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Old 25th Mar 2020, 17:04
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No, IOM allowing no one in, including residents, after tomorrow for 21 days
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 17:31
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Airport to suspend commercial + private flights until the end of April
https://www.londoncityairport.com/coronavirus
In the statement posted on social media it says “we have offered the use of London’s most central airport to the Government in case it can still be by emergency services or other agencies to support the national effort”
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 06:15
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The Times:

....London City, the 12th-busiest airport in Britain, could be used by the military in the coming weeks because it is close to the Excel Centre, which is being converted into a makeshift field hospital to deal with virus patients. Images on social media appeared to show a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft landing at the airport yesterday......
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 09:55
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Originally Posted by manx crab View Post
No, IOM allowing no one in, including residents, after tomorrow for 21 days
The flight is still running, but has been moved to LGW. No one called that one.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 09:58
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
The flight is still running, but has been moved to LGW. No one called that one.
Definitely wouldn't have called that. Not sure it'll be operating from tomorrow?
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 11:44
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Originally Posted by manx crab View Post
No, IOM allowing no one in, including residents, after tomorrow for 21 days
Is that correct? The airport website says: "

Only people resident in the Isle of Man will be able to enter the Island, with checks being made at the air and sea ports.

Which explains the continuation of flights to LPL and LON (LCY -> LGW).

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Old 26th Mar 2020, 11:47
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
Is that correct? The airport website says: "Which explains the continuation of flights to LPL and LON (LCY -> LGW).

This is accurate:
https://covid19.gov.im/general-infor...travel-advice/The Isle of Man will close its borders to everyone with effect from 6 am Friday 27 March 2020. This stay in effect for a period of 21 days.
  • No flights or light aircraft arrivals after Thursday 26 March 2020 close of business
  • No boat arrivals (except for food supplies, special written approvals from Chief Secretary before travel allowed to arrive on island)
All passengers arriving in the Isle of Man to self-isolate immediately on return for a period of 14 days from their arrival.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 12:13
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That's interesting. What are residents supposed to do if they, for whatever reason, do not make the deadline? Buy a tent and camp for three weeks?

While a lot of countries have closed their borders, their own citizens are still allowed in and often even repatriated.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 12:23
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
That's interesting. What are residents supposed to do if they, for whatever reason, do not make the deadline? Buy a tent and camp for three weeks?

While a lot of countries have closed their borders, their own citizens are still allowed in and often even repatriated.
That was previously the case here in IOM - residents only allowed back in.

But most of the new cases here have been from people coming back to the Island from the UK or elsewhere. So this well needed action should hopefully let things settle down over the next 21 days and keep the Island safe.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 12:32
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Originally Posted by JSCL View Post
That was previously the case here in IOM - residents only allowed back in.

But most of the new cases here have been from people coming back to the Island from the UK or elsewhere. So this well needed action should hopefully let things settle down over the next 21 days and keep the Island safe.

not quite true.

11 cases have a travel history

they then infected the others. Total now 25.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 14:14
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I have heard a rumour that London City becomes RAF Nightingale late this evening.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 18:40
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https://ukaviation.news/london-city-...vid-19-battle/

London City Airport Could Become RAF Nightingale In COVID-19 Battle

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Old 27th Mar 2020, 10:04
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Love the idea that they think a C17 and A400 can park up at LCY. It can maybe land on that runway length, bu they ought to check the width of both the runway and the taxiway before suggesting they can get in. C130 max size I would suggest.
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 11:40
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Why should an A400M be unable to park? Certainly they would not use the regular stands....
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 12:06
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Love the idea that they think a C17 and A400 can park up at LCY.
A C17 was landed at Cosford some years ago, which has a 3,600ft runway, although is almost certainly wider than LCY's.
I if remember correctly, it was bringing an exhibit for the museum there.

It was offloaded on the runway and reserved under it's own steam back to the upwind threshold to depart, if I remember the video I saw of it at the time.
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 14:29
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The minimum C-17 runway width requirement is 27.4m/90ft.

The runway width at LCY is 30m/98ft.

The minimum C-17 landing length is 1067m/3,500ft.

The runway length ay LCY is 1509m/4948ft.
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 14:32
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Originally Posted by Jet Set Willie View Post
Love the idea that they think a C17 and A400 can park up at LCY. It can maybe land on that runway length, bu they ought to check the width of both the runway and the taxiway before suggesting they can get in. C130 max size I would suggest.
would be possible to park one easily using the new stands 25/26 in conjunction with the taxiway stub that accessed them
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 09:57
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Generally described as now being an RAF facility, but there are still four BA Embraer 190s on the ramp, not all were ferried out to Norwich.
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Old 8th Apr 2020, 13:27
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Has LCY formally become an RAF facility (or is it likely to soon) or is it still just a civilian airport that has suspended private/commercial flights and while seeing the odd RAF flight ?
Have the RAF done anything substantive to turn it into a facility of their own ? (Beyond the odd test landing/takeoff and posting a couple of military guards at each entrance to tell anyone who is not medical/police/military to go away)

Yes, I know the RAF tends not to advertise absolutely everything they do to the press for good reason - but curious as to what can be discussed openly by anyone who is familiar with the topic

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Old 8th Apr 2020, 13:39
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Grrr

RAF flew 8 circuits into Luton yesterday with a C-17, but does not mean a squadron is moving in. I was told that the call up of reservists means there is a training need, but no idea how true that is?
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