There could be a “world class” supply of oil underground in the Weald, according to a new discovery by an exploration firm. UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG) say there could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil beneath the South of England, after analysis of a well drilled at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport. But the firm says …Read More »
I am against night flights at Manston excepting for emergencies. My main reasons are:
1 My health - I have suffered sleep deprivation in the past and have no wish to go through that again for whatever reason
2 Manston as far as I can tell has plenty of spare capacity during the day and this should be used before night flights
3 Cargo planes are heavier and noisier than passenger planes
4 I do not see how having night flights at Manston will create that many more jobs, and is it really worth doing so many people more harm for such a sort sighted reason as creating about twenty jobs
5 When we first came to the area, Manston was NOT an airport it was an Aerodrome, we had much delight watching the fighter jets etc go over us , but this was perhaps once a week if that and NEVER at night. My family moved here for peace, quiet and beg you not to allow night flights which will in my view ruin a lovely area of Kent.
I am writing to make my case against the proposed night flights to or from Manston Airport.Read More »
There is an urban myth that keeps popping up along the lines lines that Manston has the longest runway in the UK (or Europe, depending on how mis-informed the speaker is). It doesn't.
(I'm told by people who know about these things that modern aircraft, being more efficient, don't need very long runways anyway.)Read More »