LCY fire alarm - 16/5/18

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Old May 16, 18, 12:08 pm
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LCY fire alarm - 16/5/18

Lots of photos of people on runway - must be a mess...

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Old May 16, 18, 12:28 pm
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Grrrrr, my pet peeeve, people saying runway when they mean no such thing. Those people are not on a runway.
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Old May 16, 18, 12:39 pm
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Grrrrr, my pet peeeve, people saying runway when they mean no such thing. Those people are not on a runway.
fair point - apron I presume?
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Old May 16, 18, 12:43 pm
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Some people really like to say tarmac.
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Old May 16, 18, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by lorcancoyle View Post


fair point - apron I presume?
Iíll say ramp and see if that gets a reaction
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Old May 16, 18, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Airprox View Post
Grrrrr, my pet peeeve, people saying runway when they mean no such thing. Those people are not on a runway.
Passengers on the tarmac! Better?

Fire alarms seem to be relatively frequent at LCY, no? IIRC there was one ~ 6 months ago.
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Old May 16, 18, 1:15 pm
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This can be extremely bad news since once there are a lot of people on the apron/ramp - and that is the standard protocol at LCY - then the Border Force tends to want everyone to clear the UK Border and departing passengers to go through security a second time (with the liquids issues that arise). I don't know if it happened here, but it depends on whether arriving and departing passengers have ended up being mixed together.
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It's probably the "ill advised paid upgrade to Club Europe" klaxon going off again. Big problem at LCY.
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I'm a pilot and I'd call that a ramp.
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Old May 16, 18, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by DesertNomad View Post
I'm a pilot and I'd call that a ramp.
what country are you a pilot in and what county is LCY in?
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Old May 16, 18, 3:44 pm
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I was at LCY on Saturday afternoon they had a problem with the fire alarm test @ about 13:20 I think
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Old May 16, 18, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by jerry305 View Post
Some people really like to say tarmac.
I refer you to the thread on this very subject Please, stop using the word tarmac in OMNI.

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Old May 16, 18, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
what country are you a pilot in and what county is LCY in?
The US, and while I have not flown in the UK or Europe, I have flow in the Americas and Africa. I still call it a ramp.

Yup, the ICAO calls it an apron, but I've never heard that used by any tower or ground controller in the US.
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Old May 16, 18, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by DesertNomad View Post
The US, and while I have not flown in the UK or Europe, I have flow in the Americas and Africa. I still call it a ramp.
not in the UK, itís an apron here
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Old May 16, 18, 11:27 pm
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The folks from Londonist were making a Youtube viata few months ago that that was disrupted by a fire alarm:
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