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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:
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Which is the smallest airport you have flown from?
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What is the smallest airport you have flown from? For me it was the Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club at Nympsfield in the Cotswolds above the Severn Vale near Stroud in Gloucestershire. My first and so far only glider trip was in a Schleicher KA-13 which was towed into the air and the pilot, who was brave enough to let me 'have a go' for few minutes, kept us circling, riding the thermals for nearly an hour. More recently I was taken up in a Tiger Moth from what is perhaps pretentiously called Torquay Airport in Victoria, Australia. It's a grass strip but the company running it...

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