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Old 7th Jul 2016, 19:01
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I also thought 1970/71 was too late so between 1965 to the winter of 1966/67 seems the right time to me also. Maybe it was filled in when the old terminal was built.

This photo shows the grass and the outline of the terminal as work was starting to replace the wooden buildings. The terminal opened in 1966 so this photo must be 1965

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Interesting parking of aircraft wonder if it was a diversions day?
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Luton based Eagle Aviation Avro York, photo dated 1952. Eagle Aviation went on to become British Eagle.


origin of photo unknown

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They don't make aircraft like they used to

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Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF which Alex Henshaw flew to Cape Town and back in 1939, setting a record which stood for 70 years. This photo was taken at Luton around 1954 when it had been modified with the awful raise canopy for Peter Clifford of Oxford (there was very limited forward view from the ‘Cape canopy’). It was sold in 1961 and the canopy restored. Unfortunately, this aircraft has suffered several accidents over the years and has been extensively rebuilt each time. It is now resident at Shuttleworth Old Warden where it flies regularly but little remains of the original airframe. Alex Henshaw’s story of the Cape trip is told in his book Flight of the Mew Gull (1980).

This negative took extensive repairs to make it as good as this and I am grateful to BAE Systems Heritage, Warton, for the work they do. Hunting Percival Archive.

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Finnish Air Force C-47 31st July 1971. I recall many interesting military visitors in the seventies.


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Swedish C-47 on 8th September 1979.


Behind looks like a 707 with Britannia titles - was that an Icelandic one on lease?


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Originally Posted by no butz
Swedish C-47 on 8th September 1979.

Behind looks like a 707 with Britannia titles - was that an Icelandic one on lease?

TF-VLC, a B720B leased from Eagle Air for summer 1979.
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Originally Posted by no butz
Finnish Air Force C-47 31st July 1971. I recall many interesting military visitors in the seventies.
Here's some more, mostly 80's and 90's though

46+05 28/6/90

304 14/12/90, a Northolt diversion I believe

FAC 902 25/11/82

159362 25/5/91

58+08 26/5/87

XS606 9/2/84 after maintenance in the Monarch hangar

66-18013 18/12/78 a Beech U-21A (King Air A90 I think)

Swedish AF 77 27/6/79, French Navy Nord 262 behind is No.75

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Originally Posted by no butz
Finnish Air Force C-47 31st July 1971. I recall many interesting military visitors in the seventies.

"Finnish Air Force 231" if I remember correctly. Sounded like "Finnish Air 4231 on the RT - thought we had a hitherto unknown Finnish airline coming in!
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XS606 9/2/84 after maintenance in the Monarch hangar
Uuhh what is THAT?!!
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That is an HS780 Andover C1.
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I think the chile Air Force 707 was in for spares for there hunters for a thank you ?
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The German Tornado visited as the pilot had a meeting at RAF Henlow. Nothing like your own personal jet!

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Does anyone know what event this was for? And when?


Canadian Forces 707 behind.


Photo by Eddie Papps


Since told it was a Southend diversion en route Groningen-Carlisle

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Thanks dixi188. Not seen one with a rear ramp before.

The Alderney Airlines machine looks familiar ... almost as many windows as a classic VW camper.
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Originally Posted by no butz

Does anyone know what event this was for? And when?

Canadian Forces 707 behind.


Photo by Eddie Papps
Don't know if there was anything special happening - I suspect the date was 27/2/86. The CAF 707 was 13705 which arrived at 1132 on this day, with the Rapide arriving at 1207. The exec 737 behind is VR-BEG. The 707 spent March, April and May 1986 on a check with Monarch. It did an air test on 23rd May, getting replaced on 24th by 13704.



13705 1/5/86

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It was always good to see the 707's tucked away in the back of Hangar 7/8 with the fins folded down!
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IIRC it was hangar 1/2 where Airline Engineering (Monarch) used to fold the fins down on the Boeing 720 / 707 and push them into the rear corner for D checks. I was there for a short while in 1979.
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7&8 is the current number of said hangar...Opposite Stand 10 (it could well have been different back then!)
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