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KCC statement calls for Manston airport ‘Plan B’

The county council says airport operators have lost a total of £100million in the past 16 years Comments (6) KENT County Council defended its position on the future of Manston airport, suggesting it is now time to look at a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released yesterday (Monday), the county council said it had given airport …

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BACA calls for Manston airport to reopen

BACA has called for Manston airport to reopen as a “cargo hub” Comments (0) THE Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has called for the Department for Transport to investigate why Manston airport was allowed to close in a short timeframe. BACA, the world’s largest air charter organisation with over 220 members, says reopening the airport as a cargo hub would free …

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Red Arrows to head for Herne Bay for town’s ‘biggest ever one-day…

The Red Arrows are coming to Herne Bay Comments (0) The Red Arrows display team will take to the skies over Herne Bay this summer, it has been confirmed. The Amy Johnson Memorial Airshow on August 15 will include the 10-strong Great War Display Team, the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire, Hurrican, De Havilland Vampire and a flypast by Tracey Curtis-Taylor. …

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Red Arrows confirm appearance at Herne Bay airshow in August

The world-famous Red Arrows will take to the skies above Herne Bay this summer as part of what has been billed Kent’s number one coastal airshow. As many as 50,000 people are expected to flock to the town for the event, with the popular RAF display team now set to take star billing after their appearance was confirmed today. They …

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Manston loses search and rescue

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs Plans to base search and rescue helicopters at Manston have been scrapped after the airport’s closure. The Kent airfield was announced in 2013 as one of 10 UK bases for the helicopters when private company Bristow takes over the service in July. But a letter from transport minister John …

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In brief

Asbestos killed former RAF man BROOMFIELD: A man who served with the RAF during the Second World War died as a resuft of exposure to asbestos, an inquest has found. David Poole, 88, died on April 22 at Beacon Lodge Residential Home in Herne Bay, afthough had lived in Hoopers Lane. An inquest held on Thursday at Canterbury Coronery Court …

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My dad wasn’t ready to die — it’s appalling

Former war hero’s death blamed on ‘ill-judged plumbing’ A war veteran who survived 25 missions in a bomber over Germany was killed by a water-borne disease at sheltered flats in Herne Bay. An inquest heard ill-judged plumbing on a shower had caused legionella bacteria to develop in a water tank at St Clement’s Court in Canterbury Road. The tragic mistake …

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Aircraft noise? Wait for what’s coming

IT IS extremely sad to hear of the possible demise of Manston airport. The site served this country very well during two wars and beyond, especially during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Bad enough to contemplate the potential loss of such an historic site, let alone the inevitable economic impact on the local area. There is no doubt that …

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#Manston #nightflights


Dear Sirs,

I do not want the night flights proposal to be approved.

I live in Ramsgate and I’m very keen for the town to prosper but think that night flights will be very detrimental to this for the following reasons.

The town’s history and future is as a tourist resort and night flights will be very detrimental to this. I think there are very tourists who would be happy to have their sleep spoiled or their restaurant meals disturbed during their visit because of the noise these night flights will make.


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I am opposed to the proposal that Manston should be allowed to operate night flights between 11.00pm and 7.00pm.

I live directly under the flight path - by the time the planes are over my house I can virtually count the rivets on the undercarriages. The recent increase in night flying during the second half of 2011 has had a deleterious effect on our sleep. On one occasion my 14 year old son was awoken at 3.30am approx. and said "I thought a bomb had gone off!" Imagine how frightening this must be for smaller children.

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You say (28)

#Manston #nightflights


We are against the proposal to allow night flights from Manston Airport as it will disturb our sleep. We occasionally hear aircraft at night as it is and are dreading a time when this may become a regular occurrence. I have a disabling illness and do not need any extra stress.


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Dear Sirs,

I am writing to voice my opposition to night flights (between 11pm and 7am) to and from Manston. I live under the approach from the west in Herne Bay.

The first house I owned was on a busy street in Northfleet which was, like most roads, quiet at night. At about between 5-6 am traffic started moving so it was impossible to get good quality sleep after this disturbance started. It wasn't until I moved to a quieter location that I realised I was getting better and longer sleep and how much better I felt as a result.

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