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22nd Oct 2020, 15:13
Replies: 739
Views: 105,523
Posted By horatio_b

Antonov AN-74 at Birmingham (UR-74026). Very rare...

Antonov AN-74 at Birmingham (UR-74026). Very rare sight on these shores - strange aircraft with large engines mounted on top of the wings, presumably to prevent ingress of stones and dirt when...
12th Oct 2020, 14:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By horatio_b

Moe information has now been released: ...

Moe information has now been released:

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/tributes-nottingham-pilot-killed-tragic-4598966
9th Oct 2020, 11:05
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By horatio_b

Barton would seem to be the most convenient -...

Barton would seem to be the most convenient - about 10 miles from Altrincham
5th Oct 2020, 18:44
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By horatio_b

Westair have been going since the 1930s (over 80...

Westair have been going since the 1930s (over 80 years):
History ? Westair (http://www.westair.uk.com/history)

ANT, another well-respected club at Blackpool, have been operating for 73 years.
4th Oct 2020, 20:20
Replies: 10
Views: 3,034
Posted By horatio_b

It would be worth going onto Google Groups and...

It would be worth going onto Google Groups and joining the Stansted Aviation Enthusiasts group. Advance notice of interesting visitors is often given to members of this group
30th Sep 2020, 15:10
Replies: 142
Views: 91,402
Posted By horatio_b

According to this link, Flybe Maintenance...

According to this link, Flybe Maintenance employed more than 500 at Exeter

https://www.linkedin.com/company/flybe-aviation-services
29th Sep 2020, 20:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,063
Posted By horatio_b

Quite a bit more about trooping flights here: ...

Quite a bit more about trooping flights here:

https://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Air_Trooping
20th Sep 2020, 18:05
Replies: 4,471
Views: 3,065,529
Posted By horatio_b

Liverpool has 40 minutes free in drop off park 2...

Liverpool has 40 minutes free in drop off park 2 which is about a 10 minute walk to the terminal, although a fit person would probably do it in about 5 minutes. £4 for 10 minutes thereafter.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 18:56
Replies: 33
Views: 3,080
Posted By horatio_b

For those who missed it, the internet doesn't...

For those who missed it, the internet doesn't forget. It is still available on the wayback machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20200723185948/https://www.guardianmeme.com/
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2020, 20:37
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By horatio_b

The 029 machine in this clip brought back...

The 029 machine in this clip brought back memories of 50 years ago when we ran them with the IBM 1401. I still have a stock of punched cards around somewhere.
...
19th Aug 2020, 11:57
Replies: 1,124
Views: 449,563
Posted By horatio_b

Off topic, but of local interest, I found a...

Off topic, but of local interest, I found a website with copies of old airline timetables.
In the late 1950's Silver City operated a summer service, three return trips on a Saturday, between...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2020, 11:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By horatio_b

When I worked for the Official Receiver in the...

When I worked for the Official Receiver in the North West, any assets of individuals or companies were normally dealt with by a company in Salford. I don't think I would be allowed to mention their...
17th Aug 2020, 20:19
Replies: 59
Views: 4,223
Posted By horatio_b

The only browser I have tried which works...

The only browser I have tried which works normally is one called Vivaldi.
Firefox, Chrome, Brave and Avast secure browser all get blocked by the popup.
7th Aug 2020, 21:13
Replies: 739
Views: 105,523
Posted By horatio_b

L-39 Albatros G-SHMB, landed at Blackpool from St...

L-39 Albatros G-SHMB, landed at Blackpool from St Athan today, apparently to be based for a local owner. My son-in-law (ex RAF) said he didn't think it sounded very healthy. I'm sure it's just the...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2020, 08:11
Replies: 969
Views: 94,661
Posted By horatio_b

Looks like the ban imposed by Blackpool Airport...

Looks like the ban imposed by Blackpool Airport on banner towing, following the Burnley "White Lives Matter" incident on June 23rd, has been quietly lifted. The company involved flew a banner over...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2020, 19:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By horatio_b

I suspect this might be G-KAXT whose owner is...

I suspect this might be G-KAXT whose owner is listed on G-INFO at an address in Winchester, not too far away. It carries Royal Navy markings XT787
18th Jul 2020, 16:15
Replies: 71
Views: 17,125
Posted By horatio_b

Hard to believe now, but I remember reading that...

Hard to believe now, but I remember reading that in the 1960s the Blackpool-Isle of Man route was the second busiest in the world for number of departures on summer weekends.(The busiest was one out...
15th Jul 2020, 11:37
Replies: 7
Views: 2,827
Posted By horatio_b

Companies House data shows that a new company,...

Companies House data shows that a new company, Black Merlin Limited, was registered in January 2020. The CEO is Shane Carruthers
Shane Carruthers was also a director of XJC Limited which went into...
4th Jul 2020, 21:21
Replies: 111
Views: 27,631
Posted By horatio_b

Polar Helicopters are based in one of the hangars

Polar Helicopters are based in one of the hangars
4th Jul 2020, 20:03
Replies: 7
Views: 8,725
Posted By horatio_b

The Turbulent G-APWP together with G-AVZI Bolkow...

The Turbulent G-APWP together with G-AVZI Bolkow 208 have both appeared for sale, after long term storage, on a well known aircraft sales website following the sad death of the owner.
Whilst the...
29th Jun 2020, 13:16
Replies: 249
Views: 175,611
Posted By horatio_b

Latest CAA registration data on G-INFO shows that...

Latest CAA registration data on G-INFO shows that EMB135 Legacy G-KRFX was registered to Flexjet on 10th June 2020
29th Jun 2020, 10:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By horatio_b

LAAS is operated as a limited company, Laasi...

LAAS is operated as a limited company, Laasi Aviation Ltd. David Seex is the chairman.

If you look on the companies house website, David Seex is listed as a director, together with contact...
24th Jun 2020, 22:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By horatio_b

This airfield list might be useful, although some...

This airfield list might be useful, although some of the information seems a little dated:
Planespotting / Viewing Guides and Spotting Hotels for Airfields and Airports Worldwide -...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jun 2020, 20:46
Replies: 969
Views: 94,661
Posted By horatio_b

I am sure that the virtue-signalling ban would...

I am sure that the virtue-signalling ban would have been decided by the leaders of the labour council which owns Blackpool airport.
Funnily enough, of the 42 councillors only one is of non-white...
5th Jun 2020, 11:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By horatio_b

The last version of the LAAS aviation list which...

The last version of the LAAS aviation list which was publicly available (in 2016) contains 1007 N-registered aircraft, although this covers UK and Ireland in full and also includes many non-airworthy...
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