This post is starting to ramble, a little bit like the opposition to Manston. The airport has been dogged by those who consider Thanet a bad place for an airport and Manston as the scurge of the earth, it is responsible for all ills from from bad school reports to the falling in support for seaside holidays. People dont come to Thanet because we have an airport or so some people would have us believe. The constant noise generated by air planes keeps all of Ramsgate awake at night Herne Bay Suffer so badly they have a blog title No Planes Over Herne Bay. I am sure the writer of the blog is an insomniac who is in a former role was an executive in a toy company because he or she have been throwing toys out of their pram for a long time. He I will call the author male because I am a male of the species and do not believe the female to be so stupid as the male. Manston has had its fair share of bad luck but I refuse to loose faith in its charms. Manston could and should have another chance a chance to shine and a chance to grow with the Parkway Station and to grow up with the Discovery Park.
Manston should be flying in tourists to the UK and scientists should be using it to get to the Discovery Park. Thanets Hotels and restaurants would be buzzing in this fantasy world I inhabit the fantasy also has the business park at Manston with dozens of factories alongside Cummins and each factory would be exporting goods from Thanet via Manston and employing locals in their hundreds if not thousands. My belief in Mantson may be misguided but I really do see Manston Airport as much a part of Thanets regeneration as the Turner or Dreamland. And to those who say the the noise generated by the planes is holding Thanet back I say you are wrong. My view on it is those who moan are the ones who are holding Thanet back it is they who are against every effort and plan and it is they who are in the wrong. But then I am Male and am unable to do more than one thing at once so I will continue to shout for the Airport until such times as I learn to multi task Manston is the future.