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Old 16th Aug 2018, 15:42
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I nominate you as the "Winkle Brown" of glider pilots. What a list!
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 16:25
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Arrow

Kirby Cadet Mk3
Segberg
Chipmunk
Andover
C-130K
DC3
BO-105
PA31
PA34
BAC111
VC10
VC10K
HS748
L1011 Tristar
B-737
B-747
B-757
B-767
A330
A320
A319
C172
MD80
S360
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 20:03
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Originally Posted by tartare
A few people have posted Russian types.
Interested to hear how that happened - domestic travel within the USSR or post Soviet Russia?
The Antonov AN2 was operating sight-seeing trips in Hungary after Hungarian independence but before full breakup of USSR. With no other punters in sight at lunchtime on a very hot day I was offered a special deal for all six seats which I said I'd accept if I got some stick time. After discussion of the types I had flown a deal was struck. Not that an AN2 is much of a glider but I did know how to pronounce Puchacz which I think fixed it.

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Old 17th Aug 2018, 08:45
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Astounding fact; there has been only one occurrence of the faithful Station Flight Avro 'Annie' Anson.

I must boost that number by 100%.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 09:35
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Trigger flight

1976 - Short Sandringham, west cost of Ireland, 1500ft, 150kts, being served a gin and tonic by Mrs Charles Blair, otherwise known an Maureen O'Hara.

Flew on it again a week later from Studland Bay and again a year later from Calshot.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 09:48
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Hi Ian16th
Astounding fact; there has been only one occurrence of the faithful Station Flight Avro 'Annie' Anson.
On my list as the very first time I left terra firma, as a 13 year young very new ATC cadet at Colerne. 30 minutes in the right hand seat, tour of Wiltshire and down to the Bristol Channel. It's funny how you remember every minute of some flights.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 09:49
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And another one...

Boarding a Dreamliner right now. Chalk up another one. List duly amended. Now 41.

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Old 17th Aug 2018, 09:55
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The lovely thing about this thread is that it has prompted the remaining brain cells in remembering the flying contraptions one has flown and the ones one has flown in. Keep it up.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 10:14
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Found this an interesting read, despite one or two naysayers (miserable spoil sports).....!!

My list, entirely as SLF covers some 70 odd types mostly the "usual suspects".
My first flight(s) was in a Vickers Viking (don't think it has had a mention yet).
November 1952 out of Blackbushe, two and half days to Nairobi. Although I was
only seven at the time I remember loads of details. A memorable trip. It took
place only 20 years after the African route was opened up by Imperial Airways.
I do feel some affinity to the "pioneers" as we only few in daylight (two stops, Malta
and Khartoum) and the a/c was unpressurised so we did not fly much above 8000 -
10000 ft. A further 30 years on in 1983 covered the same route in about 8 hours,
BA 747 direct Heathrow to NBI. Progress....!!!

Possibly my most unusual type is a New Standard D29. Not too difficult to achieve,
at the time about $ 30.00 out of Old Rhinebeck.

Always looking for opportunities to fly in different type both commercial airline and
GA types. Last year I added Dornier 328 Jet to the list. Manchester to Billund.
Great flight, great experience, great cabin service. LoCo is was not!! while
in Denmark achieved another first, first flight in a gyrocopter.

Down in Cornwall this September, wondering if I can add Islander and DHC-6
to my list !!! Missed out on the S-61s.......!!

A "spotting" pal of mine at Eastleigh (Southampton) in 1963 probably
achieved a most unusual flight: a five minute circuit in the prone pilot
position in the R&S Desford G-AGOS. That flight could, of course, now
be repeated. Not sure how the front part is currently set up.

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Old 17th Aug 2018, 10:19
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Possibly my most unusual type is a New Standard D29. Not too difficult to achieve,
at the time about $ 30.00 out of Old Rhinebeck.
I bought a ticket for that, not enough time for the ride before the show and unfortunately a developing crosswind not only terminated the display half way through, it also grounded the pleasure flights...

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Old 17th Aug 2018, 10:37
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Damn! I forgot my second ever flight was in the old Anson. I also forgot several flights in the Avro 748 (Danair). I wish I could remember the name of the glider I went up in in Colorado. It achieved one of my dreams, as we soared to over 16000' over the Rockies. And just remembered a couple of trips in the Twin Otter, one Danair and the other, a beautiful low level dusk trip from Reading Pa to Newark.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 12:46
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
I bought a ticket for that, not enough time for the ride before the show and unfortunately a developing crosswind not only terminated the display half way through, it also grounded the pleasure flights...
The best day out I ever had in the USA was a Sunday in August at Old Rhinebeck.

Re my 1st Anson flight, it wasn't in an 'old' Anson, it was quite new. They were still building them at the time, 1952
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 13:46
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Ok im going to have to break my cover..the names Aldrin and does a Saturn V and a LEM qualify?
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No, sorry, neither has wings. (Hell of a ride though)
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 13:52
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Bugger! hat coat...or should I say helmet space suit
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 13:59
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Moon landings? But they were faked ! You can count Gemini XII though... (ducks under Buzz's awesome right hook...)
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 14:33
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Mixed bunch!

DH Rapide / Dominie
DC-3
Sud Aviation Caravelle
Varsity
JP3
Hawker Siddeley Dominie T1
Shackleton AEW2
Bristol Britannia
Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star
F-111F
Fairey Gannet AEW3
DH Comet
Hunter T8
Nimrod AEW3
Vickers VC10
Beechcraft King Air
Boeing E-3A, E-3C, E-3D, E-3F, TS3
Boeing 707 CT-49A (TCA)
Lockheed TriStar
Avro Vulcan
Chinook
Wessex
Sea King
Robin DR400
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 15:57
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My younger daughter, now late 20s, travelled quite a lot in 747s when she was young. One of those that enjoyed running up and down the stairs on a 747.
Later, getting on a 320 for a Euro flight, she said that it was not a real plane as it didn't have an upstairs.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 16:13
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All you chaps and chapesses claiming the DH Comet, I presume it's the 106 and not the 88.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 17:00
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Boarding a Dreamliner right now.
I’ve had three trips on a Dreamliner in the last two years. I definitely feel less tired and recover more quickly after flying in one.

It’s now my new favourite, having supplanted the late-lamented L1011.

Later, getting on a 320 for a Euro flight, she said that it was not a real plane as it didn't have an upstairs.
In the early 80s, we travelled from Jakarta to Singapore in a Cathay 747 and then boarded a MAS 737. My four year old son, who by this time had travelled around the world three times, said “Dad, where’s the spiral staircase?”

Motorgliders that I don’t think have been mentioned:
RF-5B
Ogar
IS-28B2
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