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Old 12-16-2020, 01:38 PM   #1  
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Default LHR 3rd Runway Approved

UK Supreme Court overturns lower court ban on runway addition...

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/16/94707...for-3rd-runway
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Old 12-16-2020, 02:18 PM   #2  
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Great news. Now we’ll get that landing clearance by 300ft vs 200.

And maybe, just maybe only make 1 turn in the obligatory CAVU hold.
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One may be able to say ta ta to the Biggin Hill holding patter. Too bad since I get paid by the minute😢. But wait... all is not that bad... it will probably be at least 5 to 10 years before the opening of the new runway.
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So what, we'll see it around 2063?
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So what, we'll see it around 2063?
That's an optimistic timeline, even with the well-known British tendencies of dynamism and efficiency.
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One may be able to say ta ta to the Biggin Hill holding patter. Too bad since I get paid by the minute😢. But wait... all is not that bad... it will probably be at least 5 to 10 years before the opening of the new runway.
I havenít had to hold for the last 6 months going into LHR. Lots of directs, no speed restrictions. Iím sure it will change when flying ramps back up but Iím sure enjoying it now.
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ĒIt will be ready by Autumn (Fall)...Ē

At least thatís what theyíve promised with the vaccine!
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