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Flights to Berlin in the Sixties.

Old 11th Sep 2020, 08:47
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I flew to Berlin from Luton in the early eighties, checking in at the Smith Air desk, and I'm fairly sure we flew in to Gatow. Dan Air possibly.
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Old 11th Sep 2020, 09:10
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In the 1960s, BEA and PanAm used Tempelhof and Air France used Tegel.

Commander Taco: I did my Viscount course with the late Joe G****s who had a Canadian connection. Possibly your Dad?
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Old 11th Sep 2020, 09:27
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Pan Am used Tegel for individual long range jet flights as well back then.
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/d...n-Am/pan-am12/
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 03:12
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Originally Posted by JW411 View Post
In the 1960s, BEA and PanAm used Tempelhof and Air France used Tegel.

Commander Taco: I did my Viscount course with the late Joe G****s who had a Canadian connection. Possibly your Dad?
Yes JW, that be him. What a coincidence to be on a thread with someone who did a course with him 57 years ago. Iíd like to PM you, his logbooks and photos of that time were lost in a fire a few years later in Australia. Perhaps you could fill in a few blanks for me.

Cheers,

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Old 12th Sep 2020, 10:08
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Commander Taco: Please feel free to send me a PM.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 08:34
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DeanoP , that arrangement carried on into the '90s . 2 RAF crews were trained on 737-236s , every 3 months they'd do a sim session , and the j/s to TXL , next day go cct. bashing at Gatow to maintain currency . Was not well known , but met a LGW trainer '' 'wot are you doing in Berlin ? '' . ''Cct. bashing tomorrow at Gatow ''. In times of tension , we civvy crews and pax would get off leaving empty a/c piloted by the RAF boys to fly the corridors , keeping them open .
Chugalug [ still waiting to hear the true story of Maastricht ATC- Dan-Air piss up ] . Good visit to the BASC . Still remember the 4 signatures on cert. of no objection needing to be obtained and passed on B4 we'd get start clearance . Still have enamel lapel badge of BASC. Was told that the Templehof airport buiding in plan view is shaped like a German Eagle . Next VMC departure off 08 confirmed it . Body , wings , head , talons .
DCS99 , must have crossed paths . Did Haj-TXL-HAJ-MAN-GLA on 9/11/89 . Next day in GLA looking for the Hebrides wx , all I could find was the Wall falling down ! The Berlin 'gurls 'n guys , not all German , some Brits and Yanks . About 2 dozen after Balpa protested on their behalf , [ It was after all a mainline BA base , thus should have been a base transfer , Not reselection ] ! . They transferred to BA LHR base . Larger amount transferred to Lufti . The rest I know not as we , the ATP fleet had left TXL in Autumn 91 , going back to roots of Highlands and Islands. Before the base completely shut .

rgds condor .
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 18:39
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JW411 - great stuff, matey. Thank you. The only corridor issues I had during my 2 tours in West Germany usually involved evicting fragrant but temporary occupants from, or clearing up the mess outside, my room in Block 40 Laarparts, often after a ‘corridor party’.

(have I forgotten all about your exploits or did you just never tell?....til now.)
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 10:27
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I could not possibly comment.
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