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Keeping flying even when we're not! Flight Simulator Discussions
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Hi guys and gals out there. Do we have any forum members who participate on Infinite Flight? I'm trying to establish if we have any Forums4airports users who use Infinite Flight Live so we can have a forum meet-up at an airport we choose on here? Those of you who are not familiar, Infinite Flight is available for both Android and Apple devices. Charges apply for aircraft types, regions and to use Infinite Flight Live. Example Infinite Flight:
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Runway Visitor Park’s new Concorde Platinum tour makes Mother’s Day debut
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Runway Visitor Park’s new Concorde Platinum tour makes Mother’s Day debut Exclusive Platinum tours of the Runway Visitor Park’s Concorde start Sunday 22 March To book visit www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park says a new 90-minute tour of its iconic Concorde will offer the most in-depth guest experience yet. The Concorde Platinum tour will launch on Sunday 22 March (Mother’s Day), with prices starting from £35pp. Expert guides will take small groups around the aircraft, inside and out, providing a highly personalised experience. Among the highlights is...
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Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park gears up for February half term
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Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park gears up for February half term ‘Midweek Madness’ tours of Concorde for just £5 on Wednesday 19th February Flight Academy for children aged 4-12 running throughout the week To book visit www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park is offering a variety of exciting ways to keep the kids entertained this February half-term. The Runway Visitor Park, which offers tours of retired aircraft including the iconic British Airways Concorde and the RAF Nimrod, has announced a ‘Midweek Madness’ offer on Concorde tours with prices...
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The glory years of Thomas Cook, your memories, your photos and your stories?
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With the recent sad news of the demise of Thomas Cook, for many people it's many happy years of flying with them as passengers and crew. Share your experiences, stories and photos with us here. Here are just a few images uploaded to our gallery over the years.
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Fifth year for ITV screening of "Britain's busiest airport"
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The official Summer take off – ‘Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport’ lands on screens for fifth year running ‘Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport’ returns to ITV for its fifth series giving viewers access all areas, guided by the voice of national treasure Dame Julie Walters Documentary sheds light on the many teams based at Heathrow; from passenger experience managers and airfield operatives to the emergency services and Border Force officers ITV’s long standing documentary brings to life the herculean efforts that go into making the airport the most efficient in the world The first two...
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How did you become interested in aviation?
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How did you become interested in aviation? As a young lad I grew up within 2 miles of Leeds Bradford Airport. At the time my mother worked at the airport and my farther would say "come on, lets go early to pick your mum up and we'll watch the planes". So we'd head up to the airport and spend an hour watching aircraft land and depart before my mum finished her shift. During the time my mother worked at LBA the airport was going through a period of rapid expansion, extending the runway and terminal building along with realigning the public roads surrounding the airport. The airport...
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Day trip to Berlin from Cardiff Airport using both Flybe and KLM.
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Yesterday i used Cardiff to do a day trip to Berlin to do some plane spotting at Tegel airport. My flight from Cardiff was at 10.10 with Flybe on an E175. I got to the airport about 08.45 which was a bit later than i thought i would be arriving as i got stuck in traffic on the A4232 on the way to the airport. I'd already checked in online and i was hand luggage only so i was able to head straight to security but i did notice how busy in general the check in area was. Security was pretty quick with the new machines better than the old ones and i believe making the whole thing quicker and 2...
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Concorde & the future of supersonic passenger travel
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I think a lot of people, including many not normally interested in aviation, would like to see a Concorde fly again. I'm not concerned which Concorde took to the air but I suspect the more time goes by the less likely it is, and there didn't seem too much chance once the decision had been taken to ground the French and British fleets permanently. It was generally believed that the most likely candidate would be G-BOAF, the last Concorde to be built in Britain and the last Concorde ever to fly - so far!! AF returned to her place of birth at Filton but then spent seven years in the open...
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Palma Majorca day trip 11th October
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Having managed to get a day return to Palma from Birmingham last September for £65 with Monarch just before they went bust I decided to see if it was still possible this year.I have not flown abroad this year since January due to surgery and a long recovery so was looking forward to a break.Having searched airline timetables and price comparison websites a day return out with Thomas Cook and back with Jet2 was possible on certain weekdays.The best price was for 11th October out 0600/0900 for £30 back 2110/2250 for £50 with extra for window seats and breakfast out. I compiled a timetable...
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Rolls-Royce & UK Space Agency launches first study into nuclear power for space exploration
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Rolls-Royce & UK Space Agency launches first study into nuclear power for space exploration Rolls-Royce has signed an innovative contract with the UK Space Agency for a study into future nuclear power options for space exploration. This first contract between both organisations represents an exciting opportunity to define and shape the nuclear power solutions required in space in the decades to come. Rolls-Royce is the only company in the world with a singular focus on creating mechanical, electrical and nuclear power solutions that will be essential in tackling the challenges of the...
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Easyjet posts first ever annual loss...

"easyJet's first ever annual loss - £1.27 billion year ending 30 September 2020. A summary of the main points: 1. Expected to fly just 20% of normal capacity into next year. 2. The airline welcomed news of vaccine as underlying demand for air travel is strong - bookings rose nearly 50% when news of the vaccine was made public last week. 3. The pandemic has put great pressure on easyJet's finances forcing it to take on more debt, ask shareholders for extra cash and sell more aircraft. 4. The airline's CEO believes that in the near future easyJet should not need more than the £3 billion already raised. Unsurprisingly as he is the CEO he is bullish about the current situation."

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The next Jet2 base is...

" I think that today's earlier discussion on the LBA Jet2 thread contained some big hints. Excellent news to see the rumours were true. Mytilene and Kalamata are new to BRS as far as I can remember, and it's great to see Salzburg back as a summer route. For years it's been ski-season only at BRS. It now remains to see how easyJet, Ryanair and TUI react. Addendum It looks as though Salzburg might in fact be a skis season route too.

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Love him or hate him? Farewell Donald Trump

"Yep Joe Biden is President elect though President Trump is challenging the counts is several states i believe and hasn't conceded. With an Irish American Catholic in the White House the so called special relationship will be interesting especially concerning the GFA and an open border on the island of Ireland. World is going to be a different place!"......

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Kanoni Cafe, A planespotters paradise!

"For the most relaxing plane spotting head to the Kanoni Cafe in Kanoni which is the end of the line for the Blue Bus number 2A (I think) from Corfu Town. It is great for watching the approach over the sea and the landing on the single airport runway. I think they have moved the town buses since we were there so not certain where they run from from now (was San Rocco Sq I think) but the fare is only about 1/2€ and is even cheaper if you buy a strip of tickets from a Periptero (kiosk) rather than from the driver. (All info from about 6 years ago) Very atmospheric and cheap too. Went there every evening when we were last there".....


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