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Old 7th Sep 2015, 17:13
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Best thing that ever happened to it. That was my office, extreme right, behind the bush 92-99.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 20:41
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I think the old tower has gone? Should it not have been listed, since it was of a fairly unique design?
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 17:18
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It had served its purpose and was in the way.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 18:01
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 04:20
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As a teenager I could not get this Monarch Crew trainer lined up through a small gap in the fence but I share this "half" a photo with you all today as this is the only photo on the net I have seen of this aircraft in its final role. Anyone know its reg?

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Old 16th Sep 2015, 08:24
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Can I share this on a Monarch Facebook group?? i may be able to get an answer for you!!

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Old 16th Sep 2015, 08:49
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yes of course. I don't have any hang ups about my photos. It seems to have some sort of hook up through a window. Anyone care to speculate why?
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 15:15
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Possibly G-AOVH? (registration cancelled as destroyed 26-5-72).
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I am reliably informed it was G-AOVH
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 15:51
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Last operation for Monarch November 1971, broken up June 72, so its career as a cabin trainer was fairly short-lived.
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On closer inspection the "hook" through the window looks like trunking for an air conditioning system.
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Fijian bizjet?

Wonder if anyone can help - I logged DQ-FNL more than once, one such occasion was Sep 15 2000, but I can find no reference to any such reg on the net or in books.

I have it as a Citation, but my bizjet skills were not so good as they are now... I wonder if it was German and I got the Q wrong, but seeing as I logged it at least twice on different occasions Im curious. Appreciate any help.
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 07:51
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YVRLTN, airframes.org shows OO-FNL to be a CitationJet that's been around since 1999. Seems a likely candidate.
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OO-FNL was a frequent visitor.
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Luton/Channel Islands.

I was an ATCA at Luton 1964/65. At that time Derby Airways operated to both Jersey and Guernsey with C47s in the summer with the occasional Argonaut to JER. Sometimes, the Herald, G-ASKK, turned up too. Some days in the summer those services originated at Cambridge.

They also operated a service to Belfast via Derby also with the Daks (they had about 7).

When the development of Castle Donington was announced Derby Airways then announced their name change to British Midland.

The terminal at that time was a collection of wooden huts and both of the resident operators, Autair and Euravia (who also used the Skyways of London name) had their offices in huts.
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That Connie

That Connie was probably G-ARXE which was the last to carry the Skyways of London livery. I think it was a L749, the rest being L049s or L149s (I say "I think" - it was 50 years and 2 strokes ago), those other 6 all wore Euravia colours.

I was an ATCA at Luton from 4/1964 to 3/1965 when I went to EMA when it opened. My claim to fame was that I was on duty when G-ANBB, the first of the Britannias, was delivered and the airline changed it's name.
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Welcome Dragaski I hope the last 50 pages have brought back some memories for you and as the person who started this thread it give me great pleasure to post the 1000th post
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 21:31
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In the days when Ryanair used to fly more interesting aircraft out of Luton but what year was it as I haven't got a clue?



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Welcome Dragaski, I hope the last 50 pages have brought back some memories for you and as the person who started this thread it give me great pleasure to post the 1000th post
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 17:17
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Welcome Dragaski, I started as an ATCA in 6/1967.
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In the days when Ryanair used to fly more interesting aircraft out of Luton but what year was it as I haven't got a clue?
This was in 1988, I think.
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