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No RAF flights into RAF Ascension.

No RAF flights into RAF Ascension.

Postby Firefighter » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:27 am

Heard that all RAF flights into Ascension are canceled until further notice due to runway issues, this Sunday flight to the Falklands will still go ahead flying via ?
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Re: No RAF flights into RAF Ascension.

Postby Ghost from above » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:07 pm

Some further detail from ascension island gov

http://www.ascension-island.gov.ac/voya ... suspended/

Voyager Air Tanker Flights Suspended

Posted on 04/15/2017 by Rachel Holland
As part of on-going monitoring of the state of repair of the Ascension Island’s runway, the MOD is temporarily rerouting the South Atlantic Airbridge via an alternative location and have decided to suspend operations to Ascension Island for landing the A330 (Voyager Air Tanker) until further notice.

The MOD will ensure the continuation of military support to the Falkland Islands through an alternative hub, and are working the Foreign Office to put in place measures to support the people who work on Ascension Island.

AIG will issue further updates once further information has been received from the MOD.

Please note this will not affect emergency medical evacuation flights.
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Re: No RAF flights into RAF Ascension.

Postby Trenchard » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:02 am

They have used Recife, Brazil in the past, I assume that's still available to us, no political objections etc.
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Re: No RAF flights into RAF Ascension.

Postby Ghost from above » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:41 am

Further info from RAF this relates to tonights flight

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbrizenorton/pa ... arrive.cfm

Due to Operational reasons this flight is UNABLE to travel via Ascension Island. Passengers travelling from Mount Pleasant are unaffected. There will be an update for passengers travelling from Ascension in due course.
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Re: No RAF flights into RAF Ascension.

Postby Jazz » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:46 pm

TOW2233 stopped at Dakar today.
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Re: No RAF flights into RAF Ascension.

Postby Ghost from above » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:49 pm

Further info on departures page


http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbrizenorton/pa ... depart.cfm
ou will be asked to change.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE***

South Atlantic Air Bridge

Due to Operational reasons the scheduled South Atlantic flight on Sunday 16th April has been CANCELLED.

For revised travel arrangements passengers are advised to contact their movement’s clerk, booking agent or booking offices in Mount Pleasant & Ascension Island.

Future Flights

For all future flights to the South Atlantic please continue to monitor this website for up-to-date information.

Due to capacity issues in Ascension Island, it has been necessary to limit the number of the non-essential population there.

We apologise for the disappointment and disruption that this will cause.

Ascension passengers are to contact their booking office for further information regarding their travel arrangements.

For future travel arrangements passengers are advised to contact their movement's clerk, booking agent or the booking offices in Mount Pleasant and Ascension Island.

Departure Flight details updated at 1315 16th April 2017

Date

Flight Number

Estimated Time of Departure (All Times Local UK Time)

Check-In Open

Remarks

16th April TOW2230 **CANCELLED** **CANCELLED** PLEASE READ IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOVE
18th April RR2302 0930 0500-0630
18th April RR2802 1300 0830-1000
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Re: No RAF flights into RAF Ascension.

Postby Ghost from above » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:47 pm

Still available to smaller aircraft but potholes and cracks will need substantial sub course repairs. Everything will have to be cargoed across by ship further delaying repairs

Telegraph provides some details behind the MOD statement ,........Due to capacity issues in Ascension Island, it has been necessary to limit the number of the non-essential population there.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04 ... ascension/
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Re: No RAF flights into RAF Ascension.

Postby Firefighter » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:06 pm

RAF C-17 flew in last night to evacuate non-essential personnel (those people eg tourists, contractors etc. who are stranded on Ascension.)
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