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Old 7th Oct 2014, 04:51
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G-AWBL Obtained 1/5/68 for Autair, to CourtLine 5/12/69. Disposed 20/1/71
G-AXML obtained 30/4/70 Leased to LANICA 22/12/71

So the photo was taken between 30/4/70 and 20/1/71. Seeing that there are 4 1-11's in the maintenance area I would guess the photo was taken before or after the main summer holiday flying programme for 1970.

If I had to pin it down further, looking at the shadows the sun is quite high so I would say first week in May 1970
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Old 7th Oct 2014, 21:05
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Any way it's a great picture- 'ML looks beautiful.

Pity we can't resolve a registration on either of the Britannias (well I can't) - "Flying to the Sun" has 'NBF being broken up in May and 'NBA in June. The one behind the hangar would be awaiting its fate as I remember. Looks like a BKS Britannia in the hangar?
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Oh and while I'm here another appeal for detail of the 1967 Sudflug programme - arrival and departure times destinations flight numbers.

One year before my Dad let me cycle to the airport so I can only remember them clattering over the house on Sunday afternoons - as a 12 year old.
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Re. the One-Eleven picture.

IIRC Dan Air got there first One Eleven G-AZED at the end of 1971 after we re-built it from D-ANDY at Hurn. (me apprentice ).
So if this is 1970, is the Dan Air aircraft leased?
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I think the legendary really busy diversion day when everything came in from LHR was 06 Jan, just struggling to remember whether it was '87 or '88.
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"Is this a leased aircraft?"

Nope, the two ex American Airlines One Elevens came to Luton in 1969; G-AXCK, G-AXCP. Then there were two ex Eagle ones; G-ATPL, G-ATPJ. Your G-AZED might have been next.

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This photo is dated 1969. No idea where is came from but the title is G-AXCK G-AXCP 4xAutair
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A wonderful photograph. Oh, what happy memories!
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Yes- a typical day in 1969, maybe I was in the old enclosure beside the terminal- was there most Saturdays. Where has the time gone?
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Nice photo of the Britannia.
Wow suits and ties ............ how things have changed, you don't even get to see that in First Class now!
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Wow suits and ties ............ how things have changed, you don't even get to see that in First Class now!
And loading through both main cabin doors, forward and aft.

What a concept, wonder what happened to it.
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If one is not on a pier then quite frequently one uses both doors
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Autair Staff posing for publicity in their lunch-break Summer 1966

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Everything in that photo has gone. Aircraft, wooden buildings, control tower and I guess many of the people in this photo are no more!

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Thanks for editing your 'fattie post' LTNman - I'm sure Joan, middle right, would not have been amused! Joan was/is a particularly forthright Geordie and would have given you an earful. She was the Ops Office Telex Operator, (remember those Telex machines?) Next to her is Jackie who had/has a fine figure and was the Ops Manager's Secretary. I can't remember the names of the rest them apart from Lance Secretan and that includes myself!

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Ah yes I can spot you O........Ops!

But what's that thing on your head?

As aye

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Love the long gloves. Were they air hostess issue?


http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/ou1.htm
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FW - I believe it was called 'Hair' - a very distant memory but a bald fact!

Best Tom.
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Grrr

This was probably taken in 1970 by the late Eddie Papps and I have full authority to publish it here.

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