Friday, 3 August 2012

Nice to see Manston Airport back in news

With the publishing of the new website this week Manston has come back on the radar. I have had loads of visitors to this blog and I assume the  Why Not Manston website is getting plenty of visitors as Google has picked it up now and it is listed on search engines. The debate about Manston still rumbles on and will continue to do so until TDC allow full working conditions for the airport. I used to live under the flight path when it was RAF and those noisey military planes never woke me or my kids up. Modern aircraft are a lot quieter even the cargo planes that use Manston are a lot less noisey than the old RAF planes. Manston makes complete sense to me it is up and running and for very little investment can be in the front line of airports serving the capital. The idea of a estuary airport is bonkers but Boris is bonkers. I know KCC favours Manston and has drawn up plans for a rail link from Manston to London. I will come back to this after the Olympics.Visit Why Not Manston click here

11 comments:

  1. I absolutely agree !! We need this now to maintain some credibility for the area and the people of Thanet.

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  2. May be a new website but it's the same old tiresome arguments. I used to live under the flight path when it was RAF... Shameful ignorance of the impact that night flights will have on the hard working people of Ramsgate.

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  3. Its such an anonymous web site, no indication on who is behind it, it could be the airport itself, KCC, local land owners or anybody else with a vested interest. It could even be used for identity theft. No one in their right mind would send their email address, phone number and other details to this web site and if you think it is ok to do so why not send them your bank details as well!

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  4. I dont agree with the disruption caused by night flights. As I said I cant remember being disturbed by even louder planes so why should todays quieter planes suddenly be the problem. I put the anti Manston brigade down to Nimbyism we even have a website No Planes over Herne Bay which can only be a nimby inspired moan. People dont like change and try as hard to run against it as possible.

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  5. I have already contacted them and am doing all I can to promote the site as a place that Supporters of Manston can visit. No bank details required as they are not asking for money just support but I do see other anti Manston sites asking for donations maybe you are getting confused with planes over herne bay or as it has changed lately to become nonightflights they want your credit card details and you have to register your details to be heard.

    Anon 9:00 your argument has been heard before and I said I dont believe night flights will have an impact.

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  6. big al ,some one do us all a favour and tell thanet council,

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  7. big al ,some one do us all a favour and tell thanet council,

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  8. Do us all a favour and tell the World Health Organisation and those people trying to run tourist-based enterprises in Ramsgate and Herne Bay that Don doesn't believe night flights will have an impact. Hurrah - panic over, those 'modern' 747s flying over our heads through the night will be just the ticket to kick start future growth and prosperity. That'll shut those Nimbies up - who are they to worry about their kids sleeping through the night and focusing on their education the next day. Or people keeping their jobs after repeatedly being woken. Or employing people in hotels and B&Bs and restaurants who don't want to stay in an area where planes skim the rooftops at all hours. Don knows best. He's looked into into it on our behalves, read the reports, queried Infratil's figures, and thinks it'll be alright. If he can't remember being disturbed by even louder planes then who are we to argue? The man's a prophet and deserves our unquestioning respect and support. You're the man.

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  9. If it's such a great airport with so much potential why hasn't it been used during the Olympics to cope with the congested airports in the South East? They've had the license and opportunity to operate 24/7, yet scarcely anyone's taken that option. Just the same old knackered jumbos bringing in bananas and dates. Yet people ike Don spout the same old rubbish and would willingly promote it at any cost, blighting a town in the process, and to what end? Create jobs? What jobs? Having a posting like this on your blog makes a mockery of your intro para to your site. You've lost any credibility.

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  10. a WHOIS search on the domain "whynotmanston.co.uk" gives the registrant's address as

    Canon's Court
    22 Victoria Street
    Hamilton
    HM12
    Bermuda

    Why would somebody with a registration address in Bermuda worry about night flights at Manston?

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  11. Ask Don - he's the man in the know.

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