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.
The slide-show dates for the autumn/winter of 2018 are available, click 'go' below to see them, presenters are now confirmed. Note the new start time, 1900, aiming to finish at 2200.
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
04.08.18 AIRPORT NEWS The airport has decided to reduce the number of public access points to the South Terminal for security reasons, and has changed the route to the perimeter road. On the check-in level find the stairs/lift between the left luggage outlet and the Turkish Airlines assistance desk, signposted for 'Departures/Chapel/Lost Property', go down to ground level, out into the tunnel and turn right to reach your usual spotting place.
04.08.18 AIRLINE NEWS-SUBCHARTERED AIRCRAFT This summer has seen several local airlines take on extra equipment. BRITISH AIRWAYS uses TITAN A320s G-POWK and G-POWM permanently, backed by their 737 G-POWS occasionally, and for novelty value have added PRIVATAIR 737 D-AWBB for good measure. EASYJET have an A321 from TITAN, namely G-POWU which carries Easyjet titles on a large orange sticker. Most exciting has been the acquisition of HIFLY A380 9H-MIP by NORWEGIAN for a few weeks to cope with their continuing 787 lack of availability. Notable absentees have been the selection of AVION EXPRESS A320s leased to THOMAS COOK, these have sadly stayed away.
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