|The Airport Fire Service marked the arrival of the final flight piloted by Captain Bob Horton|
with a traditional water canon salute prior to his retirement from flybe....
|.... as flybe Embraer 175 G-FBJH operating flight BE 1847 to Birmingham from Florence - but |
routing via Pisa - landed on Runway 15 the evening of Thursday 26 June 2014
|....the Birmingham Airport Fire Service where in place and ready aside Taxiway Charlie|
|Captain Bob Horton, a former Naval helicopter pilot, was retiring from flybe and his position |
as General Manager Jets after being part of the business for over 15 years....
|.... during that time, amidst a variety of individual projects, he successfully managed the |
introduction of the Embraer E-Jet into flybe service and oversaw many individual projects
|.... including the volcanic ash incident, where much of European airspace was closed in 2010. |
Bob took up the challenge of formulating the safety case enabling the airline to continue....
|.... operations should any similar events occur - one of only 4 UK-based airlines to have |
an operational safety risk assessment for volcanic ash operations accepted by the CAA
|After a good soaking from Airport Fire Service flybe Embraer 175 G-FBJH taxied to Stand 4 |
- best wishes for the future to Captain Bob Horton from all at Birmingham Airport
|Thursday 26 June 2014|