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0118999

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This is the first flight from Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield where the flight is actually longer than the airport name!
 

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Doncaster Sheffield robinhood finningley International airport

(Im surpirised they never added Finningley they might as well) :lol:
 

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AJP said:
767's mate ;) My mum was doing checks on them.
Depends on whether the tickets sell like hotcakes or not. Fuel Prices these days etc.

What's your mum do then?
 

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Just call it "Finningley"... as someone quipped once.... t'names longer than t'runway!

(The runway is very long BTW ;) I thikn one of the longest in the country or something?)
 

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It's a good 8000ft if my memory serves me correctly (about 2500m).

Actually, the AIP just calls it Doncaster Sheffield, except where refering to the owning/operating company and the callsign is simply 'Doncaster' - like it should be for the name... The stated runway length is 2893 x 60m (9491 x 197ft).

The airport is equipped with a CAT I ILS only - so god help them when the mist descends thick and fast! Love to see a 767 autoland on CAT I ILS with a 15 second switchover time to UPS if the power fails...

Long runway it maybe, all weather operations it certainly is not.
 

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A Boeing 757 would be fine if they all had PTV's. A transatlantic flight with no PTV's is highly boring. Just imagen sitting in 1 seat with 1 copy of Rail Magazine for 9 hours, and its dark outside but your not tired or you can't sleep. I prefer to fly from Heathrow for the 777's and the PTV's. Although modern travelers today have the Video Ipod, P-DVD players and MP3 Players.


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PTV's = Personal Television
P-DVD = Personal [SIZE=-1]Digital Versatile Disc Player
MP3 = [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]MPEG Audio Layer III Player.
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Buy a good book or two... why do people seem to think that TV is the only thing which can keep you interested for hours?
 
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