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« Reply #60 on: June 17, 2020, 05:07:47 pm »

Just been to the local retail park.
There are a few people on the roads as well who have forgotten how their car works and how to drive it.
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« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2020, 08:32:51 am »

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Newquay airport reporting a new operator will resume flights to Heathrow under the public service obligation in September, only once a day; but in the interim BA flights to Heathrow will resume in July with it's limited service.
Eastern Airways will commence three flights a week to Teeside.
Logan Air? will commence it's Scottish flights, plus those to Newcastle, Norwich, Leeds.

The update on Newquay Airport's website in terms of what they are expecting to operate over the Summer can be seen here:
https://www.cornwallairportnewquay.com/campaigns/flight-start-dates

Nothing from Loganair now, although Eastern will operate from Leeds and Teeside.
Nothing from Manchester, which was a popular route in Flybe times.

The Airport Chairman has confirmed that flying to London under the PSO will have resumed by the beginning of September, and it will be to Heathrow once-a-day. An operator has not been named, as far as I can see, but bearing in mind that BA are due to operate their Summer (commercial, non-PSO) service starting on 18th July, running until early September, one would suspect that it will be them.
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« Reply #62 on: June 27, 2020, 06:29:23 pm »

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I wonder if it was being towed, taxying under its own power, or someone didn't check the parking brake.

Was being taxied apparently, after a few months parked-up.

Chat on aviation fora from people who know the Q400 is that this was probably a brake pressure accumulator issue. There is apparently a manual way to pump to create the pressure (a handle in one of the landing gear wells) but speculation is that this wasn't done.

I'm sure Loganair, who are starting to ramp up operations at the moment, could've well done without this.

It was parked up preparing for engine start. Chocks all removed and presumably the accumulator lost pressure. Although why nobody tried to use the tiller or rudder pedals is beyond me.
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« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2020, 11:06:50 am »

It was parked up preparing for engine start. Chocks all removed and presumably the accumulator lost pressure. Although why nobody tried to use the tiller or rudder pedals is beyond me.

When it sort-of-nearly happened to me, it was because I had my head down with the checklist, going through the controls and dials, blissfully unaware that I was trundling majestically towards an expensive police helicopter until the instructor in the right-hand seat said "You might want to look out of the window...". Nosewheel steering on a Q400 is hydraulically powered, so maybe the horn wasn't working.
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« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2020, 11:52:33 pm »

It was parked up preparing for engine start. Chocks all removed and presumably the accumulator lost pressure. Although why nobody tried to use the tiller or rudder pedals is beyond me.

When it sort-of-nearly happened to me, it was because I had my head down with the checklist, going through the controls and dials, blissfully unaware that I was trundling majestically towards an expensive police helicopter until the instructor in the right-hand seat said "You might want to look out of the window...". Nosewheel steering on a Q400 is hydraulically powered, so maybe the horn wasn't working.

It's hydraulically powered but can still work, basically like a car when power steering goes.
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« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2020, 10:23:11 am »


It's hydraulically powered but can still work, basically like a car when power steering goes.

The AAIB report is going to be interesting.
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