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Standby Scum
14th Jan 2015, 11:05

14th Jan 2015, 11:22
Is there a prize for the neatest, correct entry?

Doug E Style
14th Jan 2015, 11:22
It's a very expensive one.

wings folded
14th Jan 2015, 11:24
Ryanair v.2.1.1

Solid Rust Twotter
14th Jan 2015, 11:31
Has anyone mentioned to the OP this is Jet Blast?

Might want to try the forums where the real experts hang out with their FS mates if you want serious, yet disturbingly OCD answers.

Low Flier
14th Jan 2015, 11:40
Using the Chrome browser, if you rightclick on the image and select "search for image on Google" it takes you to a webpage which advertises the Challenger 605 with this similar photo:
I think that's what Inspecteur Clouseau would call a "clue".

Ancient Mariner
14th Jan 2015, 11:52
Cognac and canapés?
I know that USoAans can't handle knives and forks, but, but, but............:eek:

14th Jan 2015, 12:40
I don't think it's an aerobatic taildragging biplane.

14th Jan 2015, 13:10
Whatever it is, to my mind it's the only way to travel.

P6 Driver
14th Jan 2015, 13:27
I feel cheap and dirty now that someone has introduced an aviation topic onto this forum...

(Yes, tongue firmly in cheek!)

14th Jan 2015, 14:00
Over on Aviation History and Nostalgia there is a thread all about the
Handley Page Hastings http://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/440472-handley-page-hastings.html

Maybe its one of them :rolleyes:

LGW Vulture
14th Jan 2015, 14:45
Far too much space in there to be a CL605. I would hazard a guess at an old 727 or 737-200. The soft goods are rather reminiscent of "old design".

Shaggy Sheep Driver
14th Jan 2015, 15:15
de Havilland Chipmunk, executive fit.

14th Jan 2015, 15:17
the handle of the OP . .. no way does it equate with the opulent brochure

depiction of the plush otherworld interior . . . whatever make of balus we

are looking at here

.. . . . except it does shout at you - FILTHY RICH

(and dare I say DECADENCE)

We do know how this 'other class' sleeps at night. You only have to ask -

'Between satin sheets with a woman of beauty beyond belief.'

and so it goes JBers . . . . you can reduce any subject to sex , money,

graft and greed

just about


some of us with tired old airframes are on a par with some South American battered old Curtis C46 or a very unloved Holden Bombadore

If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull...

But that's not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus,
And it's especially hard to see things up close.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.

It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it.

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter,

Either My Radiator Leaks or My Exhaust Backfires!

14th Jan 2015, 15:37
Using the Chrome browser, if you rightclick on the image and select "search for image on Google"

Same with Firefox. 'View image info'.

14th Jan 2015, 15:54
ACJ318 by Airbus

B Fraser
14th Jan 2015, 19:20
Snap ! Is it the Irish registered one ?

14th Jan 2015, 19:31
de Havilland Chipmunk, executive fit. In which case it will still smell of vomit, regardless of what they've done to it.

Low Flier
15th Jan 2015, 00:42
LF, . . and the same cockroach is there, on the carpet

Snot my cockroach. Honest, Guv!

I just followed vectors, ... until the bastards told me to follow own navigation, right there on the carpet.


Um... lifting...
15th Jan 2015, 05:16

One must protest. Here is the proper means by which a gentleman travels overland.

And overseas with one's trunks and a complement of servants.

If one must, it is possible to travel by air, but mostly, for the man of leisure, time is not of the essence, so generally it is no longer done since the phasing out of these stately craft.

15th Jan 2015, 08:13
I found a piccy of me & my granny taken when she took my on my first ever flight. I had recalled it was a Vickers of some sort, but it looks like a Douglas. I can just about make out the registration, so I'll see if I can emlarge it and find out the aircraft's history. Spring 1958.

15th Jan 2015, 08:31
1958... Viscount?

At that time, in OZ, the main two aircraft serving the interstate routes were the Viscount and DC-6.
For passenger appeal, the Viscount won hands-down but the DC-6 had significantly greater range - important on this continent.

I had the opportunity to compare the two types in 1959 - as a kid, travelling unaccompanied from Sydney to Perth (WA).
The first leg, Sydney-Adelaide in the Viscount, was smooth, quiet and comfortable.
Due to the usual headwinds, the Viscount couldn't continue to Perth, so it was a change into a DC-6 for the second leg.
Well, the Douglas was, by comparison, deafeningly loud and would shake the fillings out of one's teeth.

It didn't matter, though. It was a great adventure - the hosties were lovely and I was invited to spend time in the cockpit on both legs.

15th Jan 2015, 10:17
My initial memory was Viscount, or possible Vanguard, but the aircraft I'm pictured in front of doesn't look like either. I'm fairly sure that, even with a loupe, I should be able to decipher the registration.

Of course, I'm assuming that the aircraft I was photographed against was the one I actually flew in . . .

Low Flier
15th Jan 2015, 10:26

The sitting totty looks as if she's gagging for it and only three people on the aircraft recognise that. Is she possibly Bessie Wallis Warfield?

The short bloke in the middle of the picture looks like the future Duke of "Windsor" wishing that he could reign over Germany.

The totty on the right of the picture is unsubtedly showing her beaver tail in a failed attempt to upstage the tart of Shanghai.