Instead of, ahem, doing any proper research to find out if Manston is financially viable, they’ve sent us a few questions about what they would be allowed to do. Read on…
I’m talking to an airline that wants to use its fleet of Boeing 737s to take off for Europe just after 6 o’clock in the morning every day. The S106 says I can do this. Can they save fuel by flying straight over the town of Ramsgate?
It’s up to you, really.
The Section 106 sets out some targets suggesting that some departures should be made towards the west.
However, there are no penalties for failing to do so, and we all know that the direction of flight depends on the wind direction more than anything else.
In any event, for safety reasons, the captain of the aircraft has the final decision. Nobody can insist that you make the captain avoid Ramsgate.
Nobody’s going to make you fly (or stop you flying) on any particular flight path. Flight paths aren’t like roads, you know, and it’s all unregulated airspace round here anyway.
It’s Liberty Hall, and it’s all yours if the price is right!