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1st Aug 2019, 10:02
Replies: 47
Views: 6,622
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Another Straight and Level line I remember was...

Another Straight and Level line I remember was "the old Constipation sat on the ramp dripping oil. Passers by fled in panic as its four Wrights burst into flames..."

Ha! I remember this one too,...
Forum: Freight Dogs
28th Apr 2019, 12:48
Replies: 52
Views: 22,186
Posted By 1970s Spotter

This book is quite interesting if you can get...

This book is quite interesting if you can get hold of it:
"Far Away in the Sky' by David L Koren
Forum: Freight Dogs
21st Dec 2018, 09:38
Replies: 37
Views: 20,490
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Yes, Malcolm passed away on Monday 17th after a...

Yes, Malcolm passed away on Monday 17th after a long illness.
18th Dec 2018, 18:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,944
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Thanks for this David

Thanks for this David
Forum: Freight Dogs
20th Feb 2018, 10:16
Replies: 431
Views: 116,721
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Here's a link to the FlyPast forum: ...

Here's a link to the FlyPast forum:

https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?102240-Work-starts-on-the-CL-44-Guppy%2Fpage6
7th Jan 2018, 19:44
Replies: 8
Views: 4,398
Posted By 1970s Spotter

John had a wealth of knowledge. He will be sadly...

John had a wealth of knowledge. He will be sadly missed by many in the aviation enthusiasts community.
3rd Dec 2017, 17:28
Replies: 12
Views: 2,952
Posted By 1970s Spotter

I think Mike Haradine was Hank's big buddie at...

I think Mike Haradine was Hank's big buddie at Invicta. I did not know that Hank acquired F27s for Saudi.
1st Dec 2017, 15:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,952
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Yes, the article was publised in Propliner...

Yes, the article was publised in Propliner Magazine but I can't remember which edition, would have been in 2012. I have info on N112A too. Please contact me at:
propliner.news(at)ntlworld.com
23rd Oct 2017, 09:16
Replies: 33
Views: 8,508
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Without the proliferation of camera phones and...

Without the proliferation of camera phones and social mee-jah, very, very few of us would have been aware of this. Did this sort of 'incident' ever happen before the invention of in-phone cameras I...
6th Jun 2016, 08:56
Replies: 3
Views: 2,261
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Hi. I did not know your grandfather, but I had...

Hi. I did not know your grandfather, but I had been in contact with Geminair in the mid 70s when I was a nosey plane spotter. Since then I have written a short history of the company for my own...
9th Sep 2015, 13:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,751
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Alan, thanks. I think you did reply to a similar...

Alan, thanks. I think you did reply to a similar thread I set up some years back.
I was able to contact the film company who seem to have inherited responsibiliy for old editions of Panorama - they...
9th Sep 2015, 09:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,751
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Southern International Air Transport

Did anyone out there work for SIAT? I am particularly interested in the history of their Viscount G-CSZB before it was acquired by SIAT. Did SIAT have any difficulties in confirming that aircraft's...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jul 2014, 07:40
Replies: 15
Views: 3,714
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Minimum Weight Question

Can anyone carify what this might mean?:
I have a very old document relating to a ferry flight for a Boeing 707, it states "gross weight is minimum required for flight". Do I take it that this means...
18th Jun 2014, 10:51
Replies: 22
Views: 8,915
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Thanks Marc. I get the feeling that a lot of...

Thanks Marc.

I get the feeling that a lot of folks were out of pocket when TJ etc folded . . .
17th Jun 2014, 08:30
Replies: 22
Views: 8,915
Posted By 1970s Spotter

I am/was just interested in the whole Templewood...

I am/was just interested in the whole Templewood thing as they were somebody I sort of grew up with as a teenage during my spotting trips to Stansted. I wrote this:
...
1st Nov 2013, 12:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By 1970s Spotter

CGH Managements / Wings International, Elstree

Can anyone let me know if the above company is still in existance? Or is anyone around who worked with them? I am trying to find out why they registered a Boeing 707 for a month in 1981, presumably...
1st Oct 2013, 13:53
Replies: 19
Views: 2,717
Posted By 1970s Spotter

I wrote to BA (an achievment in itself as it is...

I wrote to BA (an achievment in itself as it is VERY hard to find a physical address on their www site) on the very same issue myself back in the Spring.

My flights are not as glamourous as yours,...
5th Sep 2013, 08:57
Replies: 23
Views: 5,183
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Having established that the aircaft making the...

Having established that the aircaft making the unusual contrails an RAF Sentenial, do we know what it is up[ to exactly? Apart from acting as a high altitude curry house?
20th Aug 2013, 11:24
Replies: 5
Views: 4,268
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Duane Egli

Does anyone know what happened to Duane Egli? I heard he retired in 2009?
Was he involved with Liberia World when they op. Britannia's?
2nd Aug 2013, 12:36
Replies: 0
Views: 1,010
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Pearl Air

Would anyone know anything about a company called Pearl Air who operated Viscounts around Europe and Africa in the mid 1970s? Any names for the management/crews?

Thanks
29th Jul 2013, 13:42
Replies: 0
Views: 1,193
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Pearl Air

Would anyone know anything about a company called Pearl Air who operated Viscounts around Europe and Africa in the mid 1970s? Any names for the management/crews?

Thanks
29th Jul 2013, 13:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Pearl Air

Would anyone know anything about a company called Pearl Air who operated Viscounts around Europe and Africa in the mid 1970s? Any names for the managements?

Thanks
16th Jul 2013, 12:50
Replies: 36
Views: 7,842
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Would anyone have any indication of timings and...

Would anyone have any indication of timings and routings? Living in Epsom, Surrey should I be looking skyward?
15th Jul 2013, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 2,083
Posted By 1970s Spotter

Aircraft Cleaning

I had the very same idea (I think) in the late 70s.

I was about 19 years old and wondered if such a service could be of any use to a/c owners based at my local GA aifield which at the time was...
25th Jun 2013, 09:32
Replies: 46
Views: 28,377
Posted By 1970s Spotter

In A Nutshell

Nicely summarised Heavy Cargo.
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