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Old 12th Aug 2018, 22:19
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Treadigraph - i think it was a Mr Edwin Shackleton
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 22:28
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
Surely nobody keeps records of all the different types they've flown in as pax?
Hence memory recall. My remembering the BN Islander a single Logair flight was the last I added. Quite interesting experience and memorable in its own way, once I remembered.

Miss PN can also recall some memorable ones, a Jetstream, a rusty Crusty, and one from Khandahar where her companion was an explosives dog going to Cyprus for R&R. It spent the whole time with its head on her lap.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 22:48
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Hell man, I can remember flying the Atlantic with propellers, via Gander to Shannon and into London and then back the other way. Then I discovered that you could go by ocean liner, you know, not the hapless cruise barges of toady but real ships, ones built for the Atlantic crossing in the middle of winter.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 22:54
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That's the chap, Paul C... Edwin Clack I now recall was something to with a flying club at Southend.
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Lockheed Constellation.
Bristol Britannia.
Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde.
Miles Messenger.
Persian Carpet.
De Havilland Tiger Moth.
Grumman Goose.
J31 Turbomeca Astazou,
Vickers Viscount.
A balloon.
DC3.

Many others of all weights and sizes too common place to mention, either as pilot or passenger, but not yet I regret to say the Boeing 787. I try to avoid ever flying on Airbus products and specifically the A319 at all, in any class.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 23:54
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I have flown as passenger in most of the above listed aircraft, plus a couple not listed so far:
Argosy from Aden to Francistown, a company King Air and Learjet while working in Saudi Arabia. (Owned by Lockheed). Until now, I have never tried the A380 or the 787. Here's hoping!
Most memorable: Whistling Tit from Aden to Francistown and the Manston based DC4 sent to bring us back from Francistown to Aden. Both were flying sheds!
Most scary: an ex Pan Am DC3 from Caticlan to Manila and the T21 at Leeming when the winch cable snapped at 400' on my second launch.
Smoothest: British Midland Viscount from Heathrow to Liverpool. Despite having my face glued to the patio window, I only realised we had landed when I noticed the tarmac and grass were not getting bigger!
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 00:33
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My proudest 'bag' is the DH Dragon Rapide.
Elsewhere recently I saw the question "What did you save your pocket money for?" In my case in 1957 I saved up ten bob for a flight in a Dragon Rapide at Prestwick. Ten minute flight (a long circuit) but I was like a dog with two tails and from then on all I wanted to do was fly. Eyesight let me down in the RAF and I had to make do with being a nav, but I did do a PPL aged 60 and my eyesight certainly hadn't improved!

Had a trip to Newquay with the family a few years back and there was a Dragon Rapide there doing pleasure flights. This time it was £75 not ten bob, and even allowing for inflation I reckoned that was a bit steep, so I gave it a miss!
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 03:39
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Not a very long list compared to some...but gave me some happy memories recalling them!!

Vickers Viscount - BA
Beagle Pup
Boeing 707 - Wardair
Boeing 720 - Monarch
Boeing 727 - TAA, Aviogenex, JAT, Ansett
Boeing 737-200/300 - Air France, Ansett
Boeing 747-100/200/400 - BA, QANTAS
Boeing 757 - BA
Boeing 767-200/300 - QANTAS, Ansett
Airbus A300B2 - Air Inter
Airbus A320 - Ansett
HS.125-400
BAe.125-700
BAe.125-800
HS. Trident 2E/3B - BEA, BA
DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Bellanca Citabria
B.206B Jetranger
BAC 111 - BA
BAe.146-100 - Dan Air
Yak-42 - Air Ukraine
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 04:10
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RAF Hawk
RNZAF MB339
RNZAF UH1H
Safeair Argosy
Pemex Bell 212
Hiller 360
USCG Dauphin
Hughes 500 C&D
Hughes 300
Robbie R22
Jetbanger
AS-350B2
EC-120
ex RNZAF Bell 47
RNZAF C130K
RNZAF P-3K
737-200, 400, 500, 800
747-200, 400
A380
A340
A320
A321
Bae 146
PA28
PA42
PA23
C152
C172
C206
C208
C421
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As a pilot,
Chipmunk
Rallye Minerva...wel, my dad was flying it but I had a shot.
Slingsby T.31
Slingsby T.21 first solo aged 15!
K.7 it's a glider
K.8 another single seat glider
K.13
Slingsby Swallow
Cherokee 140
Cessna 310Q
Tiger moth
Cessna 150
Cessna 172
Cessna177
Aeronca 7AC
Super Cub
Airtourer
Shirts SD-360
Jetstream 41
Embraer 145
Avro RJ-85
Avro RJ-100
Embraer 170
Embraer 190.

Kinda more than I expected, but none with a trigger!


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Old 13th Aug 2018, 06:32
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OH!
I forgot to add to my list above --- (that list was all my airliners both at work and pax)

Lancaster

(2014 Canadian Lanc, an hours flight from HUY - awesome)
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 06:41
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
I could add Goose, Islander and Il-18.

But why bother ?

Thread probably ought to be in Spectators Balcony.
lol but Dave then we would get all the avgeeks and spotty spotter teenagers showing off
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 07:36
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Willy waving?

Of course it is! The OP asked a question and we answered.

If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

Now if he’d asked which aircraft you have piloted rather than just flown in, my list drops from 40 to 19.

I can feel my member shrinking.

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Old 13th Aug 2018, 07:44
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It is the early flights that stick in the memory:

Ambassador, Caravelle, Viscount, Vanguard. HS748 on a charter from Teesside to Morlaix. Dan-Air Comet. CrabAir VC10 Brize to Sydney. BCal 707 Gatwick to Singapore which I think was one of those 'bent' charters, the smell of over a hundred people using Tiger Balm Oil for popping ears will stay forever in the nostrils. Lots of newer stuff but they hold little charm.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 07:54
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Surely nobody keeps records of all the different types they've flown in as pax?
Some do, as a spotty teenager I kept a school exercise book as my logbook, detailing crew, route, time and comments. Once when flying the line a similar book was passed to me in the cockpit with an adult, very much travelled pax, requesting I fill it out with similar details. In fact it was quite interesting flipping through it and seeing names I knew of folks from long ago, who they were flying for, and what they were flying.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 08:32
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Some do, as a spotty teenager I kept a school exercise book as my logbook, detailing crew, route, time and comments. Once when flying the line a similar book was passed to me in the cockpit with an adult, very much travelled pax, requesting I fill it out with similar details. In fact it was quite interesting flipping through it and seeing names I knew of folks from long ago, who they were flying for, and what they were flying.
That's nothing compared to some of the, ahem, rail" enthusiasts" .....carriage number, seat number, fwd, aft or sidewards seat, year of manufacture, operated routes, journey times and that's before they get to the locomotive details.......as witnessed and overheard very recently in fact.

However, patience is a virtue and now we have the perfect thread related opportunity for the revelation of some 42 types to be clarified.....or so we may think, because, the two posts so far on the subject have been remarkably devoid of this information but, not unsurprisingly, have offered complexity in response to a simple question plus the essential personal involvement . But, as we now know the log books are available, then it can only be a simplistic exercise to extract the information, and capacity ( hours would be a bonus of course ) to print on here.

As a lead in, a sort of "starter for ten " if you like, a list of the gliding types ( I pulled the cable release knob and operated the air brakes aside ) and the standard achieved would be of interest..

Flight Testing, may, of course, be covered by the Official Secrets Act.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 10:37
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From Tartare's list

Robbie R22
Jetbanger
AS-350B2
That Jetbanger sounds like a scary aircraft Tartare. Have you got any info on it?
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 10:49
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Out of necessity, most commercial types, props and jets since '69. Flying around China in the early 90'ies I had the "pleasure" of being SLF on IL86, some tri-motor Yak, Tu154 and a propeller thing with a glassy nose. Happy days.
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HS748
Trident 2-3
BAC1-11
Vicount
B747-200
B747-400
Tristar
Chipmunk
Cesna152
PA28
Slingsby Firefly
S300
Concorde
S61N
Belle 212
BAE146
DC10
DC9
Embraer 135
Embraer 170
Embraer 190
CJ90
Metro 23
Embraer 120
Boing 717
Boing 737-200-400-700-800
Boing 757
Boing 767
Boing 777
Boing 787
Airbus A320
Airbus A321
Airbus A330-200-300
Airbus A380
Dash 8-Q400
AS332L/L1
EC225
S92
Nimrod
S76
Focker 100
JetRanger
Beachcraft 1900
Saab 340
Beach Barron
Navaho
F27
F50
AS350B

As well as some small fixed wing that I have no idea what they were called
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Flown in and had a go in quite a few of them

Wessex HC2 and HU5
Puma
Chinook
VC10
Herc
Jaguar T2
Fouga Magistair
Sia Machetti SF260
Robinson R44
Beech Baron B55PA
Koliber
Grumman Cougar
Socata TB10 and TB20
Cessna
150
152
172
177
182
210
310
421
441
Piper
PA- 28 various models
Seneca
Aztec
King Air
Boeing
737
727
757
Antonov AN2

probably a few more but i will need to think about those, claim to fame... Never ever paid for a flight in my whole life... yeah I know, I am cheap


Add Agusta 109 Grand

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