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26th Jul 2017, 09:40
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The pressure on the pilots to land in any case...

The pressure on the pilots to land in any case will be immense, and such will be the risk ...
14th Jun 2017, 09:43
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Posted By volare7266

Great interview that sums it up very well: ...

Great interview that sums it up very well:
https://omny.fm/shows/afternoons-with-pippa-hudson/st-helena-island-to-get-cpmmercial-flights-and-new
29th Apr 2017, 16:09
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Posted By volare7266

Atlantic Star have never tried landing on St....

Atlantic Star have never tried landing on St. Helena with different aircraft. They only once were observing passengers on the Avro operated and flown by Tronos. It also seems Atlantic Star could...
8th Dec 2016, 10:16
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Posted By volare7266

Cape Town is the only hub for flights to St....

Cape Town is the only hub for flights to St. Helena that really makes sense Strong ties with St. Helena (history / trade / family / medical / tourism). For international visitors a combination...
7th Dec 2016, 10:08
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Posted By volare7266

MORE QUESTIONS TO ASK EMBRAER It seems, the...

MORE QUESTIONS TO ASK EMBRAER

It seems, the reason for the crash of that Bolivian aircraft in Colombia was because they ran out of fuel. The distance was beyond the range of that aircraft....
16th Oct 2016, 10:03
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Posted By volare7266

In my humble opinion Atlantic Star’s AVRO plans...

In my humble opinion Atlantic Star’s AVRO plans would only have a chance if:

1. SHG and/or DfID are willing to pick up the bill for leasing the AVRO RJ100 full time and have it and crew(s) based ...
16th Oct 2016, 09:09
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Posted By volare7266

Even with increased fuel capacity the AVRO Rj100...

Even with increased fuel capacity the AVRO Rj100 would have to refill in Walvis Bay on the way northbound from Cape Town to St. Helena. The reason is additional fuel needed for a possible deviation...
9th Jul 2016, 14:11
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Posted By volare7266

I wonder why the St. Helena Independent did not...

I wonder why the St. Helena Independent did not simply publish that AIP Supplement effective 23 June 2016. It is only 3 pages but it makes dramatic reading.
Until now that document is neither...
7th Jul 2016, 07:44
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Posted By volare7266

St Helena flights 'technically safe' and still ‘on the cards’

South African Tourism Update (http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/111046/St-Helena-flights-still-on-the-cards)
6th Jul 2016, 07:22
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Posted By volare7266

mathy, thank you for correcting me about the...

mathy, thank you for correcting me about the High-Point Rendel Report. But I never asked for your email address, never sent you a private message and also never expected you to email me anything.
I...
6th Jul 2016, 00:49
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Posted By volare7266

I suppose the June 2001 Highpoint Rendel Report...

I suppose the June 2001 Highpoint Rendel Report is not freely available online as it was commissioned and paid for by Shelco.

However it seems Boeing had major concerns even about that concept as...
5th Jul 2016, 18:09
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Posted By volare7266

mathy

I've heard about this several times but I have never seen a map showing the location of these two runways. Where were such long runways supposed to be ? Prosperous Bay Plain ? Hard to imagine ...
2nd Jul 2016, 23:42
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Posted By volare7266

@ Cows getting bigger With a Beechcraft ?...

@ Cows getting bigger


With a Beechcraft ? More calibration ? Or has it something to do with windshear ?
24th Jun 2016, 18:34
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Posted By volare7266

A strange proposal. The Falcon has the range to...

A strange proposal. The Falcon has the range to fly from/to Windhoek without a 'political' stop in Walvis Bay. But Windhoek is not really a hub. Air Namibia only to Franfurt and Condor is only a...
23rd Jun 2016, 11:04
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Posted By volare7266

737-800 Pax160-180, Range 7.480km, empty weight...

737-800 Pax160-180, Range 7.480km, empty weight 41.145kg
737-600 Pax108, Range 5.648km, empty weight 36.378kg
738-700 Pax128, Range 6.230km, empty weight 37.648kg
A318 Pax107, Range 5.759km, empty...
21st Jun 2016, 21:15
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Posted By volare7266

It seems they finally discovered small 40-50...

It seems they finally discovered small 40-50 seater jets do not have the range required (including a possible deviation to ASI).

The focus is now on larger aircraft, as Baroness Verma declared in...
12th Jun 2016, 22:27
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Views: 301,565
Posted By volare7266

On Easter Island there was enough space on flat...

On Easter Island there was enough space on flat land at sea level to build a 3310 metre long runway. The US wanted it as an alternate landing strip for the Space Shuttle.
9th Jun 2016, 20:19
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Posted By volare7266

Maybe this helps: St Helena: a...

Maybe this helps:

St Helena: a meteorological viewpoint: Claire Bartholomew, applied scientist at the met office, explains how meteorological observation requirements were assessed for the...
8th Jun 2016, 15:40
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Views: 301,565
Posted By volare7266

Pax Britannica Well, I did not know that...

Pax Britannica

Well, I did not know that expensive air cargo would be a priority. That is a new aspect then. I always thought they want tourists in first place.

Can't wait to see what that...
8th Jun 2016, 15:13
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Posted By volare7266

pax britannica As far as I know a contract...

pax britannica

As far as I know a contract has already been signed for a new regular sea freight service for the time after the decomission of the RMS.

A small amount of air cargo might come...
8th Jun 2016, 12:46
Replies: 659
Views: 301,565
Posted By volare7266

BB Not sure, but the only one that comes...

BB


Not sure, but the only one that comes to my mind is the CS100. Impressive short field and high angle capabilities, sufficient range, smaller and lighter than the 737-800 and with ca. 120...
8th Jun 2016, 08:07
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Views: 301,565
Posted By volare7266

mathy, when and where did the Governor say that ?...

mathy, when and where did the Governor say that ?



It would be most worrying if sort of a 'who is the most courageous' competition would now evolve under pressure as a result from that top...
2nd Jun 2016, 11:10
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Views: 301,565
Posted By volare7266

Lord Ashcroft speaks

Interesting reading from a different perspective:
Lord Ashcroft: Special investigation: A dangerous problem with St Helena?s new airport leaves the islanders in despair | Conservative Home...
1st Jun 2016, 08:49
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Posted By volare7266

Gibraltar and Madeira have better options for a...

Gibraltar and Madeira have better options for a deviation. Airlines flying to St. Helena are in a more difficult situation. Either risk a landing and hope for the best or safely deviate to Ascension...
1st Jun 2016, 08:32
Replies: 659
Views: 301,565
Posted By volare7266

I am not sure what mathy is trying to tell BB or...

I am not sure what mathy is trying to tell BB or us. BB is only citing from a publicly available press release from the Met Office. Interesting.

TUI Fly (Netherlands) as part of the TUI...
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