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. Scroll down for airline/airport news and slide-show links.
HB-ILD, a Balair Cargo DC-4 pictured way back when...
Image from Pierre-Alain Petit via Tom Singfield.
The slide-show dates for the autumn/winter of 2018 are available, click 'go' below to see them, presenters are now being confirmed. Note the new start time, 1900, aiming to finish at 2200.
03.11.18 AIRLINE NEWS-AIR BALTIC It's official, as from the start of the winter schedules the Bombardier CS300s are appearing with 'Airbus A220-300' annotated on their noses, replacing the previous CS300 wording.
02.11.18 AIRPORT NEWS-RUNWAY USAGE Gatwick Airport Limited has noted that the planning agreement with the Council which only permits use of the short, reserve runway when the main runway is closed for maintenance or in an emergency, expires in 2019. They have therefore revealed a plan to renegotiate this agreement to allow departures for suitable aircraft types to be allowed from it when the main runway is in use. Further details of the consultation phase can be found on their website gatwickairport.com
29.10.18 AIRLINE NEWS-AEGEAN AIRLINES has re-established a route to Gatwick for the winter;
From 29th October on Mon Tue Thu & Fri, A3606, STA1030, Athens, A320
28.10.18 AIRLINE NEWS-AIR CHINA With the change to winter timetables a significant development means that these flights now arrive early morning rather than late evening;
From 28th October on Tue Fri & Sun, CA423, STA0520, Chengdu, A330
17.10.18 AIRLINE NEWS-COBALT AIR ceased operations today after encountering financial difficulties. They had been operating up to 9x weekly into Gatwick this summer.
04.08.18 AIRLINE NEWS-CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES will be yet another Chinese presence when they begin a service to Shanghai in December;
From 7th December on Tue Fri & Sun, MU201, STA0630, Shanghai-Pudong, A330
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