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Old 6th Feb 2017, 16:34
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Dave how did it cope with the "Braniff" Concordes, or did they maintain their UK i/ds in the database?

I used to do that in a Beech 18 from LHR about the same time
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Old 6th Feb 2017, 16:56
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Dave how did it cope with the "Braniff" Concordes, or did they maintain their UK i/ds in the database?
The problem didn't affect Concorde - even by 1980, BA was still two separate airlines as far as Engineering was concerned.
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Anyone have a suggestion as to why I can't see the images for this thread when viewed on my IPad, yet I can see them on a PC?
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Saggitair?
Wot fun!! You must know me. I have the worry lines to prove I flew for Saggitair.
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So which U.K. airlines flew the Tristar, who was the last and when did the last Tristar leave the U.K. register?
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The Americans over for crew training the Court Line crews on the 1011s were entertaining. A touch and go was called a 'crash and a dash'.

On one occasion, one such crash and a dash ended with all the reversers coming on passing the fire station (on 26). My finger hovered near the crash alarm but the aircraft stopped in the 08 turning circle. My enquiry "Are you all right?" elicited the response <American, laughing> "He touched the brakes, we hadda stop".

They all stayed in the Esso Motel (as was) and were ordering hamburgers all hours of the day and night, allegedly.

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Old 6th Feb 2017, 18:21
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So which U.K. airlines flew the Tristar, who was the last and when did the last Tristar leave the U.K. register?
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Old 6th Feb 2017, 19:39
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Wot fun!! You must know me.
A guess! Don't know much about Saggitair other than they flew Beech 18s and Argosies.
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Originally Posted by rogerg
Wot fun!! You must know me. I have the worry lines to prove I flew for Saggitair.
It's high time you guys got together and wrote the Saggitair story. Whilst you can still recall "most" of it, please.
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The Americans over for crew training the Court Line crews on the 1011s were entertaining. A touch and go was called a 'crash and a dash'.
I don't think "TriStar trainer triple alpha" was particularly great RT phraseology either.
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A British Pathe news clip of the worlds highest plane but what is that jet in the foreground?

World's Highest Plane - British Pathé


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It's an Avro Ashton. 6 built using Tudor fuselages and intended as a research programme I understand. 4 Nenes.
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Indeed. Two Ashtons were modified by Napiers as test beds.
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I always have fun with my Aviation friends by asking them 'which was the only six engined British jet?'. It was, of course, the Ashton, which at one point had another outboard engine on each wing. It can be seen in this guise in the film 'Cone of Silence'. I believe that the cockpit section of this aircraft is in Newark Museum???.
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I always have fun with my Aviation friends by asking them 'which was the only six engined British jet?'. It was, of course, the Ashton, which at one point had another outboard engine on each wing. It can be seen in this guise in the film 'Cone of Silence'. I believe that the cockpit section of this aircraft is in Newark Museum???.
Not quite.

Newark's Ashton is the forward fuselage of the one (Ashton Mk.2 WB491) that had a fuselage-mounted ventral test pod used, at various times, for testing the Sapphire, Avon and Conway.



It was Ashton Mk.3 WB493 (no longer extant) that was used for the Olympus/Orpheus trials:

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If you want to know more about Saggitair try Propliner magazine 122 it has full details and also about its founder Steve Quinto - a very interesting character!
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As few of us have access to Propliner can anyone who has perhaps scan this and post it?
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Manythanks Dave R. Regards.
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As there is snow about, time for a BAC 1-11 image.

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