Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Misc. Forums > Aviation History and Nostalgia
Reload this Page >

LUTON History and Nostalgia

Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.

LUTON History and Nostalgia

Old 17th Dec 2016, 19:22
  #1901 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 6,993
They were banned from Elstree because of the noise they made I seem to remember.
LTNman is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2016, 21:34
  #1902 (permalink)  
aceatco, retired
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: one airshow or another
Posts: 1,431
Cessna 336/337s were, hadn't heard that Piaggios were too.
vintage ATCO is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2016, 00:00
  #1903 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Luton
Posts: 512
Originally Posted by vintage ATCO View Post
Cessna 336/337s were, hadn't heard that Piaggios were too.
I had no idea the 336/337 had been banned from Elstree until this example appeared (4/6/94) the pilot of which found out when he went to pay his landing fee that his proposed Elstree trip wouldn't be happening.


cj241101 is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2016, 09:06
  #1904 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: london
Age: 54
Posts: 252
I remember many years ago my brother and myself being invited to have a look in mc alpine hanger and seeing a very dusty looking marconis piaggio sitting there in a sad state must of been around 78 also there was a good clip in the Colour saint TVs show of a mcalpines piaggio taking of from Luton
lotus1 is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2016, 11:19
  #1905 (permalink)  
aceatco, retired
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: one airshow or another
Posts: 1,431
The Marconi P166 G-APWY is in the Science Museum at Wroughton, it flew there from Southend in 1983. It use to shuttle back and forth between Luton and Southend, its regular pilot was Ralph Moring.

the last P166 I saw flying was at RIAT a few years ago, Italian Air Force.
vintage ATCO is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2016, 13:11
  #1906 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London Whipsnade Wildlife Park
Posts: 4,322


From a time when Wroughton had open days.

Image posted on behalf of a man with considerable interest in Luton.
Buster the Bear is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2016, 13:24
  #1907 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London Whipsnade Wildlife Park
Posts: 4,322
Buster the Bear is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 07:12
  #1908 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 6,993
Cessna 336/337s were, hadn't heard that Piaggios were too.
That's me being wrong. I just remember a propeller facing the wrong way and put 2 and 2 together and got 5
LTNman is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 07:30
  #1909 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: York
Age: 48
Posts: 755
May I just say what a thoroughly interesting thread this one is.
Mickey Kaye is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 13:11
  #1910 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 6,993
That's because we keep going off on a tangent

Not much has appeared here about Luton in the war years regarding military service probably due to the fact that apart from manufacturing Luton was away from the action.

I have read though that 264 squadron was based at Luton for a while flying Boulton Paul Defiants. The photo below was apparently taken at Luton in 1940.

Last edited by LTNman; 6th Feb 2017 at 05:44.
LTNman is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 13:45
  #1911 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NORFOLK UK
Age: 72
Posts: 442
24 EFTS was based at Luton during the early years of the war using the airfield at Barton le Clay as their satellite. See superb photograph of Magisters Post 31 this thread. Many Fleet Air Arm Pilots learnt to fly at Luton thus.

Luton flight training

Also read 'They Gave Me A Seafire' by Commander R Mike Crosley DSC (1986 with later reprint).

Last edited by OUAQUKGF Ops; 19th Dec 2016 at 15:50. Reason: Addition.
OUAQUKGF Ops is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 17:35
  #1912 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 458
Something rather odd was built at Barton, wasn't it? Anyone remember what it was?
noflynomore is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 18:08
  #1913 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 10,815
Originally Posted by noflynomore View Post
Something rather odd was built at Barton, wasn't it? Anyone remember what it was?


DaveReidUK is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 20:42
  #1914 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London Whipsnade Wildlife Park
Posts: 4,322


5Y-ABF BRITAIR EAST AFRICA
Those around in the mid 60's will remember Capt. Kozubski's Britair East Africa operation. The ex Euravia Connie was WFU at Shannon in May 1966.

More info here.....

Falcon Airways
Buster the Bear is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 22:09
  #1915 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 458
WFU??
What is that?
noflynomore is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 22:21
  #1916 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 55
Posts: 5,844
WFU = Withdrawn From Use.
treadigraph is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 22:23
  #1917 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dorset UK
Age: 66
Posts: 996
WFU = Withdrawn From Use.
dixi188 is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2016, 22:24
  #1918 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dorset UK
Age: 66
Posts: 996
Treaders, I claim a draw!
dixi188 is offline  
Old 20th Dec 2016, 05:26
  #1919 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 6,993
It has got the same colour scheme as the scrapped Conni on the last page.
LTNman is offline  
Old 20th Dec 2016, 10:41
  #1920 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Just over the road from Bicester airfield
Age: 76
Posts: 360
Are there any Luton Minors (or Majors) still flying ?.
zetec2 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.