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22nd Jun 2015, 11:40
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Posted By kala87

According to FlightStats there are 32 scheduled...

According to FlightStats there are 32 scheduled arrivals and departures between 1655 and 1800 today 22/06/15. Add in a handful of exec jets and that figure could be around 40 movements. Must be close...
16th Jul 2013, 14:39
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Views: 306,046
Posted By kala87

Thanks for the info about the Turkish A300 night...

Thanks for the info about the Turkish A300 night cargo flights and the Royal Jordanian operations.

Nice to see an MD87 (VP-CTF) fly out Monday morning - DC9 variants are getting distinctly rare...
14th Jul 2013, 21:59
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Views: 306,046
Posted By kala87

A couple of questions. FlightStats often show an...

A couple of questions. FlightStats often show an Air France and/or Turkish Airlines A310 freighter arriving from Paris and departing to Istanbul at around 0200-0300 local. Do these flights actually...
16th Aug 2012, 13:57
Replies: 4,611
Views: 974,078
Posted By kala87

The El Al schedule seems highly erratic though....

The El Al schedule seems highly erratic though. This year, only the Friday flight seems to be constant year-round. However, since the start of the Olympics it's been daily ex-Sat, usually with a...
26th Jul 2012, 15:00
Replies: 4,611
Views: 974,078
Posted By kala87

Delta A319 arrived around 0800 BST this morning...

Delta A319 arrived around 0800 BST this morning with USA Olympic basketball team. It departed about one hour later (approximately).

Dozens of biz jets arrived this morning including a Chinese reg....
2nd Apr 2012, 15:10
Replies: 4,715
Views: 3,474,864
Posted By kala87

FR- Re- LTN base winter 2012/13, the only...

FR-

Re- LTN base winter 2012/13, the only recent info. I have heard is Luton-Tel Aviv increasing from daily to 9 pw.

This service seems to be very successful for EZJ despite El Al being...
27th Mar 2012, 15:45
Replies: 4,611
Views: 974,078
Posted By kala87

Summer schedules: Judging by the last two days'...

Summer schedules: Judging by the last two days' schedules, not a bad start at all, considering the negative factors affecting the industry such as ever-increasing APD and general economic malaise.
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27th Feb 2012, 10:46
Replies: 4,611
Views: 974,078
Posted By kala87

Pabely, I'm also old enough to remember the Court...

Pabely, I'm also old enough to remember the Court Line 1-11's blasting off one after the another (they always left in numbers) especially at around 2am! They managed 4 separate waves of flights per...
22nd Jan 2012, 13:55
Replies: 73
Views: 29,670
Posted By kala87

I made my first ever flight in KLM Viscount...

I made my first ever flight in KLM Viscount PH-VIF from LHR to AMS on September 30 1958. We left from the north side of "London Airport" as it was in those days. A full English Breakfast was served...
23rd Nov 2011, 06:44
Replies: 36
Views: 6,308
Posted By kala87

Well, I'm no spring chicken but I can honestly...

Well, I'm no spring chicken but I can honestly say I can't recall a more anti-aviation government than this one. At least, not since the Wilson administration of the late 1960's introduced the 25...
27th Oct 2011, 19:57
Replies: 29
Views: 12,222
Posted By kala87

We lived in the Sudan 1958 to 1961, and I have...

We lived in the Sudan 1958 to 1961, and I have fond memories of the BOAC Comet 4's arriving and departing from Khartoum Airport where they stopped on the London - Jo'burg run, along with the...
12th Aug 2011, 10:50
Replies: 10
Views: 4,325
Posted By kala87

Sounds like a classic case of a company...

Sounds like a classic case of a company over-extending itself by expanding too quickly. What routes will the A380's be used on - Delhi to Bombay??
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Views: 9,745
Posted By kala87

I kept getting behind the curve on the ME/IR...

I kept getting behind the curve on the ME/IR until I changed instructor who taught me one of his his own mnemonics. Of course there are no end of mnemonics for the IR, but I found this one very...
30th Jun 2011, 14:03
Replies: 4,611
Views: 974,078
Posted By kala87

I've noticed in the past week from about 2200 to...

I've noticed in the past week from about 2200 to 0100 many inbound arrivals from the south seem to fly direct to overhead or slightly south of the field, then turn outbound as if on a procedural ILS...
20th Jun 2011, 10:57
Replies: 4,611
Views: 974,078
Posted By kala87

Well, as it was a Sunday a good number of our...

Well, as it was a Sunday a good number of our Polish and other Eastern European friends were no doubt heading to the airport to catch the 11 (or is it 12?) early morning Wizzo departures.

Is...
1st Jun 2011, 11:58
Replies: 2,654
Views: 635,253
Posted By kala87

Well, as for the recent negative comments about...

Well, as for the recent negative comments about MON, my family and I have used MON many times over the last 16 years and every flight has been a pleasure. The only delay was on a 321 out of LTN due...
18th May 2011, 13:33
Replies: 4,611
Views: 974,078
Posted By kala87

Re- night stoppers, can someone tell me how many...

Re- night stoppers, can someone tell me how many based EZY airframes night-stop these days? From their schedules I would guess around 15 to 16.
2nd May 2011, 17:49
Replies: 105
Views: 20,400
Posted By kala87

A sad day for aviation in the southwest. I...

A sad day for aviation in the southwest. I completed my PPL at PLY, must have flown C152'2, PA-28's, Arrows and Duchesses in and out hundreds of times. ATC weren't always the friendliest, but you had...
2nd Feb 2011, 11:31
Replies: 938
Views: 231,773
Posted By kala87

How can anyone say that STN-NQY is irrelevant?...

How can anyone say that STN-NQY is irrelevant? Whenever I or anyone else I knew used the FR STN-NQY flights when the were operating twice daily, there were sufficient pax to virtually fill a 737-800,...
13th Jan 2011, 14:58
Replies: 36
Views: 9,111
Posted By kala87

I agree with the view that north London and the...

I agree with the view that north London and the northern home counties is a major market with no air link to NQY since Ryanair pulled off STN-NQY. Getting to LGW from this area is a pain even using...
27th Sep 2010, 11:40
Replies: 4,611
Views: 974,078
Posted By kala87

Hi all Flew on the ZB38 to MAH at 0715 on...

Hi all

Flew on the ZB38 to MAH at 0715 on 30/08/10. Mostly the entire LTN experience was hassle-free with a couple of exceptions. Check in at 0515 was the quickest I have ever experienced at any...
19th Aug 2010, 09:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By kala87

Gosh.are Biman still operating those DC10's? I...

Gosh.are Biman still operating those DC10's? I remember those birds when I lived in Dhaka in 1984, and they weren't very new then, ex-SIA if I recall.

In those days I mainly flew around the region...
17th Aug 2010, 16:22
Replies: 198
Views: 40,107
Posted By kala87

Interesting thread. Well, it just happens I've...

Interesting thread. Well, it just happens I've been done quite a few PFL's in the past 3 weeks as part of my PPL revalidation (I passed the check!). For what they're worth, here are my thoughts:
...
Forum: Freight Dogs
29th Jul 2010, 10:29
Replies: 99
Views: 39,358
Posted By kala87

Lovely aircraft the Super 60. Amazing that they...

Lovely aircraft the Super 60. Amazing that they appear to have P & W fans and were never re-engined with CFM's. Last summer I was lucky enough to see an ACE Super 60 touch down at Luton from close to...
30th Apr 2010, 17:39
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,504,302
Posted By kala87

Can I just make a few comments as a Geologist who...

Can I just make a few comments as a Geologist who has worked on a few active volcanoes? Apologies if similar comments have already been posted.

First, in no way does the Icelandic eruption compare...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Posted By kala87

I can only re-iterate Top Gun's post: Airways...

I can only re-iterate Top Gun's post: Airways Flight Training at Exeter specialize in FAA/EASA IR conversions. Excellent instructors (mainly ex-airline, nice airport with ILS, easy access to the...
24th Mar 2010, 19:00
Replies: 56
Views: 16,473
Posted By kala87

Gosh, the Canadair Argus. My last sighting of...

Gosh, the Canadair Argus. My last sighting of this somewhat strange hybrid aircraft (airframe similar to Britannia 312 with Wright R3350 turbo-compounds) was at St.Ives, Cornwall in September 1972....
11th Dec 2009, 16:46
Replies: 14
Views: 3,366
Posted By kala87

I have had periods when I have been aware of...

I have had periods when I have been aware of ectopic beats, usually accompanied by a vague thump in the chest. I've had a 72 hour holter, which didn't pick up any extrasystoles! I've also had a few...
30th Nov 2009, 11:00
Replies: 4,611
Views: 974,078
Posted By kala87

Regarding EZY's winter cutback of LTN based...

Regarding EZY's winter cutback of LTN based airframes, are any of the flights that were previously operated by these a/c now covered by a/c from other bases? Just wondered as a quick glance at the...
2nd Oct 2009, 09:43
Replies: 64
Views: 26,850
Posted By kala87

A handsome aircraft although I sadly never got to...

A handsome aircraft although I sadly never got to fly in one. We lived south of LTN in the 1960's and Autair's three Lizzies (ZS/ZV/ZZ) were daily sights. They made a very distinctive smooth muffled...
19th Aug 2009, 14:15
Replies: 54
Views: 21,951
Posted By kala87

Sadly I never got to fly in a Strat. What a...

Sadly I never got to fly in a Strat. What a beast, with those monstrous 3500 hp 28 cylinder radials. They certainly had their share of problems with several well-known prop. overspeed and blade...
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By kala87

Try Airways Flight Training in Exeter. Very...

Try Airways Flight Training in Exeter. Very friendly and professional with an excellent pass rate. I see you are in the Midlands, but Exeter is just a couple of hours down the M5. Lots of nice B & B...
17th Aug 2009, 11:15
Replies: 45
Views: 9,415
Posted By kala87

I can recall flying in one of the DC9-10's from...

I can recall flying in one of the DC9-10's from LHR to MME in summer 1990, so they were still around at that late date. I was amazed to be served a full 3-course dinner with nice wine. The hostie...
11th Jun 2009, 09:47
Replies: 48
Views: 11,645
Posted By kala87

Dan Dare also had a significant base at Luton...

Dan Dare also had a significant base at Luton during the late 60's and early 70's, from about 1969 to 1974.

The based aircraft were 3 short-fuselage 1-11's (ex-British Eagle I think), plus one or...
22nd May 2009, 16:23
Replies: 121
Views: 40,556
Posted By kala87

Heathrow Director: Yes, unlike today's...

Heathrow Director:

Yes, unlike today's schedules of multiple daily departures at more or less regular intervals, in the 1960's, many routes ex-LHR (or LAP in those days) to continental European...
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