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April 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Specsavers Aviation 23 Apr 2012

Added by Jerry Johnson on April 23, 2012 at 7:33 — 2 Comments

Boeing 787 Dreamliner heading into UK

We've just picked up the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as it completes the Atlantic crossing.

You can see it here on Plane Finder -

Should be interesting tracking this around the UK over the next couple of days as it heads to Manchester.

The aircraft registration is N787BX and Flight Number…


Added by pinkfroot news on April 22, 2012 at 21:13 — No Comments

JOINT WARRIOR 2012 [2] Updated 15th April

Tried today to get near 7 of the NATO ships which are berthed in KGV dock, at Glasgow, but was thwarted by security.....

Met lots of crew members waiting for transport to the city.

Security tell me some of the vessels leaving tomorrow with the rest on Monday

These seven are only a small part of the excersice which was cut short last year due to problems with equipment blocking fishing boats, coastguard GPS systems.

Will try again over next few days to get some…


Added by John McLeish on April 14, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Monarch Airlines and Franklin's Garden Saints Northampton Rugby

To celebrate the new Elite Sponsorship agreement a Monarch Airlines Airbus A320 will overfly Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton, at 2pm on Saturday, April 14th, before the Aviva Premiership Rugby match against Leicester Tigers. The aeroplane will have a Saints shirt added to the livery on its underside and will fly over at just 1,000 feet. 

Added by Jerry Johnson on April 14, 2012 at 16:09 — 1 Comment


Members may be interested in the following.


Today, Friday 13th April 2012, many warships arrived in the Clyde for preparation in the after mentioned exercise.


Joint Warrior 121  - Sunday 15 April to Friday 27 April 2012

Joint Warrior Is a major bi-annual (spring and autumn) multi-national exercise which takes place in the Scottish Exercise Areas. Planned and co-ordinated by Northwood staff it is facilitated through Faslane which…


Added by John McLeish on April 13, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Solitaire leaving the Clyde

She has been with us for a good few weeks, and has given pleasure to lots of photographers.

Hope she returns soon.

Added by John McLeish on April 6, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

EI-EVN Delivery

Ryanair 737 EI-EVN departed Boeing on delivery a short while ago, ETA Dublin
12:21 BST 6/4/12 Hex code 4CA9EB flight number RYR800N


Added by DaveH@CYVR on April 6, 2012 at 3:38 — No Comments

Ship runs aground in Wales

News from BBC Wales :- - video footage -  Footage courtesy of View Creative.


A winch on the resue helicopter became unseviceable. A second helicfopter continued with rescue of 7 Polish crew members. 

Police are meeting with coastguards now. Despite some dramatic pictures, as far as we can…


Added by John McLeish on April 4, 2012 at 5:30 — No Comments


EI-EVM just left Boeing RYR800M 12.15 BST arrival at DUB 3/4/12

Added by DaveH@CYVR on April 3, 2012 at 2:59 — 3 Comments

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