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BAC 1-11 Holiday Jets

Old 17th Jun 2021, 13:31
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My civvy files have disappeared but I found the original notepads in the loft not so long ago, I'll have a look later and see if I can spot the 1-11s. The other British aircraft there were the odd HS125 and a Trislander which I recall taking off from the cross runway and almost immediately plonking back down straight ahead with one engine stuffed!
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 16:17
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Quite sure I saw a couple of US registered airline operated 1-11s at Miami the first time I visited in 1984, though I can't recall who was flying them.
That summer Florida Express had four (N1543/4/5/8 if you still have the detail), and US Air still had a large fleet, but I don't think these got down to Florida much. There were also Bahamasair and TACA to be seen at Miami.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 17:23
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
That summer Florida Express had four (N1543/4/5/8 if you still have the detail), and US Air still had a large fleet, but I don't think these got down to Florida much. There were also Bahamasair and TACA to be seen at Miami.
Hardly holiday jets, but I recall the TACA 1-11s had a striking colour scheme.

Other 1-11 operators into MIA around that time were LACSA and LANICA.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 21:08
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Think it probably was Florida Express, looks like they did go into Miami - only inaugurated about a month before I visited!

Think Bahamasair is likely too - I know we saw several 737s and something else, maybe a 748?
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 11:47
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My first flight on a BAC 1-11 was Court Line from Luton to Basle

Last flight Liverpool to Dublin with Ryanair.
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 16:42
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A story of the 1-11 with a somewhat tenuous link to a holiday....

Having returned to Heathrow from a holiday in Cyprus, we had booked a morning BA shuttle to Newcastle (Woolsington as some of us like to refer) .
It was the first trip of the day and yours truly approached the check in desk to be advised... "I'm sorry Sir, but there has been a technical issue with the 757 and this flight will be operated by a BAC 1-11, I hope you don't mind?" "Mind?" say I... " No, it's fine with me. I'd love to fly in a 1-11 again. The last one I flew in was back from Germany in 1967, a BUA one. Now then, BUA merged with Caledonian and became British Caledonian and you lot (BA) have absorbed British Caledonian. It might even be the same example I flew in back then" The charming BA lady smiled and said "Oh no Sir, I expect that one's with Dan AIr by now" I kid ye not.

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