Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Misc. Forums > Aviation History and Nostalgia
Reload this Page >

Britannia Airways begins Leeds Bradford operations

Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.

Britannia Airways begins Leeds Bradford operations

Old 29th Nov 2020, 16:05
  #21 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: LEEDS
Posts: 1,141
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thankyou bean, one does try.

I'm fairly sure no 757 has attempted an auto land or Cat3 approach since that time, Discorde. I think the 'float' might at least partly explain why Jet2 has removed its 757s from LBA and based the whole fleet at Manchester. That company would only make an approach (below 3000 ft ?) in Cat 1 conditions or better at LBA. I don't know if that was their own company procedure, a Boeing idea or something from the CAA.
Mooncrest is online now  
Old 29th Nov 2020, 17:17
  #22 (permalink)  
DIRECTOR
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: U.K.
Posts: 656
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
As a "White Hatter" my first trip to LBA was on the 3rd July 1980 and out the next day to Palma as a Luton based Pilot.
thegypsy is offline  
Old 29th Nov 2020, 20:43
  #23 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 440
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The touch of nostalgia created by this thread may bring tears to Gordomac's eyes but it does satisfy the urge, which comes with growing older to delve into the past!

I think that one of the problems with Cat 3 on to the present runway 32 is that the aiming/touchdown point fro 32 is at the exact point where the logitudinal slope of the runway changes from 'uphill' to 'downhill' so as the aircraft 'tries to land' the ground is continually falling away. Somebody once said that the runway was designed by the same chap who designed the 'big one' in the Blackpool pleasure beach! So no wonder Discorde's 757 had difficulty finding the ground!

Back in the early '80s it was felt that Britannia, with their foot in the door, would become a major operator at LBA. Alas over the years, due to all the changes in the industry, the TUI operation has almost disappeared. Not the same anyway once Britannia had gone, very British and yes the white hats.......very distinguished!
Helen49 is offline  
Old 30th Nov 2020, 10:35
  #24 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: LEEDS
Posts: 1,141
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There's not many airlines I know of whose pilots still wear uniform caps. Ironically, TUI is one of them, and Eastern. I think British Airways still have them. They are bit old hat these days.
Mooncrest is online now  
Old 30th Nov 2020, 12:46
  #25 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: britain
Posts: 566
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Mooncrest View Post
There's not many airlines I know of whose pilots still wear uniform caps. Ironically, TUI is one of them, and Eastern. I think British Airways still have them. They are bit old hat these days.
Ha Ha very punny
bean is offline  
Old 30th Nov 2020, 12:58
  #26 (permalink)  
DIRECTOR
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: U.K.
Posts: 656
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Helen49
So " and yes the white hat ....... Very distinguished " Guess you must have seen me in the terminal then !!???
thegypsy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.