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2nd Jan 2021, 21:25
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Views: 30,689
Posted By Liffy 1M

The movie "The Blue Max" was made in Ireland so...

The movie "The Blue Max" was made in Ireland so that might be part of the puzzle.
19th Dec 2020, 20:02
Replies: 188
Views: 29,402
Posted By Liffy 1M

I concur with "VC15" for the Super VC10 as this...

I concur with "VC15" for the Super VC10 as this is how the BA ones announced their aircraft type to LHR Approach.
1st Dec 2020, 22:23
Replies: 3,877
Views: 1,305,479
Posted By Liffy 1M

For anyone in possession of good-quality slides...

For anyone in possession of good-quality slides of Court Line aircraft, you may be interested to see the prices these can command.
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21st Nov 2020, 21:24
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By Liffy 1M

More likely Dayglo, I'd have thought, as seen...

More likely Dayglo, I'd have thought, as seen here: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1501663
13th Nov 2020, 17:12
Replies: 18
Views: 19,476
Posted By Liffy 1M

A quick check on Google Earth indicates the...

A quick check on Google Earth indicates the location is about 660 nm from Diego Garcia.
29th Oct 2020, 22:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By Liffy 1M

Flight plans KEF-MAN were filed on the 25th but...

Flight plans KEF-MAN were filed on the 25th but then pulled at last minute. I have seen the same sources quoted as mentioned by others here but haven't heard anything more definitive. The two...
24th Oct 2020, 09:29
Replies: 31
Views: 5,284
Posted By Liffy 1M

That was EI-ASK, ex-N9066U, which was leased in...

That was EI-ASK, ex-N9066U, which was leased in for two summers: 1974 and 1975. In both cases it retained part of the United livery, as seen in the images linked below....
21st Aug 2020, 10:45
Replies: 26
Views: 4,496
Posted By Liffy 1M

As it appears in the photo, the DC-8 must be...

As it appears in the photo, the DC-8 must be below 500 feet, so very close to whatever runway it was aiming for, if landing.
29th Jul 2020, 00:29
Replies: 29
Views: 3,984
Posted By Liffy 1M

The aircraft was delivered in 1971 and leased to...

The aircraft was delivered in 1971 and leased to BA from 1976-1981 so the "ancient airframe" description does not quite fit.
27th Jul 2020, 22:09
Replies: 29
Views: 3,984
Posted By Liffy 1M

Because Aer Lingus's route network was so limited...

Because Aer Lingus's route network was so limited and involved a short Atlantic crossing from Shannon to the East Coast, the airline could order aircraft with lower specifications and still meet its...
25th Jul 2020, 22:08
Replies: 29
Views: 3,984
Posted By Liffy 1M

I don't have full details but Aer Lingus was...

I don't have full details but Aer Lingus was eager to lease out one of its 747s once the 1970s oil crisis hit and the type was really too big for the carrier's needs. Even though a third (ex-LH)...
22nd Jul 2020, 23:45
Replies: 87
Views: 11,154
Posted By Liffy 1M

A slight correction: PA1 was the westbound, and...

A slight correction: PA1 was the westbound, and all Pan Am westbounds used odd numbers, e.g. PA101 (LHR-JFK) , PA73 (FRA-JFK). Clipper 2 was the eastbound. Here is a sample page from a 1978...
19th Jul 2020, 13:49
Replies: 87
Views: 11,154
Posted By Liffy 1M

Here are some images: Delta 747s at LHR...

Here are some images: Delta 747s at LHR (https://www.airliners.net/search?airline=18647&country=517&keywords=747-132)
4th Jul 2020, 15:36
Replies: 10
Views: 2,892
Posted By Liffy 1M

The Halton at top appears to have LAMS (London...

The Halton at top appears to have LAMS (London Aero and Motor Services) titles and the name is most likely "Port of London", making it G-AHZO. It was registered to this company from July 1946 to...
31st May 2020, 23:08
Replies: 248
Views: 62,766
Posted By Liffy 1M

Yes, that's correct. 3M started out as the...

Yes, that's correct. 3M started out as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.
21st May 2020, 23:37
Replies: 8
Views: 7,976
Posted By Liffy 1M

Interestingly, the aircraft has been active in...

Interestingly, the aircraft has been active in recent days so it's not coming straight out of storage: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N820TJ/history
21st May 2020, 21:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,829
Posted By Liffy 1M

In the 1970s and into the 1980s Aer Lingus 707s...

In the 1970s and into the 1980s Aer Lingus 707s were used on a range of transatlantic schedules and charters, cargo services and some European IT charters such as to Athens, Rhodes, Heraklion and the...
15th May 2020, 21:39
Replies: 17
Views: 2,519
Posted By Liffy 1M

Ryanair's several hundred 737-800s have virtually...

Ryanair's several hundred 737-800s have virtually all been delivered from Boeing Field to Dublin, non-stop, which is about 4,000 nautical miles.
16th Apr 2020, 17:24
Replies: 67
Views: 11,978
Posted By Liffy 1M

One of these DC-8-61s? The company later added a...

One of these DC-8-61s? The company later added a couple of MD-80s which wore Canafrica titles.
https://live.staticflickr.com/1831/43914750832_656e6456a3_b.jpg...
21st Mar 2020, 10:42
Replies: 28
Views: 22,186
Posted By Liffy 1M

Final report now published. I am just reading it...

Final report now published. I am just reading it now. www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/G-KNYS%20Final%20Report.pdf
14th Mar 2020, 22:44
Replies: 378
Views: 51,890
Posted By Liffy 1M

A few images from my archives. As others have...

A few images from my archives. As others have said, Stansted was always worth a look in when passing through the area, though I don't recall seeing many aircraft actually moving when I dropped in....
14th Mar 2020, 22:31
Replies: 15
Views: 2,632
Posted By Liffy 1M

There are some very good and indeed poignant...

There are some very good and indeed poignant images at these links:

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-03-12/70-years-since-the-llandow-air-disaster/...
9th Feb 2020, 14:27
Replies: 29
Views: 23,255
Posted By Liffy 1M

It's a 737-524, VQ-BPS.

It's a 737-524, VQ-BPS.
31st Dec 2019, 10:58
Replies: 148
Views: 237,185
Posted By Liffy 1M

Aviation Herald has been updated based on...

Aviation Herald has been updated based on yesterday's statement from the airline. Accident: Bek F100 at Almaty on Dec 27th 2019, lost height shortly after takeoff and impacted building after two...
12th Dec 2019, 00:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,882
Posted By Liffy 1M

DC-8-33 G-BETJ was used for crew training, as...

DC-8-33 G-BETJ was used for crew training, as seen here. https://flic.kr/p/A4Xxp2
The Translift DC-8s were series 71s, with CFM-56 engines.
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