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Boris Johnson RAF BAE 146 Makes Emergency Landing at Luton

Old 18th Jul 2016, 14:54
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Since you're getting P8s, may I suggest a few Boeing BBJs as well?

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Old 18th Jul 2016, 15:21
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Originally Posted by TCAS FAN View Post
Boris must be toning things down, not so long ago would have expected a para descent with a badly fitting bone-dome, waving a couple union jacks!

Yeah, he's had his hair cut as well TCAS. Very ministerial. He's our big beast in Europe now you know.
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 15:49
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3 decades since I flew that very jet, can't imagine they have that many cycles or hours on them, even now. And that may be the problem: not enough usage for reliability. Hard to tell from photo, but looks like some flap extended. So maybe only a single hydraulic fault? Can't really recall the systems, but yellow and green had PTU connection and Ac pump. I diverted once purple for an engine prob after departing LHR; landed LGW. So it happens....
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 16:29
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Woes for Mrs May

Now her 146 has gone tech at Cardiff..
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 16:34
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Good GWR rail service from Cardiff to Paddington

Beagle - HM has used a normal service train when travelling to Kings Lynn on the way to Sandringham. IIRC a small portion of 1st class was sectioned off. If it's good enough for her it should be good enough for Boris.
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 16:50
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Where's the photo?
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 17:28
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Tankertrashnav wrote:
Good GWR rail service from Cardiff to Paddington.

BEagle - HM has used a normal service train when travelling to Kings Lynn on the way to Sandringham. IIRC a small portion of 1st class was sectioned off. If it's good enough for her it should be good enough for Boris.
While some might consider Cardiff to Paddington as being an international railway journey, it hardly exposes rail travellers to the same level of threat as using the Channel Tunnel. A 'good' GWR service is, in any case, very much an oxymoron these days .

As for travelling to Norfolk, there would have been very little threat to HM from the cyclopean six-fingered N4N inhabitants of that neck of the woods...
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 17:42
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Ring Henry Labouchere at Langham and get him to take her in his Tiger Moth..................
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 17:59
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We used to fly HM to Marham for Sandringham, often with the dogs aboard. The Royal Train was used infrequently.

BEags is absolutely correct ref security and imposing risk to the travelling public. There are many other flying office aspects to using VIP transport, in addition.
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 11:38
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With two technical issues in quick succession forcing inconvenience, I wonder if thoughts may turn to a replacement? We only have the two 146s and an Agusta A109 now. And with the Brexit team being formed there may be more need to be shuttling ministers to and from Europe.
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 11:45
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Only 2 corgi-carriers now? I thought that a further 2 BAe 146 QC were acquired in 2012 under a UOR for an increased CSAT requirement?
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 11:48
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Yes, but they aren't used for VIP ops generally.
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 12:03
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....was it the same gent who didn't do the oils right as happened a few years ago???
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 15:05
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Bring back the Andover's and a proper Queen's Flight.
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 16:14
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TBM-Legend wrote:
....was it the same gent who didn't do the oils right as happened a few years ago???
Actually it was 19 years ago and a horror story in its own right....

See http://flightsafety.org/amb/amb_jul_aug99.pdf

Fortunately neither royals nor corgis were on board at the time.
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 16:22
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Dear Gawd, an emergency landing and not a one of you slackers has posted the METARS!

What has come of PPRuNe...
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 05:43
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"Ring Henry Labouchere at Langham and get him to take her in his Tiger Moth.................."

At Henry's flight level Boris would think he was on a train anyway!
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 06:35
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Lots of still good' 125-800s' on the market.
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 08:19
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Aviate - that's true - many years ago at the instigation of that lovely man Peter Charles, Henry flew me from Lt Snoring to Langham. It was as well all the farm gates were open!
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