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Old 10th Aug 2008, 20:25
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Falklands Airbridge

Anyone know who will be operating the flights to ASI/MPA from October?
understand the contract is up for renewal.

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Old 10th Aug 2008, 20:37
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No announcement as yet. Believe that the MOD are pushing for return to a 747. Last year the new contract wasn't announced until towards the end of August.
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Anyone know who will be operating the flights to ASI/MPA from October?
Cheapest bidder ?
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I think the next Omni Air panini is going to kill me
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I've never slept on a Herc
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I've never slept on a Herc
I managed it once - was very tired though and it was very empty - loadies hammock did the trick
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The roof of a soft-top Land Rover was the most comfortable place I've ever found to sleep on a herc.
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Currently Used ?

So who is doing the route at the moment? With What ?

Are they using a frame big enough to do the trip in one?

If it's a civvi lease aircraft, I do hope it has In Flight Entertainment ?

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Now, now that's quite enough of that kind of talk!

Your caring MoD is doubtless scouring 't Interweb for the cheapest and nastiest deal it can find. In-flight entertainment will be limited to cockroach racing and competitions to guess what the fluid dribbling out of the engine cowlings might be.

In-flight catering? The good old S1 box....with extra Robirch pork pie if you're particularly unlucky!

Or they could always send you via Madrid to Santiago and thence to Base Aerea Gringo by LAN Chile......
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Nah, you'll be going on the next BAS airframe swap!
 
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If the world around it goes monochrome, and the trolley-dollies DESPITE wearing scanty kit are dancing on the wings, just start casually whistling, walk past & keep going. Same applies if the ( aircraft ) name begins with 'Spruce'...
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Omni currently run the SA air bridge and word on the street is the Falkland Island government and the Det are not to happy with it. It seems more priority 1 bubble wrap can be sent down on a 747 than a DC10. And this is influencing who gets the next contract.

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Old 11th Aug 2008, 21:10
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It seems more priority 1 bubble wrap can be sent down on a 747 than a DC10.
Also more fresh fruit and veg, mail and less important things like spares including the odd aircraft engine that the DC10 can't carry.
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And if a part located in the Falklands is U/S and needs repairing as a matter of urgency as it is a high demand/short supply item then the bubble wrap to pack it for shipping back to the UK can go Priority 1.

You don't make the call, someone who gets paid a bit more money than you does.

Of course if you joined the correct side of TG18 you'd know this.
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Two bites...nice

TBH it was actually ment tongue in cheek. having done 3 tours down south i know quite well how the system works.

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Actually you seem to have been caught out twice, nice attempt to play it as fishing though.

Oh and 'down south' makes it sound so wary considering its a good way of getting out of a proper operational tour.
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Ahh Mr Stacker,

Chill out, didnt realise the bubble wrap comment would upset you so much lol

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Perhaps the RAF Tristars weren't that bad after all, even if their choice of entry into the Widewake loop didn't please all!
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I believe Air Atlanta did a reasonable job at one time. Nice young ladies as well so I hear.
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Nice young ladies as well so I hear
You hear wrong - on all three counts...
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