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Old 23rd Jan 2021, 15:46
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I hope the hotel isn't owned by a "friend" of Mr Jendrick................ it seems a very odd choice.
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 10:36
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Do people really pay good money to buy papers that print such carp!
The beast is 5.5 metres long and 1.7 metres wide, my RV is far bigger than that and I get that down narrow Cornish lanes without blinking! The beast is a minnow..
I read in another story that NQY was to have all its taxiways widened for AF1, this for a conference that the way we are going will be held on zoom!
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 12:15
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The comic is free at Waitrose. Will the Scarlet hotel be available to the secret service? I enjoyed this hotel stay.😎
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Old 25th Jan 2021, 09:31
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Why widen the taxiways, for the amount of traffic that NQY gets, AF1 will be able to back track the runway. Money saved will be better spent on other airfield equipment.
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Old 25th Jan 2021, 09:34
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Or fly in to a nearby airport and transfer by helicopter?

They didnt extend Perth airport when they had the G8 at Gleneagles!
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 02:03
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They didn't extend the runway or widen taxiways at MME when Bush flew in! And they could of done with the taxiways being widened!
Bush used both the Beast and Marine 1, can't remember which way round but I think he flew to Blair's house and was driven back but could be wrong.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 08:05
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Teesside was fine and still is fine for 744 and AN 124 operations. Turn round and main taxiway no problem. Bush brought both 747s and flew to Blairs in the UH-60 marine one which was delivered by C-17 and guarded by some super stallions from Italy.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 09:36
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I said could of done with widening the taxiways.
The central taxiway at MME as you will know is an old runway, I was talking about the actual taxiways.
Newquays taxiways are 23m all the way round which I believe is just within for 744 ops! Likewise they have stored A330 which I believe are in the same category. MME on the other hand has taxiways of 10.5m 15m and 35m.
A problem with Bravo could of scuppered the whole visit!

Newquay, I'm saying appears perfectly capable in it's current form to handle and on paper is better suited in some respect than MME!
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 11:24
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I see the Newquay runway is twice the width of Teesside. Presume the Japanese will also arrive by 747 so parking will have to be thought about.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 11:44
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Same same but different...Japanese Air Force One & Two are now B773`s.

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Old 26th Jan 2021, 12:07
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And a few recently-arrived BA 744's also.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 12:44
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NQY can easily accept a 747, as they recently had 2x BA747’s in there for scrapping and they had no problem moving them around. They’ve also in the past had Emirates A340’s in there that were for scrapping and ex RNAF (Dutch) DC10 tankers in there for scrapping. Parking wouldn’t be a issue, they would just use the disused cross Runway and park them over on the Western side of the airfield which is easy to secure off and right next to the still active part of RAF St Mawgan.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 14:00
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As l mentioned earlier. Size isn't everything. The security services take in to account access for the motorcade, escape routes in the unlikely event that something may occur and access to a decent medical facility. More than likely the nearest RAF base will be used and the Principle VVIP etc will be taken to the event via helicopter. (ex RAF NORTHOLT dealing with numerous summits, State visits etc & liasing with relevant organisations).
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 14:48
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Still reckon RAF Fairford with just over the hour flight on Marine One to St Ives, all COVID dependent of course!
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 16:25
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I understand the logic of that, but seen through the prism of Johnson’s normal “what will keep me in power” mindset flying the top brass in from outside Cornwall each day would negate a number of the PR reasons for having it there in the first place.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 19:36
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My earlier post said I had read a story about taxiways being widened, in the context of papers printing carp. Some seem to have taken it as a serious suggestion!
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 19:52
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spending millions on a two day meeting that may end up on Zoom, lol!
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 20:26
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Newquay's declared runway width is the same as Teesside at 45m. It just happens to have a lot more pavement on the shoulders outside the declared width. Either way both runways are suitable for B747 operations...
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Old 28th Jan 2021, 15:15
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Latest hot story from the local news is the beast will not be deployed but replaced with an armoured 4X4 and a helicopter will be used to fly VIP's in from NQY.

Lyneham it is then....
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 16:27
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Rather seems that AF1 will ge using NQY after all, then, if the local news is to be believed. Though I would expect it to reposition to Fairford or Mildenhall after Marine One is airborne.
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