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Old 15th Aug 2018, 16:21
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Auster J/1
Chipmunk
Comet
BAC 1-11
Viscount
HS748
HS125
DH Dove
PA-28 140/180*
MS Rallye*
Beagle Pup*
PA-23 Apache
Dornier DO-27
Westland Whirlwind (helo)
Boeing 707
Boeing 727-200
HS Trident
Airbus A300
Boeing 757-200
Lockheed L-1011
Airbus A310
Boeing 747-200
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 767-200
Boeing 767-300
Boeing 767-400
Airbus A321
Airbus A320
Airbus A319
Airbus A318
Airbus A330
Slingsby Firefly
Boeing 737-200
Boeing 737-400
Boeing 737-900
SAAB 340
SAAB 2000
BAe 146/RJ85
EMB-135
EMB-145
Jetstream
DC9-30
MD80/82
MD-11
Boeing 777
Lear 45
Citation
Beech Baron
Cessna 150*
Cessna 172*
Westland Sea King**
Westland Lynx**
SA/Westland Puma**
SA/Westland Gazelle**
Westland Wasp**
DH89 Dragon Rapide
DHC-7
DHC-8
CL-600
CL-900

* as pilot ** as FTE. My Dragon Rapide was also one of the Duxford ones a few years back; my son and I just fancied spending 40 quid on something you don't do every day.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 16:54
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Please see below all flown as SLF from 10/9/60 to yesterday with carriers or at least ones I can remember :-
Props
DC4/5 - Airlines - south American / British charters
Ambassador - UK Charters
Constellation - PIA I think
Vanguard - BEA
Viscount - Channel Airways / BA
Britannia - British Eagle
Dash7/8 - Air Kenya
F27 - KLM / Air UK / Air Anglia
BA-ATP - BMI
ATR - Air Lingus
Caravans - Bush flying in Africa
DC3 - not sure I was too young
Hercules - RAF
Short Skyvan - Can not remember carrier but used to fly EDI-LBA
King Air

Jets
BAC 1-11 - Court Line/ BEA
HS125
BA 146 - Air Lingus
Tridents - BEA and Chinese airline
VC10 - BOAC and East African
Comet - BEA/ Air tours
CRJ - LH
DC 9/8/10 - Many KLM/TWA/Delta/American/SAS/Swissair/CP/Iberia
MD11 - LH
Boeing 720/707/727/737/747/777/787 - ANA/JAL/BA/BOAC/BCAL/LH/EK/AF/MONARCH/SQ/CP/CATHAY/ AC/PAN AM /KLM/Continental/ AF/ Malaysian/ TWA/ AI and many others as well which I have forgotten, though keep remembering as I type !
Convair Coronado - Swissair / Spantex
Airbus 300/310/319/320/330/340/380 - Same as Boeing list, with same caveat at the end.
L1011 / Tristar - TWA/ BA
Gulfstream
Lear Jet
Caravelle - Swiss Air / AF

Helicopters
Huey - US Army
Squirrel
Jet Ranger

Some how this does not seem such a long list given the years I have been flying, though like others have already said, I also never got on Concorde. I never retained a precise record apart from old paper diary notes, and of course FF logs when they came in.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 22:24
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TBH I have not kept records of types flown when SLF, but I guess it would be around 25 or so. Nerdily, I would deliberately seek out slower prop-types, given a choice.. So DC3, Britannia, Herald, Viscount, Ambassador, F27, Islander, Trislander and, one I cannot see already mentioned, the Nord 262 (DanAir). All increasingly difficult to find these days, if not wholly withdrawn. Types flown P1 probably number about 20 (SEP and MEP) and all have been mentioned previously already, so no rarities. Minor regrets that I never flew in the Jetstream or Heron. Beautiful aircraft !
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 00:28
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A few people have posted Russian types.
Interested to hear how that happened - domestic travel within the USSR or post Soviet Russia?
Anyone flown as pax/observer on any Russian military kit?
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 03:05
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tartare,

My flights in a Yak-40 and Yak-42 were in consecutive years, immediately after the breakup of the USSR.


My first flight in the Yak-40 was from Usinsk to Ukhta in the Komi Republic in Arctic Russia, after arriving in Usinsk in a Canadian 727. I was part of a group going to visit a Canadian-British-Russian Oil Joint Venture. I remember being somewhat taken aback on arrival at Ukhta when the first time I saw the ground was over the threshold! There was no ILS so I assume we did a GCA.

At the end of our two-week trip, we were ferried to Moscow in another Yak-40, but this was a VIP version with plush seats, some couches and a fake wood interior. It was the personal aircraft of the chairman of the JV's Russian partner. One of our group had a NatGeo map of the USSR. The pilots were intrigued and asked to see it. They told us, through our translator, that they had never seen a map like this!

The following year, on a visit to another oil company, we flew from Moscow to Saratov on the Volga River, in an Aeroflot Yak-42 ( a Tridentski?).


I was quite taken aback when most of the passengers carried all their luggage on board. Suitcases were stacked in the aisles!

Our return journey was quite unpleasant. My seat mate was a large man, stinking of Vodka, who kept falling asleep, with his head on my shoulder. I kept pushing him off, to avoid him slobbering on me!

During our stay in Saratov, we were ferried by an Aeroflot Mi-18 to visit an oilfield.


Two things about this flight stick in my memory. One was how we were nearly blown over by the downwash as it came in to land to pick us up - 13 tonnes maximum AUW. The second was sitting sideways in foldable seats, looking at each other, across a large auxiliary fuel tank in the centre of the cabin!

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Old 16th Aug 2018, 04:51
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Great yarns I42.
The Mil-8 - love it.
Russia's UH-1 - sort of...
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 07:09
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Originally Posted by tartare View Post
A few people have posted Russian types.
Interested to hear how that happened - domestic travel within the USSR or post Soviet Russia?
Anyone flown as pax/observer on any Russian military kit?
I have flown (as pax) on three Russian types, Yak-40, Tu-154 and An-24.

The Yak-40 and a couple of instances of the Tu-154 were work trips, another Tu-154 and the An-24 were personal trips.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 08:28
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Sorry (ish) for the length of post below. Happy evening going through my logbooks, 1960-2018, flown between 129 and 157 types depending on what makes a different type (are a J-3 Cub and a Super Cub 180 the same type, etc). Add the SLF types I can remember, then between 171 and 198.

Single seat gliders
EoN Primary
Tutor
Grunau Baby 2&3
Reinhardt Cumulus
Prefect
Kite 1
Swallow
Olympia 2
EoN 401
EoN 403
EoN 419
EoN 463
EoN 465
SF26
SF27
Zugvogel3
Weihe
BG135
Ka6CR & Ka6E
MD1
Javelot & Super Javelot
M-100S
Ka 8
ASK14
ASW15
ASK18
ASW19
ASW20
ASW28
Skylark 2
Skylark 3b & 3F
Skylark 4
Dart 15, 15W & 17R
Kestrel 19
Vega and Sport Vega
Phoebus A, B & C
Std Austria
SHK
Open Cirrus
Std Cirrus
Nimbus 2, 2B & 2C
Discus
Ventus B & CT
Ventus 2C and CxT
Nimbus 3 & 3T
Nimbus 4
Diamant 16.5 & 18
Pirat
Foka 4
Cobra
Jantar
Libelle 201
Hornet
Mosquito
HPH304J
LS4
LS6
LS7
LS8
Astir CS
DG300
Grob102
PW5
JS1

2 seat gliders
T31
T21 (including T46, a.k.a. T21C)
Kranich
Blanik
Capstan
Doppelraab
Go-4
Ka 2
Ka 4
Ka 7
ASK13
ASK16
Bocian B & E
Bergfalke 2 & 3
T53
Castel C25S
Schweizer 2-32
Janus C
Puchatz
Twin Astir & Acro
Nimbus 3DT & DM
Nimbus 4DM
ASH25
DG1000
Duo Discus
ASK21
EB28
Arcus T

Power
Chipmunk & 'Supermunk'
Provost
Cub J3, C-90, Super Cub 150 & 180
Citabria
Pawnee
Beagle Pup 100 & 150
RF4
RF5
Tiger Moth
Jackaroo
Auster 6, AOP9, & Beagle Terrier
Beaver
Turbo Porter
Motorfalke
Slingsby T61
Tandem Falke
C 152
C 172
Cherokee 6
Bolkow Junior
Turbulent
Condor
Europa
Stemme S4

Passenger types that I can remember - (with some exceptions they were aluminium tubes with seating, so there may have been others)
Dragon Rapide
Anson
Curtis Commando
Hastings
Beverley
Lincoln
Shackleton
Comet 4
Argosy
Bristol Freighter
Britannia
Varsity
Valetta
DC3
DC6
DC7
DC8
DC9
DC10
727
737
747
757
767
777
A319/320
A340
Twin Otter
Tristar
F27
Dart Herald
Dash 8
Lightning T4 (That I definitely remember)

SLF Rotary
Scout
Belvedere
Whirlwind
AS355
AS365
Jet Ranger
Hughes 300

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Old 16th Aug 2018, 09:28
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As P1 or Pu/t

Cessna 150
Cessna 152
Cessna 172
Piper PA28
Piper J3 Cub
Piper L4 Grasshopper
Piper Super Cub
Yak11
Tiger Moth
Harvard
DH Chipmunk
Beech Staggerwing
DH87B Hornet Moth

Jammed in back seat or crew seat
P51 Mustang
Curtiss Kittyhawk
B25 Mitchell
DH Rapide

Commercial Airline
No idea, but my first flight from Glasgow to London was in a Trident.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 09:58
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What a great thread and havent some people ahd the most fantastic experiences, very mean spirited I think for peopel to characterise it as boasting.

I have flown almost exclusively airline types and pretty much every mark or Airbus?minibus 737 and DC9/MD80 plus DC8s and tridents. Nothign very exceptional really -maybe the rarerest would be Standard Vc10 and its Russian Equivalent (well more like a Super I know) IL -62, maye an F28 isnt that common either. A bit better when it comes to varients maybe DC9-20 I think which was only made for SAS and had the original short body but the -30 wings . Amusing to see these little birds at Arlanda alongside an MD80 , the ultimate stretch. SAS liked a bit of exclsuivity since i think they were the only original owners of DC9-40s whch were semi stretched 30s. rarer but relatively common back in the day 707-400s DC8 40s and DC8 62s

The IL62 was CSA from LHR to Prague and was a very cool flight, nice spacious airplane , terrific performance on a short trip and fantastic spool up noise as we started the take off run. Excellent in flight service too starting with a large glass of Czech bear to acquaint the westerners and restore expat Czechs faith in the brewing industry. This was back in the communist days of course but Prague was still a fantastic place to visit, in some ways better than today now it is over run with tourists.

If one was starting out on this list today or any time in the last 5 years It would be alot shorter whn it came to airline types and likely to remain a lot shorter as there is little diversity at all now and at places like Stamnstead you could probably go all day seeing dozens of aircraft but only three or four airliner types
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 12:09
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Re Pax Britannica above. I suppose I was lucky being born in the fifties, first flight in '69. Sud Aviation Caravelle. Next flight, same year, Oslo to Curacao, via, via, via, via and with several different aircrafts. Amazing experience for a 16 year old traveling alone.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 12:22
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Fitter2, surely it would be easier to compile a list of gliders you haven't flown!
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 12:36
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Hi Treadigraph - I'd like to say I'm just getting started..
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 12:47
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Fitter2, surely it would be easier to compile a list of gliders you haven't flown!
I was amazed that I appear to have flown a glider type that Fitter2 has not
= Fokker Goevier - unless I missed it on his impressive list
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 13:47
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I think I have flown two glider types that fitter2 has missed.
Canguro at Aosta, and the kranich
Tell me I am wrong!!
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 13:51
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Originally Posted by tartare View Post
A few people have posted Russian types.
Interested to hear how that happened - domestic travel within the USSR or post Soviet Russia?
Anyone flown as pax/observer on any Russian military kit?
My experience with Russian aircrafts comes from extensive domestic travel in China 1991 to 96. I flew Xinjiang Airlines Il-86 Beijing-Urumchi/return. Interesting aircraft, enetered via airstairs at the bottom, room for luggage in the basement and up some stairs to the cabin. The seatbacks in front of you were fitted with fans which you could turn on at your convenience.
For the remaining types/trips I would have to dig out my collection of boarding cards, too lazy I'm afraid.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 13:57
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Hi Rogerg

Kranich is in my list at number 3 in the 2 seat glider list. First time in November 1963 at Bicester, most recently 2 years ago. And the Goevier is on my list as the Go-4 (Goppingen vier). I remember it as being a very cosy cockpit - not sure i could fit in one now unless the other person was very slim.

The Canguro - you have got me there, but I realised although I had never flown an M-200, I had omitted the M-100S from my single seater list, so add 1 more I also missed off the EoN Primary, on which I have had one bungee launch, 1 winch launch and 1 aerotow - and have no wish to have any more. A late thought, I had also missed Dan Delap's Weihe, in which I had a few happy hours in 1967. Being in the RAFGSA at the time helped collect a few types, although there were rareties I missed (such as the Rheinland) not being in the right place at the right time.

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Old 16th Aug 2018, 15:25
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I won't attempts to compete on quanity, but oddity!
Anyone else travelled as SLF in one of these:

VFW-Fokker 614
I once did, from Copenhagen Katstrup to Sønderborg
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 15:27
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Originally Posted by Fitter2 View Post
The Goevier is on my list as the Go-4 (Goppingen vier). I remember it as being a very cosy cockpit - not sure i could fit in one now unless the other person was very slim.
Aha I had forgotten that it was a Goppingen design ,yes it was quite cosy,but not too bad a glider design - especially considering the year it was originally designed.Luckily the guy I was flying with was very slim and so was I in those days,my year working in zimbabwe had taken me from 15 stone down to 11 stone - which was a nice weight for most gliders.
Anyway congrats on your impressive list of gliders flown
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Fitter2,

I nominate you as the "Winkle Brown" of glider pilots. What a list!
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