Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Along for the Ride

In between some rather depressing local crime news, here's a little sunshine and music to remind us that summer is only six months away and Malaga is only £25 or less on EasyJet. I say Easyjet because the Seguro Holidays website which takes bookings for flights out of Manston appears to terminate on 31st October. I thought I'd take a look at what's on offer and was surprised when I hit a dead end.

An alternative way to spend a weekend I suppose, is shown below courtesy of the Spanish Air Force. It's amazing what can be achieved with several Stugeron anti-motion-sickness tablets and a small hand held video camera.

9 comments:

Mr Friday said...

Is it just me or is anyone else completely underwhelmed by what is on offer at Manston Airport nowadays ?

From having a local low-cost airline which I used for both business and leisure and which offered a range of decent destinations we now have a company who offer holidays to the Algarve for hundreds of pounds and, that's actually about it...

Maybe Manston was punching above its weight before with EU Jet and I was really sorry to see it close. Does anyone else share this view or are you happy with what is on offer now ?

DrMoores said...

I'm sure your'e right. Manston appears to be in the wilderness at present but looking forward to a busy future with the new flights to and from the States. Thousands of Americans waiting to visit Dreamland as an alternative to Disney World I hear!

Anonymous said...

With a bit of foresight and imagination we could have just that Simon!

Former Margate Resident

Anonymous said...

Nice clip. I could almost taste the rubber!
Hell of a kick up the rear eh!
Did it once, a long time ago, in a Lightening T-bird. No camera, just a 'blue bag'which was, of course, totally useless.
The 'driver' thought it was a hoot...I was less amused.
Don't remember much to be honest, apart from the climb.... and the look on the face of the safety equipment guy when he suggested that I might just clean my own kit!!

Mr Friday said...

Interesting to see what happens when the flights to Virginia start. I would like to think they will be really busy but the only enthusiasm I have heard has been from our local councils all wanting to sort out "exchange visits" to the USA.

I can't honestly think of anyone of a reasonable intelligence level who would be impressed by what is, or has been, on offer from Dreamland.

I may be wrong and Dr Moores may have to share his airspace with thousands of excited American tourists shortly !!

DrMoores said...

Now I'm jealous Nethercourt! I'm scheduled to climb back in to the Extra 300 next week for some spinning revision but sad to say I can only tolerate ten minutes or so of high "G" before I turn an uncomfortable shade of green and want to go home. I felt terribly sorry for Jeremey Clarkson when he took a trip in an F15, poor chap didn't last long. It's not so bad when your'e "driving" because you can anticipate the sudden change in G forces and be ready for it but being the passenger isn't fun when you're hanging by the straps in an inverted spin!

Anonymous said...

Just what Ramsgate needs - more planes from Manston blowing our roof tiles off. It's a dead duck anyway, so bite the bullet and turn it into housing, or another retail park. Or a wind farm, if you want to be more environmental.

stuart said...

Not quite sure how Manston can be considered a 'dead duck' with the London airports at capacity! I live in Ramsgate under the approach path and I fully support the airport, not because I don't care about noise but because of what I think a decent sized operation at the airport will do for the area.

Tony said...

To Anon 8:32. What rubbish you talk I have yet to have one tile come loose due to planes, and I am directly under the flightpath (Nethercourt).
To Stuart 10:11. Hear! Hear!