Now in its 51st year providing for aviation enthusiasts in the Gatwick area.
The monthly magazine Hawkeye is now no longer in production, having completed 50 years of publication. To find out what has been happening at Gatwick over the last few days, click the 'movements' tab above, then 'daily listings' in the drop-down, and enter the relevant date. For more general news items see below. Other activities include regular slide shows, an annual International Enthusiasts Fair and aviation publications.
HB-ILD, a Balair Cargo DC-4 pictured way back when...
Image from Pierre-Alain Petit via Tom Singfield.
Come to the LGW2018 convention on Sunday 22nd April. Click on 'events' above to see the flyer.
01.04.18 AIRLINE NEWS-QATAR AIRWAYS will return to Gatwick in May after a long absence, twice daily, and in June they will add additional arrivals on Fridays & Saturdays. Times vary slightly from day to day, so have been 'averaged';
From Tuesday 22nd May daily, QR329, ETA0715, Doha, 787
From Tuesday 22nd May daily, QR327, ETA1345, Doha, 787
From Friday 15th June on Fri & Sat, QR331, STA2015, Doha, 787
01.04.18 AIRLINE NEWS-COBALT AIR plans a sequenced increase in its Gatwick presence, the current Larnaca service will increase frequency to 8x per week, while a new Athens service has begun, weekly at first though a second flight is expected later in the summer;
From Saturday 31st March Sat only, CO240, STA1725, Athens, A320
01.04.18 AIRLINE NEWS-VIRGIN ATLANTIC A further update is due on its Airbus activities at Gatwick. A330 G-VMNK positioned out to Manchester on 03.03.18 to be based, though it has returned for a hangar visit since, and was joined by G-VMIK. G-VWND arrived from Tel Aviv on 01.03.18 all white, it went to Cambridge for painting on 08.03.18 and returned on 18.03.18 before heading off to Manchester on 25.03.18. Another A340 has ended its Virgin career, G-VWIN made its last service on 18.03.18 before positioning in to Gatwick on 22.03.18. It set off for Tupelo via Atlanta on 26.03.18 to end its days.
25.02.18 AIRLINE NEWS-WESTJET will reopen a service to the Atlantic Provinces in the Spring, but this time to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and will use their Boeing 737Max's for the first time here
From Sunday 29th April daily, WS24, STA0815, Halifax, B738Max
25.02.18 AIRLINE NEWS-PEGASUS AIRLINES will restart their irregular scheduled service from Dalaman in May
From Monday 7th May weekly, PC5101, STA1900, Dalaman, B738
08.02.18 AIRLINE NEWS-BRITISH AIRWAYS acquired the slots once used by the now defunct Monarch Airlines, but does not have enough spare aircraft to occupy them. Consequently Titan Airlines 737 G-POWS and Germania A319 D-ASTR arrived today to work for BA, and they were joined by BA/CityFlyer EMB-190 G-LCYR on 9.2.18 for the weekend, subsequently other weekend only EMB-190s have positioned up from LCY. More recently G-POWS ended this work on 1.4.18 though Titan A320s are still used occasionally, and the Germania aircraft was returned on 25.3.18. NEOS 737-800s were also recruited randomly during February & March.
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