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Old 3rd May 2024, 13:15
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When was the last time that a Jet Provost landed at Luton? It might even do a flypast too on Saturday.
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Old 3rd May 2024, 14:38
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear
When was the last time that a Jet Provost landed at Luton? It might even do a flypast too on Saturday.
G-PROV 13th May 1995 is the last one I know of. Probably in this scheme:-
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I wonder whether this will be a trend after Car Park rebuilt but before current one is upgraded?
BBC News - Electric car driver turned away from hospital car park
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Government defeated in High Court over climate plans https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68947242

The government has been defeated in court - for a second time - for not doing enough to meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Wonder whether the Secretary of State when he/she makes the final decision on Luton’s expansion will be thinking about today’s High Court ruling?

LRT are worried enough already and have been organising a petition while promoting misleading claims, which is a sign of their desperation. This after spending 71m on their application, money that could have been spent on public services.


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https://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/tr...-finds-4614568

So no Sky Sports then or access to fluffy pillows.

The inspector said that the airport now has the busiest detention centre in the country
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Between June and November last year, the airport had 2,898 detainees, compared with Stansted with less than half, at 1,210.
Detainees said they were frustrated and upset at the poor conditions.

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Old 4th May 2024, 07:44
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I wonder whether this will be a trend after Car Park rebuilt but before current one is upgraded?
BBC News - Electric car driver turned away from hospital car park
Shouldn't be. Just another dim witted policy from an NHS "health and safety" zealot.
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In a statement issued to the BBC, Alder Hey hospital said following advice from Merseyside Fire and Rescue it had "temporarily restricted the parking of electric vehicles in one of our smaller car parks while we upgrade its fire sprinkler system." "Electric vehicles are still able to park in our main Hospital car park", it continued, pointing out it also had 14 spaces with EV charging points.
So the hospital should have ignored the advice? And what would have happened if there had been an incident?
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Old 4th May 2024, 08:50
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So the hospital should have ignored the advice? And what would have happened if there had been an incident?
Not sure where they are getting the advice from? Pretty much every survey carried out has diesel/petrol cars many times more likely to go up in flames than EVs. There's an increased danger once the fire has started in an EV but petrol/diesels are far more likely to combust in the first place.
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At Luton, out of the 2 multi stories, the one that didn’t catch fire is the one with the EV chargers. The problem was that while the fire started in an alleged diesel vehicle there were enough EV cars parked up to condemn the whole car park, as the fires could not be put out.
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Originally Posted by TartinTon
Not sure where they are getting the advice from? Pretty much every survey carried out has diesel/petrol cars many times more likely to go up in flames than EVs. There's an increased danger once the fire has started in an EV but petrol/diesels are far more likely to combust in the first place.
The problem is not them starting a fire, it is if a fire occurs near it and it takes hold, it is almost impossible to put out, sprinkler system or not.
Take an EV car to the garage for a service, see the exclusion zone around the ramp. A typical service garage can get 4 ramps in whereas for an EV car it's one. It's like storing a firework. On it's own it's fine, not likely to suddenly ignite but if fire occurs around it and takes hold, run for your life!
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Originally Posted by TartinTon
Not sure where they are getting the advice from? Pretty much every survey carried out has diesel/petrol cars many times more likely to go up in flames than EVs. There's an increased danger once the fire has started in an EV but petrol/diesels are far more likely to combust in the first place.
"Alder Hey hospital said following advice from Merseyside Fire and Rescue" is a bit of a clue! No business is going to go against this sort of advice. Would make any insurance claim 'interesting' and god forbid anything more serious happened - how would it look in court is always a useful question to ask yourself. And presumably Merseyside Fire and Rescue service know more about the particular circumstances of this case.
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear
When was the last time that a Jet Provost landed at Luton? It might even do a flypast too on Saturday.
Very nice, and with two friends as well 😀
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Old 7th May 2024, 16:14
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Is the Turkish Cargo A330F a one-off, or have they gained some slots?
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Is the Turkish Cargo A330F a one-off, or have they gained some slots?
Not a one off there are another 3 flights planned. Every Tuesday until the end of the month.
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I would assume lack of slots at LHR whereas LTN has availability outside early morning & late evening times.
Perhaps they could get Egyptair Cargo back as well which did a short series of flights before finding some slots at LHR.
I suspect Cargo is getting pushed out again at LHR.
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Old 8th May 2024, 04:58
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I notice DHL seem to be doing more flights from Luton which seem to be ex-Heathrow - ie Amsterdam and Stockholm.
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo
I notice DHL seem to be doing more flights from Luton which seem to be ex-Heathrow - ie Amsterdam and Stockholm.
You used to have one position empty to LHR in the evening as well, havn't noted that since summer timetables kicked in.
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Originally Posted by pabely
You used to have one position empty to LHR in the evening as well, havn't noted that since summer timetables kicked in.
DHL A300 positioned to Heathrow from LTN one evening in the last fortnight and it was at 3900 feet flying over Elstree.
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Old 9th May 2024, 04:28
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So its Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final on 1 June at Wembley plus Leinster v Toulouse rugby final the previous week at Tottenham Hotspurs ground. Some rather busy airports in the Home Counties I would imagine.
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Some more detail on why the Airport hosted some vintage planes last weekend
https://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/pe...harity-4623663
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