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16th Jul 2019, 19:16
Replies: 191
Views: 85,297
Posted By kcockayne

I seriously want AUR to be profitable but, do you...

I seriously want AUR to be profitable but, do you really think that there is even a small chance of this ever happening ?
11th Jul 2019, 22:17
Replies: 21
Views: 10,027
Posted By kcockayne

You forgot the boils on the back of his neck.

You forgot the boils on the back of his neck.
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Jul 2019, 07:50
Replies: 22
Views: 5,177
Posted By kcockayne

Gonzo & zonoma have made some very important...

Gonzo & zonoma have made some very important points in their answers to the question. I thought, in my ignorance , that this was an issue where the planners were exercising their ideas without fully...
3rd Jul 2019, 21:11
Replies: 191
Views: 85,297
Posted By kcockayne

That is the point. Guernsey - London has a...

That is the point. Guernsey - London has a limited clientele. If you widen the options, you divide the available traffic between more operators. Simple, really. This neatly illustrates the folly of...
3rd Jul 2019, 21:05
Replies: 86
Views: 48,031
Posted By kcockayne

Yes, but don’t forget that AUR is a States owned,...

Yes, but don’t forget that AUR is a States owned, loss making & States subsidized airline. The difference between the two airlines is that Blue Island is a privately owned, loss making & privately...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jun 2019, 08:08
Replies: 22
Views: 5,177
Posted By kcockayne

Some informative, & fair, points made in response...

Some informative, & fair, points made in response from ATCOS at the “coal face”.Just shows that you soon lose touch with operational realities once you retire !
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jun 2019, 21:19
Replies: 22
Views: 5,177
Posted By kcockayne

I have been retired for a while, now, but it...

I have been retired for a while, now, but it would seem to me that this is the tail wagging the dog. If the controllers providing the service offer, or are willing to accept requests which are not...
23rd Jun 2019, 17:02
Replies: 3,778
Views: 1,041,148
Posted By kcockayne

You have to ask ?!

You have to ask ?!
23rd Jun 2019, 17:00
Replies: 3,778
Views: 1,041,148
Posted By kcockayne

[QUOTE=cj241101;10501224]Following the demise of...

[QUOTE=cj241101;10501224]Following the demise of Monarch Engineering, 3rd party maintenance is now practically non-existent. Here's some reminders of some unlikely airline colour schemes that have...
1st Jun 2019, 19:21
Replies: 15,692
Views: 1,664,685
Posted By kcockayne

RNAS Yeovilton, by any chance ?

RNAS Yeovilton, by any chance ?
10th May 2019, 07:46
Replies: 134
Views: 166,413
Posted By kcockayne

I think that it was originally stated that Hi Fly...

I think that it was originally stated that Hi Fly were taking 2 A380s, although this does not appear to have happened. Does anyone have any updated info. on Hi Fly's plans for the 380 ?
Forum: ATC Issues
5th May 2019, 18:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By kcockayne

Well, it is probably written down somewhere" how...

Well, it is probably written down somewhere" how to do brain surgery". I could read it - but you wouldn't want me to attempt to provide it !
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Apr 2019, 22:30
Replies: 14
Views: 2,499
Posted By kcockayne

Used to listen to Shannon & Prestwick OCA in the...

Used to listen to Shannon & Prestwick OCA in the 60s (before the combination as "Shanwick"). Continued listening throughout the intervening years up to 2010. Was at Prestwick as a Cadet in 1975/6....
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Apr 2019, 18:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,499
Posted By kcockayne

It’s a long time since I was at Shanwick - & in...

It’s a long time since I was at Shanwick - & in those days it was all HF (I don’t think that those routes existed, either) . Nowadays,they have extended range VHF available which is effective the...
6th Apr 2019, 10:44
Replies: 410
Views: 97,289
Posted By kcockayne

Yes, that is the reality. What I am stressing is...

Yes, that is the reality. What I am stressing is the absurdity of owning one airline (& bailing it out financially every year) , whilst subsidizing a competitor airline to provide competition which...
5th Apr 2019, 20:39
Replies: 410
Views: 97,289
Posted By kcockayne

Just how is BEE’s offer going to be more...

Just how is BEE’s offer going to be more resilient than AUR’s, when BEE will only have the slots used for the service until VIR/DAL want them back so as to operate a new service to the USA (next...
5th Apr 2019, 17:03
Replies: 410
Views: 97,289
Posted By kcockayne

Yes, & now they are giving £850k to a competitor...

Yes, & now they are giving £850k to a competitor airline so that it can take pax away from their “state owned airline” by operating a competing service which looks like it will only run that service...
4th Apr 2019, 22:00
Replies: 410
Views: 97,289
Posted By kcockayne

I am not expecting that one to last too long,...

I am not expecting that one to last too long, either. What Guernsey, & it’s government, do not consider is the comparative lack of demand which exists. This is not a big market. They envy Jersey with...
4th Apr 2019, 13:23
Replies: 15,692
Views: 1,664,685
Posted By kcockayne

A complete guess - La Guardia, New York ?

A complete guess - La Guardia, New York ?
1st Apr 2019, 07:41
Replies: 410
Views: 97,289
Posted By kcockayne

I don't think that we can read too much into the...

I don't think that we can read too much into the pax loads, yet. It is still early days. But, maybe Heathrow is not quite as popular nowadays to the Guernsey traveller as it used to be. Certainly,...
18th Mar 2019, 08:52
Replies: 367
Views: 280,858
Posted By kcockayne

Some pilot crew have already been selected to fly...

Some pilot crew have already been selected to fly the BAW A350s.
14th Mar 2019, 21:19
Replies: 3,778
Views: 1,041,148
Posted By kcockayne

It looks like Pegasus to me. A UK Viking operator...

It looks like Pegasus to me. A UK Viking operator in the late 50s & early 60s.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Mar 2019, 17:46
Replies: 26
Views: 5,874
Posted By kcockayne

I never said that it was fair that you got paid...

I never said that it was fair that you got paid less; only that LookingForAJob's assessment was factually accurate. No one has actually put forward a justification for this apparent unfairness. If...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2019, 21:23
Replies: 26
Views: 5,874
Posted By kcockayne

Very comprehensive & accurate answer. Well...

Very comprehensive & accurate answer. Well done.
7th Mar 2019, 07:42
Replies: 291
Views: 76,027
Posted By kcockayne

Yes, Dave, I suppose that it could have been....

Yes, Dave, I suppose that it could have been. However, I was on duty that day (in a screaming NE gale) & have a recollection that it was 05L in use. But, it was 49 years ago - I may be wrong !
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