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10W
18th Dec 2012, 14:17
Predominantly from Edinburgh (Turnhouse) but some fantastic old shots from the 1960's on a fellow called Colin Lourie's website. A few words from him below.

Enjoy !!

Turnhouse Logbook (http://www.clourie.co.uk/aircraft/page58/page58.html)

I've been flicking through negatives from 1960 - 1969 and scanned around another 500 that look like they might be of interest. This mops up everything I have of significance from the 60s. There might be a few that duplicate those already on the website but the vast majority are previously unseen.

I've taken the main website down while I restructure the Turnhouse pages into chronological order (akin to the Prestwick and Leuchars pages). Before I do, and to save you plodding through everything, I've stuck all the new scans on one page and they'll be there like that for a little while. It's in no particular order and it includes shots from a variety of airfields.

I'll plod on into the '70s when I find the time, so there could be a few more to come.:ok:

mmatthej1
18th Dec 2012, 16:08
Thanks - some great pix here!

I particularly liked the 'Cambrian' Dakota - long time no see.

DaveReidUK
18th Dec 2012, 17:14
I particularly liked the 'Cambrian' Dakota - long time no see.

I recall watching one take off from Turnhouse, landed back shortly afterwards minus one of its props.

Great photos, happy memories.

compton3bravo
18th Dec 2012, 19:45
Great pictures and many thanks for sharing. I am sure the people at Propliner Magazine would be very interested in using some of the airliner photos especially the Connies!

pigboat
19th Dec 2012, 00:53
Wonderful pictures 10W, thank you for sharing. A quick question, what is that pudgy little high wing twin with no dihedral? A Pervcival something, is it not?

Offchocks
19th Dec 2012, 02:38
Thanks 10W, brought back memories of my early flying days, Iíve even flown some of those AST Cessna 150 and 310 aircraft!

Helen49
19th Dec 2012, 07:26
Grateful thanks for a superb trip down memory lane! Familiar with many of those aircraft and good to see a fair representation of Doves, Herons and the odd Queenair......the corporate aircraft of their day!

oncemorealoft
19th Dec 2012, 07:29
Brilliant photos but what on earth is this (the aircraft on the left)?
New Stuff - as December 2012 (http://www.clourie.co.uk/aircraft/page58/files/page58-1334-full.html)

gpugh
19th Dec 2012, 08:13
Hi some lovely old photos, flown as a passenger in some of the Cessna 150's and 172' namely G ARTX G ATAT G ATOD AND G ATBK indeed a good friend ended up owning G ATAT and G ATBK they all ended up based at Plymouth TX was a club aircraft the others were privately owned


Gordon

Jhieminga
19th Dec 2012, 14:18
A quick question, what is that pudgy little high wing twin with no dihedral? A Pervcival something, is it not?

If you mean this one: New Stuff - as December 2012 (http://www.clourie.co.uk/aircraft/page58/files/page58-1173-full.html)

That's listed as a 'Pervical P.66 President' but the type is more commonly known as the 'Pembroke'.

The SSK
19th Dec 2012, 14:45
Newcastle in the same era was similar, a bit smaller and quieter and fewer turbines. How I wish I'd had a camera with me in those days.

Amidst all the nostalgia, just one disappointment - no Sterling DC6 (unless I overlooked). My first commercial flight, Edinburgh-Copenhagen in July 1967.

Lightning Mate
19th Dec 2012, 14:54
If you like '60s photographs you might like these.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu82/Lightning_29/LightningLooping_zps395ed854.jpg

lasernigel
19th Dec 2012, 15:10
I particularly liked the 'Cambrian' Dakota - long time no see.

Here's another one. My first ever flight from Speke to Guernsey.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/lasernigel/Cambrian.jpg:ok:

Were those Lightnings at 226 OCU? Went to Coltishall as an ATC cadet either '66 or '67.

Lightning Mate
19th Dec 2012, 15:11
No, 56 Squadron.

pigboat
19th Dec 2012, 15:52
Jhieminga that's the one, thanks. Nice looking airplane, could use a couple of degrees dihedral though. ;)

Fitter2
19th Dec 2012, 15:54
Although they might have ended up at Coltishall on 226 OCU, as most of the F1As that were servicable ended up there. Cant read the XM numbers, or I could tell you.

10W
19th Dec 2012, 16:24
lasernigel

As Lightning Mate says, 56 Squadron - 'The Firebirds'.

oncemorealoft

I've no idea what that weird looking thing is !! Zooming in doesn't help either. Maybe it was a mock up cobbled together for an air show ? Or else the site owner might know ?

The SSK

I'd keep checking back for when the site owner puts his full site back up again (this is just an interim one). On the full site, he also has more from EDI plus other airfields (and captions too) I think.


Personally, I cant wait to see his 1970's stuff which is more my era.

DaveReidUK
19th Dec 2012, 16:28
Although they might have ended up at Coltishall on 226 OCU, as most of the F1As that were servicable ended up there. Cant read the XM numbers, or I could tell you.

If I'm not mistaken, the F1A in LM's photo ("A") is XM173, which did indeed go to the OCU and then for many years was a gate guard at Bentley Priory.

It still survives, although as you can see in the photo the fin and outer wings were crudely sawn off in order to transport it by road subsequently:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7128/7726860852_68d0519b00_b.jpg

sycamore
19th Dec 2012, 16:35
Once--.I think it`s the only photo of an early `Aurora`,captured in daylight....!

DaveReidUK
19th Dec 2012, 16:43
I've no idea what that weird looking thing is !! Zooming in doesn't help either. Maybe it was a mock up cobbled together for an air show ? Or else the site owner might know ?

The airfield looks like Arbroath, which would also explain the Seahawk in the distance.

If so, maybe it was something cooked up by Navy apprentices, though there was no sign of anything resembling that when I spent a week there on a gliding course in 69.

lasernigel
19th Dec 2012, 17:28
Although they might have ended up at Coltishall on 226 OCU, as most of the F1As that were servicable ended up there. Cant read the XM numbers, or I could tell you.

Sorry thought I saw some T4's in some of those pictures.

Noyade
19th Dec 2012, 19:40
Brilliant photos but what on earth is this (the aircraft on the left)?
New Stuff - as December 2012 (http://www.clourie.co.uk/aircraft/page58/files/page58-1334-full.html)Yes....fascinating!? Is that fin on the wing, Cutlass-style, or the fuselage?

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6229/page581334full.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/page581334full.jpg/)

Tiger_mate
19th Dec 2012, 22:53
The tail fin is akin to many an Armstrong Whitworth aircraft, who also trialled several tail-less aircraft to an advanced stage. It is almost certainly unique and probably a rare photograph. It has the stance of Javelin with similar undercarriage and knowing that AW and Gloster shared the Meteor, one wonders if this oddity is also the result of some colaberation.

DaveReidUK
20th Dec 2012, 07:15
The airfield looks like Arbroath, which would also explain the Seahawk in the distance.

If so, maybe it was something cooked up by Navy apprentices, though there was no sign of anything resembling that when I spent a week there on a gliding course in 69.

Found it !

I was close, although the airfield is in fact RNAS Abbotsinch (HMS Sanderling - now Glasgow Airport).

It's the "Vennet" - a concoction of Sea Venom and Gannet components - put together as a spoof and exhibited at various Navy Days, where it was capable of a fast taxy though obviously it didn't fly.

Here's the same "aircraft" in a slightly later (or earlier) configuration with a squared-off rudder and nose "intake":

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=149011&d=1166785015

donderwolkje
20th Dec 2012, 07:25
Beautifull pictures, thank you for posting. Does it ever stop raining in that part of the world. Most ground shots show wet tarmac
Regards.....

Lightning Mate
20th Dec 2012, 07:46
Does it ever stop raining in that part of the world.

Oh yes.

A few months we were in drought with very low reservoir levels and many hosepipe bans in force.

Then we got flooding because the ground couldn't absorb water after the drought!!

10W
20th Dec 2012, 10:03
Thanks Dave. The site owner also confirms the story.

Abbotsinch (apprentices? engineers?) cobbled it up as a spoof for the 1961 Open Day. It was announced as a new secret type on its first public display. It lined up, ran up to some speed along the runway then disappeared back to a hangar on the pretext that it had a technical problem. The Gannet tail is recognisable, and there are probably bits of Venom, Sea Vixen, etc in there. It was never going to fly. No idea of its fate.

Colin

That would make the photos you show a later version of the Vennet :)