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4th Aug 2015, 19:38
Replies: 46
Views: 27,318
Posted By Varipitch

The CL44 Association kept a close(ish) eye on any...

The CL44 Association kept a close(ish) eye on any activity around the a/c at BOH. Several of our members who were employed by Jack Conroy during the conversion, had been asked by the current owner...
Forum: Freight Dogs
2nd Jul 2015, 18:13
Replies: 0
Views: 2,731
Posted By Varipitch

Jack Conroy's Product

The CL44 Association is to hold its Annual Re-union at the RAF Club on Saturday 18th July and I am pleased (relieved) to report that the usual number of TMAC, Tradewinds, Transglobe, Aer Turas,...
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Apr 2015, 20:06
Replies: 2
Views: 3,698
Posted By Varipitch

CL44-O N447FT

Thought It time that the situation (the real one), was broadcast.
The owner, a former Flying Tiger's engineer (although there are those in FTL who dispute that) continues to insist that it remains...
2nd Mar 2015, 18:22
Replies: 5
Views: 4,465
Posted By Varipitch

Mike Bonner RIP

Everyone.

I can safely tell you (first hand) that Mike was given a great send-off by several members of the CL44 Association including Sammy Samuels and Bryan Smith
I continue to hold the annual...
Forum: Freight Dogs
22nd Feb 2015, 19:04
Replies: 431
Views: 113,694
Posted By Varipitch

N447-Its owners aspirations

All we know is what we're told Owner insists it will fly out of BOH this year
And we thought Tommy Cooper was dead
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Nov 2014, 18:18
Replies: 6
Views: 7,660
Posted By Varipitch

N447FT

T'would be enlightening to know from someone (anyone) what alternatives
ARE available to this aircraft.
The current owner insists that it will fly out of BOH but given opposition to that ever...
Forum: Freight Dogs
6th Nov 2014, 09:45
Replies: 6
Views: 7,660
Posted By Varipitch

N447FT

It is known that this aircraft has continued to linger at BOH and that its current owners continue to assert that it remains their ultimate intention to have this one-off type returned to an...
Forum: Freight Dogs
5th Sep 2014, 10:35
Replies: 0
Views: 2,630
Posted By Varipitch

Canadair 44 Guppy

The CL44 Association has broadcast recent communication with its members
from the CAA regarding the Guppy which continues to sit at BOH as it has done for a decade now.
The Association is also in...
Forum: Freight Dogs
28th Jul 2014, 10:35
Replies: 24
Views: 12,421
Posted By Varipitch

CL44 ASSOCIATION-MEMBERSHIP

The Association is looking for new members who may be able to assist in its
forthcoming endeavours -no previous experience needed-but helpful
Reply to this address in the first place-thanks
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Jul 2014, 19:50
Replies: 24
Views: 12,421
Posted By Varipitch

Belfast

JW- Whats the state of the Belslow at Cairns?
Forum: Freight Dogs
22nd Jul 2014, 18:02
Replies: 24
Views: 12,421
Posted By Varipitch

CL44-O N447FT

OFFICIAL-READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Not our word but that of the official powers that be.
All contained in our Newsletter which will hit the streets next week.
So its now official despite all the Ozzie...
Forum: Freight Dogs
25th Feb 2014, 09:56
Replies: 16
Views: 6,942
Posted By Varipitch

It hasn't gone-just moved, our MI5 man is down...

It hasn't gone-just moved, our MI5 man is down there today and the FAA in Germany have taken a closer look.
So difficult to see how it could evade Legislation-take for instance one of the thousands...
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Feb 2014, 07:58
Replies: 16
Views: 6,942
Posted By Varipitch

We trust that the Yanks' backers come to see her...

We trust that the Yanks' backers come to see her off, if not, the $1 we paid for her to ALG is still in the cash box, trouble is that the BOH museum is under threat-her biggest asset is the set of...
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Feb 2014, 09:14
Replies: 16
Views: 6,942
Posted By Varipitch

NEW PARKING EAMP

Recent photos of N447FT DO make the a/c look good. The a/c has been moved to a new parking slot at BOH and the name of Leach seems to have faded into history. BUT someone has spent lots of dosh on...
Forum: Freight Dogs
3rd Feb 2014, 15:27
Replies: 16
Views: 6,942
Posted By Varipitch

CL44-O Late off chocks-again

Difficult to see what future, other than steptoe & son lies ahead for n447ft.
Last known plan (written that is) was to have it ferried by last august. Where, how, who by and why was never answered....
Forum: Freight Dogs
15th Jan 2014, 18:31
Replies: 16
Views: 6,942
Posted By Varipitch

CL44 Association

As our photographers haven't yet been charged with any crime for taking photographs of the Guppy at BOH, it will leave us all free to attend the annual re-union at the Royal Air Force Club on the...
Forum: Freight Dogs
12th Dec 2013, 13:42
Replies: 440
Views: 749,608
Posted By Varipitch

The emperor

Had Emperor Bokassa on board mit grand coach.
He shook hands on completion of flight and Capt counted his fingers after
to ensure he still all of 'em
Not long after Bosakka was 'done' for...
14th Jul 2013, 11:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,830
Posted By Varipitch

DC3

I was home in Malvern listening to the Test Match when a familiar sound reached my ears! Looking west over the Malvern Hills-there WAS the DC3 at low level heading towards me-wonderful!
Whilst on...
3rd Jul 2013, 12:58
Replies: 46
Views: 27,318
Posted By Varipitch

CL44 Guppy

The progress (?)involving the Guppy at Bournemouth did indeed culminate last week when the CAA issued a further Grounding Order. Whilst we are well aware who was present when this Order was issued,...
26th Jun 2013, 04:54
Replies: 46
Views: 27,318
Posted By Varipitch

CL44-O Recent Happenings

Recent visitors to Bournemouth and the subsequent issuing of further CAA documentation upon the owners representatives, clearly demonstrate that the aircraft is going nowhere!
The further taking of...
21st Jun 2013, 10:56
Replies: 46
Views: 27,318
Posted By Varipitch

Current work on the CL44-O

At least, all of the work being done at BOH gives us something to fill the Newsletter with.
Could also write a book (a comedy maybe?) on the Oz who allegedly 'fronts' this operation.
Our USA PR...
19th Jun 2013, 09:33
Replies: 46
Views: 27,318
Posted By Varipitch

Hi 4Holer

Agree with all the points you make-in fact all of the paperwork is on my desk at this minute being acquired shortly before our reunion.
Our 'man on the spot' has taken many photos this past few days...
18th Jun 2013, 09:38
Replies: 46
Views: 27,318
Posted By Varipitch

CL44-O

The CL44 Association comprises of over 150 forty four members drawn from as long ago as Tigers,Slick, RCAF thru Transglobe, Tradewinds, TMAC to Transvalair, Affretair, UAA, Redcoat, and the many...
31st Jan 2013, 15:02
Replies: 190
Views: 99,481
Posted By Varipitch

Belfast at Cairns-Guppy at Hurn

Can anyone bring us up to date with either-or indeed both.
We have a man on a daily mission to see if anyone is kicking the tires or indeed countin' the Tynes and since we lost our man at Cairns, we...
25th Jan 2013, 16:50
Replies: 0
Views: 956
Posted By Varipitch

Barrier Aviation

Can anyone out there in the Universe, post me a reply to the following?

Is there ANY link between ANY personnel, Directors downwards, between Barrier Aviation and ANY former Director of Heavylift...
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