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Old 18th Oct 2020, 13:48
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Following on with a rummage through some old slides - BEA (remember them?) Argosy on the apron pre-new tower, ILS, and lots of other "improvements". Taken from the old tower, aka the top floor of the terminal building.


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Old 18th Oct 2020, 13:54
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Went on a couple of flights on Britannia B737-200 into Guerney when transporting school children on ski trips. On 1 occasion went flight deck LTN-MUC-GCI-MUC-LGW.
Great day out ,had 2 .30 on ground in Guernsey for crew change who arrived on G-BRIT light aircraft. As a result was able to go home and see my parents for Sunday lunch.
We were empty back to MUC but on take off just as we rotated we hit a sea gull just below flight deck window, almighty bang.fortunately all ok except for a very red mess on the fuselage when we inspected it at MUC.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 14:02
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V812, I found these pics on the Guernsey Airport of Yesteryear F/book group, maybe you were on one of these machines..?
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 14:14
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Originally Posted by Jamesair1 View Post
Was there not an airline called Guernsey Airlines? which amongst other places flew to NCL
Alidair were the initial owners of Guernsey Airlines, they then sold the company to British Air Ferries, who passed it on to Aurigny Air Services, who in turn sold it to ILG/Air Europe, it was merged into Air Europe Express after a short time & that was that.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 14:15
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Thanks Jerbourg. I was on G-BHWF 06 Apr 1986
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 15:13
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Aer Lingus operated one season on the Dublin - Guernsey - Dublin route. All flights were operated by Shorts 360s with the callsign EIN462/463.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 21:39
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I remember in the 70s a large number of viscounts and Heralds ; What a great noise they made
BMA could have 3 or four viscounts parked up on a saturday , EMA, BHX LTN and SEN
BIA had heralds from Exeter , Southampton and Gatwick
British Airways viscounts to LHR and MAN
Dan Air HS748s to Bournemouth, Leeds, Bristol
Intra Airways ; DC3 to Gloucester and Cambridge
Aurigny ; Trislander and Islander only to AUR, JER Dinard and Cherbourg
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 15:37
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Originally Posted by bmaviscount View Post
I remember in the 70s a large number of viscounts and Heralds ; What a great noise they made
BMA could have 3 or four viscounts parked up on a saturday , EMA, BHX LTN and SEN
bmaviscount - You might like this image that I also 'nicked' from the above mentioned Facebook group



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Old 19th Oct 2020, 16:22
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Remember working one Summer Sunday in Guernsey for Channel Airways normally Guernsey always fogged out before Jersey. On this occasion Guernsey was ok and Jersey fogged.
In the space of 20 minutes we have 4 Channel viscounts divert in from Jersey. After awhile the Station Manager convinced Ops that Jersey wouldn't open so we would take 1 of the Viscounts and clear all our passengers routing it Gci-Boh-Stn-Sen. We then put approx 300 passengers down to the harbour to get the 1800 ferry to Jersey. At about 1830 3 Viscounts ferried empty to Jersey as their weather had now cleared !!! Oh happy days.
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 21:52
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
bmaviscount - You might like this image that I also 'nicked' from the above mentioned Facebook group

Wow transported back to my childhood ; rare for so much BAF!
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 10:04
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Around that time there was also JF Airlines to/from Shoreham with their splendid Twin Pioneers !
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 11:17
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Originally Posted by tenright View Post
Around that time there was also JF Airlines to/from Shoreham with their splendid Twin Pioneers !
I remember as a young travel agent in the 80s booking some passengers from Shoreham to Jersey on a Jersey European Twin Otter, they would have normally gone from Gatwick but had left it to the last minute so everything booked up, but the Shoreham route had some seats left and got them to the C I for the weekend.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 14:14
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At about that time, I booked the family to Alderney. Shoreham was full, so booked from SOU. A month before travel, the Grand Hotel on Alderney burned down, so I left it for a couple of weeks and phoned to see if there were any cancellations from Shoreham. No joy, but the lady confirmed that it was an islander on the route. I asked if they could put on a Trislander. One minute, she said, and came back saying that was possible, and changed us. I felt as important as the chairman of BA.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 14:53
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Originally Posted by bricquebec View Post
At about that time, I booked the family to Alderney. Shoreham was full, so booked from SOU. A month before travel, the Grand Hotel on Alderney burned down, so I left it for a couple of weeks and phoned to see if there were any cancellations from Shoreham. No joy, but the lady confirmed that it was an islander on the route. I asked if they could put on a Trislander. One minute, she said, and came back saying that was possible, and changed us. I felt as important as the chairman of BA.
How good is that !
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 17:58
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I flew that twin otter route from Shoreham it used to touch down in Alderney on route

(JE even flew a twin otter from Stansted at one point)

Air Sarnia tried the hop via Alderney later with a connection from Bournemouth using trislanders
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 18:02
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I seem to remember Aurigny operating GCI-CFR for a short time.
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 18:14
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
I seem to remember Aurigny operating GCI-CFR for a short time.
AUR certainly tried Jersey to Caen for a short while, but I don't remember them operating from Guernsey. But, I could be wrong.
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 19:23
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There is already a live Guernsey thread on AAR - I imagine mods need to merge or close it.

Guernsey

At the risk of straying further into the realms of aviation history, to my knowledge Aurigny never operated GCI - CFR; only from JER. Here's another thread on historic Aurigny routes Aurigny routes?
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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 07:31
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Originally Posted by kcockayne View Post
AUR certainly tried Jersey to Caen for a short while, but I don't remember them operating from Guernsey. But, I could be wrong.

Ah, maybe that's what I was thinking about. (The depths of my mind are are bit 'fuddled' these days)
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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 07:37
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
Ah, maybe that's what I was thinking about. (The depths of my mind are are bit 'fuddled' these days)
Same for a lot of us, Jerbourg ! Your contributions are always valued, though.
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