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30th Mar 2020, 10:38
Replies: 150
Views: 10,947
Posted By GAZIN

I think the Monarch 1’11 incident was 1977, I...

I think the Monarch 1’11 incident was 1977, I remember seeing it patched up ready to be ferried out. There was also a Uganda 707 that ran off the side of the runway in the snow and sank in the soft...
29th Mar 2020, 12:58
Replies: 150
Views: 10,947
Posted By GAZIN

An Air UK incident from 1987. ...

An Air UK incident from 1987.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x428/379ecccb_a34e_4433_9991_dec7c0fbb748_cbccf1ffeeac4129a10bb09a9eaa3f41d3e10ffe.jpeg...
15th Mar 2020, 10:28
Replies: 153
Views: 151,449
Posted By GAZIN

They already do that.

They already do that.
14th Mar 2020, 14:48
Replies: 150
Views: 10,947
Posted By GAZIN

Nice to see the Channel Airways info, I remember...

Nice to see the Channel Airways info, I remember the Tridents parked outside the Channel hangar (now used by Inflite) and the ex Olympic Comets.
Here are a couple from the Transmeridian ramp.
...
13th Mar 2020, 21:40
Replies: 150
Views: 10,947
Posted By GAZIN

I am not sure about the red fin, I had thought...

I am not sure about the red fin, I had thought that it might have been a Sterling 727, but it does look DC-9’ish. On the same day I photographed 2 more Conair 720’s a Finair DC-9 and a Busy Bee 737....
13th Mar 2020, 11:18
Replies: 150
Views: 10,947
Posted By GAZIN

I have fond memories of growing up next to...

I have fond memories of growing up next to Stansted Airport in the 1970’s. There was a lot of crew training, I particularly remember the Lloyd Britannia’s, Invicta Vanguard’s, QANTAS 707’s, CAAFU...
13th Mar 2020, 10:38
Replies: 150
Views: 10,947
Posted By GAZIN

A Scandinavian freighter. ...

A Scandinavian freighter.

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13th Mar 2020, 10:34
Replies: 150
Views: 10,947
Posted By GAZIN

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x459/c09ff4da_8fd5_4238_aac0_9899489ee161_a159fe798d85c236b755d803ce17bd673a6f47bf.jpeg
Some Scandi Boeings.
10th Mar 2020, 18:44
Replies: 54
Views: 4,601
Posted By GAZIN

I well remember doing config. changes on the...

I well remember doing config. changes on the F27's at STN. All the seats out, into a Luton van, in the evening. Then all back in again, early morning, ready for the morning passenger schedules.
5th Feb 2020, 14:49
Replies: 37
Views: 5,089
Posted By GAZIN

Indeed, Boeing are still building the 767F.

Indeed, Boeing are still building the 767F.
11th Jan 2018, 21:28
Replies: 190
Views: 109,673
Posted By GAZIN

As an apprentice I was involved in removing the...

As an apprentice I was involved in removing the bunks and the liquid oxygen plumbing from G-BEPE.
6th Jan 2018, 14:08
Replies: 190
Views: 109,673
Posted By GAZIN

I believe that most of the civil certification...

I believe that most of the civil certification was done by Transmeridian/British Cargo Airlines using Mashall's of Cambridge as the design authority. Both PS & PE flew with a Marshalls class 'B'...
13th Oct 2017, 19:22
Replies: 32
Views: 5,599
Posted By GAZIN

The Hermes had Rebecca early on and I think these...

The Hermes had Rebecca early on and I think these are the related antenna. This arrangement can be found on several British operated aircraft of the immediate post war period. Including Yorks,...
2nd Oct 2017, 17:12
Replies: 3,847
Views: 1,187,869
Posted By GAZIN

Very sad news. They were one of the last...

Very sad news.
They were one of the last British independants from the 60's era.
Technically I think Britannia are still going. I am fairly sure that you could have worked for them in the 70's and...
23rd Aug 2017, 19:50
Replies: 23
Views: 3,768
Posted By GAZIN

I clearly remember seeing the first 748 departing...

I clearly remember seeing the first 748 departing Staverton after having some work performed by Smiths Instruments, I think it was on delivery to STN. Upon arrival at the Smiths hangar I found the...
10th Aug 2017, 15:25
Replies: 57
Views: 7,766
Posted By GAZIN

I remember seeing the Monarch 1'11 just before it...

I remember seeing the Monarch 1'11 just before it departed STN, back to Hurn I believe? With very temporary looking skins blind riveted to the belly.
Growing up next to STN in the 70's the Qantas...
17th Jan 2017, 20:23
Replies: 46
Views: 28,963
Posted By GAZIN

Never mind the engines, what about the corroded...

Never mind the engines, what about the corroded structure!?
2nd Jan 2017, 12:18
Replies: 126
Views: 65,766
Posted By GAZIN

During my career I have seen aircraft helping the...

During my career I have seen aircraft helping the tug with engine power a few times, usually successfully. But it wasn't a good idea then and still isn't, it's too unpredictable.
If the tug couldn't...
12th Nov 2016, 16:31
Replies: 96
Views: 64,896
Posted By GAZIN

From the pictures it looks to me as if the...

From the pictures it looks to me as if the tow-bar is still connected.
Perhaps it was overloaded by a combination of having the engines started before, or during, the push and a high steering angle.
17th Oct 2016, 13:20
Replies: 3,847
Views: 1,187,869
Posted By GAZIN

Didn't Air Luton's office burn down in suspicious...

Didn't Air Luton's office burn down in suspicious circumstances?
3rd Sep 2016, 20:57
Replies: 6
Views: 3,358
Posted By GAZIN

The engines were upgraded as well, converted...

The engines were upgraded as well, converted engines carried an MC6 or MC7 suffix on the data plate. Depending on the original JT3C-6 or -7 model number.
11th Feb 2016, 21:46
Replies: 21
Views: 5,937
Posted By GAZIN

Actually the Belfast was at Southend in 1979, I...

Actually the Belfast was at Southend in 1979, I think. I could find the exact date as the photo was taken by me.
I like the way the Dan Air hangar has a hole just big enough for the fin. Not much...
31st Jan 2016, 21:46
Replies: 84
Views: 35,426
Posted By GAZIN

OPF. By the start of 1961 the largest Hermes...

OPF. By the start of 1961 the largest Hermes fleet belonged to Silver City Airways and was based at Manston. So it was probably one of their aircraft. If I remember correctly the only other operator...
30th Jan 2016, 20:48
Replies: 84
Views: 35,426
Posted By GAZIN

According to a flight article in 1948, the Hermes...

According to a flight article in 1948, the Hermes IV was fitted with a P12 compass in that position.
30th Jan 2016, 17:43
Replies: 84
Views: 35,426
Posted By GAZIN

Here is a photo that I acquired some years ago. I...

Here is a photo that I acquired some years ago. I am not certain of it's origin, but it was apparently taken aboard G-ALDM, whilst operating a Britavia flight from Aden to Nairobi.
Doesn't look as...
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