Jump to content

As a result of the close-down of the UK by the British Government last night, we have made all the Buy/Sell areas read-only until we open back up again, so please have a look at the announcement linked here.

This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Rick Brown

FR24. Aviation decline.

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)
17 hours ago, rayprit said:

This from an airline pilot helps explain what and why things are still flying(adverts to 2:44 so skip the first minute or so:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5HNUjVEPyQ

 

Thanks for the link @rayprit he's a very interesting presenter who seems to know his subject 

Edited by Richard E

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update for your interest.

 

y4mQyUfT54tjCnxqbdEBwuo5j2wKjeP5gzWUu0cp

 

y4mSxMWPhgPhYxqHl_5Wci8gjH8xivBKbnWhmxFZ

 

Rick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was quite sobering yesterday afternoon watching a trail of five Easyjet A320s relocating from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Southend to go into storage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very quiet tonight over Europe, virtually everything in the air is a freighter. DHL, FedEx etc. 

They won't be grounded that's for sure. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in North Lincolnshire, under the Eastern approach to Finningley, so it's usually difficult to discern military stuff (transitioning North West from Mildenhall, Lakenheath, Marham and Coningsby) from the civilian traffic, which often includes large russian beasts and a 727... It's been much easier of late - pretty much just Typhoons and light aircraft! 

 

Cheers,

  WV908 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tend to use 360radar, as it has better military coverage. I could not believe it yesterday when looking at Heathrow that there was nothing on finals. Never seen that before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

All is not Doom and gloom. We have TWO flights in to Edinburgh today! 😁😁😁😁!

Flight QR031 arrived from Doha at about 06.32 and, flight AF1486 is due from Paris at 08.46!

I'm so excited! I'm going to hobble out for my allowed daily exercise to see it.

Have things gotten so low, I'd get excited at the prospect of an Air France A320......! 🙄

 

Allan!

Edited by Albeback52

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most aircraft are flying completely without passengers and only fly freight even the pax planes!
For instance a United B787-10 took at least a freight load of 40 tonnes to Amsterdam last week....

Those aircraft that fly normally pax can use the seats as well an I have seen pictures that confirmed it...

 

cheers, Jan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/31/2020 at 10:40 PM, noelh said:

Very quiet tonight over Europe, virtually everything in the air is a freighter. DHL, FedEx etc. 

They won't be grounded that's for sure. 

Every night at about 23:00 an HM Coast Guard Beech Super King Air has been leaving Doncaster Airport to operate a surveillance flight over the Straits of Dover.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...