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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 16:05
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Who owns the lease for the ex-Monarch hangars? https://www.primelocation.com/to-ren...ZIju3BVImZL.97
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 16:44
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Older images of Luton!

Hi I have some older shots of Luton if they will be of interest to the group?
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 08:20
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Yes Gordonwil - we look forward to seeing them in due course.
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Old 27th Aug 2019, 11:05
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Gordonwil, yes, more photos always welcome. If you need help posting I am sure there is plenty of help available here.

Here's some more of mine, don't think any have been posted before, apologies if they have, mostly with a Spain/Portugal theme:-


CS-TEB 16/6/06. Think this was operating for Britannia.


C-GTDL 9/4/90. Operating for Monarch I think.


CS-TKC 5/6/94. Air Columbus were operating 4 flights a week summer 1994. They first appeared in 1990 with ex-Sterling 727-200's:-


CS-TKB 13/10/91


CS-TEV 20/8/93. Air Atlantis colours.


EC-FHA 31/8/92. Spanair operated to Orlando with 767-300's during summer 1992..


EC-EMI 19/7/89. Nortjet only lasted from 1989-1992, don't think they were ever regular.


EC-EOY 5/9/89.


CS-TME 10/1/92. Another short-lived airline, also 1989-1992.


EC-BIJ 29/4/84. Operating for Aviaco from & to Palma.


EC-CFG 13/4/84, Operating for Aviaco as well. Short series in April 1984 only.


EC-EMV 2/6/89. Hispania were formed from the collapse of Trans Europa in 1982. They too folded a few weeks after this photo was taken.


EC-EGH 24/3/94.


EC-EZR 26/6/91.


F-GDPS 26/6/91.
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Old 28th Aug 2019, 18:26
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Re Post 3792

I think my office (at one stage in my life so far) was at the near end of the run of 8 or 10 windows "under the C".


Somewhat after "Oldandbald"...........
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 08:04
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Thanks for that info,

Missed the L1011 5 and B757 Odesy when did they come in do you know please? Keep trying to post but not qualify yet.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 10:25
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Missed the L1011 5 and B757 Odesy when did they come in do you know please? Keep trying to post but not qualify yet.
Dates should be below each photo. The Odyssey was a one-off; the Tristar CS-TEB also appeared on 26/5/99 as well when operated by Air Luxor:-

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Old 29th Aug 2019, 11:06
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Unknown date


Martin Pole?
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 11:58
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Best I can come up with would be 1976-1979. Geminair started up early in 1976 and the Brit was regular until 1981 when it was sold in Zaire. Last record I have of it was 5/3/81. G-APWY was repainted in a blue scheme by the time of this photo on 9/11/79. It was donated to the B.H.A.M Southend in Feb 1981, subsequently to the Science Museum aircraft collection at Wroughton. The 125 looks like McAlpine G-BCCL, which they operated 1974-1982.

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Old 29th Aug 2019, 13:02
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Many thanks, yes was left the Airport so not so bad missing , But missed the White Version worked there in 99! and also the 757.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 17:26
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Piaggio P166 G-APWY. With McAlpine Luton 10-7-63 to 1-5-67. Then with Marconi ( in whose colours it is seen) from 9-5-67 . I believe it was often seen at Southend but don't know where it was based. WDFU December 1982. Credit G-INFO.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 18:18
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Originally Posted by Gordonwil View Post
Hi I have some older shots of Luton if they will be of interest to the group?
Not able to post as yet.
When you start posting photos use an account like this https://imgur.com/ and set the auto resize to 800x600 as per the rules for each batch
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 19:53
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Great pictures especially the oasis MD88 flew on this in 89 to Palma should have flown from Gatwick but due to fog it got diverted to stansted had a coach trip from gatwick to stansted. But in the end good flight all given a bottle of oasis brandy they where the days
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 08:24
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops View Post
Piaggio P166 G-APWY. With McAlpine Luton 10-7-63 to 1-5-67. Then with Marconi ( in whose colours it is seen) from 9-5-67 . I believe it was often seen at Southend but don't know where it was based. WDFU December 1982. Credit G-INFO.
Marconi had a number of factories in Essex, including Chelmsford, Basildon and Billericay, which probably explains G-APWY spending time at Southend, although its home base was always Luton. I don't believe McAlpine made much use of it after ownership passed to Marconi - it would disappear off to Southend, return a few days later then do the same again. Presumably McAlpine still provided crews and engineering at Luton.
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 08:31
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Luton Airport 1971 Views.

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Not sure what I am doing but wonder if this works. Thanks for help may need to come back if not work.
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 17:06
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Originally Posted by cj241101 View Post
Marconi had a number of factories in Essex, including Chelmsford, Basildon and Billericay, which probably explains G-APWY spending time at Southend, although its home base was always Luton. I don't believe McAlpine made much use of it after ownership passed to Marconi - it would disappear off to Southend, return a few days later then do the same again. Presumably McAlpine still provided crews and engineering at Luton.
The regular MacAlpine pilot for G-APWY was Ralph Mooring. Lovely bloke. One day as he was taxiing out we received a report from a disgruntled person he as going to take a pot shot at the next aircraft that took off. We told Ralph and he said he would do a short take-off, an immediate left turn and disappear to the south at low level. Another voice on the RT said 'Bye Ralph' . . . . Can't imagine that happening like that these days!

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Old 1st Sep 2019, 15:10
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https://imgur.com/a/bArYNdt

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Thanks, yes it works!. Interesting stuff and from an unusual viewpoint - were you up a floodlight pylon? Hope you were wearing a hi-viz and hard hat if you were....Anyway, please keep them coming, always interesting to see photos from the 60's/70's/80's, shows how the infrastructure of the airport evolved as well as the aircraft that were around back then.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 17:33
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https://imgur.com/a/bArYNdt Thank you for the comments hope these have added on to the thread.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 21:35
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https://imgur.com/a/bArYNdt Thank you for the comments hope these have added on to the thread.
Gordonwill, thanks for sharing the additional photos. I remember the "departure lounge" well as I was working in the airside bar at the time. Think it replaced the previous "extra departure area" (i.e. tent).
I think the construction site is probably for the 2nd McAlpine hangar that was built in the early 70's. Shell depot is just out of view to the left.
The Court Line hangar 61 looks like it is getting its extension built to accommodate the imminent Tristars, circa 1972.
I remember the yellow Commer van that was used for marshalling, always a sign that something interesting was about to land and needed the "follow me".
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