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All names taken 8th Jun 2019 12:25

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.

BHX5DME 8th Jun 2019 14:35


Originally Posted by All names taken (Post 10489210)
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



*

VickersVicount 8th Jun 2019 15:22


Originally Posted by BHX5DME (Post 10489264)
similar facilities at Stansted - it is a nightmare there trying to see stuff

Though arguably less of interest to see...

eye2eye5 8th Jun 2019 16:05

Is parking available at Premiair or are you shuttled there from the main car parks?

Scottie Dog 8th Jun 2019 16:07

It's not actually open yet, but the "blurb" refers to it having it's own parking facility.

eye2eye5 8th Jun 2019 16:41


Originally Posted by Scottie Dog (Post 10489310)
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.

All names taken 8th Jun 2019 18:02


Originally Posted by BHX5DME (Post 10489264)
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


Musket90 8th Jun 2019 20:32

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.

1mach 8th Jun 2019 23:19

A couple of years ago I went from the bus station to the AVP and got the bus back. Is this service still available?

BHX5DME 11th Jun 2019 21:07

May 2019 Pax
 
2,635,878 up 5.78%

12m rolling 28,905,567


eggc 11th Jun 2019 21:49

30m not far away...nearly 6% is impressive.

BHX5DME 11th Jun 2019 23:31

Rolling 12m pax - I have 28,927,403 !
 
I have gained 22k somewhere (monthly CAA stats)

TURIN 12th Jun 2019 11:32


Originally Posted by 1mach (Post 10489513)
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.

116d 12th Jun 2019 12:40


Originally Posted by 1mach (Post 10489513)
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

Ex Cargo Clown 13th Jun 2019 11:47


Originally Posted by TURIN (Post 10491947)
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.

Scottie Dog 14th Jun 2019 20:01

Update #94 courtesy of the MANTP team

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Scottie Dog 14th Jun 2019 20:06

May passenger statistics:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....3cf0d6bf27.png

TSR2 15th Jun 2019 12:00

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%.

PDXCWL45 19th Jun 2019 17:48

Interesting tweet!
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globetrotter79 19th Jun 2019 21:44

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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