Post by viscount on Jan 24, 2021 13:05:13 GMT 1
DECEMBER 2020 - JLA VISITING AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS
To complete the November movements:
G-TSDS PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP Arrived 4th November and into Ravenair maintenance
D-AVIB EMB-135BJ Legacy 600 Night stopped, arr 31/11, to Paris/le Bourget 01/1621 as AHO 562L
OO-JEF Boeing 737-8K5 Arr 31/11, returned to Amsterdam 02/1145 as TFL 7356 with Ajax FC team.
Tuesday, 1st December
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 0809 0842 f&t Isle of Man MDI 9 IAS Medical, IoM medical contract, c/s "Medops"
D-IPCH Citation 525A CJ2+ 1556 1629 Plovdov-Hamburg JKH 32A Jet Kontor AG, c/s "Jet Kontor"
ZK037 BAe. Hawk T.2 1811 G/A to RAF Valley VYT 42 RAF, 25 Sqdn (FM), c/s "Victor Yankee Tango"
N91FX Global Express 2103 03/1256 Teterboro,USA-Grand Cayman LXJ 91 S41, Flexjet LLC, c/s "Flexjet"
Wednesday, 2nd December G-EZDM A.319 local 1141-1152 EZY 9003
ZM337 EMB-500 Phenom 100 1600 G/A 27 to RAF Valley CWL 36 RAF, 45 Sqdn, c/s "Cranwell"
D-CGAA Citation 560 XLS 1619 03/0832 Palma-Belfast City AHO 464P/447D Air Hamburg GmbH, c/s "Air Hamburg"
G-DPAI DA.62 Twin Star 1722 t&g x 2 f&t Gamston & another G/A 1732
ZK026 BAe. Hawk T.2 1751 G/A to RAF Valley .... 2 RAF, 25 Sqdn (FB)
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 1841 2052 f&t Isle of Man MDI 12 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
Thursday, 3rd December G-EZBO A.319 local 1223-1237, EZY 9008
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 1416 1739 f&t Isle of Man MDI 8 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
D-IEGA Citation 525A CJ2 2247 04/1046 Cologne-Moenchengladbach S41, Digajet titles on nose
Friday, 4th December
G-SONE Citation 525A CJ2 0837 0959 Bristol-Dublin CLF 569 Centreline Air Charter, c/s "Clifton"
N95VB Beech C90GTi King Air 0840 1549 f&t Southampton
ZM331/331 Beech T-6C Texan T.1 1148 G/A 27 to RAF Valley VYT 79 RAF, MFTS, c/s "Anglesey"
G-UZMB Airbus A.321-251neo store 1429 store-Gatwick EZY 9017 EasyJet, had arrived 9th July!
CS-LTL Citation 680A Latitude 1715 06/1356 Faro-Bristol NJE 772F/122L NetJets Europe, c/s "Fraction"
LX-JFX Pilatus PC-12 1801 06/1134 Gloucester-Denham JFA 24Q/25R Jetfly Avn, c/s "Mosquito"
Saturday, 5th December With a relexation of Covid restrictions, GA flying resumed (very limited since 4/11)
G-LFSU PA-38 Tomahawk 112 d0932 0957a local flight, ff with new regn Liverpool Flying School, formerly G-BNNU
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 1036 1117 f&t Isle of Man MDI 8 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 1306 1340 f&t Isle of Man MDI 8 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
G-HVRZ Eurocopter EC.120B 1326 1536 f&t Barton
CS-DXU Citation 560 XLS 1414 06/1238 Paris/Le Bourget-Malaga NJE 728D/848T NetJets Europe
Sunday, 6th December 2020
OE-FDB Citation 510 Mustang 1132 1211 Dublin-Zurich GAC 734A Globe Air AG, c/s "Dream Team"
G-SONE Citation 525A CJ2 1453 1525 Dublin-Bristol CLF 569 Centreline Air Charter
2-SALE DA.62 Twin Star 1825 1836 Elstree-Blackpool Morson Group
Monday, 7th December
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 1107 1205 f&t Isle of Man MDI 7 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
G-JUDE Robin DR.400/180 Regent 1326 19/1340 f&t Wodvale for maintenance work
G-TWOP Citation 525A CJ2 1705 08/0804 Madrid-Palma CLF 365/76 Centreline Air Charter
G-FCSL PA-31-350 Chieftain 1807 08/1319 Isle of ManShoreham VOR 1 c/s "Flight Cal". Also a long 'local' am 8th.
ZK026 BAe. Hawk T.2 1809 G/A to RAF Valley VYT 60 RAF, 25 Sqdn (FB)
Tuesday, 8th December
G-SAJF Embraer EMB-145EP 0652 0910 Edinburgh-Karup LOG 840P/840 Loganair, LFC staff to Midtjylland, "Logan"
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 1010 1051 f&t Isle of Man MDI 7 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 1250 1321 f&t Isle of Man MDI 7 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
G-JOTS BAe. RJ-100 1430 1650 Southend-Karup ENZ 370P/370 Jota Avn, LFC team to play Midtjylland, "Enzo"
G-NWEM Eurocopter EC.135T2 1434 1458 f&t off a/f locations HLE 72/72E Air Ambulance, for fuel, c/s 'Helimed'
ZM331 Beech T-6C Texan T.1 1456 G/A to RAF Valley VYT 72 RAF, MFTS
D-CFIV Lear Jet 35 1610 1725 Plovdiv-Cologne AYY 118 Air Alliance GmbH,c/s "Lupus"
OE-FNP Citation 510 Mustang 1720 09/0841 Bordeaux-Le Bourget GAC 979D/868E Globe Air AG
ZK026/FB BAe. Hawk T.2 1727 G/A 27 to RAF Valley VYT 04 RAF, 25 Sqdn
ZK022/M BAe. Hawk T.2 1734 G/A 27 to RAF Valley VYT 60 RAF, 4 Sqdn, (plotted as RF 7113 on FR24)
Wednesday, 9th December
G-EGAG SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad 0914 1734 f&t Biggin Hill
XW235 Westland Puma HC.2 1148 1158 RAF Benson-off a/f site Warlock 2 RAF, quick refuel (c/s plotted as NATO 031)
ZM406/406 A.400M Atlas C.1 1220 G/A 27 to RAF Brize Norton Comet 455 RAF,
G-BYMD PA-38 Tomahawk 112 1359 based from Hawarden delivered to Merseyflight Ltd
D-IAHT Mitsubishi Mu-2B 1601 1715 Gyor-Bratislava S41, freight, inbound?
ZK025 BAe. Hawk T.2 1720 G/A to RAF Valley VYT 42 RAF, 25 Sqdn (FA)
ZK027 BAe. Hawk T.2 1731 G/A to RAF Valley VYT 56 RAF, 25 Sqdn (FC)
ZK035 BAe. Hawk T.2 1738 G/A 09 to RAF Valley VYT 50 RAF, 25 Sqdn (FK)
D-CAGA EMB-505 Phenom 300 2300 10/1412 Karup-Copenhagen presumably connected with LFC returning
G-JOTS BAe. RJ-100 2339 10/0041 Karup-Southend ENZ 371/371P Jota Avn, LFC team back from Denmark
G-SAJF Embraer EMB-145EP 2350 10/0027 Karup-Edinburgh LOG 841/841P Loganair, LFC staff back from Denmark
Thursday, 10th December
ZM512/12 H-135 Juno HT.1 1143 G/A 09 to RAF Shawbury SYS 670 RAF, DHFS, c/s 'Shawbury'
M-GFGC Piaggio P180 Avanti 1354 1803 Leeds/Bradford-Biggin Hill Greensill capital, IoM.
G-NWAE Eurocopter EC.135 T2 1424 G/A to Barton HLE 75Z Air Ambulance, training flight
ZK026/FB BAe. Hawk T.2 1732 G/A 09 to RAF Valley VYT 04 RAF, 25 Sqdn
ZK019 BAe. Hawk T.2 1805 G/A to RAF Valley VYT 60 RAF, 4 Sqdn (J)
EC-NHF Boeing 757-223PCF 2329 11/0140 Tangiers-Madrid SWT 541/541P Swift Air, freight i/b, c/s "Swift"
Friday, 11th December
G-JTBP PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage 1113 G/A 09 to Hawarden
ZM324/324 Beech T-6C Texan T.1 1128 G/A x2 to RAF Valley VYT 89 RAF, MFTS, a second G/A 1137
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 1341 1550 f&t Isle of Man MDI 7 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
2-SALE DA.62 Twin Star 1545 1606 Blackpool-Biggin Hill Morson Group
G-JOTR BAe. RJ-85 1619 12/2349 Farnborough-Gatwick ENZ 248/249 Jota Avn, Chelsea team to play EFC i/b & o/b
G-BOJI PA-28RT-201 Arrow 1854 1939 Dublin-Oxford Arrow Two Group
Saturday, 12th December
G-JOTS BAe. RJ-100 1550 1724 Southend-Heathrow ENZ 177P/177 Jota Avn, LFC team to play Fulham FC
Sunday, 13th December 2020
EC-KLR Boeing 737-3Q8SF 0609 1913 Tangiers-Marseille SWT 571/572P Swift Air, freight i/b
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 0712 0858 f&t Isle of Man MDI 15 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
LY-MRN Boeing 737-36ESF 0822 2226 Tangiers-Gatwick KLJ 541/542 S21, KlasJet/Bluebird Cargo, freight i/b
G-NIAB Beech B200 King Air 1040 1058 f&t Belfast Int. CWY 14F/14G Woodgate Avn, c/s "Causeway"
G-IASA Beech B200 King Air 1251 1346 f&t Isle of Man MDI 15 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
HA-LYC Airbus A.320-232 2123 2235 f&t Vilnius WZZ 8011/8012 Wizzair, inagural flight of a new service
G-JOTS BAe. RJ-100 2133 2232 Luton-Southend ENZ 178/178P Jota Avn, LFC back from playing Fulham
Monday, 14th December
G-RVLY Cessna F406 Caravan II 1326 G/A to East Midlands REV 61T RVL Group. c/s "Endurance"
Tuesday, 15th December
G-JOTD BAe.146-300QT 0805 16/0040 Tangiers-Southend ENZ 449/450F Jota Avn, freight i/b
G-JOTE BAe.146-300QT 0937 16/0036 Tangiers-not noted ENZ 450/453F Jota Avn, freight i/b
G-MOSJ Beech C90GTi King Air 1128 1240 f&t Bristol CLF 6 Centreline Air Charter
G-TALE PA-28-181 Archer II 1225 G/A 27 to Tatenhill Tatenhill Aviation
ZK022/M BAe. Hawk T.2 1452 G/A 27 to RAF Valley VYT15 RAF, 4 Sqdn (plotted as RF 7113 on FR24)
G-JOTR BAe. RJ-85 1912 16/1653 Stansted-Southend ENZ 156/156T Jota Avn, Spurs team i/b, posn o/b
OK-ESC Nextant 400XTi 2047 2133 Bucharest-Prague TIE 859S Time Air sro, c/s "Time Air"
Wednesday, 16th December
2-SALE DA.62 Twin Star 1107 1604 Blackpool-Shobdon Morson Group
G-FIND Cessna F406 Caravan II 1102 G/A 27x3 to Blackpool REV 61T RVL Group, further G/As at 1119 & 1134.
2-SALE DA.62 Twin Star 1604 1708 Shobdon-Blackpool Morson Group
9H-VCN Challenger 350 1722 1824 Zurich-Farnborough VJT 437 VistaJet
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1728 1809 f&t Isle of Man MDI 11 IAS Medical, IoM contract, fv 'new' a/c
D-IPCH Citation 525A CJ2 1934 1912 Plovdiv-Hamburg JKH 32A Jet Kontor AG
G-JOTS BAe. RJ-100 2101 2355 Southend-Stansted ENZ 157T/157 Jota Avn, posn in, Spurs team o/b
ZH872 C-130J Hercules C.4 2106 G/A 27 to RAF Brize Norton RRR 153 RAF, c/s 'Ascot'
9H-VJT Bombardier Global 6000 2259 17/1808 Bridgetown,Barbados-Zurich VJT 938 VistaJet
Thursday, 17th December
G-JOTD BAe.146-300QT 0704 2011 Tangiers-Southend ENZ 452/452F Jota Avn, freight i/b
ZM326/326 Beech T-6C Texan T.1 0909 G/A 27x2 to RAF Valley VYT 96 RAF, MFTS & another G/A 0921
G-BVIK Maule MXT-7 Star Rocket 1118 1247 f&t private location(s)
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1146 1228 f&t Isle of Man MDI 11 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
ZM331/331 Beech T-6C Texan T.1 1150 G/A 27x2 to RAF Valley VYT 14 RAF, MFTS & another G/A 1203
G-NIAB Beech B200 King Air 1432 1458 f&t Belfast Int. CWY 05F/05G Woodgate Avn
ZM324/324 Beech T-6C Texan T.1 1429 G/A 27x2 to RAF Valley VYT 89 RAF, MFTS & another G/A 1443
G-JOTE BAe.146-300QT 1624 18/1035 Tangiers-Southend ENZ 451/451F Jota Avn, freight i/b
ZE707 BAe.146, C.3 1717 1835 Geilenkirchen-Northolt RRR 1797 RAF, 32 Sqdn, all grey o/a
LY-MRN Boeing 737-36ESF 1720 1854 Sofia-Gatwick KLJ 602/603 KlasJet/Bluebird Cargo, freight i/b
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1754 1845 f&t Isle of Man MDI 11 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
Friday, 18th December G-EZDX A.319 local 0833-0845 EZY 9002 & G-EZAI to Manchester 1011 as EZY 9003
CS-CHJ Challenger 350 0943 1103 Farnborough-Biggin Hill NJE 575K/916U NetJets Europe
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1101 1147 f&t Isle of Man MDI 11 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1313 1408 f&t Isle of Man MDI 11 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
G-JOTS BAe. RJ-100 1624 1756 Stansted-Biggin Hill ENZ 203/179 Jota Avn, Arsenal team i/b, LFC team o/b
LY-MRN Boeing 737-36ESF 1835 2007 Sofia-Gatwick KLJ 622/623 KlasJet/Bluebird Cargo, freight i/b
Saturday, 19th December G-EZAF A.319 from Luton 0926 EZY 9009 & G-EZAT A.319 to Luton 1028 as EZY 9010
G-NOSE Cessna 402B Utililiner 1059 G/A 27 to East Midlands REV 21T RVL Aviation, training
G-JOTS BAe. RJ-100 1710 2128 Biggin Hill-Luton ENZ 180/204 Jota Avn, LFC team from Cyrstal Palace i/b
and Arsenal team o/b from Goodison.
Sunday, 20th December 2020
OO-VLS Fokker 50 1156 1724 f&t Ostend ATW 901/902 S39. Air Antwerp, passenger charter.
G-OZIE Jabiru 400 1228 G/A to Sleap
Monday, 21st December
LY-MRN Boeing 737-36ESF 0549 0748 Sofia-Gatwick KLJ 641/642 KlasJet/Bluebird Cargo, freight i/b
G-LXWD Citation 560 XLS 1447 1548 Palma-Luton VCG2WD/3WD op by Catreus Avn, c/s "Thundercat"
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1716 1759 f&t Isle of Man MDI 8 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
D-CEFE Citation 525C CJ4 1828 1928 Egelsbach-Stuttgart EFD 4E EFD Eiselle Flugdienst GmbH, "Ever Flight"
G-ZENJ Lear Jet 75 1925 22/1503 Barcelona-Gibraltar BZE 01B/01A Zenith Avn, c/s "Zenstar"
F-HGSA EMB-135BJ Legacy 600 1943 2003 Le Bourget-Alicante VLJ 503X La Baule Avn/VallJet, c/s "Valjet"
Tuesday, 22nd December
CS-PHD EMB-505 Phenom 300 0755 1523 Farnborough-Murcia/Corvera NJE 935A/600G NetJets Europe
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 0955 1023 f&t Isle of Man MDI 8 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
G-BORL PA-28-161 Warrior II 1514 G/A to Blackpool Westair Flying Services
N288DW Beech 250 King Air 1144 Jan Stuttgart-dep in 2021 Textron Avn
2-SALE DA.62 Twin Star 1326 1353 Blackpool-Belfast Int. Morson Group
G-OBIO Robinson R.22 1410 G/A to Blackpool Helicentre Ltd
G-MGCK Sikorsky S.92A 1456 G/A 27 to Caernarfon CGD 936 Coastguard, training flight
ES-LSC Saab 340A 1638 1821 Karlsruhe-Cologne AEG 327P/327C Air Est, freighter o/b, c/s "Airest Cargo"
G-DCAM AS.355NP Ecureuil II 1822 2052 f&t Barton KDM 07 GB Helicopters, c/s "Kingdom"
G-AVYT PA-28R Cherok Arrow 180 1324 1325 Blackpool-Gamston a 'stop and go' on 27, en route training
Wednesday, 23rd December G-EZDD A.319 local 1030-1041 as EZY 9005.
M-YMCM Bell 429 0802 0809 Blackpool-Cardiff TJ Morris
M-GFGC Piaggio P180 Avanti 0930 1034 f&t Biggin Hill Greensill capital, IoM.
G-REXA Beech B200GT King Air 1024 1142 East Midlands-Jersey REV 942P/92 RVL Aviation, private chtr o/b
M-GFGC Piaggio P180 Avanti 1602 1656 f&t Biggin Hill Greensill capital, IoM.
M-YMCM Bell 429 1811 1828 Cardiff-Blackpool TJ Morris
YL-RAG Saab 340AF 1847 2046 Riga,Latvia-Cologne MTL 717P/717C RAF-Avia, freight o/b, c/s "Mitavia"
SP-TAT Raytheon 400XP 0926 24/0850 Oporto-Rotterdam SAH 26P Smart Jet sp, c/s "Smart Jet"
Thursday, 24th December, Christmas Eve
G-LMRD ATR-42-500 0747 0844 f&t Isle of Man LOG 681/682 Loganair schedule, fv of new a/c in fleet
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1305 1355 f&t Isle of Man MDI 12 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
YL-RAG Saab 340AF 1550 1722 f&t Cologne MTL 719P/719C RAF-Avia, freight o/b
Friday, 25th December, Christmas Day No passenger services operated, unusually though there were 4 movements:
YL-RAG Saab 340AF 1928 2011 f&t Cologne MTL 720P/720C RAF-Avia, freight o/b, all white, with titles
HA-TAB Saab 340AF 1954 2035 f&t Pescara,Italy FRF 100/101 Fleetair.eu, freight o/b?, all white, with titles
Saturday, 26th December, Boxing Day
As has become a tradition, in the quiet airspace of Boxing Day morning, the Liverpool Flying School put up a formation of their aircraft,
this year 4 Tomahawks, G-LFSO, G-LFSN, G-LFSU and G-LFSM for a trip down the Mersey and back, 0942-1020.
G-SCAP AW.109SP Grand 1008 1030 Cambridge-Belfast Int. EDY 5 Apollo Air Service (Stobard Transport) "Solway"
2-EMBR EMB-505 Phenom 300E 1312 1353 Birmingham-Rotterdam ORT 54J Ortac AOC Aviation, c/s "Skywalker"
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1326 1404 f&t Isle of Man MDI 7 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
CS-LTE Citation 680 Latitude 1554 27/0820 Nice-Munich NJE 388G/862C NetJets Europe
CS-GLC Global 6000 1608 1748 Manchester-Dubai NJE 087N/073G NetJets Europe
G-JOTS BAe. RJ-100 1813 30/1101 Manchester-Newcastle ENZ 223P/181 Jota Avn, posn in, LFC team to Newcastle o/b
Sunday, 27th December 2020
No visiting aircraft arrivals, although a fair number of passenger scheduled flights operated
Monday, 28th December G-EZIY A.319 local 1744-1757 as EZY 9006 & G-EZTL A.320 local 1929-1940 as EZY 9008
G-EZBJ A.319 from Southend 1555 as EZY 9005; G-EZEH A.319 to Manchester 2002 as EZY 9007
G-EZUF A.320 from Gatwick 1659 as EZY 9013; G-EZDM A.319 to Gatwick 2218 as EZY 9011
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1025 1053 f&t Isle of Man MDI 7 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
SP-KPR Saab 340A 1751 29/0629 Warsaw-Pescara SRN 137/138 Sprintair, freight o/b, c/s "Sprintair"
Tuesday, 29th December
EI-EDP Airbus A.320-214 0825 1008 f&t Dublin EIN 202/885 Aer Lingus, Dvt due WX MAN, snow showers
N425QS Gulfstream 450 0853 30/1050 Teterboro,USA-Bangor,USA NetJets USA, Dvt in WX MAN, snow showers
G-IASC Beech 200 King Air 1024 1117 f&t Isle of Man MDI 7 IAS Medical, op the IoM medical contract
G-REXA Beech B200GT King Air 1201 1241 Jersey-Dundee REV 945/945P RVL Aviation, private chtr i/b
HA-LVN Airbus A.321-271NX 1839 1929 f&t Warsaw WZZ 1311/1312 Wizzair, fv of a new a/c in the fleet
Wednesday, 30th December
2-SALE DA.62 Twin Star 1257 1415 Blackpool-Gloucester Morson Group
YL-RAG Saab 340AF 1337 1503 f&t Cologne MTL 724P/726C RAF-Avia, freight o/b
G-SHMB Aero Vodochody L-392A 1410 G/A 27 to Blackpool
Thursday, 31st December
G-JOTS BAe. RJ-100 0027 0120 Newcastle-Southend ENZ 182/182P Jota Avn, LFC team back from Newcastle
YL-RAG Saab 340AF 1349 1511 f&t Cologne MTL 727P/727C RAF-Avia, freight o/b
G-SWRD Boeing 737-3L9 1659 Jan Stansted- BRO 20 Excel Avn, West Ham team to Anfield. "Broadsword"
OY-NPF SA-227DC Metro 23 2323 01/0010 Aalborg-Milan/Bergamo NFA 114P/114 North Flying AS, freight o/b, "North Flying"
Final GA movement of the year was Ravenair Tomahawk G-RVRO at 1810 returning from a local flight
Final scheduled passenger flight of 2020 was an EasyJet A.320neo G-UZLA at 2244 from Lanzarote on EZY 7154
Final movement of 2020 Metro OY-NPF of North Flying A/S, from Aalborg at 2323 positioning in.
Already it is known that Metro OY-NPF was the first movement of 2021, departing with freight for Milan/Bergamo at 0010 - which must
stand it in a good position to be the first load of freight out of the UK to Europe post Brexit and new rules from midnight!
The end of the JLA Visiting aircraft movements for December 2020.
December got off to a slow start with a relatively quiet first week of movements. However both private charters, some using larger biz-types eg Globals, Challengers, Latitudes, Phenom and Legacy aircraft, plus schedule services partly restored for the Christmas period combined to make the airport busier - but still quiet compared to resent years. There was also a mix of civilian and military training using Liverpool's facilities and general aviation, including the flying schools could fly again from December 5th (under Covid restrictions had largely been grounded since 4th November).
The big feature of December '20 will be the return of freight traffic - likely created by spectre of freight traffic jams flowing Brexit at midnight on 31st December. Freight traffic is always unpredictable, as is the choice of operators and aircraft types available to freight forwarding agents. While we are familiar with the BAe.146QT of Jota (4 flights) and the Saab 340s of RAF-Avia (4), Sprint Air (1), Fleet Air (1) and Air Est (1), December also saw use of Swift Air of Spain with a Boeing 757 (1) and Boeing 737F (1), KlasJet/Bluebird Cargo Boeing 737F (4), North Flying with a Metro (1) and likely Air Antwerp with a Fokker 50 (1) along with a Mitsubishi Mu-2B (1) on Wednesday 9th, a rare type now around Europe. Interestingly not a single former Soviet designed freight aircraft was involved during December (but we already know that changes in January '21).
Attention should be drawn to the North Flying Metro as being particularly notable as it departed with freight just 10 minutes after the UK left the EU, so unheralded by the press, would almost certainly have carried the very first freight to leave the UK for Europe (actually destined for Italy) under the new trading agreements. By my count 20 freight flights handled during three weeks in December - indeed two flights were handled on Christmas Day, a rare event as the airport is generally closed for the day. All credit must go to Wynne Cargo for their pivotal role in bringing the current wave of freight traffic through JLA.
So after a unimaginable turbulent year for aviation during 2020, we welcome in an uncertain 2021 clearly with difficult times ahead, although with just a glimmer of stability and even growth on the horizon for the future before the end of 2021.
ABBREVIATIONS AND FORMAT COMMENTS
All times are quoted as ‘local’ time. As the source material is in UTC all times are converted before use. However, there is always the chance of being one hour out, no matter how hard I try and avoid mistakes, especially in October and March, the months when BST/GMT changes over.
30/1357 shows that the aircraft stayed over midnight, departing on the date and time shown
f&t = from and to. Where the point of origin and destination are different, both locations are named separated by a - . Some use of standard IATA airfield abbreviations eg BHX - Birmingham; EMA - East Midlands Airport; DTV - Durham Tees Valley; DSA - Doncaster Sheffield Airport; LBA - Leeds-Bradford Airport; and more occasional DUB Dublin; MAN Manchester; BRS Bristol; CEG Chester; NCL Newcastle, GLA Glasgow and SEN Southend.
G/A refers to an aircraft performing an approach and go-around only, but did not touch down. t&g is 'touch and go' or 'roller' only, not a full stop landing. fv = first visit to LJLA, ff first flight. 'local' is a flight starting and ending at Liverpool, not landing elsewhere, n/s night stop, c/s Radio call-sign.
The registrations of aircraft operating on call-signs, especially RAF aircraft on Go-Around are not always 100% accurate. During daylight where a code and direction of Go-Around are given, this means that the registration was confirmed by Mk.1 eyeball (well, usually a digital image!).
Where an aircraft operated on call-sign, this is noted by official IATA 2-, or more usually ICAO 3-letter abbreviation. If there is no call-sign, then the aircraft operated using the registration. Where there is just one call-sign, the same flight number/call-sign was used both in- and out- bound.
In the final column the operator is that translated from the call-sign designator, which in some cases is not the same as the registered owner. This is often the case for GMA Gama Aviation, FLJ Flairjet, ORT Ortac AOC Ltd and VCG Catreus AOC Ltd call-signs.
'Football related', 'team chtr', 'for the match' or similar comments are generally determined by the times and point of origin/destination and is informed guesswork, not absolute known fact. Very difficult to be certain which aircraft, especially biz-jets, bring fans and which are co-incidence!
Likewise 'freight i/b' or 'freight o/b' comment is an assumption based on aircraft type, point of origin/destination, flight numbers etc - only rarely is the direction freight is being carried, confirmed by eyeball.
The 'S', eg S14, refers to the apron stand that the biz-jet was parked on.
The source material does not name non-registered airfield sites, these are covered by the blanket term ‘private site’. Nor does it identify diverted flights or the reason for the diversion, however these can usually be worked out from other sources.
'WX' = literally 'weather out' conditions below minima visibility or above acceptable wind speed/direction, 'Dvt' = diverted in, 'chtr' = charter flight, Pax = passengers, Del = delivery, Arr = arrived, Dep = departed, pvt = private (location), n/s night stopped.
I do my best to check full type designations, however an occasional one may not be absolutely name and mark accurate. Spotted an error, typing slip, or have further details to add, do let me know by PM or place a post on this thread.
CREDIT & THANKS
Should any details be used and repeated elsewhere, due credit to 'LJLA and NWAN forum' is expected. This post should NEVER be 'copy and pasted' and repeated in full or in part elsewhere on the internet. Hyper-linking this thread onto other sites, again with due credit, or printing-out for personal use does not require specific permission, although I would like to know if it is hyper-linked in full to another site.
Finally and very importantly, my very many thanks for Liverpool John Lennon Airport in permitting access to records to extract these visitor movements - so allowing our complete monthly records since 1956 to continue unbroken. Also to the many who provide information and confirmation of detail on the nwan 'daily threads'.