VISITORSAnother four newcomers today, starting in the early afternoon with Gulfstream 4 A9C-BAH (1353) of the Bahrain Royal Flight & followed not too long afterwards by THY B738 TC-JFK (29773) from Istanbul/Ataturk. Late afternoon saw easyJet A320 G-EZUV (5111) arrive on delivery from Finkenwerder (later departing on an Arrecife rotation) & Lufthansa A319 D-AIBF (4796) made its first visit a short while later from Frankfurt.FLEET NEWSAir Berlin B738 D-ABKO (37757) was ferried back from Dublin to Munich today after painting for Sunwing A/L.Astraeus B752 G-STRW (24543), which is now N176CA, was ferried from Lasham to Shannon today. EasyJet A320 G-EZUV (5111) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick today & is the seventh to be delivered here in not much more than two weeks.Emirates B773 A6-EGP (35599) made its first flight yesterday.Flybe DH8D G-JEDK (4065) undertook at post hand-back check test flight on 17/4 prior to its forthcoming return to Bombardier. Holidays Czech A/L B734 OK-WGY (25839) has become OM-CEX & was delivered all white from Prague to Bratislava today for Air Explore.Pegasus B738 TC-CPE (38178) made its first flight today.THY B739 TC-JYD (40978) made its first flight yesterday as N978TK.ROUTE NEWSRyanair seems unexpectedly (to me anyway) to have pulled of the twice-daily service from Madrid. The last flights were on 17/4.MISCELLANEOUS ITEMSPhenom G-ROOB (50000179) was cancelled from the register yesterday as exported to Austria.One aircraft that I missed from Tuesday's list of Delta aircraft at Gatwick was A319 N362NB (1982), which visited on 13/09/10 & 01/10/10 carrying the US basketball team - thanks & well spotted, Derek. Due tomorrow:G-LDFM Ce560XL etd 07.20, eta 12.50, etd 13.45! M-AJOR HS125 eta 17.25, etd 18.05Regular - ELL103/ES-ACDNAX flights - 10G/NOD (also 12J), 14X/DYY, 32A/DYG, 36C/NOQ, 51ZC/NOW, 55YB/NIA, 4441/DYV, 5818/NOHDON'T FORGET THE GATWICK INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT ENTHUSIASTS FAIR (LGW2012) NEXT SUNDAY AT K2 CRAWLEY FROM 10.00 TO 17.00. AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT WILL THE INDISPENSABLE "SURVIVORS 2012" AT A SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE OF £14. MORE DETAILS AT:http://www.gatwickaviationsociety.org.uk/lgw2012.asphttp://www.gatwickaviationsociety.org.uk/survivors2012.aspCAPTAIN ERIC "WINKLE" BROWN WILL BE A GUEST FROM 11.00 ON THE DAY TO SIGN HIS NEW BOOK "MILES M.52 GATEWAY TO SUPERSONIC FLIGHT". DEMAND FOR THIS PUBLICATION WILL BE HIGH, SO TO RESERVE A COPY, EMAIL email@example.com OR CALL +44 1892 539284 YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THIS REMARKABLE MAN & HIS DISTINGUISHED CAREER AT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brown_%28pilot%29LATE NEWS - KINETIC AVIONICS WILL HAVE A FEW SURPRISES ON ON DISPLAY. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS YEAR ONLY FOR THE SHOW, THEY HAVE A VERY SPECIAL OFFER & WILL GIVE YOU £100.00 FOR YOUR UNWANTED ADSB (NOT JUST SBS-1) RECEIVER IN PART EXCHANGE FOR A NEW SBS-3. SEE http://www.kinetic-avionics.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15221CREDITSRobert Spillings, Derek Malt, Ian Gawtrey, Les Wallis, Paul Burchell, Les Wallis, Paul Giblin, Ron Valentine, Mark Rice, Neil Judd, Steve Will, Mr Anon, Jethro, Skyliner, ATDB, Tommy Cooper & anybody else that I have forgotten.Happy spotting! John (& my cat Mad Max) http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/blogs/john_dyer/default.aspxMOVEMENT HIGHLIGHTSAIRLINERSADH300 A320 EI-DSSADH302 A320 EI-DSTAEA1013 E195 EC-LINAEA1015 E195 EC-LLRAMC116 A320 9H-AEKAUI501 B738 UR-PSAAWE732 A333 N274AYBER8596 B737 D-ABLEBER8598 B737 D-AHXCBOS901 B752 F-HAVNBTI6G1 B733 YL-BBXCRK875 A332 B-LNJCTN494H A319 9A-CTHCUB400 Il95 CU-T1250DLH4HV B735 D-ABITDLH898 A319 D-AIBF (first visit)EIN23A A320 EI-DEB (also EIN236/242/244)EIN232 A320 EI-DECEIN248 eta 21.55EZS128X A320 HB-JZREZS43LJ A319 HB-JZJEZS463R A319 HB-JZMEZS8481 A319 HB-JZIEZY9001 A320 G-EZUV (delivery/first visit)HCC501 A320 OK-HCBHFY371 A343 CS-TQLISS351 A319 EI-DFANAX6EX B738 LN-DYTNAX10G B738 LN-NOE (also NAX12J)NAX14X B738 LN-DYYNAX18Z B738 LN-DYRNAX32A B738 LN-NOZNAX34G B738 LN-NOONAX36C B738 PH-HZJ (as NAX1306, also NAX31F, still displaying NAX1306 rather than NAX1310)NAX51ZC B738 LN-NOFNAX55YB B738 LN-DYSNAX59ZA B738 LN-NOJNAX351L B738 LN-NOE (c/s displayed as @@@@@@@@ on SBS)NAX4441 B738 LN-DYKNAX5818 B738 LN-NOCRYR2MK B738 EI-ENKRYR2NE B738 EI-ESPRYR6MN B738 EI-DCH (also RYR5YX/2MU/8GR)RYR6NL B738 EI-EFMRYR6XB B738 EI-EKNRYR8BZ B738 EI-DHORYR61EC B738 EI-EBVTAP332 A319 CS-TTLTAP334 did not operateTAP346 A320 CS-TNHTHY1997 B738 TC-JFK (first visit)TSC322 A332 C-GGTSTSC484 A332 C-GTSRTSC926 A332 C-GITSUAE9 B773 A6-ECHUAE11 B773 A6-EBMUAE15 B773 A6-EGJ GA & OTHER MOVEMENTSA6-ESH A319CJ (SHJ01)A9C-BAH Gulf 4 (BAH4, first visit)EI-JJJ HS125 (HYR900A, dep with same c/s)G-LDFM Ce560XL (arr 18/4)G-PFCT Lear 45 (arr 15/4, dep today with reg as c/s)G-TAYC Gulf 450 (arr late 18/4, dep today with reg as c/s) OK-PHE Phenom 300 (arr 18/4, dep today as ABP812)
Although you've been posting the same reminder for a couple of weeks, I've only just noticed the opening times for the LGW convention this coming Sunday aren't quite correct. The times are actually 10:00-16:00. Given most visitors attend during the first 3 hours and we get few new arrivals during the afternoon, I doubt anyone would be planning to arrive after 16:00, but you never know...