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Old 26th Feb 2011, 16:33
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Charles "Chunkie" Lagus

I was his assistant around 1964/65 in Film Department at TFS Ealing.Was last in contact 10 years ago when was living in Mauritious in a house on the beach after his retirement. He did have family living locally to me. I would doubt that he would have kept any film from those years. Was it done for the the Beeb or privately ? I wil lmake some enquiries amongst my colleagues as to his whereabouts. Alan
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 17:13
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There were 436's still with us in late '76 - but maybe only 'PFJ - I did my command base training on it - in fact it was still pounding the circuits in Jan77 when I last flew it doing crosswind landings, after which it was all 336B/C's.

G-ALHI - love your user name - it was the aircraft in which I last flew with my father when he was checking out on the Argonaut for Air Links - circuits at LGW - great fun
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 18:17
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A little addition on the 707-436 timeline ,I flew on one on my honeymoon (why I remember it so clearly) to Faro from LHR in late March 77. I think though it may have been borrowed from Airtours due to having HF radio and needing to avoid French ATC or something similar.
Also took an interest as had a friend who was 436 pilot though he may he been on temporary lay off at that time too.
For all thats been said about them at airshows I also remember it for being stunningly noisy inside with those 4 Conways crackling and roaring away . Came back on a Trident 3 which was much nicer to fly on
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 18:49
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707-436

The 436's were definitely still around at BA in March '79 as they were the first aircraft I worked on in TBB when I moved from Cranebank as an apprentice.
Now I work and occasionally fly at Booker!
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 13:10
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Have just been trying to do some research on this issue as I was on board a Trident that did a flypast at Booker. Sadly I cannot remember much at all (not even the year) as I was only about 5 at the time! My dad was a manager at BEA then and the flypast flight I went on was specifically launched for the event. It was filled with only staff and their families/friends and everyone knew the purpose of the flight so there was little consternation about a low approach and flypast. The flight was LHR - LHR and that is about all I can remember about it, despite it being the very first time I ever flew. If anyone has any more details, or even a picture, then I would be most interested.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 16:35
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Sally B, then painted silver and wearing French registration F-BGSR was shown purporting to be an RAF bomber in a 1971 episode of the A Family at War TV series. No idea where the scenes were filmed but given the budget the series had to work with, I feel sure it would have been in the UK somewhere.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 20:22
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Thread drift.

T6NL, let me guess - you used to be a Hawk driver?
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 07:53
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I remember seeing a picture of a DC 3 captioned as being taken at Wycombe Air Park in the back of Flight International from the 8Th March 1980. Its an arty shot tail on taken into the setting sun. You can just make out the big I of Intra's final livery on the fin. Thanks to ABUKAYBOY I now know why the Dak was in Buckinghamshire, The remaining piece of the jigsaw is which Dak of the JY fleet was it?
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 23:11
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops View Post
Anybody remember the splendid Air Displays at Booker in the late sixties early seventies? I recall at one show seeing a BEA Trident (was it inbound to Heathrow from Brussels?) doing a super fly-past. I understand some of the pax were NOT AMUSED! Gosh and then there were the Red Arrows going hell for leather in their Gnats - they blew all my Ian Allan stuff and binos off the top of my minivan pulling out from the bomb-burst. Ray Hanna in a Spitfire in the days when Spitfires were still a novelty and a Vulcan too if my memory serves me right.
Chaps I attach a photo of what you have may have been discussing, found in one of the 000s of my dad's aviation photos. Does anyone know an exact date?

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Old 15th Oct 2020, 23:26
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Originally Posted by TheAirMission View Post
Chaps I attach a photo of what you have may have been discussing, found in one of the 000s of my dad's aviation photos. Does anyone know an exact date?
I don't know the date but I do know that's a VC-10 and not a Trident but it is a superb photograph !
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 05:23
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Is that real or a fake?
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 06:20
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Is that real or a fake?
If you'd seen the VC10 at White Waltham you would't think it was a fake!!!
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 06:41
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If you'd seen the VC10 at White Waltham you would't think it was a fake!!!
That doesn't follow.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 07:20
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Originally Posted by David Thompson View Post
I don't know the date but I do know that's a VC-10 and not a Trident but it is a superb photograph !
Ah, spot on. I have been searching the internet to find a date of when this happened and somehow came across this forum post so quickly put two and two together. (I still don't know the date, mind.)

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Is that real or a fake?
Why would I post a fake!
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 09:20
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Sorry!! Who was flying it? Does anyone know?
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 11:10
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TheAirMission, super pic - at first glance I thought it was an RC model! - and I can only assume the ground drops away where the aircraft is flying. It must be nearly 40 years since I last visited Booker... As a witness to the White Waltham flypasts I am sad I didnt get to see this one too!

Any chance of posting a few of the other pics from the day?
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 17:42
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
TheAirMission, super pic - at first glance I thought it was an RC model! - and I can only assume the ground drops away where the aircraft is flying. It must be nearly 40 years since I last visited Booker... As a witness to the White Waltham flypasts I am sad I didnt get to see this one too!

Any chance of posting a few of the other pics from the day?
Cheers, from my father's albums. I will get round to the other photos but the problem is that they are heavily scratched, and the photo above took almost 2 hours to get rid. Keep an eye on here and I'll upload them hopefully over the next week or so. I'll quote you so maybe you get notified.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 20:39
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Originally Posted by TheAirMission View Post
Ah, spot on. I have been searching the internet to find a date of when this happened and somehow came across this forum post so quickly put two and two together. (I still don't know the date, mind.)


Why would I post a fake!
If you post the other photos, I think we (Fellow Ppruners) can come up with the date.
G-AWPZ with a white red tail,
G-AVJO in camel.
a Jet Provost

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Old 16th Oct 2020, 21:29
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Cheers TAM

I seem to recall the Andreasson BA-4 was owned and displayed by Peter Phillips for many years though I can't recall seeing him fly it - Islanders and the Firecracker yes.

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Old 16th Oct 2020, 22:16
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear View Post
If you post the other photos, I think we (Fellow Ppruners) can come up with the date.
G-AWPZ with a white red tail,
G-AVJO in camel.
a Jet Provost
Using the Scramble Database of show reports I have deduced it was July 1969. Only way I know this is because the other aircraft come up on the show report. The VC-10 mysteriously doesn't!
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