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Old 23rd Dec 2016, 22:09
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Tristan promo

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Not seen this before Ah! The 1970s and that cheesy music
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Is the mystery Santa Derek Davison?
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I think it is the late DD.
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 10:35
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I think it is the late DD.
I can confirm it was Derek Davidson.
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Just a quick mention You Tube has a great video of a Capital Airlines 146 flight from Dublin to Luton in March 1990 with the late lamented D Gearing on Tower. Just key in Capital 676.
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Old 4th Jan 2017, 10:35
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Those were the days when cargo operators using Britannia's seemed to be two a penny but I think the reality was that it was spread over a few years. Was the Invicta one cargo or passenger?
22 RAF Britannias were sold to civil operators in 1976 and a majority ended up at Luton at some time or other.
Invicta ceased passenger operations when it got rid of the Vanguards. The Britannia was a 312F.
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Luton is apparently going to get an outside airside terrace as part of its upgrade. Its been a longtime since the airport had its last airside terrace.


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Old 4th Jan 2017, 20:30
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Luton is apparently going to get an outside airside terrace as part of its upgrade. Its been a longtime since the airport had its last airside terrace.
Think the location is where the DF shop was put around 1985.
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Old 4th Jan 2017, 21:13
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That's what I first thought but don't forget the terminal had a large extension put on the back just after the undercover coach lane was put in.
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The rear airside terminal extension

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Old 6th Jan 2017, 08:35
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I have never heard of this aircraft but it is apparently a Dart Kitten II. Dart was based in Dunstable which is just down the road from Luton. The photo was taken at Luton around 1952

Would Dart somehow be linked to the Handley Page Dart Herald?



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Old 6th Jan 2017, 10:07
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Doesn't look like it's powered by a Rolls-Royce Dart!
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Kitten was built by Dart Aircraft.

Dart Herald powered by RR Darts (named after the river) - name distinguished it from the prototype Herald which had four Alvis Leonides - and was force landed on fire at Milford Surrey during Farnborough Week sometime in the late 1950s.
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Dart Kitten designed by A R Weyl and built by Dart Aircraft Ltd, Dunstable. Only four built, three in the UK and one in New Guinea. The above G-AEXT was based for many years on a strip near Aylesbury and I know the owner well. He decided to give up flying and sold it and the new owner pranged it! It is still around.
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Some nice shots of 1960s LTN on here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1iGcUhi5rA
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G-AEXT is still going strong and is based at Breighton in Yorkshire and still flies regularly!

The Real Aeroplane Company - Breighton Aerodrome
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LynxDriver, thanks for posting. The striking thing to me in the pictures and videos is how smart the passengers are, no torn jeans, no shell suits and definitely not a onesie in sight! Should we wind the clock back?

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Mickey, thanks for posting. The striking thing to me in the pictures and videos is how smart the passengers are, no torn jeans, no shell suits and definitely not a onesie in sight! Should we wind the clock back?
A much better class of passenger in the good old days. Almost certain to be sober too!
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 15:14
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Luton airport 1990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INohU3u6-iI

Via the old approach road- mute your speakers as the music is awful

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