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I dont know much about lba so i want to ask some questions. How on the earth :eek: did a b 747 come to lba when the runaway is so small
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By not being very heavily loaded with passengers or fuel! Paul

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question 2- at the cemetory which wall do u have to stand on. ive been there 3 times and i cant find it
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Just the wall seperating the cemetry from the car park area, there are no other walls there.

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can u get any late deals on jet2
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question 2- at the cemetory which wall do u have to stand on. ive been there 3 times and i cant find it
You can't find it? Are you sure you've been to the right cemetary? I can't really describe it in any way other than it's the cemetary's perimeter wall closest to the airport. If you've been up there before, you should be able to get a pretty good idea of where the spot is from these shots. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/More%20Stuff/Cemetary3.jpg http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/More%20Stuff/Cemetary2.jpg http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/More%20Stuff/Cemetary1.jpg Hope that helps Paul
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can u get any late deals on jet2
Only if you want to pay an absolute fortune. By the way, if you have a number of things to ask, they'll probably be easier to answer if you post them all in just one reply, instead of one per question :) Paul

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do they ever use runaway 9/27?

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do they ever use runaway 9/27?
nope, its now taxiway Mike Danny

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nope, its now taxiway Mike Danny
nope, its now taxiway November

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nope, its now taxiway November
sorry my appolagies, i get confused hehehe and they are building a apron on the end Danny
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BTW LBA Rulez we REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY DONT WANT TO KNOW THE EGNM ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES TODAY Anyone else notices high ratio of, for want of a better word, thick or immature people who are lba locals - look at PMN for example :diablo: :D
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http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/More%20Stuff/Cemetary1.jpg
I say! you do get rather close there don't you and no big bloody fence in the way :D .

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How did LBA take the 747? The runway is not small. In the scale of things not much different from Newcastle, Liverpool, Teeside. Longer than Luton. The size of an aircraft is not always the main point. The required take off length for the 737-300 fully loaded, is similar to a 747-100 fully loaded. Engine performance makes the difference. Thomson and Intersun, operated 737`s to Spain when the runway was 5,400ft long. Now it is 7,400ft or 1.4 miles. It just limits the chances for long haul although some aircraft can do it. Its no use having a big runway in the middle nowhere because the catchment area is not there. Compare Bristol with DSA. 6,600 ft runway and very successful with no plans to extend and,flights to the USA. DSA has more than 9,000ft but it is difficult to attract airlines. All runways are 46 metres wide generally except military ones. However, it is not so good to have an extra wide runway in poor visibility. Hope this clears up some points although I have simplified the subject. 10/28 as it used to be was used frequently. And, I can also remember 18/09 I think it was, also being used.
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I can't really describe it in any way other than it's the cemetary's perimeter wall closest to the airport. If you've been up there before, you should be able to get a pretty good idea of where the spot is from these shots. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/More%20Stuff/Cemetary3.jpg
Looks like it's loud enough to wake the dead... ;)
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You can't find it? Are you sure you've been to the right cemetary? I can't really describe it in any way other than it's the cemetary's perimeter wall closest to the airport. If you've been up there before, you should be able to get a pretty good idea of where the spot is from these shots. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/More%20Stuff/Cemetary3.jpg http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/More%20Stuff/Cemetary2.jpg http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/More%20Stuff/Cemetary1.jpg Hope that helps Paul
Wow :eek: Have to do an LBA visit next year. James

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thank you

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BTW LBA Rulez we REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY DONT WANT TO KNOW THE EGNM ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES TODAY Anyone else notices high ratio of, for want of a better word, thick or immature people who are lba locals - look at PMN for example :diablo: :D
I reckon they're all people from the graveyard woken up by the planes, lol. Cemetry looks like a nice photographing place, will have to get up there this week or next. Oh, and where abouts does the ice cream van show up? Haven't had an encounter with one for nearly a year! :eek:

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I reckon they're all people from the graveyard woken up by the planes, lol. Cemetry looks like a nice photographing place, will have to get up there this week or next. Oh, and where abouts does the ice cream van show up? Haven't had an encounter with one for nearly a year! :eek:
went up there the other day and one was there!!! :- R
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I was up at the cemetry for a few hours this morning. Traffic was 4 Jet2 737's, a Ryanair 737, an Air Europa 737 and an Astraeus 737! AAAAGGGGRRRRHHHH. I was that bored, I drove for nearly an hour to try and see someone I hadn't even aranged to meet, and was then nearly late for work! Was a nice day for photos though, will have some up tomorrow :)
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I was up at the cemetry for a few hours this morning. Traffic was 4 Jet2 737's, a Ryanair 737, an Air Europa 737 and an Astraeus 737! AAAAGGGGRRRRHHHH. I was that bored, I drove for nearly an hour to try and see someone I hadn't even aranged to meet, and was then nearly late for work! Was a nice day for photos though, will have some up tomorrow :)
I bet it does get a bit boring after a while just seeing the same planes keep coming in and out. James