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18th Mar 2019, 17:30
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Posted By Halcyon Days

I recall G-AISL being owned by Ron Harvey in the...

I recall G-AISL being owned by Ron Harvey in the late 60s (67-8?). He based it at Panshanger. He later went on to own G-ASDI Apache and I flew with him several times in it from and to Luton. He owned...
17th Mar 2019, 16:53
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Lots of familiar names in that log book. Mike...

Lots of familiar names in that log book. Mike Ellis/Pete Hogg/Mike Williams/Dennis White/Fred Sheldrick/Freddie Fox/ Pete Dibley and others all of whom carried on with them under the Court Line name.
25th Oct 2018, 13:25
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Where does it mention a 152? The picture is of a...

Where does it mention a 152? The picture is of a 172 -which is also wrong anyway if it was a 180.
14th Jul 2018, 21:26
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Posted By Halcyon Days

More likely there was a "spare" aircraft there...

More likely there was a "spare" aircraft there and a full crew available on standby-so they could switch
passengers across with the minimum of delay.
2nd Jul 2018, 08:41
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Posted By Halcyon Days

And Qantas didn't have Comets either ! They may...

And Qantas didn't have Comets either !
They may have had what we now know as a code share with BOAC though-using either BOAC Comets or Qantas Constellations?
16th Feb 2018, 20:39
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Well they are ground girls but Clarksons -Tour...

Well they are ground girls but Clarksons -Tour operator staff-not CourtLine air or ground staff.
14th Feb 2018, 12:05
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Totally wrong about the uniforms Im afraid....

Totally wrong about the uniforms Im afraid. Uniform colours were Green/Pink and yellow and each cabin crew member kept the same colour (and didn't have a wardrobe ) of multi coloured uniforms....
14th Feb 2018, 11:52
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Posted By Halcyon Days

There wasn't a blue colour scheme. G-AXLN which...

There wasn't a blue colour scheme. G-AXLN which was leased for a short time-carried a hybrid bluey colour as it had previously been with British Midland-which had a predominantly blue scheme.

The...
30th Jan 2018, 12:00
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Posted By Halcyon Days

They operated G-AOYG with Alidair titles-but old...

They operated G-AOYG with Alidair titles-but old BA colours in 1975.
I flew on it a couple of times-can send you a copy of one of my photos if you pm me your email address.
It may have been...
30th Jan 2018, 11:47
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Posted By Halcyon Days

It was VC10 all the way round on the ones I did?...

It was VC10 all the way round on the ones I did? The only 707 routes I did to/from Australia were on the freighters.
27th Jan 2018, 20:54
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Yes 21 days for cabin crew and we carried on...

Yes 21 days for cabin crew and we carried on round the world on those that I did. HKG/CCU/DXB etc I did two in a row and the second one was extended to 6 weeks due to Mid East war.
26th Jan 2018, 12:11
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Posted By Halcyon Days

I did a couple of trips on the LHR LAX route....

I did a couple of trips on the LHR LAX route. June 74 was via Ottawa on G-AXGW 707-336
and November 74 via Calgary on G-ASZF 707-336. Cabin crew changed there but flight deck crews carried on to...
8th Oct 2017, 17:23
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Possibly G-OBYF 767-300 although can't think why...

Possibly G-OBYF 767-300 although can't think why it would have been white?
23rd Sep 2017, 00:54
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Think that's my photo -(or one taken from exactly...

Think that's my photo -(or one taken from exactly the same spot!) but away on holiday now so can't date it acurately?
12th Aug 2017, 20:01
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Posted By Halcyon Days

2nd September last I heard? Pm me for email...

2nd September last I heard? Pm me for email address to ask for more details ?
13th Mar 2017, 17:23
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Posted By Halcyon Days

I recall a Paul Henty flying as F/O with BAF on...

I recall a Paul Henty flying as F/O with BAF on Carvairs-circa 1977-9
1st Feb 2017, 16:00
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Posted By Halcyon Days

When I worked for a well know Luton biz jet...

When I worked for a well know Luton biz jet handlers we counted an arrival and a departure as two separate movements-so reaching a 100 movements a days was a fairly frequent occurrence?
20th Jan 2017, 20:16
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Posted By Halcyon Days

In my early days there -we would collect the...

In my early days there -we would collect the notams and any required forecasts and actuals from the briefing room below the tower.
When I was with Courtline-our ops room was right next door and...
11th Sep 2016, 13:39
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Pleasure flights

Yes you could just turn up-Summer week ends/holidays only.
Regular aircraft was G-ASZW Cessna 172. A good friend flew them for a while-he`s now with Thomson as a senior Captain.
27th Dec 2015, 20:06
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Ive also been digging a little more and it seems...

Ive also been digging a little more and it seems the one I am thinking of was in fact known as Percy Wheatley-so my apologies as it may not indeed be the same gentleman?
27th Dec 2015, 18:06
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Posted By Halcyon Days

There is a wrecked Hurricane on display at the...

There is a wrecked Hurricane on display at the RAF Museum Hendon-which was dug out of Walton on Naze backwaters and I believe its placarded as being recovered by him and some 308 squadron cadets (I...
26th Dec 2015, 19:52
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Posted By Halcyon Days

I knew (slightly) a Dennis Wheatley who was...

I knew (slightly) a Dennis Wheatley who was involved with 308 ATC squadron
(Colchester) and I believe he went on to form a seperate squadron at Clacton.
Not sure if its the same one you are...
31st Oct 2015, 13:46
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Posted By Halcyon Days

Must be coming in to pick up the Vulcan then!!

Must be coming in to pick up the Vulcan then!!
2nd Oct 2015, 22:23
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Posted By Halcyon Days

PAXboy -think we may know each other? Rather...

PAXboy -think we may know each other?

Rather not be too specific as I have connections-but suffice it to say I simply found it very frustrating at what seemed to me to be a very inappropriate...
28th Sep 2015, 15:10
Replies: 32
Views: 6,629
Posted By Halcyon Days

On a return flight from Phuket on one earlier...

On a return flight from Phuket on one earlier this year I was wanting to get some photos out of the window of the offshore islands etc that we had visited during our trip but almost immediately...
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