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Old 18th Apr 2008, 09:15
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What is Mayfly?

Hi all,

am not CC, but have a colleague that is researching industry at the mo and needs a question answering....

What is Mayfly?!

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 13:16
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sorry this isnt very technical! i only work in retail in the airport lol!!!

its basically a page that tells you all the flights due to depart and arrive in the day. From what i can rember it tells you, the time its due to arrive/ depart, it's destination, type of aircraft, passagners on board and what stand it will park at!! there may be more on it but i cant rember!!!! hope this helps!!!!
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 13:46
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Not this then?

The Mayfly is an insect which belongs to the Order Ephemeroptera (from the Greek ephemeros = "short-lived", pteron = "wing", referring to the short life span of adults). They have been placed into an ancient group of insects termed the Paleoptera, which also contains the dragonflies and damselflies. They are aquatic insects whose immature stage (called naiad or, colloquially, nymph) usually lasts one year in fresh water. The adults are short-lived, from a few hours to a few days depending on the species. About 2,500 species are known worldwide, including about 630 species in North America. Common names for mayflies include "dayfly", "shadfly", "Green Bay Flies", "Canadian soldier", and "fishfly" [1].

The mayfly belongs to group 1 taxa, or pollution–sensitive animals. This means if mayflies are in or around the water, the water should be good quality, perhaps even good enough to drink without distilling or boilin
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 14:24
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Gazman:

belfastmark has got it about right. It's basically the running order for the flights that day, normally issued by ops. A bit of aviation humour there you see. It may fly, or it may not - you never know!

Litebulb:

An excellent entomological description, but not exactly what Gazman was looking for I suspect!
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 14:32
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Shoots, I thought I could help for once. Oh well, backed to being banned for speaking out of turn again!
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 18:05
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Cheers people, am sure my colleague will be most appreciative! We did come across ths insect one litebulbs... we werent so sure it was the definition we were looking for lol
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 21:14
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Because a May fly only lasts a day and so does the sheet detailing what is due to fly that day.....
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 14:01
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What job roles in the airport would need to see the Mayfly list? if you don't mind me asking.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 10:50
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Originally Posted by Tiffany Hunt View Post
What job roles in the airport would need to see the Mayfly list? if you don't mind me asking.
Mainly used by those who work in operations. Controllers and dispatchers would have a copy and the senior loading staff normally have one as well.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 12:42
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Mayfly's' also would often have who was the Ground Handling Agents for the airline.

The A H & N Luton thread had plenty of Mayfly's' from the 60's on wards if you do a search.

LTN had Britannia Monarch BMA Dan Air and Court Line acting as Handling Agents

LGW before the 90's had BUA/BCAL BEA/BA and GHL (jointly owned by Laker and Dan Air)

Servisair was seen a big player as Ground agents around the provinces airports.

At the end of the day Mayfly's for the next day's flights were often left around the check-in desks and spotty spotters could pick one up.

Someone also compiled the ''DID FLY''
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 20:21
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Litebulbs,

Sounds as though you live in my house!

Oh well, backed to being banned for speaking out of turn again!
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Originally Posted by Litebulbs View Post
Not this then?

The Mayfly is an insect which belongs to the Order Ephemeroptera (from the Greek ephemeros = "short-lived", pteron = "wing", referring to the short life span of adults). They have been placed into an ancient group of insects termed the Paleoptera, which also contains the dragonflies and damselflies. They are aquatic insects whose immature stage (called naiad or, colloquially, nymph) usually lasts one year in fresh water. The adults are short-lived, from a few hours to a few days depending on the species. About 2,500 species are known worldwide, including about 630 species in North America. Common names for mayflies include "dayfly", "shadfly", "Green Bay Flies", "Canadian soldier", and "fishfly" [1].

The mayfly belongs to group 1 taxa, or pollution–sensitive animals. This means if mayflies are in or around the water, the water should be good quality, perhaps even good enough to drink without distilling or boilin
Do they appear in May then?
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