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10th May 2022, 11:32
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Posted By kcockayne

An unusual one, in these parts. 2402 EA33 MRTT...

An unusual one, in these parts. 2402 EA33 MRTT over JSY 1226z out of OEJD westbound.
Royal Saudi Air Force.
6th May 2022, 17:17
Replies: 413
Views: 175,146
Posted By kcockayne

Six BA flights booked; three cancelled by BA. One...

Six BA flights booked; three cancelled by BA. One lot cancelled at two days’ notice, the other at ten weeks’.
I suppose that I should be grateful that the cancellation rate was ONLY 50% !
I have...
13th Mar 2022, 15:12
Replies: 246
Views: 69,965
Posted By kcockayne

five zero sums it all up, in my opinion. On the...

five zero sums it all up, in my opinion.
On the subject of reducing costs for hospital patients; back in August The States Of Jersey paid £196 for a one way trip from Southampton to Jersey for me. I...
12th Mar 2022, 15:48
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Views: 69,965
Posted By kcockayne

Nicely explained, Aero Mad. It may well be that a...

Nicely explained, Aero Mad. It may well be that a longer runway will be needed, as you say, but I don't really see how this will benefit the island's economy (even if Alderney is not paying for it);...
11th Mar 2022, 16:00
Replies: 246
Views: 69,965
Posted By kcockayne

They may well approve it; but what will it do for...

They may well approve it; but what will it do for Alderney? On an island of less than 2000 people, with a very small tourism industry, if you operate fifty seaters instead of twenty seaters, it would...
11th Mar 2022, 15:49
Replies: 29
Views: 6,835
Posted By kcockayne

Bean, I know all of that but, regardless, it is a...

Bean, I know all of that but, regardless, it is a fantasy airline. It may have an aircraft & an AOC, but in the last ten years of following its "progress", it has never operated one scheduled flight,...
10th Mar 2022, 17:56
Replies: 29
Views: 6,835
Posted By kcockayne

They won't have to keep a Trislander airworthy ,...

They won't have to keep a Trislander airworthy , because it isn't going to happen. This is a fantasy airline with make believe aircraft & non existent routes.
26th Feb 2022, 18:54
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Posted By kcockayne

Can't find anything to criticise in what Skipness...

Can't find anything to criticise in what Skipness has said. All very underhand by the "new Flybe", in my opinion.
1st Feb 2022, 10:14
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Posted By kcockayne

Flight Schedule ? Once in a blue moon, I should...

Flight Schedule ? Once in a blue moon, I should think !
14th Jan 2022, 15:53
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Posted By kcockayne

Once had a Britannia (Bristol) tail on to me (in...

Once had a Britannia (Bristol) tail on to me (in Guernsey) visual through binoculars over IBY, before it turned for MID. That’s about 80+ miles. Also, have regularly seen jets well south of the...
17th Dec 2021, 23:02
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Posted By kcockayne

Airbus A220 ?

Airbus A220 ?
17th Dec 2021, 18:07
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Views: 6,835
Posted By kcockayne

Finding some routes that they can make any money...

Finding some routes that they can make any money on.
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Dec 2021, 11:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,839
Posted By kcockayne

If the Government, & its advisors, have their...

If the Government, & its advisors, have their way, there won't be any a/c to control ! From home, or anywhere else. Just being flippant (hopefully).
13th Dec 2021, 11:04
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Views: 73,883
Posted By kcockayne

Well, if not Exeter, I will try Blackpool.

Well, if not Exeter, I will try Blackpool.
12th Dec 2021, 10:18
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Views: 73,883
Posted By kcockayne

I'll have a stab at Exeter, then.

I'll have a stab at Exeter, then.
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Nov 2021, 18:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,713
Posted By kcockayne

Your comments are, unfortunately, all too true....

Your comments are, unfortunately, all too true. Sadly, they would have been true in my day, also. I think that the difference is that we were able to bypass the management, & , we had a bit more...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Nov 2021, 14:16
Replies: 17
Views: 2,713
Posted By kcockayne

Nimmer. It most definitely is not the job I...

Nimmer. It most definitely is not the job I started in 1971. That is most certainly a fact. I don’t know if I would be cut out to handle some of the aspects of the job, nowadays. My great reward is...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Nov 2021, 07:11
Replies: 17
Views: 2,713
Posted By kcockayne

You are correct, Nimmer. The “good old days” are...

You are correct, Nimmer. The “good old days” are long gone, & the profession has suffered somewhat; but I still believe that there is plenty about it to enable new recruits to “enjoy” their careers...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Nov 2021, 18:40
Replies: 17
Views: 2,713
Posted By kcockayne

It's better than working for a living ! Best job...

It's better than working for a living ! Best job in the world.
14th Nov 2021, 19:20
Replies: 65
Views: 23,226
Posted By kcockayne

I have memories of Cambrian 701s flying at FL270...

I have memories of Cambrian 701s flying at FL270 on flights to the Med' out of Cardiff in the mid sixties.
10th Nov 2021, 10:06
Replies: 29
Views: 6,835
Posted By kcockayne

EXTREMELY slow perseverance ! I retired in 2007,...

EXTREMELY slow perseverance ! I retired in 2007, & I'm sure that the project was "underway" then.
9th Nov 2021, 09:05
Replies: 309
Views: 95,781
Posted By kcockayne

Wiggy, as ex Shanwick ATC, I would naturally...

Wiggy, as ex Shanwick ATC, I would naturally state that you always get what you ask for ! Has that not been your experience ? Yes, not too much fighting over the tracks nowadays . Hopefully, we will...
8th Nov 2021, 18:05
Replies: 309
Views: 95,781
Posted By kcockayne

Fair points in reply. I was really just pointing...

Fair points in reply. I was really just pointing out the vagaries that affect the route you choose.
8th Nov 2021, 17:13
Replies: 309
Views: 95,781
Posted By kcockayne

BA went a couple of degrees latitude further...

BA went a couple of degrees latitude further north than VS, obviously on the understanding that the winds would favour them. It didn't pay off & VS got to NY about ten minutes ahead. Obviously poor...
6th Nov 2021, 17:24
Replies: 29
Views: 6,835
Posted By kcockayne

And the likelihood of them ever operating; never ?

And the likelihood of them ever operating; never ?
16th Oct 2021, 19:02
Replies: 81
Views: 22,784
Posted By kcockayne

Can't think of any other reason ; but would be...

Can't think of any other reason ; but would be interested in any other suggestions. These sort of initiatives from AUR are welcome. As is the announcement that the airline & politicians are seeking...
12th Oct 2021, 11:31
Replies: 2,701
Views: 363,303
Posted By kcockayne

Rare bird, in these parts. 4K-AZ101 Silk Way IL...

Rare bird, in these parts. 4K-AZ101 Silk Way IL 76 Tamanrasset to Leipzig just passed east of here routeing along French Coast towards Portsmouth. Lovely sight ! Bit of a detour, though !
10th Oct 2021, 10:24
Replies: 3,121
Views: 413,736
Posted By kcockayne

Thank you, both, for thinking of me. I don't have...

Thank you, both, for thinking of me. I don't have anything to hand, so will pass up the opportunity this time. Maybe in the future when OH is called.
8th Oct 2021, 09:57
Replies: 3,121
Views: 413,736
Posted By kcockayne

I’m happy for Pypard to get the plaudits, just a...

I’m happy for Pypard to get the plaudits, just a little disappointed at missing out on my first success !
7th Oct 2021, 19:19
Replies: 3,121
Views: 413,736
Posted By kcockayne

I was under the impression that I got in well...

I was under the impression that I got in well ahead of anyone else (six minutes after the challenge was posted), but I don't have anything so am happy to throw it open.
6th Oct 2021, 15:52
Replies: 3,121
Views: 413,736
Posted By kcockayne

Chipmunk &, no, I can’t. Maybe a camera ?

Chipmunk &, no, I can’t. Maybe a camera ?
3rd Sep 2021, 17:44
Replies: 40
Views: 6,238
Posted By kcockayne

Just trying to reassure the questioner that...

Just trying to reassure the questioner that someone would know the answer and, lo & behold, you did !
3rd Sep 2021, 17:39
Replies: 40
Views: 6,238
Posted By kcockayne

Yes, chevron. I was using the old ATC code that...

Yes, chevron. I was using the old ATC code that you might be familiar with. Silly me.
3rd Sep 2021, 09:19
Replies: 40
Views: 6,238
Posted By kcockayne

I don't know the answer to your question, but...

I don't know the answer to your question, but there may be a BN3 preserved, or on the fire dump, in Guernsey or Alderney. I'm sure that the regular Guernsey contributors will know the answer to that.
19th Aug 2021, 20:42
Replies: 752
Views: 221,057
Posted By kcockayne

You have made some good points on connections &...

You have made some good points on connections & interlining, &, as you say, that may persuade them to continue with their plans. My feeling is that, as far as Manchester is concerned, they are...
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