Now in its 52nd 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.
One-Eleven G-AXCP dominates Stand 1 in the spring of 1972.
Image via Tom Singfield.
The convention date, LGW2019 is Sunday 14th April. Click events above to see the flyer. Tom Singfield's new Gatwick book (see below) will be available, as will the latest Propliner annual.
The slide-show dates for the autumn/winter of 2018/19 are available, click 'go' below to see them, presenters have now been confirmed. Note the new start time, 1900, aiming to finish at 2200.
14.03.19 AIRPORT NEWS-BOEING 737MAX type aircraft have now been grounded after a safety review, possibly for quite some time. Our regular users were Icelandair, Norwegian and Travel Service, occasional users were Royal Air Maroc, TUI and Turkish Airlines. No news yet on whether these will have to lease in extra equipment.
26.02.19 AIRLINE NEWS-VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS A340 G-VBUG, which had been parked in the maintenance area since it arrived on 3rd November last year finally departed today as VS845P to San Bernadino for disposal.
10.02.19 AIRLINE NEWS-AIR MOLDOVA will be welcome returners this summer;
From 7th June Fri and Sun; 9U835, STA2050, Chisinau, A319
20.01.19 AIRLINE NEWS-VUELING AIRLINES have announced a new destination, Alicante, to be served from April. This will be in addition to their planned Spring schedule which features 7x weekly services to Bilbao, 9x weekly to Florence, 13x weekly to Paris, 14x weekly to Rome and no less than 45x weekly to Barcelona.
From 7th April Daily ex Thur, VY7380, STA2015, Alicante, A320
05.12.18 AIRLINE NEWS-WIZZ AIR will add a Budapest and Cluj flights to its current Bucharest operation next spring;
From 31st March Daily, WZZ2221, STA1935, Budapest, A320/321
From 31st March Daily, WZZ3309, ETA2000, Cluj, 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!
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