TUI's newest 737 MAX 8, G-TUMI is in the air just now (14:50 6th December). Nothing unusual or mysterious about that. Except, this aircraft which was delivered to TUI just one week ago, is reported to have been involved in "an incident" at Keflavik yesterday. No details of the incident to hand but what is significant is the destination of this aircraft. It is flying as TOM 9009 from Keflavik to St. Athan. And we all know what happens at St. Athan, don't we? They break written off…Continue
An unusual visitor to Heathrow today will be the Saudia 777 HZ-AK28. It has been here before but a long time ago. This one is unusual in its livery, "Images of Saudi Arabia". Due 14:50
Also due today at the same time (14:50) is the latest BA A320NEO, G-TTNF on delivery from Toulouse.
Sadly, the weather is due to be less than ideal at that time!
One to look out for this morning is possibly BA G-CIVX. Currently off the West coast of Ireland it is returning from JFK and has filed a flight plan for Bournemouth, ETA 11:15, flight number BA9175. Apparently, it went tech in New York 2 weeks ago and has been getting fettled up to get it back to UK, presumably for repairs.
Rumour has it that it may really be going to Cardiff so we shall have to wait and see.
If anybody in the Hampshire area is interested, there will be a mass sailing from Portsmouth today of at least 14 Archer class patrol boats similar to this one of last year:
They are due to leave Portsmouth at 10:50 and 11…Continue