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22nd Jul 2021, 19:14
Replies: 32
Views: 2,625
Posted By TCU

Mr Mac Hopeless diversion from main topic,...

Mr Mac

Hopeless diversion from main topic, but would agree. I used to fly LHR-LBA a fair bit in the mid-late 90's/early 2000's and ended up flying on all sorts of flying kit (typical BMI). On many...
2nd Jul 2021, 19:29
Replies: 55
Views: 7,237
Posted By TCU

L1011 - PFM. 1st word is Pure, 3rd is Magic. Work...

L1011 - PFM. 1st word is Pure, 3rd is Magic. Work out the 2nd.

The C150/152 will forever be the ultimate Spam Can.
26th Jun 2021, 11:38
Replies: 83
Views: 7,947
Posted By TCU

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

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Stansted early 1980's
25th Jun 2021, 11:12
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By TCU

I bagged a flight in Excalibur A320 G-OEXC on...

I bagged a flight in Excalibur A320 G-OEXC on 06.02.93, LGW-GVA and can still remember being impressed how modern and comfortable it felt compared to the classic Boeing, Douglas and 1-11 aircraft...
21st Jun 2021, 13:45
Replies: 83
Views: 7,947
Posted By TCU

Probably this: ...

Probably this:

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720128-1

Being a 60's baby, my first holiday flights, as a young teen, were in the mighty 1-11

However, my first ever...
20th Jun 2021, 19:55
Replies: 88
Views: 9,858
Posted By TCU

On 23.08.88 I flew LGW-EWR with CO (my log...

On 23.08.88 I flew LGW-EWR with CO (my log records it as CO25). Was on B747-238N N17025

Worked my way down to the Southern states and flew home in September IAH-LGW on Continental DC10-30 N68060...
18th Jun 2021, 19:38
Replies: 88
Views: 9,858
Posted By TCU

767's. My aunt and uncle used them to visit us in...

767's. My aunt and uncle used them to visit us in Cape Town, I'm guessing around 2008/9? I think they lasted just a couple of seasons
14th Jun 2021, 19:42
Replies: 88
Views: 9,858
Posted By TCU

The Stansted Sunday night Scandi invasion, well...

The Stansted Sunday night Scandi invasion, well discussed on the other holiday jet threads, saw Scanair send their A300's and DC-10's in the mid/late 80's. Im not actually sure when these Sunday...
14th Jun 2021, 10:58
Replies: 88
Views: 9,858
Posted By TCU

My first charter wide body experience was by...

My first charter wide body experience was by chance. 08.02.92, pitched up at LGW for my package ski-holiday and a BY flight to ZRH

Boarded a bus, heading to a remote stand, but no BY 737 in sight....
13th Jun 2021, 18:35
Replies: 86
Views: 3,057
Posted By TCU

Something not yet covered on this thread, but...

Something not yet covered on this thread, but worth a reference, and well covered elsewhere on PPRUNE threads, is the story of the 727 arriving on the British register for Dan Air and in particular...
11th Jun 2021, 18:20
Replies: 86
Views: 3,057
Posted By TCU

rog, we are in danger of creating our own travel...

rog, we are in danger of creating our own travel vlog here, so just a quick diversion:

In the Mara stay at Ol Seki. Save the wonderful landscape and wildlife, if you do your transfers from Wilson...
7th Jun 2021, 11:00
Replies: 145
Views: 13,865
Posted By TCU

Boarding cards ain't what they used to be..... ...

Boarding cards ain't what they used to be.....

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3rd Jun 2021, 20:06
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By TCU

I spent my formative years growing up in Stansted...

I spent my formative years growing up in Stansted village and as a avid STN spotter, in those rather quiet days, recall it was perhaps the most exciting thing ever to be recorded in the Bishops...
Forum: North America
3rd Jun 2021, 19:59
Replies: 21
Views: 5,188
Posted By TCU

Can't wait for the Pan Am order....

Can't wait for the Pan Am order....
3rd Jun 2021, 19:57
Replies: 86
Views: 3,057
Posted By TCU

rog747, next time you find yourself at 18E/30S,...

rog747, next time you find yourself at 18E/30S, please pm me. I'd love to buy you a glass or two of the lekker local vino and take you for a spin out of Stellenbosch Flying Club! Now back those...
3rd Jun 2021, 07:01
Replies: 106
Views: 10,417
Posted By TCU

Good spot dc9-32. 'FB indeed.....fat fingers on...

Good spot dc9-32. 'FB indeed.....fat fingers on my part. Return flight, OM4327 on 01.02.80 was on G-BHGE. Due to fog at Linate, we caught up with 'GE in Genoa....first time I'd ever seen the Med.
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2nd Jun 2021, 13:24
Replies: 106
Views: 10,417
Posted By TCU

On board flight OM4326, Monarch Boeing 720,...

On board flight OM4326, Monarch Boeing 720, G-AZFE, 25th January 1980, routing Luton - Milan Linate, with a hundred or so excited school children from Bishops Stortford schools off on their annual...
30th May 2021, 20:36
Replies: 145
Views: 13,865
Posted By TCU

One summer season wonder (1982), Air Manchester....

One summer season wonder (1982), Air Manchester. Operated a single BAC1-11 - 416, G-SURE
29th May 2021, 18:39
Replies: 113
Views: 17,454
Posted By TCU

flash8....see my post nr.52.....always worth...

flash8....see my post nr.52.....always worth reading the thread from top to bottom
29th May 2021, 18:15
Replies: 86
Views: 3,057
Posted By TCU

I visited Madeira for the first time in September...

I visited Madeira for the first time in September last year, during the brief reprise in lockdown, flying BA's service from LHR, and like most arriving passengers, enjoyed a wonderful "sporty'...
27th May 2021, 14:24
Replies: 113
Views: 17,454
Posted By TCU

COPA flight 201, a Boeing 737-204Adv, which...

COPA flight 201, a Boeing 737-204Adv, which crashed on 6th June 1992, was ex-Britannia G-BGYL, which would have carried many thousands of us on bucket and spade and snow plough runs before its...
26th May 2021, 18:03
Replies: 86
Views: 3,057
Posted By TCU

Thanks for putting that picture up Sean....very...

Thanks for putting that picture up Sean....very pretty aeroplane

On the big brother 737 thread it has been confirmed that the Pan Am 737's ran charters at weekends, in particular to Palma from...
26th May 2021, 11:42
Replies: 86
Views: 3,057
Posted By TCU

Plus of course -22 N284AT which did a brief few...

Plus of course -22 N284AT which did a brief few months with British Airways. There are pictures on the airliners site of it at both LGW and JER in the summer months of 1988, so no doubt the odd...
25th May 2021, 16:40
Replies: 113
Views: 17,454
Posted By TCU

Now hopelessly off topic, but Greenair from...

Now hopelessly off topic, but Greenair from Turkey operated 3 x 154's and certainly flew to Gatwick in early 90's.....now back to the -200....
24th May 2021, 06:26
Replies: 113
Views: 17,454
Posted By TCU

European Aviation operated a -200 on behalf of...

European Aviation operated a -200 on behalf of Bournemouth based Palmair

The Braathens -200's mentioned by WHBM and those of Busy Bee mentioned by adjm, were both regulars at STN in the late 70's...
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