Air Slovakia used Boeing 737-300 OM-ASE in place of the usual Boeing 757 on their weekly service to Bratislava which connects onto Amritsar, India. The aircraft currently wears the titles and tail scheme of Nigerian airline Bellview
Photo: Ron Kosys
Photo: Andrew Fellows --------------------------------------------------------- Emirates Boeing 777-300ER A6-EBV operarted their lunchtime service to Dubai . Swiss now use Hellevtic Fokker 100's to operate all their services to Zurich - HB-JVG operated the lunchtime flight
Lufthansa Cityline Avro RJ85 D-AVRQ operated their service to Munich
Air Berlin Boeing 737-800 D-ABBX operated their weekly service from
Munster-Osnabruck - the aircraft is in their interim new scheme
Photo: Ron Kosys
Photo: Ian Bowley
Westair Hawker 800XP was one of a number of Irish visitors to the Elmdon apron in connection with racing at Cheltenham while Cheyenne OK-OKL brought visitors to a show at the NEC . Photos: Chris Mabbott
The BAEG Autumn Forum and BAESS Briefing was held at
BHX on Monday 10 November 2008
The Forum was opened by Inspector Williams of the Airport Police
Unit who reviewed the success of BAESS - the Birmingham Aviation
Enthusiasts Security Scheme - and the important role it played in
helping Police the airport
PC Fran George of the Manpads Neighbourhood Policing team,
supported by PC Tracey Crebbin and PC Dave Townsend, then
briefed everyone on the role the local aviation enthusiast could
play in airport security and in particular detecting "manpads"....
.... just in case anyone was in doubt what a SAM missile launcher looked like they had brought an example!
The Group watches a Video highlighting the threats posed by SAM missiles. One of the actions that the Manpads team are taking is establishing a "Community Engagement Register" and details of this will appear here in due course . Two Officers from the Airport Firearms unit then gave a firearms demo .
Joe Kelly, Director of the Airport Company, then joined the Forum
to review developments at the Airport since his last update back in
January 2008 - topics covered included the Runway extension
planning application, the new Ryanair new base, the impact of
the recession, business aviation facilities on the Elmdon site,
viewing facilities for enthusiasts, security barriers in front of the
terminal and those bus shelters!
Thanks to PC Ian Drewitt for organising the presentations by his
colleagues from the Airport Police and to Joe Kelly for not only
agreeing to host the event but again updating the local enthusiast
community on all things BHX!!
PC Ian Drewitt, the BAESS Liaison Off icier, with PC Fran George on the Manpads Neighbourhood Policing team
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ BAESS is a joint initiative of the West Midlands Police based at Birmingham International Airport and the Birmingham Aviation Enthusiasts Group and is sponsored by Birmingham International Airport Limited . It has the following aims: . + The use of enthusiasts' knowledge of the aviation environment and their observation skills to report any suspicious activity . + To promote responsible behaviour amongst enthusiasts, discouraging the small minority that cause damage, obstructions etc . + To promote greater understanding of the enthusiast's cause and consultation on enthusiasts' issues with both the West Midlands Police and the Airport Company . An ID badge is issued (free of charge) to all members of the "'BAESS" +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++