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25th Jan 2023, 10:29
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Posted By BSD

Montserrat? Not entirely sure though, I seem to...

Montserrat? Not entirely sure though, I seem to recall the terminal is on the other side of the runway.
13th Sep 2022, 22:22
Replies: 29
Views: 4,595
Posted By BSD

Wasn't there also a Trident with Air Ceylon?

Wasn't there also a Trident with Air Ceylon?
31st Aug 2022, 09:00
Replies: 3,291
Views: 476,118
Posted By BSD

Yay! That's the one I had in mind. Brilliant...

Yay! That's the one I had in mind.

Brilliant museum by the way (SAAF Ysterplaat), though not the easiest to visit. I'd gone on a day when I hoped they were going to run the Shackleton but alas, it...
29th Aug 2022, 19:43
Replies: 3,291
Views: 476,118
Posted By BSD

Great challenge, I reckon I know what it is and...

Great challenge, I reckon I know what it is and even better, where TCU took the photo.

I haven't got a challenge to mount should I have it right so I'll leave this to someone who can post...
25th Aug 2022, 21:19
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Views: 476,118
Posted By BSD

Hate to see this wonderful thread languishing...

Hate to see this wonderful thread languishing idle, even though I haven't got one to post, I'll give it a shot.

How about a C-17? Perhaps a prototype/early version?

Not sure about the throttles...
23rd Aug 2022, 12:19
Replies: 74
Views: 7,694
Posted By BSD

Laker Airways Regency Class. I remember reading a...

Laker Airways Regency Class. I remember reading a review (can't remember where, most likely Sunday Times) suggesting it was like Harrods opening a boutique in Tesco.

Alas, it was probably doomed...
16th Aug 2022, 18:22
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

I was trying to think of an airfield where a PZL...

I was trying to think of an airfield where a PZL M28 Skytruck and a suspected (now confirmed} BN-2 Islander might co-habit.

Wasn't a very good line of inquiry I admit. And by the way, the M28 has...
16th Aug 2022, 13:54
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

BN2 Islander? ...

BN2 Islander?


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10th Aug 2022, 13:18
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

Could it be..... Manchester? Ringway? ...

Could it be..... Manchester? Ringway?

Visited no doubt by many on this site. Bound to have a few world records too.

BSD
7th Jul 2022, 15:52
Replies: 3,291
Views: 476,118
Posted By BSD

If this is correct, I'm afraid I'll have to...

If this is correct, I'm afraid I'll have to declare open house:

Breguet Alize would be my guess.

BSD.
27th Jun 2022, 14:11
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Views: 476,118
Posted By BSD

I was just about suggest it might go very...

I was just about suggest it might go very quickly.....
31st May 2022, 09:28
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Views: 476,118
Posted By BSD

Yellow outside with some green trim? Oh...

Yellow outside with some green trim?

Oh dear. I was hoping it might be a Lockheed Vega, but the colour scheme I suspect makes it unlikely...

Cheers.
1st May 2022, 10:19
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Views: 476,118
Posted By BSD

Dead right I 4-2: the Sunair HF gave it away....

Dead right I 4-2: the Sunair HF gave it away. Though I was surprised to see the "Sunair Electronics Co USA" on the set. My memory must be fading: I would have sworn all the ones I used were made by...
1st May 2022, 00:07
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Views: 476,118
Posted By BSD

I'll warrant its Australia and not Canada where...

I'll warrant its Australia and not Canada where this tri-motor was built and flew.........

I haven't got a suitable offering to submit if I master the challenge, so I'll leave it to someone who...
17th Apr 2022, 14:49
Replies: 48
Views: 8,331
Posted By BSD

It's true it does seem bizarre, but still...

It's true it does seem bizarre, but still possible. Here's how: if your're buying a plane, say a short-haul Tristar for northern Europe short-haul with lots of winter fogs etc., you would naturally...
16th Apr 2022, 18:25
Replies: 48
Views: 8,331
Posted By BSD

Around the early 80s there was a story that some...

Around the early 80s there was a story that some of the BA/BEA/Airtours/Caledonian Tristars had different autoland fits. Some could autoland and some couldn't........

The story went that that a...
14th Apr 2022, 21:08
Replies: 8
Views: 3,845
Posted By BSD

Very sad news Busta. Always enjoyed his company. ...

Very sad news Busta. Always enjoyed his company.

RIP Bondie.
12th Apr 2022, 22:43
Replies: 22
Views: 5,202
Posted By BSD

Out walking the dog near Blakeney, it was great...

Out walking the dog near Blakeney, it was great to watch, loads of noise. Bit later on, a KC 135R drifted over, making stately progress southbound.

Gatecrashing the 9th of May? My, wouldn’t that...
7th Mar 2022, 14:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By BSD

Hello Tubby, I've got a copy of Bennett's...

Hello Tubby,

I've got a copy of Bennett's "Complete Air Navigator" first published in 1936.

A quick glance at it shows: Chapter VI - Tides. A complete and fulsome explanation of everything you...
21st Feb 2022, 19:34
Replies: 119
Views: 11,203
Posted By BSD

CL44: (RR Tyne 515 mk. 12) start sequence 2 then...

CL44: (RR Tyne 515 mk. 12) start sequence 2 then 1. With 2 & 1 running in low ground idle, accelerate into high ground idle. When stable, generators (via CSDs) cabin supercharger (#2 and #3) on line...
21st Feb 2022, 19:05
Replies: 37
Views: 3,964
Posted By BSD

Rog747, I joined Britanna in 1979 and recall...

Rog747,

I joined Britanna in 1979 and recall flying with a captain who had been involved in the stretched DC-8 project. He would have beeb the fleet captain if it had gone ahead.

Just how much...
14th Feb 2022, 11:04
Replies: 119
Views: 11,203
Posted By BSD

Jhieminga, Were the Vanguards Tynes fitted...

Jhieminga,

Were the Vanguards Tynes fitted with electric starter motors or did it have air turbine starters,

Running the risk of drifting the thread, I'll bet the Vanguard, like all big...
11th Feb 2022, 16:08
Replies: 37
Views: 3,964
Posted By BSD

In the mid-70s Britannia, I believe came...

In the mid-70s Britannia, I believe came reasonably close to buying/leasing 2 DC-8 60 series. They even went so far as to nominate key personnel (fleet captain etc.)
Binning the idea eventually lead...
8th Feb 2022, 19:25
Replies: 119
Views: 11,203
Posted By BSD

I'd say Viscount. It mentions fuel trimmers which...

I'd say Viscount. It mentions fuel trimmers which the Dart had. The Tyne (or at least the ones I flew) had condition levers.

Also, doesn't mention the start in low ground idle, then the...
8th Feb 2022, 14:27
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

Oh dear, that picture definitely isn't Beirut!...

Oh dear, that picture definitely isn't Beirut! Perhaps those were standard issue hangars for all mid-east 'dromes.

Is that a York beside the Connie?

Weren't those great days when you could:
...
8th Feb 2022, 01:27
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

OUAQUKGF, Kuwait didn't seem right as I...

OUAQUKGF,

Kuwait didn't seem right as I posted it - the grass in the foreground didn't seem likely. My memory of Kuwait is all sand.

Your Air Liban pointer jogged the memory.. I once parked...
7th Feb 2022, 15:42
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

OUAQGKGF - you've cracked it with the Air Liban...

OUAQGKGF - you've cracked it with the Air Liban (which became MEA) DC-4.

It has to be Beirut. The hangars became Trans-Mediteranean air cargo, where they used to load/maintain their green 707s....
7th Feb 2022, 14:32
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

Kuwait? If not then I'll bet its somewhere...

Kuwait?

If not then I'll bet its somewhere in the middle east.
4th Feb 2022, 16:19
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By BSD

What a shame, but thank you for your reply. ...

What a shame, but thank you for your reply.

Must have been a DC-3 I guess. Bit too brief a glimpse to have been certain.
3rd Feb 2022, 13:52
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By BSD

Any DC-4s still flying in SA

Driving round the Chapmans peak scenic drive on Tuesday morning, a large piston engined aeroplane was southbound, just offshore, I'd say around 1000' amsl.

Concentrating on staying on the road...
1st Feb 2022, 19:38
Replies: 3,491
Views: 455,171
Posted By BSD

On my hols in South Africa and found myself...

On my hols in South Africa and found myself driving round the Chapmans peak scenic drive (Cape Town) at about 8:30 this morning.

A large piston engined airliner flew past offshore, less than 1000'...
18th Dec 2021, 21:12
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

Johnston Atoll?

Johnston Atoll?
4th Dec 2021, 16:38
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

Kemble? Heading for the scrapper? Hope not.

Kemble? Heading for the scrapper?

Hope not.
28th Nov 2021, 11:36
Replies: 145
Views: 36,796
Posted By BSD

Torukmacto - how true! But, hang about: elderly...

Torukmacto - how true! But, hang about: elderly PPruners may recall a dramatic low fuel incident with an MMA F28 in the 70s in that region of WA.

Wonder if the inquiry will reveal any...
28th Nov 2021, 09:25
Replies: 2,027
Views: 127,412
Posted By BSD

The man from Norfolk has nailed it! Kasane...

The man from Norfolk has nailed it!

Kasane it is indeed. Lovely new airport, no idea who financed it but an excellent facility. Hardly any traffic though since Covid appeared on the scene and now...
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