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24th Sep 2020, 15:17
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From my pad, 15m or so West of LHR, saw a BA 747...

From my pad, 15m or so West of LHR, saw a BA 747 climbing in the clear blue sky on Monday morning....what a sight and sound. Seems from BA Source it was G-CIVP on her final flight to St Athan
6th Sep 2020, 17:32
Replies: 27
Views: 4,076
Posted By TCU

Good work Goldox The Kuwait Airways livery...

Good work Goldox

The Kuwait Airways livery of the time also had a blue flash across its tail
22nd Aug 2020, 19:45
Replies: 29
Views: 3,504
Posted By TCU

That picture stirs memories of salmon paste...

That picture stirs memories of salmon paste sandwiches, a flask of tea, Golden Wonder crisps and a Penguin biscuit in my pack lunch, high up on the Queens Building terrace....kids of today don't know...
20th Jul 2020, 09:10
Replies: 117
Views: 24,400
Posted By TCU

From my first flight on a BA 747 (-136, G-AWNH,...

From my first flight on a BA 747 (-136, G-AWNH, London to Bermuda in June 1978) to my repatriation flight back from Cape Town to London in late May 2020 (G-CIVO), I've enjoyed 37 rides in the BA 747...
6th Jun 2020, 14:50
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

This picture taken from the road by the old fire...

This picture taken from the road by the old fire dump near Takeley, when you could lean your bike up against the fence.

This Falcon 20C wore the reg N50CA between 1977 and 1981. I'm guessing I...
23rd May 2020, 17:52
Replies: 12
Views: 2,162
Posted By TCU

Some wonderful vintage footage here which shows a...

Some wonderful vintage footage here which shows a good deal of the Kindley Field layout.....and as a bonus, RB211 buzz saw take off
Eastern L1011 Bermuda 1973

https://youtu.be/tCJ7kqxL7wA...
10th May 2020, 11:24
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

As noted in a very early post, I flew Aviaco...

As noted in a very early post, I flew Aviaco STN-PMI-STN, out on 02.09.84 and back 16.09.84. Both DC-9's, and sadly some of the few flights in my log where the registrations were not captured.
12th Apr 2020, 13:59
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

I suspect Emirates probably are....

I suspect Emirates probably are....
12th Apr 2020, 09:51
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

Great fire dump/ATEL ramp shots. Remember cycling...

Great fire dump/ATEL ramp shots. Remember cycling around to the fire dump from the terminal as part of a days spotting. Past the end of 05 threshold, left at the Kearsley hangar then left again at...
6th Apr 2020, 16:47
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

The 1-11's were G-BEJM, JW and G-BFMC (all...

The 1-11's were G-BEJM, JW and G-BFMC (all -400's)
The G1's G-ASXT, G-AWYF and G-BRAL

Had a very good school mate who's dad was a Ford 1-11 Captain
5th Apr 2020, 10:53
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

STN Ramp Rat....thanks for the...

STN Ramp Rat....thanks for the qualification....every day is a school day as they say

Down here at 18E/33S we have a regular Il76 service from my new local airport (FACT) to Antarctic.....is a...
5th Apr 2020, 08:27
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

Great video of an Il-76 departing STN....in 2017:...

Great video of an Il-76 departing STN....in 2017:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH3b54Sducg

For a while in 1999 I used to live in a house near Molehill Green (The Three Horseshoes being my...
30th Mar 2020, 09:33
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

Wyvernfan This is probably as good a list of...

Wyvernfan

This is probably as good a list of incidents as any:
https://aviation-safety.net/database/airport/airport.php?id=STN
25th Mar 2020, 13:49
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

A check of my log reveals a few STN IT flights: ...

A check of my log reveals a few STN IT flights:

18.07.83 Stansted to Mahon on Dan Air BAC1-11-401AK G-AXCP
01.08.83 Mahon to Stansted on Dan Air B737-2L9 G-BKAP
02.09.84 Stansted to Palma on...
23rd Mar 2020, 13:25
Replies: 136
Views: 15,295
Posted By TCU

Nice to see this thread revived, especially as we...

Nice to see this thread revived, especially as we might all be scrabbling for some good reads

Mike Brookes series of books charting his career through training squadron and test pilot are all to...
13th Mar 2020, 19:38
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

GAZIN, those old country lanes around Burton End,...

GAZIN, those old country lanes around Burton End, Takeley, the Bury Lodge, Tye Green, Coopers End were rich with the sights and sounds of the old STN, where pistons, jets and turbofans could be heard...
12th Mar 2020, 20:06
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

Musket 90. Wonderful pics. Up until the late...

Musket 90. Wonderful pics. Up until the late 70's, possibly early 80's that area in front of hangar 4 and back westerly to the GA park was ridiculously accessible, with nothing more than a 4ft picket...
9th Mar 2020, 08:51
Replies: 378
Views: 43,929
Posted By TCU

I grew up in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet...

I grew up in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet and spent many, many happy hours spotting at Stansted airport during this period.

Normal hang out spots were the old terminal, the grass area to...
9th Feb 2020, 14:55
Replies: 37
Views: 5,363
Posted By TCU

According to SeatGuru, 7 abreast, 2-3-2. 24pax in...

According to SeatGuru, 7 abreast, 2-3-2. 24pax in Business (2-2-2), 199 Economy
7th Feb 2020, 15:37
Replies: 37
Views: 5,363
Posted By TCU

Ethiopian still has six -300's chugging around...

Ethiopian still has six -300's chugging around Africa and the Middle East on what may not unreasonably be described as secondary routes, with the 777, 787 and A350's now on the premium runs.
25th Jan 2020, 18:10
Replies: 24
Views: 7,894
Posted By TCU

Didn't know about 5N-MAS. What a splendid...

Didn't know about 5N-MAS. What a splendid outcome.

The loss of an engine and the outer part of the starboard wing of Boeing 707 N761PA, operating Pan Am 843 in June 1965, was rather impressively...
12th Jan 2020, 19:18
Replies: 35
Views: 4,128
Posted By TCU

Flew light aircraft for 15 years in Southern...

Flew light aircraft for 15 years in Southern England, then moved to SA. In transitioning my license to the local version, my first hot and high departure (in the Karoo @ 3,500 AMSL, 30C) with my...
6th Jan 2020, 17:59
Replies: 27
Views: 3,802
Posted By TCU

Sorry for thread drift, but if you want turboprop...

Sorry for thread drift, but if you want turboprop heaven, go exotic and come down to Africa. A recent series of flights for me in Kenya comprised:

Wilson - Olkiombo DHC7
Olkiombo - Keekorok DHC6...
4th Dec 2019, 17:40
Replies: 842
Views: 1,009,297
Posted By TCU

Enjoy.....I think this is wonderful ...

Enjoy.....I think this is wonderful

https://twitter.com/airbus_al/status/1201556317741158405
26th Sep 2019, 19:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,809
Posted By TCU

Zed3. People are self absorbed regardless of...

Zed3. People are self absorbed regardless of location

We dragged our young one round the world....and still do, albeit he is now in his teens. He only let us down once, as a 15 month old on a TAP...
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