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Old 12th Jan 2017, 17:39
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The planned overnight freight movements for midweek for summer 1985 with a few passenger movements mixed in the pot

L/S = long stop over




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Old 12th Jan 2017, 18:40
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Flew Bergamo (LIME) - Maastrich(EHBK) - Luton in the RHS of a Air Continental Beech 90. Climbed in the back door with the pilot, which he shut and locked behind us, then we both had to squeeze along the six inch space between the packages and the cabin roof, then dive head first individually into the seats before rotating round the vertical axis to adopt a sitting position. I was thin and nimble then.....
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1984 also saw Executive Air with their nightly Luton-Le Bourget run on G-VICK
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There was also a company called Executive Express, who ran Kingairs amongst others. They also managed Britannia's Golden Eagle (C421) for them.
They did either newspapers or mail to Dublin - as I went RHS on one of them
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 09:08
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Originally Posted by LTNman
The planned overnight freight movements for midweek for summer 1985 with a few passenger movements mixed in the pot

L/S = long stop over



Pleased to see a vintage copy of Airport Timetables UK is still being put to good use. Darned shame the new-fangled interweb thingy put paid to it!

(Person with vested interest)!!
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 09:21
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Anyone care to list the airlines on the above post from the flight numbers in the 2 columns without referring to Airports timetable UK? Answers later for any missing airlines.

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Anyone care to list the airlines on the above post from the flight numbers in the 2 columns without referring to Airports timetable UK? Answers later for any missing airlines.
Without searching my ATUK archive I'll kick off with:-

KND - Kondair (for XP Express Parcels)
HBD - Hubbardair
MO - National Airways?
AK - Air Bridge Cargo
JE - Jersey European
UQ - Can't remember the Airline, but weren't they operating for Virgin on a daily AMS schedule?

More obvious ones-

BY - Britannia
OM - Monarch
LC - Loganair

Ought to remember ALF with the DC3, and EO - but my brain cells are dying off too quickly.
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JE - Jersey European
I seem to recall Jersey being JY, I think JE was actually Manx, but I could be wrong.
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I seem to recall Jersey being JY, I think JE was actually Manx, but I could be wrong.
Thinking about it, you're right.
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Yes, JE definitely Manx, but I have no idea why!
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UQ = London European with their Viscount
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Originally Posted by ATNotts
Without searching my ATUK archive I'll kick off with:-

KND - Kondair (for XP Express Parcels)
HBD - Hubbardair
MO - National Airways?
AK - Air Bridge Cargo
JE - Jersey European
UQ - Can't remember the Airline, but weren't they operating for Virgin on a daily AMS schedule?

More obvious ones-

BY - Britannia
OM - Monarch
LC - Loganair

Ought to remember ALF with the DC3, and EO - but my brain cells are dying off too quickly.
EO was both Euroflite scheduled service to Brussels and Night Express ("Executive Triple One") with their Beech 99. I am guessing ALF was the Air Luton DC-3 as 1985/6 was the era they operated. CME Air Camelot. XF Spacegrand. SM guessing Connectair (previously used by Skyways Cargo then Altair-Italian Caravelle operator but not Bandeirantes!). BSF I think probably Airbusiness (Danish B200 operator). DG Air Atlantique but what's a CD2?
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With regards to Euroair didn't they also operate a herald for a while and also I beleive there stewardesses took channel 4 to court for a remark made in a comedy show in the late 80s about them and they won the court case?
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Splendid view of the old control tower, early 50s

The pic was upsetting my OCD so I have straightened it!! And removed some dust spots. Wonder if it was a 35mm slide?


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Yes, they had a Herald. I've got a photo of it, somewhere. Reg' was G-BEYK.

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CD2 - didn't someone use a DHL Convair for a short time ?
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CD2 - didn't someone use a DHL Convair for a short time ?
Googled the type CD2 - It's GAF Nomad.
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Just claiming the 2000th reply to this thread

The photo on the last page of the resplendent tower surrounded by grass and fields is a reminder of how much has now changed.
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Originally Posted by ATNotts
Googled the type CD2 - It's GAF Nomad.
And I suspect the operator (DG) might have been Nightexpress.
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Dave, thank you for putting me out of my misery as could not find either DG or CD2 under any ICAO/IATA definitions in my record...closest I got was a CD2T....Cessna 402 Turbine...DG just flummoxed me.

LTNman congrats on the 2,000th post. I watch this thread from afar (Cape Town) but it cheers me up every time it rises to the top of the wonderful Aviation-History-Nostalgia category

As a young lad I was a STN spotter (mid 70's - early 80's) and always thought of LTN as rather exotic!!

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