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LTNman 2nd Mar 2019 08:27

Heads up that at 8pm tonight on Talking Pictures which is available on all platforms including Freeview, Sky and Freesat, will be showing a film called Mr Denning Heads North. This 1951 film has the odd scene taken at Luton although I seem to remember this scene got cut out on the version I saw.

https://i.imgur.com/NjSnIWH.jpg

vintage ATCO 2nd Mar 2019 15:37

1962

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....06b59eee89.jpg

LTNman 2nd Mar 2019 16:45


Originally Posted by cj241101 (Post 10399926)
No aerial photos seem to have Nissan huts like the ones in the photo. Also I don't think any of the Luton hangars had brick walls, so I would suspect the photo wasn't taken at Luton. As a new type of aircraft, the JP would have attracted interest wherever it went, so it could have been a first visit to any number of RAF bases.

Looks like a brick wall at the end.
https://i.imgur.com/DIVHzYd.jpg

This is a photo of the experimental hangar with a hint of nissan hut
https://i.imgur.com/RN39Y2p.jpg


Spanish eyes 5th Mar 2019 06:51

First Monarch flight 5th April 1968. (Best to mute speakers due to horrible music)


rog747 5th Mar 2019 07:07

Great video - cannot recall where OM/MON's London coach terminal was - Edgware Road or Tottenham Court Rd areas?
Court Line and Britannia both had London Terminals.

Summer 1968
LTN starts to go-jet!
First jets based at LTN arrive - Autair 1-11 400's and Britannia 737-204's
Dan Air opens their LTN 1-11 base a year later, in 1969.
OM/MON will have to wait a few years to get their hands on their first jet, the 720B in 1971

Channel AW also got their first Trident One E in 1968, and their first 1-11 the summer before, (STN based but LTN saw PMI and other charters)

kenparry 5th Mar 2019 08:46

To be pedantic: "Nissan" are cars. The huts are "Nissen".

LTNman 5th Mar 2019 11:21

Staff seem relaxed, even laid back. Couldn't be more different from today's mad house.

washoutt 5th Mar 2019 11:46

In the photo of post # 3541 there is a strange vehicle or contraption standing in the left, between the white overalled-man and the gentleman in the foreground. Could someone please explain what it is? Thanks.

DaveReidUK 5th Mar 2019 11:53


Originally Posted by rog747 (Post 10407211)
Great video - cannot recall where OM/MON's London coach terminal was - Edgware Road or Tottenham Court Rd areas?

At 0:28, the coach is turning left out of Percy St into Tottenham Court Rd.

sycamore 5th Mar 2019 11:57

Wash,probably a small motorised fuel `bowser` for refuelling away from the fuel pumps...Can`t remember the name/type,but later ones were larger drive-on..Someone will have a photo....

22/04 5th Mar 2019 15:28


[color=left=#000000]First Monarch flight 5th April 1968. (Best to mute speakers due to horrible music[/color]
How odd to think that I was there, a 13 year old, at the crash gate all those years ago. I didn't know what this yellow aeroplane was until it taxied by and knew by the reg. it was a Brit.

Self loading bear 5th Mar 2019 21:47


Originally Posted by washoutt (Post 10407436)
In the photo of post # 3541 there is a strange vehicle or contraption standing in the left, between the white overalled-man and the gentleman in the foreground. Could someone please explain what it is? Thanks.

National museum of Flight

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....a064a21a7f.png

washoutt 6th Mar 2019 08:12

Aha, thanks. I've never seen such a tiny browser. Never to old to learn, my grandmother would say.

LTNman 6th Mar 2019 19:31

Another view complete with fuel gauge
https://i.imgur.com/QcJmx3p.jpg

This one is their self powered version
https://i.imgur.com/DdLqizD.jpg

DaveReidUK 6th Mar 2019 21:24

That Comet must have been going at a helluva speed.

LTNman 7th Mar 2019 15:29


Originally Posted by LTNman (Post 10404582)
Heads up that at 8pm tonight on Talking Pictures which is available on all platforms including Freeview, Sky and Freesat, will be showing a film called Mr Denning Heads North. This 1951 film has the odd scene taken at Luton although I seem to remember this scene got cut out on the version I saw.

A couple of scenes from the film. Sorry to say the rest didn't photograph too well

Percival Way behind what became Monarch's hangar
https://i.imgur.com/hxLpSvX.jpg

Luton's first control tower
https://i.imgur.com/kw1xsWu.jpg


sycamore 7th Mar 2019 19:33

Sporting...!!

LTNman 9th Mar 2019 11:55

https://i.imgur.com/LwN9z5v.jpg

This airframe G-AOVS has been half buried for more years than I can remember. It have now been dug out and moved to the boundary fence due to building work. Its future is uncertain

https://i.imgur.com/5KlQ17O.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/k6F6hx6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/c5P4RUJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/a7VPuZ4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mLhqDTc.jpg

ATNotts 9th Mar 2019 13:40

LTNman:

I can see looking at the top photo, and comparing with the others, that the aircraft's name was changed. Can see that on the fuselage only pics it "Amu", but on the earlier picture, when it was operational, the name is much longer, though I can't read it.

When was it changed, and does anyone know why?

Falcon666 9th Mar 2019 14:19

When in Redcoat colours it was named “Christian”


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