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What happened at EGJJ yesterday?

Old 5th Jan 2008, 19:49
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My rant:

You just don't know EGJJ because you never have been there. Everyone involved in Jersey knows what it is. If you are not involved, this thread might be of less interest for you.

4 letter codes are much more self-explanatory,

E is for North Europe
G for UK

two same letters always hints to a hub in the region, there are not many cities in UK with a J. There are many small airfields in the world you could never tell the city by the 3 letter code.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 19:51
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thus we all talk in either ICAO or IATA codes.
Do we? Obviously I'm not a 'true' proffesional then. Unless you are involved in operations to Jersey, there really isn't any reason to know either the ICAO or IATA code.

otherwise don't show your ignorance when talking with those who are involved in aviation transportation.
I wouldn't accuse someone of ignorance just because they have better things to do than learn every abbreviation of every airport.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 19:53
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Blimey, didn't realise my post would generate such a reaction. For the likes of merlinxx et al,
a) I am a professional pilot,

b) I know exactly where to go to look up ICAO codes, just would rather not have to to know what a thread is about.

The use of EGJJ IS showing off in my opinion, and is rather un-necessary, but if using such terms gives people a sense of importance, who am I to criticise!

Merlinx your comments of:
"Suggest you go to the ICAO website www.icao.int and buy yourself a copy of Doc 7910. Or you can got to www.acukwik.com and order a copy of their Int'l Edition @ GBP26.50 for all ICAO/IATA locators." are further examples of the "I'm a pilot" attitude which I think irritates myself and many others.

DANNI, how can you say that I have never been to Jersey? I have flown into countless airports during my admittedly embryonic flying career but could not tell you the ICAO code for half of them.

Oh and to say that the fact that I don't know what EGJJ means shows that I have no right to be interested in this thread is complete crap. As a concientious pilot I am quite rightly interested in finding out about any incidents in the business, the consequences of which could have an affect on my profession.

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Old 5th Jan 2008, 21:02
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What the hell does it matter ??
Something we use everyday, TAF and METARs, are in ICAO 4 letter.
Groundies (and pax) use IATA. So what !
Let's get back to the thread, shall we ?
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 21:06
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Is it Tenerife South GCTS and Montpelier LFMP (That's a guess).

Do I win 5?

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Old 5th Jan 2008, 21:16
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... feckin get on with the subject will yas
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 21:34
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Not wanting to appear too ignorant of such matters, I wish to point out my post was a straight cut and paste from the local TV news page.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 22:29
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what happened to this site?

There was a time when you could pop on here and read the news but this thread is a great example of why I rarely bother anymore.

P.S. does anyone know what happened to the flybe jet?
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 22:35
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4 letter codes are much more self-explanatory,

E is for North Europe
G for UK

two same letters always hints to a hub in the region, there are not many cities in UK with a J. There are many small airfields in the world you could never tell the city by the 3 letter code.
Slighty wrong, it was to do with the old Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network...All the EG?? were on the same circuit...not the same "Hub"....EGGP, EGGW, EGGD [Liverpool, Luton and Lulsgate (Bristol)] have no geographic connection...apart from their "Initial" Letter

DANNI, how can you say that I have never been to Jersey? I have flown into countless airports during my admittedly embryonic flying career but could not tell you the ICAO code for half of them.
So, who does your "Flight Planning" then? Who decodes the METAR/TAFS/NOTAMs for you?
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 22:59
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"EGGP, EGGW, EGGD [Liverpool, Luton and Lulsgate (Bristol)] have no geographic connection...apart from their "Initial" Letter"

I know what you are saying Chiglet, but those examples do have a geogrpahic connection. They are all in Europe, and all in the UK.

In fact, I'm not sure I know of any sites in the UK that do not have "EGxx" as their ICAO code. (Possibly military airfields are different?)

Overseas, however, where there are more sites that "XXxx" combinations, there may be differing ICAO codes across the same country. e.g. USA and India come to mind.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 23:03
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