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.
05.12.18 AIRLINE NEWS-FINNAIR will reprise last winter's service once more, it will run until March 22nd;
From 16th December on Sundays, AY661, STA0740, Ivalo, EQV
From 20th December on Thursdays, AY661, STA1100, Ivalo, EQV
05.12.18 AIRLINE NEWS-WIZZ AIR will add a Budapest flight to its current Bucharest operation next spring;
From 31st March Daily, WZ2221, STA1935, Budapest, A320/321
05.12.18 AIRLINE NEWS-FLYBE will apparently transfer their current 3x daily Newquay service to Heathrow on 31st March 2019. Scheduled services from the far west of England to Gatwick began in 1969 when Westward Airways Islanders inaugurated services to Plymouth and Newquay in between their Heathrow shuttle services. These flights were subsidised by the then West of England Development Board, an arrangement continued by its successors through the 'Brymon years' until the present. Presumably they have increased the level of subsidy!
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, but to no-one's real surprise the flight will transfer to Heathrow in April 2019;
From 28th October on Tue Fri & Sun, CA423, STA0520, Chengdu, A330
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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