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Old 17th Aug 2007, 21:40
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Thats him!!
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 02:38
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I remember taxiing past that pink 1011 in Gander. The F/O looked at the aircraft, then at me and made a vile joke about my family name.
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 12:00
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Petr Hogg's wife, the one in the lake, was an ex Court Line FA and long dead before Air Europe started up in 1979 and I don't know about the banker but she did have an affair with the chef of the restaurant they were running.
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 14:28
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I was the flight service supervisor on the very last flight out of Gander. On page 195 of Graham Simmons book 'Colours in the Sky' is my accoount of that very very sad flight home. The passengers were so lovely coming back but not a dry eye in the place with Pete Hoggs PA explaining what had happened it was oscar worthy!! Any other info anyone would like about it all ??
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 14:42
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Jaqui Maschera & Ding Sadler Have Organised Another Courtline Reunion In Harpenden Next Year (2008) Anyone Interested In Joining Who Is Not Already On The List (had 3 so far) Let Us Know
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 14:45
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Peter was working for Danair when he was provoked. His wife was ex Court Line and then BA methinks. Air Europe did not start operating until March 1979, three years after she died. (I was called out to replace him on the day he was arrested).
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 17:54
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Thanks for the correction.
I've amended by post.

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Old 19th Aug 2007, 11:54
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My pleasure FL. I just happened to be there at the time.
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 13:14
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Snorkelling?
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 14:00
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 12:36
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Jaqui, could you PM me with re-union details
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Old 26th Aug 2007, 07:28
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Talking Courtline Reunion

We are planning a mail out in November 2007. The reunion is October 2008 so we did not want to put it out until after October 2007. Some of us do get a bit confused!!! We have had the last 2 at the Harpenden House Hotel and they are quite happy to have us back! Ding & I went up to see them earlier in the year to get things confirmed & contracts signed. I am in the event organising biz so I wanted to get things in place just in case there is any hotel ownership change by '08. The last one we had quite a low turn out 69. To get our own private room & bar we need 75 so we had to do a wip round for the balance on the night which was not such a good thing. I organised the very first one with Geoff Tong in 1994 when I was working at the Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton and they have gone on since then. When I get a reply from you with your real name & e-mail address I will add you to the list and you will get the info.
I got the idea of joining PPRuNe from Alan Walker as a way of perhaps tracking a few of the 'old crowd' so far it seems to have worked we have
had 3 replies and we still have a year!!
PS I have a bit of a ' technophobia' I thought I was answering to your personal e-mail address - at least I didnt say anyhting naughty!
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Old 26th Aug 2007, 07:47
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Pete Hogg

I believe the body of Pete Hoggs wife was indentified by her wedding ring before they went into DNA tests.
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Old 27th Aug 2007, 08:05
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His and her initials were engraved on the under side, which certainly began the ID process.


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Old 27th Aug 2007, 18:45
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This may be of interest re. Peter Hogg, from the local paper

http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk/unk...1143&id=354691
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Old 31st Aug 2007, 07:41
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Court Line

I have tried for a few years to obtain a copy of Graham Simmons book Colours in the Sky, without success through the second hand market.

Was the book a very limited run? His other subjects of Dan Air and Air Europe were excellent!
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Old 4th Sep 2007, 20:11
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Can anyone tell me how and why Court Line operated HS-125 G-AVRG? I assume it was chartered out, but it seems a strange type to operate. I also remember a GY-80 and Bell Jet Ranger being operated by them?

I used to ride frequently on the pastel coloured coaches operated on local services around the Luton area.
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Old 5th Sep 2007, 19:26
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The 125 was used by the MD for business trips and even made a few trips to the Caribbean but wasnt flown on charter to my knowledge. It was flown mainly with Dougie White in command.
On other occasions I can recall the late Great Capt John Cunningham
(of De Havilland fame/Comet etc) flying it with Dougie White too?
The Jet Ranger was G-AXMM and the Horizon was I think G-ASJY.
Dave Charity and later others also flew the Navajo G-AYEI on regular crew position flights to Bristol/Cardiff etc.
There was a regular coach service from the North London air terminal in Finchley road that would shuttle passengers from and to London.
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Old 14th Sep 2007, 09:30
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Colours in the Sky

I rang Graham Simmons last week about the book. He does not have any left but knows of someone who deals in airline history books so will check it out with him and let me know.
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