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Old 8th Nov 2017, 14:52
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Post Photos - 1966/67 - A.S.T-Perth

Hi All,

I am trying to track down a few photos.

I'm looking for photos of the year 1966/67 (course 33)

I had previously contacted AST however they don't have any class photographs going back as AST has changed ownership on a few occasions and sadly they do not hold this information.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 12:55
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Plenty of photos on this thread but not sure about course 33;

http://www.pprune.org/aviation-histo...ighlight=Perth

See post number 57
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Thanks for your help.

I had found that thread but was hoping for more photos of classes/people.

Hopefully I will stumble across some more
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 10:49
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As far as AST Scone records are concerned I have recently been informed that Perth Library holds records that were handed over on closure of the school.
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Thanks @bcgallacher

Hopefully I can track something down!

I'll be sure to post anything I do manage to get here.

Thanks again.
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 16:39
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Originally Posted by Chris Scott
In my previous post about the expansion of the C150 fleet during 1966, I had forgotten that G-ATAT - a 150E - was already there, and that it had the original fin shape. The photo shows clearly, however, that it has the rear-view cockpit windows of the later 150 models. IIRC it also has the electric flaps. So the E-model seems to have marked the transition to the later models. I never understood if their fins were swept for reasons aerodynamic, structural, or merely cosmetic!
Wondering if anyone has any recollection - or even better colour photos - of the F.150G's that arrived late 1966/early 1967 (G-ATZY/Z, G-AVAA/B/C, G-AVEM/N/O/P). Have found a couple of B&W photos but I am keen to find out the actual colours (modelling project). Thanks to anyone who can help with this one.

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Originally Posted by cj241101
Wondering if anyone has any recollection - or even better colour photos - of the F.150G's that arrived late 1966/early 1967 (G-ATZY/Z, G-AVAA/B/C, G-AVEM/N/O/P). Have found a couple of B&W photos but I am keen to find out the actual colours (modelling project). Thanks to anyone who can help with this one.
Unlike the later Warriors the C150's did not have a company colour scheme. I think they came with Cessna's "colour of the year."

I last saw G-ATZY about 15 years ago and the paint was extremely faded so could still have been origional. Maybe aircraft engineers, who are showing as owners, have it on their apron at Prestwick can help. It's probably a future "project. Ask for Adnan. Maybe even a spotters site like Jetphotos. I looked up G-AVEN on the G-INFO site and it looks much like the origional scheme.

The next fleet of C150's delivered, mostly had the classic Aerobat colour scheme of white with blue and red or red with blue and checkers on the tail.
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G-AVEN: flew in that a couple of times when it was based at Shoreham, some 30 years ago...
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Originally Posted by dont overfil
Unlike the later Warriors the C150's did not have a company colour scheme. I think they came with Cessna's "colour of the year."
Thanks for the reply - gives me something to work on. Medium blue and the standard Cessna scheme from 1967 looks like being the order of the day. From photos there looks to be a small "AST" logo on the top half of the fin.
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Logos on C150s

Quote from cj241101:
"Medium blue and the standard Cessna scheme from 1967 looks like being the order of the day. From photos there looks to be a small "AST" logo on the top half of the fin."

Yes, that's correct. In 1966, as you seem to have noticed, the older C150s had the small AST badge on the fin - as seen on my photos of G-ARFO and G-ARSB:

A.S.T. Perth (Scone) 1966

At that time the fleet was expanding rapidly with Rheims-built machines and perhaps there simply wasn't time to fit the badges to newly-delivered aircraft - or perhaps they were not available.

By October 1966, according to my logbook, new deliveries had got as far as G-ATOG, a C150F (swept-fin).

BTW, I see that aircraft went on to have a chequered career:
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=18570

Sorry for the late response.

Hi dont overfil,
Several of your posts and nice contemporary photos of the aerodrome seem to have gone missing from the early pages of this thread?

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Hi RCeb,
Quote (8th November):
"I'm looking for photos of the year 1966/67 (course 33)"

How are you getting on? I missed your request at the time, but I see Airclues referred you to Manoir's post #57 on this thread, to which he had attached a course photo obtained from a fellow student.

I now see that that photo seems to be missing, and I now realise that all the photos I posted in the early pages of this thread - as well as dont overfil's - have also disappeared. My missing photos are the ones posted from my PPRuNe "Albums". Later, because I'd been having a few problems posting them, I switched to using Photobucket. The first of those images, of Course 31, is here at #92:
A.S.T. Perth (Scone) 1966

Can you or anyone else please confirm that that photo is visible to everyone?
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Originally Posted by Chris Scott
Hi RCeb,
Quote (8th November):
"I'm looking for photos of the year 1966/67 (course 33)"

How are you getting on? I missed your request at the time, but I see Airclues referred you to Manoir's post #57 on this thread, to which he had attached a course photo obtained from a fellow student.

I now see that that photo seems to be missing, and I now realise that all the photos I posted in the early pages of this thread - as well as dont overfil's - have also disappeared. My missing photos are the ones posted from my PPRuNe "Albums". Later, because I'd been having a few problems posting them, I switched to using Photobucket. The first of those images, of Course 31, is here at #92:
A.S.T. Perth (Scone) 1966

Can you or anyone else please confirm that that photo is visible to everyone?
My photos are still there. Remember you need to be logged in to see all of them.
I don't use Photobucket as they had issues with the photos being posted on some sites.

To keep you up to date. ACS, the operators of Perth airport are now under new management. They have invested in new and refurbished aircraft, a new DA42 simulator and various infrastructure improvements.

It's the start of a new era.
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Quote from dont overfil:
"My photos are still there. Remember you need to be logged in to see all of them."

Yes, and likewise to post a message! I'd also verified that they were still in my PPRuNe "Albums" before scanning through the pages a second time to no avail.

Funny thing is that you are quite right: today they've all reappeared, including yours and Manoir's. Mysterious.

Quote:
"To keep you up to date. ACS, the operators of Perth airport are now under new management. They have invested in new and refurbished aircraft, a new DA42 simulator and various infrastructure improvements.
It's the start of a new era."


Terrific! I should come up and have a look. Last time I visited was all-too-briefly in the early '90s, when on a stand-over day in ABZ.

In the meantime, all the best.
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I picked up this little lapel badge a while ago,just because it is AST related
Does anybody know the background to this particular badge ?
It does look like it has egyptian connections with a Sphinx like head in the centre of the wings.But the wings are unusually long for a small badge (high aspect ratio )

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At the moment I have added it to our aviation collection in our display unit,luckily my GF/partner is an aviation enthusiast
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Originally Posted by longer ron
I picked up this little lapel badge a while ago,just because it is AST related
Does anybody know the background to this particular badge ?
It does look like it has egyptian connections with a Sphinx like head in the centre of the wings.But the wings are unusually long for a small badge (high aspect ratio )

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

At the moment I have added it to our aviation collection in our display unit,luckily my GF/partner is an aviation enthusiast
You can find some background behind the company emblem at the time on the extract below from the AST History book.

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Many thanks for the info Geezer - I was more used to seeing the later double headed badge

rgds LR
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Ozzy Brown’s birthday. CSMan is next to the bannister post
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Thanks for that, tubby,

Looks like it was quite a party! Do you have a location, context, and a rough date? You will know, of course, of Terry's passing, but - for any reader who hasn't learned the sad news:
https://www.pprune.org/where-they-no...l#post10327412

R.I.P.

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The recent, untimely passing of former, fellow-AST students Bob Thursby and Terry Morgan have motivated me to try and recover some of the images that - for one reason or another - have dropped out from my own postings. I'm hoping that the system that displays images resourced from our personal albums on PPRuNe may, under the new PPRuNe format, be a bit more robust than previously.

Unfortunately, images posted by Manoir (course 33), dont overfil and the late CSman (Terry Morgan, course 35) have also disappeared, and that's beyond my remit. But they should be fairly easy to resurrect...

Happy New Year, everyone!
Chris (course 32)
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Hi Ssmith67,

I have tried to reply to your PM but to my surprise the system says the following:

Ssmith67 has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.

Please let me know here when you have rectified that, and I'll send my message again.

Regards,
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