Aircraft carrier converted to Lowestoft Airport

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Unread post05 Jan 2017, 06:16

http://www.suffolkgazette.com/business/ ... t-carrier/

If this is true, this is the best use of an Aircraft Carrier for retirement IMO.

I wonder what small civil Aviation plane can take off of a ski ramp?
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Unread post14 Jan 2017, 19:04

This story is BS.

See http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-38224115.

Also, the entire concept is ludicrous.
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Unread post15 Jan 2017, 11:17

This is bogus news. The decommissioned former British aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious has been transferred to Turkey and is currently moored at Aliaga, at a Turkish shipyard/recycling facility in Izmir awaiting its fate (either being dismantled for scrap or being modernized by the Turkish Navy to be used as a LHD until the commissioning of TCG Anadolu).

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Unread post15 Jan 2017, 11:38

KamenRiderBlade wrote:http://www.suffolkgazette.com/business/aircraft-carrier/

If this is true, this is the best use of an Aircraft Carrier for retirement IMO.

I wonder what small civil Aviation plane can take off of a ski ramp?



This should have raised a red flag or three.. HAHA

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Unread post15 Jan 2017, 11:48

popcorn wrote:
KamenRiderBlade wrote:http://www.suffolkgazette.com/business/aircraft-carrier/

If this is true, this is the best use of an Aircraft Carrier for retirement IMO.

I wonder what small civil Aviation plane can take off of a ski ramp?



This should have raised a red flag or three.. HAHA

“This may cause some noise nuisance on Romany Road but most of the residents who live there are too deaf to notice.”


Of course but I wanted to support KamenRiderBlade's sarcastic response :-)
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Unread post15 Jan 2017, 14:05

Sucks that it isn't being used as a General Aviation airport.

Imagine the fun in landing a small cessna style plane on the flight deck.

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