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Old 12-05-2014, 06:44 PM   #26
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Royal Air Force Brize Norton or RAF Brize Norton (IATA: BZZ, ICAO: EGVN) in Oxfordshire, about 65 mi (105 km) west north-west of London, is the largest station of the Royal Air Force.. It is close to the settlements of Brize Norton, Carterton and Witney..The station is home to Air Transport, Air-to-Air refuelling and Military Parachuting, with aircraft operating from the station including the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and Airbus A330 MRTT Voyager which replaced the now decommissioned Lockheed TriStar in March 2014..Major infrastructure redevelopment began in 2010 ahead of the closure of RAF Lyneham in 2012, at which point Brize Norton became the sole air point of embarkation for British troops..By the end of June 2011 all flying units from RAF Lyneham had moved to RAF Brize Norton..

RAF Brize Norton was opened in 1937 as a training station and one of the first squadrons to use the airfield was No. 110 Squadron RAF which was mainly based at RAF Wattisham but a detachment used Brize Norton from June 1939 until 17 March 1942 with the Bristol Blenheim Mks I and IV before leaving for the far-east.. 296 Squadron and 297 Squadron both moved in on 14 March 1944 with their Armstrong Whitworth Albemarles before 296 squadron added the Handley Page Halifax V to their inventory and moved to RAF Earls Colne on 29 September 1944 and 297 squadron moving to the same place a day later.. 297 Sqn returned after the Second World War had ended, on 5 September 1946 with the Halifax Mks A.7 and A.9 from RAF Tarrant Rushton before leaving during the summer of 1947 on 21 August moving to RAF..

1 November 1990 - 3 'pink' Puma HC1s leave Brize Norton inside a USAF C5 Galaxy, followed by eight on 2 November and 4 on 3 November for No 230 (C) Squadron at Ras Al Ghar, Saudi Arabia. RAF base commander there is Gp Capt Sam Hunt. Pumas have been fitted with infra-red jammers, chaff/flare dispensers and enhanced navigation equipment. RAF Hercules begin flying routes within the Gulf theatre, using Riyadh as a central base. Typically 4 aircraft at any one time..Tuesday, 1 August 2006..US military flights carrying bombs to Israel will no longer use any civilian airports in the UK, the BBC has learnt..The decision follows criticism of the use of Prestwick Airport, near Glasgow, to refuel flights suspected of carrying bombs to Israel..It has emerged that in future only military airfields will be used..The decision was reached after protests at the airport and discussions between various government departments, led by the Foreign Office..Brize Norton has 2 public houses.. The Chequers and The Masons Arms. Brize Norton has a women's Football Club and a Women's Institute..

Málaga Airport is one of the oldest Spanish airports that has stayed in its original location..In 2008, it handled 12,813,472 passengers, making it the 4th busiest in Spain..You know what I'd love for lunch- Fresh asparagus, then, um, pasta - angel hair pasta with heaps of basil, garlic, olive oil and, um, apple pie..Steward-ess Monarch Airlines, also known as and trading as Monarch, is a British airline based at Luton Airport, operating scheduled flights to destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and Turkey, with additional charter services to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, India and Africa..Owned by Globus Travel Group, the airline's headquarters are at Luton with other bases at Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Gatwick and Manchester.. Monarch is the oldest UK airline to have not changed its original name.. It has around 3000 employees..Monarch Airlines was formed on 5 June 1967 with financial backing from the Swiss Mantegazza family, as a subsidiary of Globus Getaway Holdings.. At the time of Monarch's inception, the Mantegazza family were the owners of UK-based tour operator Cosmos Tours (now Cosmos Holidays)..In 1993, Monarch Airlines introduced the first Airbus A320 aircraft into its fleet. (The first of the larger Airbus A321s joined Monarch's fleet in 1997.).. Airbus A320 family aircraft eventually replaced the airline's Boeing 737-300s..In 1998, Monarch Airlines leased two McDonnell Douglas MD-11 widebodied aircraft from World Airways for its long-haul operations whilst awaiting the delivery of a pair of new Airbus A330-200 widebodies..Destinations 100+ (30 scheduled)..In November 2005 Monarch opened a base at Málaga.. It based an Airbus A320-200 there and operated scheduled services were added to Aberdeen, Blackpool and Newquay. However, due to their routes being unpopular, the base was closed in 2007....Charley Says Most of the topics dealt with everyday safety issues children face, such as not playing with matches,or smoking in the Lav on other occasions, Charley suffered the consequences of doing the wrong thing ( in Charley's Tea Party he pulled a tablecloth and a T-pot fell on him )...Borgias were X-perts in poisons for the mind, but in the decoction of poisons for the body they have attained a mastery which has never been EQualled in the history of the human race.. Their skill and knowledge of the terrible art died with them; they have left to history the name of their dreaded poison, "cantarella," but the secret of its preparation and the manner of its use are buried with them.. Modern science has evolved Toxi-cology, a special knowledge of poisons, but the "cantarella" of the Borgia Pope has baffled even the experts in toxicology.. Airlines with a base at the airport are Helitt Líneas Aéreas, Norwegian, Ryanair and Vueling..In 1937, Málaga Airport became a military base. Training ACademies for the Air Force were set up, under the command of Republican...'d better tell the Captain we've got to land as soon as we can.. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.. When Charley and the boy did the right thing, they were rewarded with something for the boy and a fish, which he ate rapidly..Charley says never go anywhere with men or ladies you don't know.. L.A. departure frequency, 123 point 9'er..Roger, Roger. What's our Vector, Victor..Excuse me, Captain Oveur, but I have an emergency call on line 5 from a Mrs. Hamm...

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