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Belfast International Airport / EGAA 20 December 2018
« Last post by Alertbot on Today at 09:53:21 AM »
Sunday service too, this one is a puzzle:

F406 G-RVLW
From & to EGNX East Midlands   
a 04:47 REV51A
d 05:35 REV51B
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Belfast International Airport / Re: EGAA 19 January 2019
« Last post by Alertbot on Today at 08:47:46 AM »
BEE8004 - G-JECR - DH8D

d 21:46 BEE085P back to EGBB
Team charter perhaps?
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Aviation News / Re: Light aircraft crash at Causeway Airfield
« Last post by Angry Turnip on Today at 12:23:21 AM »
Aircraft was Pegasus Cyclone AX3/503. G-MZEL.
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Belfast International Airport / Re: TUI Dreamliner - 19th January 2019
« Last post by TCX49 on Yesterday at 08:59:27 PM »
Inbound from Birmingham

BEE8004 - G-JECR - DH8D

Doesn't look like its a divert from Belfast City Airport. Looks like a scheduled flight into BFS!
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Aviation News / Light aircraft crash at Causeway Airfield
« Last post by Angry Turnip on Yesterday at 08:18:27 PM »
Two people have been seriously injured in a light aircraft crash at Causeway Airfield today.I know one of the people involved.

More from BBC Website...https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-46932298
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Historical Military Aircraft / Re: The slightly less well known
« Last post by Angry Turnip on Yesterday at 05:15:46 PM »
de Havilland Flamingo

The de Havilland DH.95 Flamingo was a twin-engined high-wing monoplane airliner first flown on 22 December 1938.During the WWII some were used by the RAF as a transport and for general communications duties.
A product of chief designer R.E.Bishop,it was the first all-metal stressed-skin aircraft built by de Havilland;control surfaces were fabric covered.It was powered by two 890 hp Bristol Perseus XIIIC air-cooled radial engines driving three-bladed D.H hydromatic variable-pitch propellers.

Two pilots were seated side by side with a radio operator behind them in the cockpit,the cabin accommodating up to 17 passengers.It had a retractable undercarriage,slotted flaps,and was considered a promising sales prospect for the company,capable of competing with the American Douglas DC-3 and Lockheed Model 10 Electra.The first prototype flew on 22 December 1938,with an initial production run of twenty aircraft proposed.
A single military transport variant was built as the DH.95 Hertfordshire.It had oval cabin windows instead of rectangular ones,and seating for 22 troops.

Following the success of the first test flights,Jersey Airways ordered three 17-seat aircraft,and this was followed by orders from the Egyptian government and the Air Ministry.The Air Ministry aircraft were to be used by the Air Council and the King's Flight. The King's Flight aircraft was to be used in the event of the royal family having to leave the country but in the end it was passed to the RAF.

BOAC ordered eight aircraft to be powered by the Perseus XVI and originally intended as ten-seaters.BOAC were later allotted the aircraft ordered by the Egyptian Government.The BOAC Flamingoes were not popular,with a lack of spares,the airline decided to withdraw the type.RAF aircraft were withdrawn from use during the war and were slowly scrapped to provide spares for the remaining aircraft.
British Air Transport restored the original former Admiralty aircraft which flew again on 27 May 1952,based at Redhill Aerodrome,which was closed in 1954 and the last flying Flamingo was dismantled and scrapped.
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Historical Military Aircraft / Re: The slightly less well known
« Last post by Angry Turnip on Yesterday at 04:51:24 PM »
I have a video (remember them?) called TSR2 The Untold Story,it features great footage of the test flights.
One in particular when it is being tailed by a BAC Lightening,the TSR2 fires up one engine on reheat (afterburner) only as there was a problem with the other,but it leaves the Lightening for dead.
Even with both of it`s Avons on full burn it could barely keep up-impressive stuff.
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Belfast International Airport / Re: TUI Dreamliner - 19th January 2019
« Last post by Angry Turnip on Yesterday at 04:46:55 PM »
B788 G-TUIF
a 08:26 TOM168 from EGCC
First visit
d 12:15 TOM169 to TBPB Bridgetown Grantley Adams

This is the seventh 787 to visit EGAA, previously we have had:
G-TUIA
G-TUIC
G-TUIE
G-TUIG
G-TUII
VP-BBR
Weather was foul for arrival and departure,actually could not see it through the manky clagg on departure and wasn`t much better arriving.
I didn`t realise there had been that many 787`s into BFS,I have only seen 3.The Azerbajian one was very nice.
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City Of Derry / Re: EGAE / LDY Movements January 2019
« Last post by Fly757X on Yesterday at 12:21:19 PM »
19 January

1225 - NJE409T - CS-DXH - C56X - from Luton.
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Newtownards / Re: EGAD January 2019
« Last post by smudge on Yesterday at 11:24:00 AM »
19 January

Grey and manky day


Residents:
PNR2 G-CGMW
R22 G-LHCB
R44 G-HWKS
Thruster G-CBXG
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