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Old 23rd May 2019, 18:45
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Stanstead

Anyone know whats happening at Stanstead? Flights diverted ect.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 18:49
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Originally Posted by nooluv
Anyone know whats happening at Stanstead? Flights diverted ect.
Runway closed for repairs. Now reopen.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 18:54
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Old 23rd May 2019, 19:18
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Same problem yesterday morning. Several flights diverted to Luton and please it is STANSTED!
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Old 23rd May 2019, 19:27
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I am sure the 300 or so residents of Stanstead are gutted !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanstead,_Suffolk
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Old 23rd May 2019, 19:35
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TFC:

Yes, Stanstead is in Suffolk. But...……… Stansted airport is in Essex. Different place.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 19:47
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Originally Posted by The Fat Controller
I am sure the 300 or so residents of Stanstead are gutted !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanstead,_Suffolk
Gutted? I would think they are delighted to be 40km from Stansted Airport!!

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Old 24th May 2019, 05:05
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Originally Posted by kenparry
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Yes, Stanstead is in Suffolk. But... Stansted airport is in Essex. Different place.
Folks,
Perhaps it could be re-names Bishop's Stortford International ----( which is what we always called it somewhere in the middle of the last century), that should eliminate any confusion between Stansted and Stanstead.airports.
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Old 24th May 2019, 06:43
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Originally Posted by LeadSled
Folks,
Perhaps it could be re-names Bishop's Stortford International --
Why, when it doesn't actually belong to a Bishop?

I am very, VERY sorry! I have been corrected, and Stortford DOES indeed apparently belong to the Bishop! Thank you for pointing out my ignorance. Every day is a school day.

I will try not to bash the Bishop - sorry - criticise the Bishop again, despite my excitement at my new-found knowledge.

Last edited by pilotmike; 24th May 2019 at 16:27. Reason: Bashing the Bishop when I shouldn't
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Originally Posted by pilotmike
Why, when it doesn't actually belong to a Bishop?
pilotmike,
Maybe, just maybe, because that is the name of the nearby village, ( trying to recall the name of a very pleasant little pub, a welcome respite from jousting with the "Men from the Ministry" examiners) and, if I recall correctly, the name of the all over grass airfield, once in that area.
But you really knew that, didn't you??
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Old 24th May 2019, 09:28
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I think he was trying to make a comment about the misplacement of the apostrophe (commonly known as the grocer's apostrophe https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/gre...27s_apostrophe), but in this case was incorrect as the town's name is in fact Bishop's Stortford
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Old 24th May 2019, 09:54
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London Essex International...
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Old 24th May 2019, 10:12
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
London Essex International...
Grabs popcorn, waits for the Essex jokes....
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Old 24th May 2019, 10:14
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Old 24th May 2019, 11:23
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More importantly, I wonder when the owners of the airport are actually going operate Stansted as an airport rather than a shopping centre and actually spend money on operational infrastructure. The runway is the roughest patchwork quilt of repairs than any other runway in Europe that I am aware of. The taxiways are a in a similar state, riddled with temporary steel plates over all the holes. Perhaps the owners would sort it out if the operators would start suing them for the cost of diversions as the runway is clearly not fit for purpose.
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Old 24th May 2019, 12:29
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Plane on Runway?

My wife and boys have just landed at STN from Lviv (FR1643). Reports that there was a near miss - plane on runway, passengers screaming / crying.
Is there any way to verify?
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Old 24th May 2019, 13:06
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Any photos of the runways and taxiways showing such state of disrepair?

Concerning that a fairly major airport would have poor surfacing issues.
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Old 24th May 2019, 13:14
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next time in.

Will try to make a video next time in
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Old 24th May 2019, 13:15
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I always knew it as "STAN and TED's".
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Old 24th May 2019, 13:22
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Originally Posted by Los Endos
More importantly, I wonder when the owners of the airport are actually going operate Stansted as an airport rather than a shopping centre <snip>
You could wonder that about almost any major airport these days.
I believe the quotation was "A large shopping mall with an attached airport".

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