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Newquay Cornwall Airport gains national coverage
Friday 8th November 9.00pm
Classic Air Force’s unique collection of Cold War jets is expected to figure strongly in a programme to be shown on BBC2 on Friday 8th November. Going out at 9:00pm, Hot Jets is the first of two episodes focusing on the Cold War period, and the aircraft that formed the defences of both sides throughout a knife-edge period of world history.
Cornwall Council has held initial discussions with the Department for Transport regarding the possibility of the Government providing a subsidy on the route between Newquay and London to help secure the long term future of this vital air link.
Classic Air Force at Newquay Cornwall Airport will round up a tremendous opening season with an Autumn Spectacular next weekend (12/13 October). The massive hangar, the largest space of its kind in South West England, will be fully operational, and there will be a jam packed programme of joy flights by Rapide (a nice steady ride) and Chipmunk (for those who prefer aerobatics) aircraft.
Update from Flybe regarding the flight which landed at 21.01, Tuesday 3rd September at Newquay Cornwall Airport
Flybe can confirm that the above flight landed normally and without
incident at Newquay airport. However, due to a minor technical fault, it
was deemed necessary that the 40 passengers disembark the aircraft on
the taxiway, which they did without incident before being bussed to the
terminal. As is standard industry practice, the airport's emergency
services attended the aircraft.
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company is inviting residents, local businesses and interested parties to find out more about plans to harden the main runways at Land’s End Airport.
There will be an open meeting at Land’s End Airport on Thursday 5th September from 5pm to 7.30pm when members of the design team and airport staff will be on hand to explain the plans in more detail and how the works will be undertaken.
Fastest Jetliner to fly into Classic Air Force on Wednesday 28 August
AVIATION TREAT FOR CORNISH HOLIDAYMAKERS
On Wednesday August 28 one of the last three flying Vickers VC10 jetliners will land at Newquay to become a permanent part of the Classic Air Force collection.
Newquay Cornwall Airport is pleased to announce in conjunction with Peponi-Tours, the airport will be operating ski flights to the Berne and Salzburg.
A planned schedule of weekly departures starting on the 21st December 2013 running until 15th February 2014 (inclusive) will allow residents of Cornwall and Devon the opportunity to fly direct from their local airport for their Winter holiday.
We are pleased to confirm that in conjunction with Oska-Travel, Newquay Cornwall Airport will again be operating package holidays to the Turkish Riviera later this year.
Following the success of the holiday destination in April 2013 a further 4 departures will operate from the Airport this Autumn.
The holiday is for 7 nights staying in two different 5* hotels with the added option of taking organised tours to cultural and historical sites if the holidaymakers wish.
Today Air Atlantique’s Douglas DC-3 G-AMRA will depart Coventry Airport for Berlin Schönefeld closing a famous chapter in the history of the West Midlands airport. Its new owner is Air Service Berlin who plans to keep it flying as a permanent memorial to the 1948 Berlin Air Lift in which the DC3 played a significant role.
The DC3 paved the way for the modern airliner. First flown in December 1935 some 16,000 (including variants) were built until production was finally brought to an end in 1950.
Balkan Holidays adds three regional airports
Balkan Holidays is adding three UK airports to its summer 2014 programme - Cambridge, Southend and Newquay. The new flights to Bourgas in Bulgaria will be on selected dates in May and September.
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today (20 June) launched its first ever flight to Newquay Cornwall Airport with a Cornish pilot at the helm.
easyJet’s inaugural flight arrived in Newquay at 08:20am from London Southend - carrying the first of 20,000 visitors expected to travel to the region with easyJet this summer. easyJet will also introduce flights to and from Liverpool Airport on 4 July.
ESF Funding: ESF Convergence/Skills Funding Agency
The first group of Aeronautical Engineering Apprentices to be trained in conjunction with Newquay Cornwall Airport have graduated after a two-year programme and all are now in work with aviation maintenance companies in Cornwall and elsewhere in the UK and Europe.
The programme was delivered by Resource Group working with its aviation maintenance training division, LRTT Ltd at their engineering training centre at Cotswolds Airport.
A VERTICAL REALITY AT CLASSIC AIR FORCE
The Classic Air Force visitor centre – which is gearing up for its first summer season at Newquay (Cornwall) Airport – has taken delivery of one of the most instantly recognisable aeroplanes in the world.
The Harrier ‘Jump Jet’ is an icon of the Cold War, the Falklands War and one of the most famous aeroplanes of all time. Now, thanks to a loan agreement with the Royal Navy, Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 XV753 has joined the collection, which is based as the former RAF St Mawgan.
It has been announced today that Newquay Cornwall Airport’s largest based airline, Flybe, has sold its takeoff/landing slots at London Gatwick to easyJet. Flybe will cease operations to LGW on 29th March 2014. Flybe said the sale was due to the significant increase on charges being put on the airline by the owners of Gatwick Airport who have increased Flybe’s cost to use the airport by over 100% in recent years, costs which were unsustainable to their business model.
CLASSIC AIR FORCE’S FLYING HOT ROD
Today, Friday May 17, the Classic Air Force in Newquay is set to take delivery of its latest flyable jet aeroplane. It will then become a living/flying exhibit at the Classic Air Force visitor centre at Newquay Cornwall Airport.
The BAC Jet Provost T.5 represents the last in the line of one of the RAF’s most successful jets.