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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:08
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DC3 x4
DH89A Dragon Rapide
Convair 440
BAC1-11 x2
Fokker 50 x4
Fokker 27 x2
BAe Jetstream 3102
BAe 146 x3
Fokker 100
DHC Dash 8

(all as pax )
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:11
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"Ooh, this is a fun game."

You'd Think.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:12
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PAX of course........................
Avro York
Britannia
VC10
Hercules
Nimrod
Canberra
Wessex
Sea King
Chinook
Puma
T6 Texan
Huey UH1
DH Beaver
Cessna 172
Trident
Boeing 737
Boeing 747
Boeing 757
A320
A330
A340
BA146
Embraer 195
Space Shuttle Simulator Johnson Space Centre :-)
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:13
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Originally Posted by paulc View Post
I do and so do a lot of enthusiasts - a number of UK airlines used to have a passenger log book for kids - British Caledonian had a Junior Jet club and i am sure BOAC / BEA had similar. It was another way of getting youngsters interested.
Well, my passenger list would include (amongst who knows how may Boeings and Airbuses and commuter aircraft) some propeller-driven airliner for a schools exchange in around 1970, a helicopter which I and a few colleagues chartered to wind up the boss arriving at a company piss-up, a mate's Mooney, several Beavers, 'cos we get a ride in one of those whenever we can find one (on floats of course) (pleased to see others have already listed Beavers), and Aurigny's Trislanders.

In my log book? A small number of Cessnas and Pipers (of which Super Cub, C206 and C172 on floats). That I've flown but didn't put in my log book due to lack of legality? - Beaver (on floats of course).
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:28
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Unfortunately apart from Piper TriPacer in which I had a couple of lessons, and Slinsby Cadet? Catterick about 1965, all have been as SLF (especially SL in the offshore helicopters)

First was a DH Rapide at RAF Usworth about 1950
then in no particular order
Canadair Argonaut
HP Hermes
Bristol Brittannia
Comet IV
VC 10 Standard & Super
Martiin 404
SE Caravelle
CV880
CV990
Vickers Viscount various marks
Vickers Vanguard
BAC 1-11
HS Trident
Boeing 707 & 720
Boeing 737 various mks
Boeing 747 SP, 100, 200 & 400
Boeing 757
Boeing 767
Boeing 777
DC3
DC8
DC9
DC10
MD11
Airbus A300
Airbus A320
Airbus A330
Airbus A340
Beech 1900
Aero Commander
DH Heron
Swearingen Metroliner
Let 410
Cessna 172
Cessna 206
Cessna 210
Cessna 402
Cessna Caravan
Piper twins at least a couple of models inc Aztec, Navajo & Seminole
Gulfstram G1
Short Skyvan
Short 330
Short 360
Tu 134
Tu 154
Yak 40
Antonov 24 & 26
Fokker F27, F28, F50 & F100
Avro 748,
HS ATP
BN Islander
BN Trilander
Twin Otter
BaE 146
Canadair CRJ200

Bell 47
Sud Alouette
Bell Jet Ranger
Bell 205
Bell212
Bell 214
Westland Whirlwind (turbine)
Westland Wessex (turbine)
Bo105 & 107
Aerospatiale SA330 & 332

AS SLF, a varied selection - the most interesting was the Bell 47 out of Badak in East Kalimantan, pilot was a Sikh ex Wing Commander Indian Air Force with a Magnificent Handle Bar Moustache (OK he was a Sikh)
Did get a few moments hands on in a Whirlwind out of Dubai, pilot was ex RN (allegedly with record for ditching RN Whirlwinds (piston) in a day; he'd just bought a Hasslebad and was trying it out taking pics of Mantas etc and asked me to 'steady things'!!!)
Suppose from a UK point of view the rarest was the Martin 404 out of Freeport Bahamas to Fort Lauderdale
Biggest regret being too tight to book a Concord flight though I did nick a 'Luggage Label' from a BA office (in Orkney!!!)

Missed out TriStar, Embraer 120, 130 & 140 & Jetstream 31 and 41

just been reminded L188 Electra (Eastern Out of Miami - under escort as no US visa), F-70, and fairly certain an Anson as well from Usworth

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One or two rare types-------
Martin 202
Tu104B
Grumman Mallard
Convair 440
Concorde(from Glasgow to Edinburgh!)
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:36
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We should change this thread.

How many have you flown which have A TRIGGER ?

I claim only four (and I know about you Mr Viking)
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:37
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The late Eric (winkle) Brown I believe holds the world record of 160+ types, IIRC.

I Can't see anyone coming even close to that, this day and age.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:42
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Am I the only one to have flown SLF in a Belfast (to Akrotiri 0500hrs 01 Jan 1975) ?
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I understood Eric Winkle Brown had 487 flown to his credit.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:47
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Concorde(from Glasgow to Edinburgh!)
As a boy I got shown round the Filton works and was IIRC allowed into one of the mock-ups but I wasn't allowed to touch 002.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 20:59
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
No Grummans yet?
Grumman AA1B. A great little aeroplane!
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 21:01
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My God - I'm so impressed with all this.

How many have you flown which have A TRIGGER gets not a single response.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 21:22
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
My God - I'm so impressed with all this.

How many have you flown which have A TRIGGER gets not a single response.
Two types with a "600 lb special weapon box" sat by my left elbow for a couple of hundred hours or more of over-water trials flying. Does that count?

Oh, and one type for 50 hours or so with live "600 lb special weapons" loaded on the aft stations in the bomb bay (which, when doing trials armament loading line checks in the early hours at St Mawgan I wasn't allowed to turn around and look at, despite the nose of the damned things touching the back of my head as I was double checking the parachute lanyards and instrumentation connections on the trials torpedoes loaded on station 9).
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 21:26
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That counts for sure.

You sound like a useful pilot.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 21:28
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Who was that British guy who had flown as a passenger in hundreds of types and I think was a record holder. Edwin Clack?
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 21:29
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
Antonov?
Antonov AN2 - loggable
Aerostar (pre Piper)- not loggable
Flight Design CTSW - not loggable
Skyranger - not loggable
Schweizer 2-33 - loggable
and more usual stuff both powered and glider.

First as SLF was a Vickers Viscount from Wick to Glasgow via Inverness in crystal clear air. Second was Glasgow to Birmingham the same day in BAC 111 in increasingly bad rain and turbulence. I was used to being thrown around while navigating a rally car by then, but did not think that commercial aircraft could fly like that.


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Old 12th Aug 2018, 21:30
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As pax:

DC3
DC4
DC9
B707
B727
B737
B747
B757
B777
B787
BAE ATP
BAE J32
BAE J41
BAE 146
SAAB 2000
ATR 72
A300
A310
A319/320/321 (all three)
A330
A380
Swearingen Metroliner
F27
F50
F70/F100 (both)
EMB 145
EMB 170/190 (both)
C130/L100 (both)
Avro Shackleton
Dash 8-300
Dash 8-400
Shorts 360
BN Islander
PA31 (I've decided not to list smaller than that, for now!)
Avro York (- well... I wasn't aware of it yet, but I was there!)

... and then I've flown a few myself.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 21:33
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
How many have you flown which have A TRIGGER ?
Only one:
Harvard
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 21:48
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Wot? No Bristol Freighters (car across the channel)?
Tiger Moth, Vampire, Meteor, Chipmunk, etc (ATC)
After that, all SLF flights over many years in many planes were pretty boring.
Thank y'all!.
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