Edinburgh approach giving guided tours!

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Edinburgh approach giving guided tours!

Post by stratocaster » 19 Mar 2017, 16:09

Scanner on and tuned to air band. Unusual request from a pilot to approach, looking for a ship! The approach operative told pilot to look by docks and the large shopping centre and the ship was berthed there!! Above and beyond the call of duty! :) Apparently it was some kind of cruise ship!
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Post by stu » 29 Apr 2017, 07:14

I remember when the Tall Ships visited Leith a few years ago I was listening to EDI approach and a BA captain asked for a wider than normal routing out over the Forth on a 25 approach (its 24 now) so that his passengers could see "the lovely boaties". ATC duly complied :)
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Post by stratocaster » 08 May 2017, 07:56

stu wrote:I remember when the Tall Ships visited Leith a few years ago I was listening to EDI approach and a BA captain asked for a wider than normal routing out over the Forth on a 25 approach (its 24 now) so that his passengers could see "the lovely boaties". ATC duly complied :)

Niice! I remember visiting the harbour at Leith for the Tall ships race, the "Alexander Von Humboldt" stood out with its green sails etc!
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Post by Glamdring » 05 Jun 2017, 17:56

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Post by neil57uk1 » 11 Jun 2017, 22:01

I was on a Manx Airways flight into Liverpool many years ago and the pilot advised that he had obtained ATC permission to approach LPL low allow the Mersey so that we could view the QE2 moored in the centre of the river.

Was at EDI for one of the Concorde farewell fligts and the controller working approach advised those listening on scanners that Concorde could be heard on the Radar frequency and he then gave out the frequency.

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