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Old 17th Jun 2021, 14:31
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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, 17:17
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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, 18:23
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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, 22:08
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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, 12:47
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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, 17:42
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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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Old 5th Mar 2022, 23:13
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Originally Posted by TCU View Post
One summer season wonder (1982), Air Manchester. Operated a single BAC1-11 - 416, G-SURE
Proud to say that I flew on this to Majorca in 83 I think. First ever time on a plane!
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Old 6th Mar 2022, 09:03
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Originally Posted by AnglianAV8R View Post
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.
The 1-11 you flew in from Germany in 1967 would have been a 200srs, as the 500s didn't arrive until 1969. BCAL sold the 200s back to BAe in 1982 and they went to Pacific Express in California.
I don't think any of the original BUA aircraft went to Dan-Air.

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Originally Posted by dixi188 View Post
The 1-11 you flew in from Germany in 1967 would have been a 200srs, as the 500s didn't arrive until 1969. BCAL sold the 200s back to BAe in 1982 and they went to Pacific Express in California.
I don't think any of the original BUA aircraft went to Dan-Air.
Indeed they didn't, though a few of them came back to BAF/British World at the start of the 1990s.
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Flew (slf) in a 1-11 475 (Air Pacific) from Nadi to Nausori in the 1970s. Sat at the back and on landing (quote hard) blew a tyre. Lady CC sitting next to me panicked at the very loud bang and grabbed my hand. I held it as long as I could but once I had told her it was only a tyre blowout, she relaxed and let go. Sadly the relationship ended on disembarkation.

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