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Fly Bpl - Is It The Beginning Of The End???

Old 21st Aug 2013, 07:31
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Well said David ..this is your big chance to help someone yourself, take a loan out on your house and lend him the money for the Fuel

here's a good idea if all the people he has "helped" post on here
then all the people he has ripped of post on here

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Old 21st Aug 2013, 07:50
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I have always been made welcome by Blackpool airport when visiting. TBH Blackpool deserve better than the litany of financial disasters and bad publicity that some of its GA operators have brought upon the airport. If the airport are making a stand and I don't profess to know what the situation is then perhaps that is fully understandable !

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Old 28th Aug 2013, 12:49
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Commercial Dispute with Blackpool Airport

Until further notice members are advised not to book flights on line that operate from Blackpool Airport, Group Locations are operating as normal, please call if you wish an update on 01253 341238.
We hope to have this resolved within the next day or two.

Thankyou for your patience.
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 20:11
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just heard straight from RM himself everything is back to normal 1st Sept everyone who is owed money will receive an e-mail and will be paid in full on that date if you are not on the e-mail list call in if possible on Monday the 2nd of September you can either get your money back or keep your shares and reinvest with an improved interest rate.."Fly/Bpl Lives"

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Old 29th Aug 2013, 08:40
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If thats true it sounds like rm has negotiation skills that would be better suited in the middle east

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Old 30th Aug 2013, 15:29
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What a strange situation this is.
We've got boy entrant saying he's spoken to rm and all is back to normal 1st sept and yet I've spoken to rm on the phone and he's still not allowing members to book any flights from Blackpool for the foreseeable future.......
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 16:27
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Does anyone know what the latest is with Fly Bpl this month? Are they back operating? Blackpool Airport website doesn't even list them as a flying school
Flying Schools and Flying Services | Blackpool Airport
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 17:29
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It has still looked like very minimal movment last few weekends
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Old 3rd Sep 2013, 09:33
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Locks changed by airport early this morning .....Notices on all windows "Closed"
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Old 3rd Sep 2013, 13:14
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just heard straight from RM himself everything is back to normal 1st Sept everyone who is owed money will receive an e-mail and will be paid in full on that date if you are not on the e-mail list call in if possible on Monday the 2nd of September you can either get your money back or keep your shares and reinvest with an improved interest rate
A cynical attempt to deflect liability until
Locks changed by airport
and no chance of creditors being able to confront him?
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Old 4th Sep 2013, 13:43
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Like b.e. says, everything's locked up and closed down, hangar doors, front doors, even the bar!
There are letters on the doors to cut it short saying their licence to operate from this building has been terminated. Security guard there parked up in his truck at 8 this morning, looks like he's there all day.
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Old 4th Sep 2013, 14:28
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Sad news - looks like some people will be out of a job then.
What about anyone who has paid up front for flying - hope they don't loose out.
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Old 4th Sep 2013, 14:56
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Fly BPL

Who owns the Heli-Centre (as was) then, thought RM did?
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Old 4th Sep 2013, 19:39
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Rumour correct regarding the HC hangar.

Next rumour.......RM owns the hangar occupied by the airport fire service and is alleged to have given the airport notice to quit.

Watch this space!!!
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Old 4th Sep 2013, 20:49
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LOL

Yes, he's already had a run in with the airport regarding rent and he was right in that respect (in my view).

I wondered how long it would be before the other aspects of RM's relationship with the airport came into play?!

He who laughs last ...
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Old 5th Sep 2013, 10:51
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GA will be a safer place.....!
I know of several instances where RM bullied and threathened legal action against pilots who might have died had it not been for their own high standards of airmanship in the face of this coercion to fly unairworthy aeroplanes.

He appears to exhibit sociopathic tendencies - an impoverished moral sense and conscience:

Who in their right mind, as a flight instructor and examiner, would recommend pilots compromise safety to avoid their own commercial loss?

If true, who in their right mind would issue proceedings against a pilot they had known for years immediately after they have crashed and nearly died?

RM's world seems a different place to yours and mine?!

Blackpool Airport is a strange place - with more than it's fair share of 'characters' and at least one leading legal case involving one of those 'characters', Blackpool Borough Council and the House of Lords!

Amazing how they all seem to bounce back (although one is currently residing at Her Majesty's pleasure and one - apparently - has problems with his legs following an altercation with a neighbour - so maybe not much 'bounce' there then ).

You couldn't make it up.
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Old 5th Sep 2013, 12:23
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The airport fire service are in the old Heli Centre.
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Old 5th Sep 2013, 13:25
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Couldn't care less about the politics of it all, just know I'm stuck

I know there was cheap flying at FAB and Flybpl and now this is consigned to history, leaving me with a small amount of hour building and a CPL to try and complete. Like many, I'm not made of money and am trying to do this on a budget. If anybody out there knows of any no equity groups that will give an hourly rate of less than 100 wet then let me know about it please.
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Old 5th Sep 2013, 13:34
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lastchance - what are you flying? I cannot comment on many aspects and indeed am grateful to FlyBPL for my FRTOL (do not believe anyone at Blackpool now issues these), but I could not have used the word "cheap" with regard to them when I was looking at schools.

For hour-building, I currently fly from ANT at Blackpool - C150 99/month + 69/hr, Cherokee 125 + 89, Archer 125 + 99. 120 annual membership if you aren't already a member - as I trained there I've not had to pay that. I find these rates very reasonable.

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Old 5th Sep 2013, 13:50
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FRTOL

According to the CAA website there are three examiners listed, one of whom is Robert and the other two are/were based at other flying schools.

Don't know if they are still active, or have relocated to other establishments?

Here's the link:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/Current...st%20AUG13.pdf
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