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14th May 2021, 12:46
Replies: 60
Views: 17,366
Posted By WHBM

And for those of us who are ... a) My home...

And for those of us who are ...
a) My home field has close parallel runways - and one frequency.
b) Regarding parallels, there's close separation ... and CLOSE. These seem to be about 400ft apart;...
13th May 2021, 15:31
Replies: 27
Views: 2,703
Posted By WHBM

Made out of the box the Twin Otter came in.

Made out of the box the Twin Otter came in.
13th May 2021, 12:52
Replies: 60
Views: 17,366
Posted By WHBM

Parallel runways closer than some UK taxyways are...

Parallel runways closer than some UK taxyways are to their runway.

Different radio frequencies for each.

Traffic including basic-level students brought in side by side without any stagger.
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12th May 2021, 18:14
Replies: 20
Views: 7,977
Posted By WHBM

Swiss A220 came through this evening, Noticed the...

Swiss A220 came through this evening, Noticed the distinctive howl as it was climbing out. LX464/5 from and to Zurich. Is this the first Swiss, and the first A220, this year ? Next one apparently on...
4th May 2021, 19:15
Replies: 165
Views: 42,054
Posted By WHBM

Isn't there some planning permission regulation...

Isn't there some planning permission regulation on the annual passenger throughput of T5, x million per year, which was behind BA's split operation (and when one was brought in from T3, sending...
30th Apr 2021, 16:23
Replies: 11
Views: 2,026
Posted By WHBM

I think the CSA (and Cubana) Britannias used to...

I think the CSA (and Cubana) Britannias used to come to the UK for major checks, initially to Filton for as long as Bristol/BAC did them, then at Monarch at Luton. If either company's aircraft was...
25th Apr 2021, 16:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,026
Posted By WHBM

The CSA Britannias were leased, one at a time,...

The CSA Britannias were leased, one at a time, from Cubana, and returned there afterwards. It was a long term arrangement for them through the 1960s, and they were re-registered and repainted in CSA...
23rd Apr 2021, 15:46
Replies: 10
Views: 2,246
Posted By WHBM

... and here's one I flew earlier ... :)

... and here's one I flew earlier ... :)
Forum: Tech Log
15th Apr 2021, 11:48
Replies: 24
Views: 3,301
Posted By WHBM

The first A320 were model -100, which had a...

The first A320 were model -100, which had a notable number of differences to the model -200 which became the standard, although of course considerably upgraded since. Some of the differences are...
13th Apr 2021, 20:52
Replies: 165
Views: 42,054
Posted By WHBM

Uber continue to pick up at the set-down areas...

Uber continue to pick up at the set-down areas for nothing. They just drive round and round, making a nuisance of themselves.

Regarding the black taxis, this is just exploiting a loophole in the...
13th Apr 2021, 09:05
Replies: 165
Views: 42,054
Posted By WHBM

Taxi waiting fee tripled

Next move in the Ferrovial money grab is to triple the fee charged to each taxi picking up at the airport

Heathrow to treble taxi pick-up fee from July | Financial Times (ft.com)...
13th Apr 2021, 07:14
Replies: 56
Views: 12,100
Posted By WHBM

If the French government would concentrate more...

If the French government would concentrate more on aspects of their TGV trains that could make them more valuable, such as the ability to go through Gare du Nord station without having your pocket...
12th Apr 2021, 18:01
Replies: 56
Views: 12,100
Posted By WHBM

As I understand it the French railway unions, on...

As I understand it the French railway unions, on the odd occasion when they are not on strike, have been behind this, strongarming their associates in government.
9th Apr 2021, 22:37
Replies: 22
Views: 5,522
Posted By WHBM

I'm told he went to Seattle a couple of times, at...

I'm told he went to Seattle a couple of times, at the handover of the first BA 737 and later first 757, and flew them. Associate passed them all on the ramp at Boeing Field on the day.
6th Apr 2021, 16:50
Replies: 30
Views: 4,151
Posted By WHBM

Obviously not in your contract to do...

Obviously not in your contract to do international positioning in F class !

I recall doing London to LAX in the early 1980s on a BA 747. Behind me, in four seats squashed together in Y towards the...
6th Apr 2021, 14:04
Replies: 30
Views: 4,151
Posted By WHBM

. Those DC-8s of US charter ("supplemental")...

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Those DC-8s of US charter ("supplemental") carriers came a notable way. In the mid 1960s the US military placed substantial contracts for charter capacity to Vietnam, the chosen aircraft was the...
4th Apr 2021, 11:51
Replies: 26
Views: 5,271
Posted By WHBM

First delivery 22 April 1970. They then sat...

First delivery 22 April 1970. They then sat unused for a whole year in an industrial dispute with the pilots over rates of pay on it. Only 747 introductory carrier where this happened.


That was...
4th Apr 2021, 11:25
Replies: 833
Views: 780,322
Posted By WHBM

The agencies can discuss it all they like, but...

The agencies can discuss it all they like, but the practicality will come from the manufacturers, the likes of Honeywell etc. You can't require what isn't available on the market.
1st Apr 2021, 15:39
Replies: 165
Views: 42,054
Posted By WHBM

As I understand it ... LHR charges are set...

As I understand it ...

LHR charges are set by the regulator, otherwise they would be in a monopoly position. In Covid, they have lobbied the regulator that they need to have increased charges to...
30th Mar 2021, 13:21
Replies: 20
Views: 7,977
Posted By WHBM

Frankfurt has been running all through...

Frankfurt has been running all through winter/spring, albeit just a few times a week, which would not have been done if not worthwhile.
28th Mar 2021, 19:21
Replies: 20
Views: 7,977
Posted By WHBM

After an almost dead three months, with only the...

After an almost dead three months, with only the LOT flight to Vilnius on some days, things seem to be creeping back. BA have started up Dusseldorf as well as Belfast and Frankfurt, KLM have...
23rd Mar 2021, 09:58
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By WHBM

I think it must be. When did it come down ? ...

I think it must be. When did it come down ?

Notable also the 1930s housing on the opposite side of the road, all bought up and hotels put there.
21st Mar 2021, 21:19
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By WHBM

We heard it at Canary Wharf. Colleague in...

We heard it at Canary Wharf. Colleague in Rickmansworth had garage window broken. The Laing construction company, relevant to a Heathrow history thread as they built so much of it over time, had...
21st Mar 2021, 16:02
Replies: 1,537
Views: 191,641
Posted By WHBM

I think this is the only one now. When I first...

I think this is the only one now. When I first went to Russia in 2003 I had read that there were no more in airline service there. Inevitably as soon as the BA A320 landed at St Petersburg, the next...
21st Mar 2021, 12:06
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By WHBM

The train line is a branch from the main line at...

The train line is a branch from the main line at West Drayton. It used to have a shuttle passenger train to Staines, using a separate unconnected station to the main one at Staines, which was given...
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