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President Trump UK visit Jul 18

Old 27th Apr 2018, 06:11
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I see that Boris is already spouting about how great it is that Trump will be visiting the UK

Sadiq Khan has already announced:

Which could be interesting....
Does that idiot Khan ever actually travel around London? United? Heís having a laugh; itís one of the least united parts of the country!!

Some of our politicians petty blustering over whether POTUS visits and how much they are going to protest is simply childish and damaging to the UKís long-term interests. Not surprising I guess, most of our politicians cannot take a long-term view of anything.
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 06:23
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post
I see that Boris the Blustering Buffoon is already spouting about how great it is that Trump will be visiting the UK....

Personally I feel that Vladimir Putin would be far more welcome here.

Sadiq Khan has already announced:

Which could be interesting....
Says something about you Beagle.
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 06:56
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I think that anyone who knows where Trump will land is not about to divulge the location on PPRuNe or anywhere else until all aspects of the arrival have been locked down, verified and confirmed.

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Old 27th Apr 2018, 07:22
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Frankly I'm embarrassed by some of th infantile comments here from my fellow countrymen; if I was from USA I'd be unimpressed even if I'd voted for Hilary. "Vladimir Putin far more welcome here..."?? Seriously?
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 07:49
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I hope that is not another cheap dig at Civil ATC! When the POTUS visits UK, Air Force One always lands at Heathrow and is dealt with by ATC as just another movement. No Purple Airspace rubbish, no grounding everyone from '30 minutes before to 15 minutes after' - it is just another movement, I guess the only difference will be that it will not be required to hold if there are delays inbound.
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 08:54
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Not last time it wasnít. Iíve had the dubious pleasure of being held up by AF1 and the war machine (they travel in pairs) on a couple of occasions in the U.K, once at LHR, in exactly the scenario you describe as not happening. On the first occasion in particular (UK but not LHR), it resulted in a number of diversions. They have their own way of operating (I seem to remember they informed ATC what they were doing and just did it on the first occasion).

My understanding is that when President O visited, he used Stansted as the chaos at LHR by President GWB was well documented.
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 09:02
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Originally Posted by Brian 48nav View Post
No Purple Airspace rubbish, no grounding everyone from '30 minutes before to 15 minutes after' - it is just another movement, I guess the only difference will be that it will not be required to hold if there are delays inbound.
They handle it a bit differently when it's operating in the USA though:
Not Even Rescue Aircraft Can Fly When Air Force One Comes To Town - Business Insider

But then I guess there wouldn't be any 'Purple Airspace rubbish' for a Royal Flight outside the UK either?
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 09:41
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Sorry Folks - having left LHR in 2000 I am not up to date. Certainly when Bill Clinton arrived for the Good Friday Agreement LHR was used - I was on duty the morning AF1 departed for Belfast and again when it arrived back the following morning. As I said above just another movement for LHR, London Control etc - as for the associated helicopters, a nightmare! Best to 'throw a sickie' rather that risk your licence with them!
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 10:09
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Originally Posted by Brian 48nav View Post
I hope that is not another cheap dig at Civil ATC! When the POTUS visits UK, Air Force One always lands at Heathrow and is dealt with by ATC as just another movement. No Purple Airspace rubbish, no grounding everyone from '30 minutes before to 15 minutes after' - it is just another movement, I guess the only difference will be that it will not be required to hold if there are delays inbound.
I would not post cheap digs at my erstwhile Civil ATC colleagues. I have worked with/alongside them for far too many years to have anything other than total respect for their skills and professionalism. Their pay/pensions/terms of service are a different matter, though
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 14:14
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I personally think that the President, in his capacity as head of state of one of our greatest allies should be treated with respect commensurate with the dignity of his office..... It is POTUS we are welcoming, not Donald Trump.
Trouble is, HE doesn't treat his office with the dignity it deserves, so why should we bother? Don't forget, in Trumptonland, its all about HIM!!!
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 14:21
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post

Sadiq Khan has already announced:
I can't stand this media whore. This 'slick spiv' would attend an envelope if the TV's were there to film it.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 09:13
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As I said elsewhere ----

We are hosting the elected (yes) President of the country which is our closest and longest standing ally in recent history. In my mind, that behoves us to welcome the incumbent and respect the individual's formal position. In politics we cannot choose our friends as we do in normal social life. Often there has to be a recognition that it is necessary to set aside (not ignore) individuals' failings in order to appreciate the wider picture. If we do not, and elect to follow the likes of Cable, Khan and all others who are baying for his blood, then we denigrate our own well established and respected democratic way of life. I do not warm to Mr Trump and dislike many of his public traits: but I will courteously welcome him as the elected representative of my friends in the US. After his short visit, I will hopefully be glad that he came, was accorded civility (and yes, I know that many will say he himself doesn't), and that I am able to wave a polite goodbye; with US and UK relationships intact.

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Old 28th Apr 2018, 09:55
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I personally think that the President, in his capacity as head of state of one of our greatest allies should be treated with respect commensurate with the dignity of his office

The fact that the man himself is a complete horse's ass should make no difference - after all we have accorded similar treatment to some much more sinister people in our time, as Shot One has pointed out. It is POTUS we are welcoming, not Donald Trump.
100% agree. Not every country/regime likes or agrees with the concept of a Queen but ours is always accorded respect as Head of State.

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Old 28th Apr 2018, 15:26
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dead pan your #17
Farnborough could be an option if he wanted to fly the flag for US aerospace industry
..except Farnborough will be holding its 2018 Airshow from Monday 16th July until 22nd July, so not very likely IMHO.
ISTR that the last time a president visited he landed at a USAF air-base in east Anglia and flew down to London in the presidential helicopter.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 23:32
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Having had the dubious pleasure of having important & immovable business reasons (I was told) to be in that there London during visits to said place by the last four holders of POTUS office, all I will say as a 100% guaranteed prediction that no matter what airport in the bottom right corner of the country you may be trying to transit through, YOU WILL BE DELAYED at the pleasure of the fabled AF1 callsign, no matter if you or they are arriving or departing and no matter what airport they intend to use. Adding the blue silver and white dumbo (I'm not a 747 fan....) into the normal mix of extremely busy traffic just can't help but cause chaos.
My advice is that if you have no alternative to travel via one of the London airports as a POTUS visit starts or finishes, your best option, even if going longhaul, is give up and walk.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 00:47
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Always interesting to read how we are regarded in the UK.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 03:38
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The American nuclear umbrella saves Little Britain from the Bear - hence LB will dance to the imposed tune. So say 'Yes Mr.President' and be grateful that Nato continues to save LB from the natural order. My tax dollars (not yours) at work.

Edit: 24,000 plus posts? Seek professional help - you need it. You're not and never will be 411A.

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Old 29th Apr 2018, 05:28
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GWB used Brize at least twice.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 06:01
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Originally Posted by Dan Winterland View Post
GWB used Brize at least twice.
So did Obama. Norfolk VA to Brize to STN. Helicopter parts.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 07:24
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As did Mikhail Gorbachev - whose statesmanship was readily apparent.

Not something one can say about the loathsome Trump.
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