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.
Come to the LGW2018 convention on Sunday 22nd April. Click on 'events' above to see the flyer.
25.02.18 AIRLINE NEWS-WESTJET will reopen a service to the Atlantic Provinces in the Spring, but this time to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and will use their Boeing 737Max's for the first time here
From Sunday 29th April daily, WS24, STA0815, Halifax, B738Max
25.02.18 AIRLINE NEWS-PEGASUS AIRLINES will restart their irregular scheduled service from Dalaman in May
From Monday 7th May weekly, PC5101, STA1900, Dalaman, B738
08.02.18 AIRLINE NEWS-BRITISH AIRWAYS acquired the slots once used by the now defunct Monarch Airlines, but does not have enough spare aircraft to occupy them. Consequently Titan Airlines 737 G-POWS and Germania A319 D-ASTR arrived today to work for BA, and they were joined by BA/CityFlyer EMB-190 G-LCYR on 9.2.18.
18.01.18 AIRLINE NEWS-AEROFLOT have revealed that their daily service will move to Heathrow on 25th March 2018 after slots have been found to accomodate it there. However, it will be replaced here by a daily service from St Petersburg to be operated by its sister company ROSSIYA AIRLINES
From 25th March Daily, SU6619, STA1600, St Petersburg, A319
17.01.18 AIRLINE NEWS-VIRGIN ATLANTIC received ex-Air Berlin A330 D-ALPA at Gatwick today when it ferried in from Manchester in Virgin colours, it joined the British register here when G-VMNK was applied to it on 12.02.18. Also arriving, though all white, has been A340 G-VNAP, which came in from Manila on 27.01.18 and moved on to Manchester on 5.2.18 for painting, then transferred to Heathrow to re-enter service on 14.02.18. Then on 3.2.18 A330 G-VMIK arrived from Cambridge in full scheme, and carried out a test flight on 9.2.18.
01.01.18 AIRLINE NEWS-AIR BALTIC will open a new route in March from Tallinn twice weekly, their website claims that 737s will operate it;
From Tuesday 27th March weekly, BT649, STA1700, Tallinn, B733
From Saturday 29th March weekly, BT649, STA1755, Tallinn, B733
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