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7 hours ago, Pilotman said:

I didn't say it was a 'military airport', it is an airport used by the military when it is the best option for them and often it is. I humbly suggest that if you don't want to be challenged on your use of words, then use the right ones. 

Well said.

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10 hours ago, muffy said:

President Trump is FANTASTIC , the US and the world are lucky to have him in the White House . The 2020 election will see a landside election for him . The left and snowflakes hate him ,he beat poor crooked Hillary . 🖕

he beat poor crooked Hillary

 

It might be fair to say that Comey's ill-advised and against policy comments about H. Clinton's email and server merely days before the election beat Hillary Clinton

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On 9/9/2019 at 8:38 AM, Pilotman said:

Not true.  No other airport in Scotland, or Northern England, has a lower price for fuel than Prestwick. The comparison was with US bases over 300 miles away, hardly a practical alternative for people bound for Scotland. 

They weren't "bound for Scotland" - the flight was going to Kuwait. According to news reports I've seen, such US military flights do not typically use Prestwick.

 

Here's just one example:

 

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Normally, C-17s refuel at US air bases in Germany, Italy, or the Azores. 

US military use of Prestwick

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1 hour ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

They weren't "bound for Scotland" - the flight was going to Kuwait. According to news reports I've seen, such US military flights do not typically use Prestwick.

 

Here's just one example:

 

US military use of Prestwick

 

Great article. Thanks.

 

It seems like on an average day there are six aircraft landing and departing, with (again on average) three being U.S. military (USN, USAF).

 

There must be some quantifiable reason for the recent increased use of this airport, other than it's size, runway length and weather. Why not share it immediately? That the DoD has been stone-walling Congress for 2 1/2 months seems, well, odd.

 

This chart from that article is interesting...

 

 

 

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On 9/10/2019 at 2:45 PM, mtls2005 said:

 

Great article. Thanks.

 

It seems like on an average day there are six aircraft landing and departing, with (again on average) three being U.S. military (USN, USAF).

 

There must be some quantifiable reason for the recent increased use of this airport, other than it's size, runway length and weather. Why not share it immediately? That the DoD has been stone-walling Congress for 2 1/2 months seems, well, odd.

 

This chart from that article is interesting...

 

 

 

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Its simple, its a price of fuel.   The Prestwick Ops Team have been to the States many times over recent years, negotiating extremely favourable rates for handling and fuel the US Military Transport Command. 

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US military fuel deal with Prestwick 'kicked into long grass' over Trump investigation

 

A US Defence Department agency has postponed a lucrative new military aircraft refuelling deal with Glasgow Prestwick Airport amid multiple investigations and growing political scrutiny on both sides of the Atlantic into US military patronage and spending at the loss making hub and President Donald Trump’s flagship Scottish resort.

 

The debt owed by the airport to the Scottish Government stands at £38.4m. Its most recent accounts show its holding company’s annual losses total £7.6m.

 

https://www.scotsman.com/news/us-military-fuel-deal-with-prestwick-kicked-into-long-grass-over-trump-investigation-1-5002381

 

 

This airport, a money-losing proposition, is for sale. Maybe the U.S. could buy it?

 

 

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