Added by Scott Saulsbury on December 25, 2016 at 7:04 — No Comments
Some minutes ago, an Air Afrique A320 was hijacked over Libya and flown to Malta.
Use Planefinder Playback for this morning to follow the flight. Set the playback time to 09:55 to see the aircraft squawking 7500 (hijack).
The aircraft is flight AW209, reg 5A-ONB
As a result of the bad weather around the UK, the ferry from Rosslare (Ireland) to Fishguard (Wales), Stena Europe has been stuck in the Irish Sea since leaving Rosslare yesterday.
The ferry left Rosslare at 09:00 yesterday and headed for Fishguard but when a few miles north of Fishguard they abandoned the approach to the port as they were unable to berth, due to the bad weather. So, off they went for a detour within Cardigan Bay, returning for a second attempt 3 hours later. From…Continue
Earlier this morning a Metroliner took off from Luqa, Malta with 5 people aboard, heading for Musrata in Libya and crashed almost immediately after take off. All 5 persons on board are reported to have been killed.
Added by Kelvin Davies on October 24, 2016 at 9:21 — No Comments
I'm not sure why the accompanying text for this post disappeared, but I'll try again...
The link is to a nicely-produced local Public Television show that aired recently. The first segment covers bar pilot operations off the mouth of the Columbia River.
The second segment isn't maritime or aviation-related at all, but if you're interested at all in what…Continue
Added by Scott Saulsbury on October 21, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments
Sad to hear the news of Graham Alton passing. I always valued his comments on my photographs.
Seems Hanjin has called in the receivers, because the banks will not pay out…Continue
For anybody in the London area, the Japanese training destroyer Kashima is due in London tomorrow, 31st July.
Tower Bridge is opening at 13:00 to allow the vessel into London. She will be staying in London until Wednesday.
Seen here in Portsmouth in 2008: http://my.pinkfroot.com/photo/kashima-2
Added by Kelvin Davies on July 30, 2016 at 21:29 — No Comments
A new Arklow to add to the list for 2016. Arklow Cadet. Launched 2016
No removals so far
Trade and public days available
Added by Graham Alton on July 10, 2016 at 10:36 — No Comments
Well, yesterday (5th June), I thought I would give it a go. The weather forecast for Gatwick was showing cloud in the early part of the morning (shame really, as I had got out of bed at 04:45 for an early start). As a possible alternative, Heathrow's weather was marginally better but arrivals/departures were on Easterlies, not bad for arrivals but nothing doing for departures. There was a chance to catch a Finnair A350 (only seen 2 so far) and the Icelandair flight was to be a B767. Other…Continue
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Added by Michael Vickers on June 3, 2016 at 19:32 — No Comments
there should be something done at Gatwick,not just for spotters and Photographers,but for the Family whos moms and dads like to take there Children to see the aeroplanes
If I go to Gatwick,i only go if there using 26 ,when landing over the Gatwick Railway station,can get some really good shots from there
I am currently watching Jet2 B737 G-CELJ letting down over the River Mersey, for a landing at Liverpool.
The flight originated at Leeds Bradford.
This aircraft is often seen at Manchester but never Liverpool.
Anyone got any idea of what that is all about?
It's a shame the wind is in the wrong direction as I am currently right across the river from Liverpool and underneath the approach when the wind is the "wrong way". Otherwise, I would have been able to get a…Continue