[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI International night, Wednesday 26th

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:21:01 +0100

I'll have a think about this. I might fly for a change but I'm also tempted
to open a second UK airport. The trouble with the latter is that I don't
want to rob Dave or John of potential traffic.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 25 October 2005 14:39
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI International night, Wednesday 26th

I agree. United's fixtures permitting, I'll probably fly Brussels to
Heathrow, then on to another UK destination.
By including one continental field I'll have gone internationak, without
leaving UK controllers in the lurch.

Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:

>Looks like I can have a night off then as there won't be any call for
>the normal glut of UK controllers.
>Whilst I agree with the idea of having one international session each
>month I don't think it has struck the other controllers that it makes
>UK controlling very flat. There will be a sudden rush of outbounds from
>Heathrow but then all the action disappears and both EGLL and EGTT will
>sit there for several hours doing nothing. The flight lengths are such
>that it would be at least 2.5 hours before the first aircraft returns
>to UK airspace
>- assuming that the aircraft go EGLL-EBBR-EHAM-EGLL. That's a long time to
>sit there doing nothing and the main reason controllers get fed up.
>My own suggestion was to have two UK airports and one European
>destination but that fell on deaf ears. EGCC-EGLL-EHAM might have been
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alastair
>Sent: 25 October 2005 13:30
>To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [jhb_airlines] FPI International night, Wednesday 26th
>Just thought I would forward on the under noted, in case anyone missed
>IFR and VFR traffic is invited to join this Wednesday's UK
>international event starting at 18:00UTC. Join us and visit some of the
>busiest airports within Europe. New FPI members (ATC & pilots) are
>especially welcome.
>We would like to see traffic flying in from our other European
>divisions on this evening - let's try and make this a busy night for
>pilots and ATC.
>The focus airports for this event are:
>London Heathrow (EGLL)
>Brussels (EBBR)
>Amsterdam (EHAM)
>Suggested routes:
>London Heathrow to/from Brussels (190nm)
>Brussels to/from Amsterdam (113nm)
>Amsterdam to/from London Heathrow (201nm)

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