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Old 22nd Apr 2020, 12:40
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Is that a TEA 707 in the background left of he last Tradewinds shot?.
I am not sure, but the previous photo, to the Tradewinds, in my album is this one, it may have hung around for a while, by the look of the steps, it was a maintenance visit.


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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 10:28
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GAZIN/Sotonsean - Arrow Air Post #325:

I was flying for Arrow Air at the time the photograph of N917JW was taken. In fact, I was the outbound captain on 13 Jul 84! The flight number for all of my Stansted to JFK flights was JW821. I seem to remember that we were still waiting for LGW slots to become available and started at STN in the meantime.

I flew my first JW821 on 29 Jun 84 in N902JW then 13 Jul 84 and 20 Jul 84 in N917JW. My next JW821 flight was from LGW on 03 Aug 84 in N917JW so it looks like a LGW slot became available on or about 01 Aug 84.
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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 12:05
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JW411 good to hear from you I am sorry it wasn’t a better picture!
Most of the long haul operators at STN at that time were waiting for Gatwick slots.
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Old 1st May 2020, 12:35
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Old 7th May 2020, 13:46
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On Tuesday 5th May, the Stansted Branch of Air-Britain held a virtual meeting, it can be found here-:
https://www.facebook.com/AirBritainS...dmin_todo_tour
You do not need to be signed up to Face Book to see it. It will changed over to our web site in a few days time, that can be found here-:
https://airbritainstanstedbranch.wordpress.com/
We are hoping to do another meeting next month on Tuesday 6th June, commencing 20.00, anyone is welcome to join in or just watch.. There are two sections of photo`s taken at Stansted from the past and one up to date section , well worth a look, the quiz is just for fun you don`t have to enter but it would be nice if you did, there are no prizes.
Hope some of you take a look.
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Old 9th May 2020, 22:16
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I'd be really interested to know if anyone has any of the charter timetables for Dan-Air, Britannia, Air Europe or Air UK Leisure from the 80's through to the early 90's (old terminal)?

Did any other operators use the airport regularly on sun routes in the 80's and 90's?

I remember going on holiday August 1990 from Stansted to Corfu on a Monday night with Air UK Leisure on one of their shinny new 734's. We checked in next to a Dan-Air flight, I think operating for Thomson Holidays going to Heraklion on the island of Crete. I remember seeing the Dan-Air 727 parked up on the tarmac as you could sit outside on the wooden picnic benches, think it was part of a bar in the departure lounge? Ours was the last departure that evening.

I honestly surprise myself with my memory.

Also anyone got any old pics/maps of the old passenger terminal?

Such great memories of flying through Stansted as a youngster.
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Old 10th May 2020, 08:42
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Other UK charter flights from STN in the 80's were with Orion 732, British Airtours Tristar,

There were Spanish ones - Caravelles of Transeuropa then Hispania - who also went into SEN.
Do not recall any series of Aviaco or Spantax charters coming in as they usually went to LTN LGW and BHX.

Yugoslavia charters were flown in and out by Inex Adria DC-9, and Aviogenex TU-134, 727
Pula, Split. Dubrovnik

Air UK Leisure based at STN was new to the IT market in 1988, first with leased 732's then new 734's,
replaced much later in 1996 by an Airbus fleet and the Company was bought by Unijet.

Never seen any Mayflys' for STN on here - Plenty of old LTN ones on their thread.

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Old 10th May 2020, 09:50
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
There were Spanish ones - Caravelles of Transeuropa then Hispania - who also went into SEN.
Do not recall any series of Aviaco or Spantax charters coming in as they usually went to LTN LGW.
There’s definitely footage I think on YouTube of the old terminal early 80’s of an Aviaco DC9 departing to Tenerife.
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Old 10th May 2020, 11:24
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Originally Posted by pamann View Post
There’s definitely footage I think on YouTube of the old terminal early 80’s of an Aviaco DC9 departing to Tenerife.
As noted in a very early post, I flew Aviaco STN-PMI-STN, out on 02.09.84 and back 16.09.84. Both DC-9's, and sadly some of the few flights in my log where the registrations were not captured.
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Old 20th May 2020, 08:52
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 08:13
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Air-Britain Stansted Branch Virtual Meeting

Tonight at 20.00 local time is our second virtual meeting, it will take place on our noticeboard : https://www.facebook.com/AirBritainStanstedBranch/ .
No need to be a signed in member of Face Book, it`s open for everyone to view.
We have stepped beyond the very basic trial last month and this month's presentations, have audio narrations added to them to hopefully make them more interesting.
The meeting will have 6 items starting with an introduction and chairman's message followed by our main part of the evening, a narrated video talk entitled "The M.40 meander", a road trip along the M.40 corridor with photos and a guide to the airfields visited.
We will then continue with 4 slideshows also with some narration:
1: Stansted recent photos by Michael Jones
2: Latin American tour - photos from some of Brian Richards' visits to that region
3: RIAT 1993 and 1994 (for the military fans) - featuring photos and an introduction by Nick Challoner
4: D.Day Dakotas, June 2019. The congregation of Dakotas at Duxford last June, including the visit of some to Old Warden and the Duxford night shoot - with photos by Andrew Goldsmith & Michael Hibbins.
It will also be posted on our website at about the same time, link to web site below -:
https://airbritainstanstedbranch.wordpress.com/
Stay safe & cheerful.
I hope you will join us.
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