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Old 9th Oct 2019, 08:44
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It's funny the things these pictures remind us of that have otherwise been forgotten. The Commer Van on the move was a sure sign of something interesting. - it can be seen again marshalling the Midland Viscount in one of the other pictures. The Dan Air One Eleven reminds us just how much empty space there was then - contrast that with today. Court Line Jet Ranger (G-AXMM) and the Monarch Britannia on stand 11/12 - probably CF one of the rarer ones as it was often off to Georgetown or Woomera.
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 09:00
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Have these that may be of interest I see a post earlier asking info on it.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 04:29
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I found this whilst browsing Youtube for some model reference material. This colour footage of a yellow Brit taking to the skies brought back many childhood memories of spotting at Luton with my brother.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 08:50
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Interesting view of retracting the main gear, just at the end of the video. The bogies fold backwards to lie parallell to the main strut, and then the the whole gear swings backwards into the nacelle. Very nice engineering. Pity, that the testflight of the KLM top ended in a belly landing in a Welsh marsh in the 1950's, otherwise they might have flown with a Royal Dutch cheatline across the ocean.......
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 09:40
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Luton ATC of 70s 80s

Some shots behind the scenes, sure names can be changed to protect the innocent!!!
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 11:21
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Originally Posted by Gordonwil View Post
Some shots behind the scenes, sure names can be changed to protect the innocent!!!
Is there supposed to be a link here ?
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 16:01
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Happy days and not a hi viz jacket or mobile phone in sight........
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 20:12
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Yes sorry tried several ways could not get attached. Try again tomorrow.
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Old 16th Nov 2019, 11:22
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Originally Posted by Gordonwil View Post
https://imgur.com/a/bArYNdt Thank you for the comments hope these have added on to the thread.
First three shots are early 1990’s as are some of the ATC personnel shots. On second two images earliest would be 1988, due to livery and types of vehicles, the red cavalier 😳. Always used to fascinate me with Luton being a Vauxhall home town, how many Lutonites bought Dagenham and elsewhere’s products!
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Old 17th Nov 2019, 17:44
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Ryanair One Eleven on the apron in shot three by the looks of it. What is the CRT showing (aerial shot obviously but is that how the ASMI presented- can't imagine it was). Anyone know the identity of the Red Twin Com? further down.
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 09:58
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Originally Posted by 22/04 View Post
Ryanair One Eleven on the apron in shot three by the looks of it. What is the CRT showing (aerial shot obviously but is that how the ASMI presented- can't imagine it was). Anyone know the identity of the Red Twin Com? further down.
CRT looks like a radar screen although I stand to be corrected. Needs a learned ATC colleague to confirm.

22/04 if you mean the Twin Com with the blue/green van in front it looks like McAlpine G-AXAU which they had 1969-1973. Alternatively Northern Executive G-AXDL which flew in the same scheme, usually visiting late night on newspaper flights.
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 15:49
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Hope this clarifies. The small round CRT left of the controller is a DFTI (Distance from touchdown indicator) . Early version taken off the AR-15 Primary only blips ,usually set gated to the 10 miles of final for the runway in use , you had to have a call from radar to identify the aircraft next on final. The TV screen lower right is the ASMI representation (surface movement indicator) again monochrome only with no labelling.
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 18:56
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Aaaah, the DFTI, which whined and whined and whined as the picture got more and more flooded until you pressed reset and it sharpened up again. DFTIs have probably caused more ATC hearing loss that Dart engines.

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Old 20th Nov 2019, 11:06
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Many thanks to both for the clarification. Always interesting to learn about the technology used in the past.
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 17:26
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Would anyone be able to confirm the paint schemes worn by the Auster J/1Ns based with Luton Flying Club back in the day?
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Old 16th Dec 2019, 14:53
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A, red fuselages,and silver wings...worn/somewhat faded; reg .on fuselage was silver...probably red on wings;same on Tigers..
Auto- car was all silver I think. `60-63.think `abpic have some photos
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Old 16th Dec 2019, 18:16
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[QUOTE=sycamore;10641249]A, red fuselages,and silver wings...worn/somewhat faded; reg .on fuselage was silver...probably red on wings;same on Tigers..

This was my recollection from 1957 when I had my first flight in one as a kid sitting crossways in the back... ( AIGT?) .,IIRC there were two .
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Old 16th Dec 2019, 19:25
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Haraka,`-AIGT now owned by `dhsupport `at Duxford... There were 3 Austers,2Tigers ,1 Autocar,;`AIJI,AIGT,AGXH; AOGS,AOZH ;AOHZ...
The lower engine cowlings (opening) were silver ,on the Tigers,probably on the Austers as well,and fins/rudders/tailplanes were silver .......from memory,and a photo of self in a Tiger
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Old 16th Dec 2019, 19:40
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Tiger day out x/c L-Sywell-L
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 09:44
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Feeling nostalgia for the cars and the 4ft fence to keep out the bad people










After the new fence was put up

Photos published on Facebook by Steve J Roberts

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