally Posted by 1mach View Post
A couple of years ago I went from the bus station to the AVP and got the bus back. Is this service still available?
There is, though it's now the 288 or 737 routes and isn't as frequent as it was years ago when it was the 200 operated by Swans. Here's the current timetable: https://assets.ctfassets.net/nv7y93i..._Times_288.pdf
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 10:47
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Originally Posted by TURIN View Post
There is a staff bus that goes from the railway station to the new Staff South car park. Then its just a short walk to the AVP. If you can blag your way on to the bus that is! Good luck.
Best off getting one of the gazillion buses to the cargo centre. Walk up the steps, down the path toward The Romper and walk down the lane at the back of Engineering. 10-15 minute walk maybe.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 19:01
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 19:06
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 11:00
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Thanks for the statistics Scottie Dog.

Interestingly, 20 years or so ago, charter accounted for more than 60% of annual passengers. That figure has declined to 8.5%.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 16:48
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Interesting tweet!
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 20:44
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Which flag carriers have MAN had and lost over the years...which could be returning?

LOT, Tarom , Alitalia, South African, Qantas come to mind. Would have to guess LOT are the most likely candidate out of that bunch...but perhaps there are others?
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