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St Athan - General thread

superking

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On SWAG they say landing for eCUBE. Perhaps they will over spill a little to get it parked. They have sure got a lot of aircrafts this year for scrapping.
 

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Cardiffbay

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There is the the other side of the road in st athans but nothing has been towed over there for years. Maybe if it continues to grow this will become a possibility.
 

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The area the opposite side of the road at Pucketston is the location of GJD services that intend to open an aircraft museum in 2019.

The old crossing is now the entrance for Aston Martin so will not be possible.

I seen the apron on Saturday and there were 8 British Airways planes available including the A319. It has also been reported that one of the ex Jet2 Boeing 737-300 now being moved to the scrapping area joining an ex BA Boeing 767 and ex Balkan Holiday Airbus A330.

There has been an influx in arrivals for eCube on a unpresidented scale.

Historically the rate of two aircraft per month had been delivered to eCube and occasionally 3 per month. In previous years January / February tend to be quiet for new arrivals for eCube so let’s wait and see what 2019 brings.
 

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TUI G-TUMA was damaged by a baggage truck in Keflavik and will apparently arrive at St Athan at 11am.
 

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Looks like the crew didn't fancy staying in Cardiff as G-TUMA diverted to it's base in Manchester!
 

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I find it odd as the SAS 737 600 was able to land but the TUI MAX 8 diverted north.
 

Elmdon80slad

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Thought I should ask again folks - I have never been to St Athan and would love to log/snap the aircraft there, I know spotting is very difficult there - but hoped anyone who has or does visit here can tell me where to get any views and photographs using a 300mm lens on a crop body camera another words 450mm eqv.

Ta very much in advance.

E.
 

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Thought I should ask again folks - I have never been to St Athan and would love to log/snap the aircraft there, I know spotting is very difficult there - but hoped anyone who has or does visit here can tell me where to get any views and photographs using a 300mm lens on a crop body camera another words 450mm eqv.

Ta very much in advance.

E.
Apparently there is a railway bridge nearby where you can get good photos from. Not sure exactly where it is though.
 

superking

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Do we know where G TUMA was repaired come the end. I see the aircraft is enroute from LPA to man. The damage could not have been too major.
 

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