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30th Nov 2022, 13:06
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Posted By jensdad

Abysmal, embarrassing. Very, very sad. I'm...

Abysmal, embarrassing. Very, very sad. I'm running out of adjectives...
29th Nov 2022, 01:31
Replies: 32
Views: 2,912
Posted By jensdad

A school in Nottingham has a Shorts 360 in use as...

A school in Nottingham has a Shorts 360 in use as a classroom. Is that the one you're thinking of?
20th Nov 2022, 12:41
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Ah yes, definitely no El Hierro, or anywhere else...

Ah yes, definitely no El Hierro, or anywhere else in the canaries then :O
20th Nov 2022, 12:33
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Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

I'm tempted to say El Hierro, if only because the...

I'm tempted to say El Hierro, if only because the runway is right next to the sea, and I love the place.
Other than that, interesting image. The lack of enclosure on the steam roller driver's cab...
18th Nov 2022, 23:03
Replies: 905
Views: 500,360
Posted By jensdad

I'm lost for words. And also saddened, as I never...

I'm lost for words. And also saddened, as I never went along with the 'flymaybe' tag that was unfairly applied to flybe mk1.
I hate to say this as people's livelihoods are at stake, but this...
18th Nov 2022, 22:27
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Views: 274,909
Posted By jensdad

Can we at least try and keep things in...

Can we at least try and keep things in proportion?
If you roll up the day before a flight to almost anywhere, you are going to be paying well above the fare most punters pay. I flew to Hamburg and...
14th Nov 2022, 22:31
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Views: 274,909
Posted By jensdad

I'm sure you did, but they aren't paying the...

I'm sure you did, but they aren't paying the amount of money they're paying just to reach the people in the stadium. There'll have been at least as many Chelsea fans watching as there were Saudi...
13th Nov 2022, 14:04
Replies: 874
Views: 274,909
Posted By jensdad

I'd be amazed (and a bit embarrassed as a Geordie...

I'd be amazed (and a bit embarrassed as a Geordie to see the way Tyneside is sucking up to the Saudis, but that's for Jet Blast). The match was on national and international TV - the Saudia ads...
2nd Nov 2022, 20:39
Replies: 874
Views: 274,909
Posted By jensdad

Could this be either a reference to the Sun...

Could this be either a reference to the Sun Express flights, or maybe a codeshare? I know they're part of Star Alliance, so do they share on Lufty's FRA-NCL route?
30th Oct 2022, 03:23
Replies: 224
Views: 103,428
Posted By jensdad

I haven't got inside info here, but that just...

I haven't got inside info here, but that just looks like what happens when there is a spike in demand on any route (such as when a competitor stops flying it): To anyone on the outside, it looks like...
28th Oct 2022, 23:10
Replies: 224
Views: 103,428
Posted By jensdad

I flew on Logan earlier this month, and you get a...

I flew on Logan earlier this month, and you get a choice of shortbread or Tunnocks :)
Re the 17 for the two-mile flight from Papay to Westray: it's part of a bus stop service that goes...
14th Oct 2022, 01:54
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Looks like a land of left-hand-drive cars, which...

Looks like a land of left-hand-drive cars, which doesn't help much! I'm going to try to push things along by saying it could be in the northern part of South America. French Guyana, somewhere like...
3rd Sep 2022, 22:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By jensdad

Maybe these sentiments would be better-suited to...

Maybe these sentiments would be better-suited to 'Aviation History & Nostalgia', but I do yearn for the 'good old days' when I see photos such as these (Heathrow and Dublin, but there are many other...
23rd Aug 2022, 22:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By jensdad

Hi Gypsy, could it be this one, spotted at...

Hi Gypsy, could it be this one, spotted at Heathrow in May?
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x480/img_8708_640x480__fb89abf3fe8d552be857849434785b1f40b6727b.jpg
12th Aug 2022, 23:40
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Hi OUAQUKGF Ops, Yes indeed, 'Big Bang' massively...

Hi OUAQUKGF Ops, Yes indeed, 'Big Bang' massively changed the shape of the island, you can still see where one end of the plateau just blew off into thin air. I'd definitely recommend a trip there.
11th Aug 2022, 02:05
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Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Got it in one, SLB. The oldest international...

Got it in one, SLB. The oldest international airport in the world to still be in operation.
A very fine city as well. I visited as it was the nearest entry point for my visit to Heligoland and Sylt...
11th Aug 2022, 01:13
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Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

It's not in the UK or the USA, nor anywhere else...

It's not in the UK or the USA, nor anywhere else in the Anglosphere I'm afraid.
Give you another clue: that was a British Airways A319 I was peering out the window of.
9th Aug 2022, 13:00
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Go on then, I'll give you a clue:There is quite a...

Go on then, I'll give you a clue:There is quite a notable world record attached to this airfield. Pretty sure many folks here will have visited it.
8th Aug 2022, 03:12
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Thank you Sycamore. Not a historic photo (taken...

Thank you Sycamore.
Not a historic photo (taken earlier this year) but a very historic aerodrome. ...
19th Jul 2022, 00:30
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

I had a similar thought... It isn't the old...

I had a similar thought... It isn't the old Rijeka airport, is it? (The one on the mainland rather than the newer one on the island of Krk.)
30th Mar 2022, 00:27
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
Posted By jensdad

I totally get what you're saying, jethro. Most...

I totally get what you're saying, jethro. Most folks aren't as obsessed by what a plane looks like as many of us on this forum are! Having said that, one livery could very easily be mistaken for...
29th Mar 2022, 01:22
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
Posted By jensdad

I suspect we would have learnt a few Spanish...

I suspect we would have learnt a few Spanish swear words if we'd been in the audience when Iberia's new colour scheme was revealed!

The colours on that A320 could have been Lufthansa, LOT, Air...
29th Mar 2022, 01:17
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
Posted By jensdad

Strangely enough, I happen to think that...

Strangely enough, I happen to think that Ryanair's scheme is very good by modern standards, and I've often commented that it actually looks a lot more classy than Easyjet's or Wizz's for example....
27th Mar 2022, 23:05
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
Posted By jensdad

It honestly is as if they're making a conscious...

It honestly is as if they're making a conscious effort.
Had a little bit too much spare time this evening, and have counted 20 European flag carriers that have all-white fuselages. Even the small...
27th Mar 2022, 12:46
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
Posted By jensdad

Same as it ever was. Icelandair's new livery

I've said it on here before... Why are virtually all airlines these days trying to look exactly like each other? :{...
24th Mar 2022, 23:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By jensdad

Great photos! Might be worth a visit to the...

Great photos! Might be worth a visit to the museum next time I'm in that neck of the woods.
11th Mar 2022, 02:39
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

No worries, SLB, not pressing 'send' is a...

No worries, SLB, not pressing 'send' is a favourite trick of mine as well :)

I used to always think of 'Pondicherry' as a particularly exotic name, and it's in India which is where I think your...
6th Mar 2022, 01:14
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Or could the airline be Frontier? Which might...

Or could the airline be Frontier? Which might suggest somewhere in Latin America...
3rd Mar 2022, 23:06
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Funnily enough I was at Seaton Sluice, just up...

Funnily enough I was at Seaton Sluice, just up the road from Whitley Bay, this afternoon. Not exactly tropical when those easterlies are blowing in...

Archer4: I'm just taking the train over...
2nd Mar 2022, 21:49
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Thanks for the advice, gents. I'm going in May so...

Thanks for the advice, gents. I'm going in May so hopefully the weather will be decent (think I'll be keeping my claes on though!). Having said that, I went to Vlieland in May 2019 (see a previous...
2nd Mar 2022, 00:14
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Ah, thanks for that inside info, OUA. Might save...

Ah, thanks for that inside info, OUA. Might save me getting into an embarrassing situation haha. On the other hand, nice to know I can take a dip even if I forget my cossie... :)
1st Mar 2022, 18:41
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Spot on I12, it is indeed Sylt. Started out as a...

Spot on I12, it is indeed Sylt. Started out as a civilian airport as early as 1919, then a WW2 Luftwaffe base, then taken over by the RAF until the 1960's when it again became the civilian airport it...
28th Feb 2022, 22:28
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

I thought you might have an idea of this one,...

I thought you might have an idea of this one, SLB!
Feel free to name the airfield, unless you would rather leave it to someone not as familiar with this area :)
28th Feb 2022, 21:39
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Hi Asturias and OUAQUKGF Ops. OUA is on the...

Hi Asturias and OUAQUKGF Ops.
OUA is on the right lines with the holiday angle - this is still a popular holiday spot, and Asturias is correct to say it's in Germany.

Edited to add: as far as I...
27th Feb 2022, 21:37
Replies: 1,772
Views: 111,051
Posted By jensdad

Thank you, ea2000. Here's a nice one from...

Thank you, ea2000.

Here's a nice one from the family archives. Photo date: 1957. ...
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