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Heathrow Harry 18th Apr 2018 15:13


Originally Posted by cornishsimon (Post 10121873)
https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/flybe-flight-newquay-airport-suffers-1469655

A passenger on board a flight into Newquay Airport this afternoon has described passengers' "gasps and nervous laughter" after an aborted landing was followed by a 'spicy' touchdown.
Matt Fisher was on the flight from Manchester earlier today, which suffered a heavy landing on the second attempt. He said: "The plane was already late taking off from Manchester.
The pilot had to abort the first landing and then he came in for the second landing and hit the runway very hard. I was under the impression that one of the passengers was hurt during the landing, but I can’t be sure. When we were picking up our bags we saw that the next flight on the plane that we had come in on was delayed due to technical problems. Then the flight was cancelled entirely."

It is thought that the plane received some damage. He said the flight was delayed at Manchester due to an "admin" problem.
Th Matt added: "It was due to take off at 10.20am from Manchester, but instead it left at 11.55am. It got into Newquay at around 1.30pm. The pilot warned us that the landing would be a bit ‘spicy’ – he said on a curry level it would be a jalfrezi, but it was much spicier than that. When he aborted the first landing we knew we were in safe hands. There was no real fear until we hit the deck.
There were lots of gasps and nervous laughter. Taking off and landing was turbulent, but it was fine during the cruise because we were above it."

A spokesman for Newquay Airport said: "We can confirm that there has been a ground incident at Cornwall Airport Newquay today. The incident is currently being investigated."

A spokesman for Flybe said: "Flybe can confirm it is investigating a possible tail strike that occurred on landing in adverse weather conditions at Cornwall Newquay Airport earlier today. All 56 passengers disembarked safely as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand."

toon22 4th May 2018 13:35

An impressive - looking departures board for the first day of the full Summer programme. Berlin, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Dublin and Faro. Not bad for a little’un.

cornishsimon 4th May 2018 20:31


Originally Posted by toon22 (Post 10137940)
An impressive - looking departures board for the first day of the full Summer programme. Berlin, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Dublin and Faro. Not bad for a little’un.



very impressive.

More saturday seasonal routes to be added towards the end of the month:
ABZ, EDI, BFS, DSA, STN, ORK, LPL NCL etc.



cs

cornishsimon 1st Jun 2018 22:40

Full summer Saturday schedule kicks off this weekend. Tomorrow will see 26 I think scheduled arrivals/departures.


cs

The Sleeping Pax 2nd Jun 2018 03:19


Originally Posted by Heathrow Harry (Post 10122730)
A passenger on board a flight into Newquay Airport this afternoon has described passengers' "gasps and nervous laughter" after an aborted landing was followed by a 'spicy' touchdown.
Matt Fisher was on the flight from Manchester earlier today, which suffered a heavy landing on the second attempt. He said: "The plane was already late taking off from Manchester.
The pilot had to abort the first landing and then he came in for the second landing and hit the runway very hard. I was under the impression that one of the passengers was hurt during the landing, but I can’t be sure. When we were picking up our bags we saw that the next flight on the plane that we had come in on was delayed due to technical problems. Then the flight was cancelled entirely."

It is thought that the plane received some damage. He said the flight was delayed at Manchester due to an "admin" problem.
Th Matt added: "It was due to take off at 10.20am from Manchester, but instead it left at 11.55am. It got into Newquay at around 1.30pm. The pilot warned us that the landing would be a bit ‘spicy’ – he said on a curry level it would be a jalfrezi, but it was much spicier than that. When he aborted the first landing we knew we were in safe hands. There was no real fear until we hit the deck.
There were lots of gasps and nervous laughter. Taking off and landing was turbulent, but it was fine during the cruise because we were above it."

A spokesman for Newquay Airport said: "We can confirm that there has been a ground incident at Cornwall Airport Newquay today. The incident is currently being investigated."

A spokesman for Flybe said: "Flybe can confirm it is investigating a possible tail strike that occurred on landing in adverse weather conditions at Cornwall Newquay Airport earlier today. All 56 passengers disembarked safely as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand."

Reminds me of a Brymon flight from LHR via PLY to NQY when after a very bumpy ride from PLY to NQY we hit the deck really hard, bounced a couple of times and raced to the stand to the thrown off the back of the aircraft. As we were making our way back to the stand the pilot announced that we'd all be pleased to hear that NQY had a runway divot replacement machine, used often for the RAF blokes during training. The guy outside opened the rear door to let us off poked his head into the aircraft and said "I bet he drinks Carling Black Label!"

The Sleeping Pax 2nd Jun 2018 03:22


Originally Posted by cornishsimon (Post 10138219)




very impressive.

More saturday seasonal routes to be added towards the end of the month:
ABZ, EDI, BFS, DSA, STN, ORK, LPL NCL etc.



cs

and ALC, twice a week!

Heathrow Harry 3rd Jun 2018 10:37

as one who has expressed serious doubts about the viability of Newquay in the past I put my hand up and say the management have done a really good job

when you see the connections they've got up in such a short period you can see why places like Prestwick, Durham Teeside, Carlisle, Doncaster and even E Midlands are envious

Inverness has similarly got it's act together it seems

Wycombe 3rd Jun 2018 12:31

Not sure what happened to the Eurowings STR-NQY flight yesterday, FR24 showed it turned around and returned to departure point from just west of Paris.

Jersey32D 3rd Jun 2018 15:53


Originally Posted by Wycombe (Post 10163879)
Not sure what happened to the Eurowings NQY-STR flight yesterday, FR24 showed it turned around and returned to departure point from just west of Paris.

​​​​​The flight was rescheduled for this morning, but yesterday's DUS was also cancelled.

cornishsimon 9th Jul 2018 20:18

So now that we’re in full summer swing how are things looking ?

Any more hints of further expansion for next year ?

And any more news on that proposed Royal Mail sorting facility and flights ?


cs

cornishsimon 16th Jul 2018 01:51

So. Uk spaceport is going to Scotland not Cornwall.

However. NQY will host a horizontal orbital flight facility with an agreement about to be signed between NQY and virgin orbit



Spaceport Cornwall takes a major step forward with confirmation that Cornwall Airport Newquay is the chosen location for horizontal orbital flights

I am absolutely delighted to see the confirmation that Virgin Orbital has chosen Cornwall as the base for its horizontal launch facility in the UK. This shows a clear commitment from the Government that Newquay is the best location for horizontal launches of commercial orbital craft.

Horizontal launch is a new technology that is still in development but is clearly the future for space launch. There is still further work to be done to secure the potential opportunities for satellite launch and I am pleased that the government will be allocating further funding and committed to work with Spaceport Cornwall to achieve this. However this is a significant step forward in this process.

Bringing the spaceport to Cornwall has been one of my top priorities since becoming MP, something I have worked long and hard to bring from pipe dream to reality. Along with the teams at Cornwall Airport Newquay, Cornwall LEP and Cornwall Council we have worked hard to put together a strong business case to ensure our unique properties mean we were the best choice for horizontal launches.

This decision has the potential to unlock previously unheard levels of economic investment to Cornwall, bring in hundreds of high tech, high skilled jobs and provide the priceless inspiration for future generations of Cornish children to reach for the stars.

I look forward to working with all concerned to moving toward the first launches from Cornwall.

https://www.stevedouble.org.uk/news/...wquay-chosen-0

GROUNDHOG 16th Jul 2018 12:45

Whatever would he have said if Newquay HAD been chosen. Arguably the most puke making press release I have read for ages!!!

CabinCrewe 16th Jul 2018 14:06

everyone claiming 'wins' over this, even PIK.
Id be surprised if any of it came to anything meaningful tbh. Presumably the furthest north site chosen to avoid a NIMBY Heathrow style debacle.

Wycombe 16th Jul 2018 15:24

Former VS 744 G-OWOW (now on the US-reg) is the launch platform:


cornishsimon 23rd Jul 2018 12:41

Looking at the currently released summer19 Flybe schedules it looks like LPL & GLA gain midweek rotations, however STN does appear on the schedules which surprises me, it was daily last year, only 3 weekly this year and gone for next.

With the drop drop in capacity on the LGW route from E95-75 and the removal of STN fingers crossed something crops up to fill the gap. Maybe STK to SEN ? As the NQY route was the only BE route at STN it would make sense to consolidate services to SEN or LCY


cs

PDXCWL45 23rd Jul 2018 12:59


Originally Posted by cornishsimon (Post 10203862)
Looking at the currently released summer19 Flybe schedules it looks like LPL & GLA gain midweek rotations, however STN does appear on the schedules which surprises me, it was daily last year, only 3 weekly this year and gone for next.

With the drop drop in capacity on the LGW route from E95-75 and the removal of STN fingers crossed something crops up to fill the gap. Maybe STK to SEN ? As the NQY route was the only BE route at STN it would make sense to consolidate services to SEN or LCY


cs

I thought Gatwick was staying as an E195 for S19?

rog747 23rd Jul 2018 14:09

slightly puzzled is STN running or not thanks

cornishsimon 23rd Jul 2018 14:38

NQY-STN
 
STN is operating 3 weekly for summer 18 down from daily summer17 and not currently scheduled for summer19


cs

rog747 23rd Jul 2018 14:43


Originally Posted by cornishsimon (Post 10203955)
STN is operating 3 weekly for summer 18 down from daily summer17 and not currently scheduled for summer19


cs

thanks - so SEN LCY and STN have all fail and LGW is twice a day?

cornishsimon 23rd Jul 2018 14:54

LCY has never been tried.

STN carried good numbers last year but this is the only BE route at STN

SEN operated for a short period by U2, I would suggest it might reappear under Flybe/STK

lGW carries more ex NQY on 3xE95 weekday and 2xE95 weekend than LHR-LBA does


cs


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