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Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2020, 21:19
Replies: 217
Views: 37,847
Posted By DaveReidUK

That isn't going to end well.

That isn't going to end well.
5th Jul 2020, 17:39
Replies: 10
Views: 2,259
Posted By DaveReidUK

I think Parrot's point was that in spite of the...

I think Parrot's point was that in spite of the bright light, which would have normally implied using a small aperture, the photographer clearly didn't.
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jul 2020, 17:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By DaveReidUK

Kingston normally doesn't get arrivals...

Kingston normally doesn't get arrivals overflying. It's just inside the GASGU/Ockham departure NPR swathe when Heathrow is on easterlies, but traffic on that route normally overflies Bushy Park,...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2020, 12:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,762
Posted By DaveReidUK

That would be lead as in "lead pencil" i.e. not...

That would be lead as in "lead pencil" i.e. not lead at all.
5th Jul 2020, 12:04
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By DaveReidUK

Red Arrows low flying didn't end with the...

Red Arrows low flying didn't end with the retirement of the Gnat:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/388x549/red_arrow_seasidefull_291f2b512d0a5a7460e08a3a7feef6d5144d5983.jpg
4th Jul 2020, 16:37
Replies: 181
Views: 21,418
Posted By DaveReidUK

SQ 747Fs are 2 pw at the moment - Thursdays and...

SQ 747Fs are 2 pw at the moment - Thursdays and Saturdays. There should be one landing in the next hour.

CX are 1/2 pw - Sundays and every other Friday (as you say, there was one yesterday).
4th Jul 2020, 16:24
Replies: 1,382
Views: 1,224,328
Posted By DaveReidUK

OK, I take the point that it will be cheaper to...

OK, I take the point that it will be cheaper to pay the contractors daytime rates, rather than having them work at night.



Do that imply that both runways will be resurfaced during that time ?...
4th Jul 2020, 10:26
Replies: 1,382
Views: 1,224,328
Posted By DaveReidUK

Why would resurfacing the runway mean delaying...

Why would resurfacing the runway mean delaying dual-runway operations ?

The runways have been resurfaced many times over the years - at night, in stages, and without disrupting daytime runway use.
3rd Jul 2020, 21:56
Replies: 181
Views: 21,418
Posted By DaveReidUK

Currently running at about 24% of normal - the...

Currently running at about 24% of normal - the last two days have seen the first time that there have been 300+ daily movements since the start of the lockdown.

So still some way to go.
3rd Jul 2020, 19:11
Replies: 28
Views: 9,345
Posted By DaveReidUK

AFAIK, that's not the way things work any more....

AFAIK, that's not the way things work any more. Suppliers are expected to share risk, which includes reaching their own view about the size of the market for any program they are bidding for.

If...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jul 2020, 17:21
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By DaveReidUK

... where I'm sure the OP's suggestion will be...

... where I'm sure the OP's suggestion will be well received.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jul 2020, 11:40
Replies: 74
Views: 8,363
Posted By DaveReidUK

The BBC this morninig were implying that, aside...

The BBC this morninig were implying that, aside from the risk of catching Covid-19, he might well be arrested if he set foot in the USA.
3rd Jul 2020, 07:55
Replies: 12
Views: 5,038
Posted By DaveReidUK

Recovery in progress: ...

Recovery in progress:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/617x252/garuda_a333_recovery_third_size_d9ebb7fc80cf51eed92f8da29a67a0ae7ac440fc.jpg

And yes, that really is a...
3rd Jul 2020, 06:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By DaveReidUK

That looks very much like OCR gone wrong. I'd...

That looks very much like OCR gone wrong. I'd suggest it's "Newgate, Norfolk" - about a km east of the aforementioned Wiveton, and a few hundred metres north of Bridgefoot Lane.
2nd Jul 2020, 16:28
Replies: 12
Views: 5,038
Posted By DaveReidUK

Another view showing the A333's final position...

Another view showing the A333's final position adjacent to the 21 piano keys (screen-grab from a news video):
...
2nd Jul 2020, 12:41
Replies: 358
Views: 58,870
Posted By DaveReidUK

Came up on Mode S as a regular KC-135R with...

Came up on Mode S as a regular KC-135R with CFM56s. Some of them can still be quite noisy.
Forum: Questions
2nd Jul 2020, 12:20
Replies: 44
Views: 14,699
Posted By DaveReidUK

Ballykelly is reputed to be the only aerodrome in...

Ballykelly is reputed to be the only aerodrome in the world where there has been an instance of a cow being killed on the runway by a train.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2020, 08:02
Replies: 529
Views: 90,508
Posted By DaveReidUK

I think you may be misnterpreting media reports. ...

I think you may be misnterpreting media reports. In an average month (pre-Covid) there are about 60,000 births in the UK.

Forget a lockdown baby boom: 75,000 fewer births are expected...
1st Jul 2020, 23:27
Replies: 12
Views: 5,038
Posted By DaveReidUK

Correction - right direction, but looks like an...

Correction - right direction, but looks like an attempted 180 to line up for a 21 departure rather than continuing to taxy for 31:
...
1st Jul 2020, 17:13
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By DaveReidUK

All you need for FR24 is proof that you own an...

All you need for FR24 is proof that you own an aircraft, and they will block it on demand.

https://www.flightradar24.com/commercial-services/aircraft-unblocking
1st Jul 2020, 16:43
Replies: 12
Views: 5,038
Posted By DaveReidUK

Look more like an excursion while taxying via 03...

Look more like an excursion while taxying via 03 for a 31 departure, not on arrival.
1st Jul 2020, 08:17
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By DaveReidUK

When you register an aircraft in the USA you can...

When you register an aircraft in the USA you can have any letter, or combination of two letters (apart from "I" or "O", for obvious reasons), at the end.

Perhaps the aircraft in question belongs...
1st Jul 2020, 07:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By DaveReidUK

The CWGC site gives 1st July as the dates of both...

The CWGC site gives 1st July as the dates of both Billing's and Edwards' deaths, as per my earlier post

The location comes from Air-Britain's "RAF Aircraft NA100-NZ999" by the late Jim Halley....
1st Jul 2020, 07:30
Replies: 23
Views: 13,907
Posted By DaveReidUK

Interesting wording there, was it deliberate? Did...

Interesting wording there, was it deliberate? Did EASA accuse the Pakistani authorities of issuing fraudulent licenses? It's one thing for a pilot to present a fraudulent license, it's a whole other...
30th Jun 2020, 21:54
Replies: 1,382
Views: 1,224,328
Posted By DaveReidUK

I'm told that the criterion is when daily...

I'm told that the criterion is when daily movements get to around 600, so a bit more than double the current volume. It will be interesting to see if that's achieved in the next 3 weeks.
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