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Newcastle Airport Closed

Old 7th Aug 2008, 02:38
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Site of my first aeroplane ride in a Britannia, to LHR and then to this fair land.
The dip in the runway was a lot bigger then.
A long time ago.
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Old 7th Aug 2008, 09:17
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I can only summise that the radiation from the "flare" should really read radiation from the FLIR (Forward Looking Infra Red). This is housed in a small fairing underneath the nose and looking at the pics could well have been damaged. If so, there are some pretty nasty chemicals in the FLIR sensor that need specialist handling, hence the delay in dealing with the aircraft.
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Old 7th Aug 2008, 13:19
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Thinking about two airports closing at once and holes lining up, reminds me of a phrase I coined many years ago.

"Randomness comes in lumps."

Strange how bean counters, with all their math, can't see the big picture when they press for vapor in the tanks.
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Any attempt at removing the aircraft would be hampered by the locals nicking bits of it and selling it at Catterick sunday market
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Scarlet Pimpernel - quite right, it was a birdstrike to the FLIR.
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Old 19th Aug 2008, 17:16
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Newcastle Airport closed

Hei everybody, i saw this bird lying at the end of Rwy 07 left in the grass next to the localizer antenna. Luckily he avoided to hit the nav equipment in order to do not downgrade the airports ILS . There was a simular accident about 3-4 years ago in Rome Ciampino Rwy 15 when a citation overrun due +TS on the field. Microburst and windshear was the 100% mix to end up like him. Unfortunately this was a dramatique follow up story for everybody flying long time into LIRA with an VORDME15 only. ( i had to divert to LIRF that friday) Good job for the Tornado pilot as the weather must have been as usual s....y at this time of the day. Our flight was late arriving that day due of this and we had already vis3000m,BKN003 with SHRN as far as i remember! LDA was shortend by 1800m more or less for Rwy07 and TORA was give by ATC of 2085m for Rwy25. Later on our backtrack lineup 25 we saw the RAF plane with it's canope still open...and it was a hell of a rainshower going into it.
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Old 19th Aug 2008, 17:27
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Newcastle closed??

sorry am i missing something here..or has it been lost in translation?
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