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Old 21st Jul 2008, 16:31
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corsair
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Ireland
Posts: 627
Ah, the Electra. That start up video brought it all back. But for a twist (of the dagger) of fate. I would have started my career in the right seat of one of those fabulous aircraft. As it is my memorable highlight remains taking the right seat alongside two ground Engineers as we started up and taxied out for a compass swing. A marvellous moment for a then inexperienced light aircraft pilot to be sitting on the flight deck of a four engined turboprop with all the provenance of the Electra.

They had their maintenance problems though. Many is the three engine ferry I remember. Not to mention the issue with the wings mentioned earlier.

Great aeroplane though.
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