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15th Oct 2021, 13:14
Replies: 41
Views: 17,790
Posted By Level bust

Unfortunately it's all down to The US who says...

Unfortunately it's all down to The US who says when, which leaves everyone else in the dark!

I Have just heard that there is a new rumour going round that it could now be earlier! So I guess it's...
15th Oct 2021, 11:12
Replies: 41
Views: 17,790
Posted By Level bust

I can't reveal my source, but he does work for...

I can't reveal my source, but he does work for the Government!
14th Oct 2021, 10:11
Replies: 41
Views: 17,790
Posted By Level bust

The rumour I heard was that they are not opening...

The rumour I heard was that they are not opening up until the end of November.
11th Jun 2021, 10:57
Replies: 145
Views: 16,777
Posted By Level bust

Autair's last Ambassador flight was 30 June 1968 ...

Autair's last Ambassador flight was 30 June 1968

It was later than that, I flew back from Luxembourg on G-ALZZ on the 19th September 1968!

I believe that was the last flight as my Dad, who...
10th Jun 2021, 11:29
Replies: 145
Views: 16,777
Posted By Level bust

I did something similar in 1969. Flew to...

I did something similar in 1969. Flew to Luxembourg from Birmingham on a 1-11, diverted there from Luton the previous night and then back on the Ambassador!
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2021, 10:37
Replies: 16
Views: 3,458
Posted By Level bust

Luton used to publish 3 QFEs. One for the...

Luton used to publish 3 QFEs. One for the airfield and then one for each threshold. I can't remember now if we added or subtracted the threshold QFE from the airfield one. I know it was 0.4 and 0.7,...
18th Feb 2021, 17:01
Replies: 33
Views: 7,344
Posted By Level bust

I can't remember which year it was, but Monarch...

I can't remember which year it was, but Monarch operated a series with the return flight number/callsign out of Luton as 666.

It may have been on a B720, but it certainly caused a lot of joviality...
14th Feb 2021, 17:07
Replies: 36
Views: 6,843
Posted By Level bust

I only flew on a Trident twice, there and back to...

I only flew on a Trident twice, there and back to Athens on a Trident 2. On the way home we flew facing backwards, I seem to remember it was a weird experience, especially taking off!
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Feb 2021, 11:30
Replies: 17
Views: 5,075
Posted By Level bust

I informed a Manx ATP crew that we were receiving...

I informed a Manx ATP crew that we were receiving dubious calls at Luton, to which his reply was " we know, we were recently unpolitely told to go away!"
5th Dec 2020, 11:35
Replies: 3,877
Views: 1,451,522
Posted By Level bust

It did a day trip for Ian Allan Travel on the...

It did a day trip for Ian Allan Travel on the 31st May (it may have done other days) to the show at Le Bourget. I can't remember if it was actually on display though, I know we were 2 hours late...
27th Nov 2020, 10:52
Replies: 3,877
Views: 1,451,522
Posted By Level bust

When Monarch brought their DC10 in, the Flight...

When Monarch brought their DC10 in, the Flight Engineer hung out the door while it turned on the turning circle!
22nd Oct 2020, 10:38
Replies: 17
Views: 4,066
Posted By Level bust

I assume they are not doing them at the moment,...

I assume they are not doing them at the moment, but they do tours around the hangars, with an option to sit in a Spitfire. When the world gets back to normal it is well worth a visit, the staff were...
1st Oct 2020, 10:15
Replies: 54
Views: 12,597
Posted By Level bust

The 125 at Luton was owned by Beechams, and...

The 125 at Luton was owned by Beechams, and operated by Autair and was crew training on the 23rd December.

I believe they were doing a practice engine failure but somehow both engines ended up at...
22nd Sep 2020, 16:06
Replies: 56
Views: 9,923
Posted By Level bust

Post 25, Debonair Captain, any takers on the...

Post 25, Debonair Captain, any takers on the late-lamented Ray Godfrey?

It wasn't Ray Godfrey, when Debonair went bust he went back to Belgium and later unfortunately passed away after a short...
21st Sep 2020, 11:40
Replies: 56
Views: 9,923
Posted By Level bust

I did a jumpseat ride to Madrid with Debonair on...

I did a jumpseat ride to Madrid with Debonair on a 146, the Captain (unfortunately I can't remember his name, and is now no longer with us) was a bit of a character, especially with his PAs. On the...
22nd Aug 2020, 11:29
Replies: 42
Views: 5,366
Posted By Level bust

Monarch did operate Caribbean charters at first...

Monarch did operate Caribbean charters at first mainly to St Lucia with the 720B and used the Azores for tech stops.

Monarch also used Gander as a tech stop, depending on winds.

With the right...
22nd Aug 2020, 11:27
Replies: 42
Views: 5,366
Posted By Level bust

Monarch did operate Caribbean charters at first...

Monarch did operate Caribbean charters at first mainly to St Lucia with the 720B and used the Azores for tech stops.
17th Jul 2020, 13:01
Replies: 4,562
Views: 1,752,277
Posted By Level bust

I'm booked on a later flight, wasn't sure if it...

I'm booked on a later flight, wasn't sure if it was operating and it was sold out or it wasn't operating. Thanks David.
17th Jul 2020, 10:57
Replies: 4,562
Views: 1,752,277
Posted By Level bust

Does anyone know what easy are doing about...

Does anyone know what easy are doing about Amsterdam from Luton. I'm supposed to be going for the day on the 12th August, but no longer feel the need to go! The only way I can get a refund is if they...
Forum: Questions
1st Jul 2020, 13:21
Replies: 43
Views: 17,235
Posted By Level bust

We were coming out of Hamburg in November 2018 on...

We were coming out of Hamburg in November 2018 on The Queen Mary 2 when the captain said there would be a delay leaving due to an aircraft inbound to Finkenwerder.
8th Jun 2020, 11:23
Replies: 560
Views: 444,825
Posted By Level bust

I have just received my amended booking to...

I have just received my amended booking to Orlando from Heathrow next April and it's an A330-200.
26th May 2020, 16:55
Replies: 604
Views: 527,707
Posted By Level bust

You're probably right!

You're probably right!
26th May 2020, 14:04
Replies: 604
Views: 527,707
Posted By Level bust

Further to my last. I have flights booked to...

Further to my last. I have flights booked to Orlando next April from Heathrow that I moved from this year. When I looked when they announced the new schedules it was down as a B787, it's now an...
26th May 2020, 11:35
Replies: 604
Views: 527,707
Posted By Level bust

I realise it's subject to change, but the flight...

I realise it's subject to change, but the flight to Montego Bay from Heathrow in January, says it's an A330-300.
18th May 2020, 16:56
Replies: 604
Views: 527,707
Posted By Level bust

Virgin Atlantic, like BA, only release their...

Virgin Atlantic, like BA, only release their flights on a rolling 11 months. However, if you book a holiday with Virgin Holidays the flight will be included even if it is not available via the...
17th May 2020, 11:24
Replies: 38
Views: 6,189
Posted By Level bust

I flew standby with my parents from Jersey to...

I flew standby with my parents from Jersey to East Midlands in 1973 on a BMA Viscount, unfortunately our bags went to Lisbon!
30th Apr 2020, 17:00
Replies: 7
Views: 2,150
Posted By Level bust

The Formula 1 146/RJ went to Cranfield for it's...

The Formula 1 146/RJ went to Cranfield for it's annual maintenence in the middle of February, I guess it's now stuck there but they won't be using it yet anyway!
30th Mar 2020, 10:43
Replies: 381
Views: 73,912
Posted By Level bust

There was Monarch's 1-11, GAXMG I think, doing...

There was Monarch's 1-11, GAXMG I think, doing touch and go's. Unfortunately they did one with the wheels up! Probably late 70s early 80s.
16th Mar 2020, 17:06
Replies: 8
Views: 4,856
Posted By Level bust

The US restriction doesn't start until tonight,...

The US restriction doesn't start until tonight, so these are probably the last rotations. A lot of flights to Europe are probably repatriation flights, going out empty and bring people back.
There...
16th Mar 2020, 12:42
Replies: 47
Views: 28,925
Posted By Level bust

Apparantly the Airfield manager stood down from...

Apparantly the Airfield manager stood down from his role, and the MOD are not replacing him.

Which means I guess that there is no one to run the airfield. The site was due to close down this year...
15th Mar 2020, 12:41
Replies: 1,938
Views: 1,598,988
Posted By Level bust

Madira has just announced that everyone who...

Madira has just announced that everyone who arrives now have to go into 14 days self isolation, hence the cancellation. According to my son who is out there, those already there are exempt. Don't...
23rd Feb 2020, 11:36
Replies: 10
Views: 2,580
Posted By Level bust

I did a couple of internal flights in the US this...

I did a couple of internal flights in the US this year and I reguarly got advised of changes to the departure time before the planned date.

Most of them were a change of 3 minutes!
31st Dec 2019, 15:36
Replies: 4,562
Views: 1,752,277
Posted By Level bust

There was a time when probably over 50% of the...

There was a time when probably over 50% of the ATC staff came from Luton or the surrounding areas, but alas no more.
25th Nov 2019, 14:23
Replies: 5
Views: 4,730
Posted By Level bust

A medical emergency apparantly.

A medical emergency apparantly.
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Sep 2019, 10:46
Replies: 66
Views: 30,836
Posted By Level bust

When an a/c wanted to transit the zone and asked...

When an a/c wanted to transit the zone and asked if he was VFR, I lost count of the number of times they replied with Roger! More than once I was tempted to say is that roger yes or roger no!
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