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30th Nov 2021, 19:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By Flightwatch

I flew G-APNF when it arrived in BKS with slipper...

I flew G-APNF when it arrived in BKS with slipper tanks fitted. They were soon removed because the CAA would not approve their use and they increased weight and drag. There is a picture of it at...
19th Mar 2021, 12:56
Replies: 148
Views: 47,784
Posted By Flightwatch

The last (potentially) airworthy Heron was sold...

The last (potentially) airworthy Heron was sold at auction in Jersey yesterday for the princely sum of £1! The new owner is now going to organise a crowd funding effort to raise money for required...
17th Apr 2020, 13:09
Replies: 148
Views: 47,784
Posted By Flightwatch

The last (nearly) airworthy Heron is up for sale....

The last (nearly) airworthy Heron is up for sale. The group which owned and operated it has gone into liquidation and the receivers have put it up for sale. It is clearly visible from the main road...
6th Jul 2019, 00:41
Replies: 35
Views: 8,920
Posted By Flightwatch

The -136 served Oz until the late 80s! There was...

The -136 served Oz until the late 80s! There was a daily service to SYD which stopped both ways at SIN and variously at BAH, AUH or MCT also. Outbound they then fanned out across Oz usually on a...
26th Feb 2018, 10:31
Replies: 113
Views: 26,035
Posted By Flightwatch

I did hear that the 2 aircraft which were leased...

I did hear that the 2 aircraft which were leased to Cyprus Airways kept their 520 engines whilst they were there at least. G-AOYJ/K? They lived in Nicosia and only returned to Heathrow for major...
24th Feb 2018, 11:33
Replies: 113
Views: 26,035
Posted By Flightwatch

Yes, the 806 and the 802 both had the mk 510 dart...

Yes, the 806 and the 802 both had the mk 510 dart as did the 700Ds. The 806s were the last batch ordered by BEA and came with more powerful engines (mk 525s?). Then, as you say, along came the Argosy...
23rd Feb 2018, 18:34
Replies: 113
Views: 26,035
Posted By Flightwatch

Yes, I was in BKS. Northeast and the yellow...

Yes, I was in BKS. Northeast and the yellow livery was after I left in mid 1970. BKS stopped serving MME in 66 or 67 and it was a 748 route to LHR so the Viscount ride in 68 must have been BMA.
23rd Feb 2018, 11:24
Replies: 113
Views: 26,035
Posted By Flightwatch

I had the pleasure of flying the Viscount for...

I had the pleasure of flying the Viscount for around 3k hours as a 21 to 25 year old co-pilot. As previously mentioned the cockpit (black hole of Calcutta) was an ergonomic nightmare! Initially we...
4th Jan 2018, 21:19
Replies: 411
Views: 385,494
Posted By Flightwatch

Courtesy of the BA source: Titan Airways On...

Courtesy of the BA source:

Titan Airways On Board as British Announce Increased Gatwick Summer Schedule.
Jan 4, 2018
Following parent company IAG’s successful bid for former Monarch slots at...
10th Sep 2017, 22:02
Replies: 102
Views: 33,021
Posted By Flightwatch

Aberdeen I believe. It was reputed that the...

Aberdeen I believe. It was reputed that the Captain was heard to say "now they'll HAVE to wash the f---ing thing" as it rolled to a rest!
14th Aug 2017, 02:03
Replies: 57
Views: 8,523
Posted By Flightwatch

I did my BKS base training on the Avro 748 at...

I did my BKS base training on the Avro 748 at LBA! 3 sessions including a short night one. 3 months later same again on the Viscount, we had to fly 2 types in those days. The first was in December...
13th Jul 2017, 18:45
Replies: 64
Views: 25,751
Posted By Flightwatch

Nia

I know well a spritely young septuagenarian (just) who was an F/O on the Ambassador from 1966 to their removal to the knackers yard in 1969. PM me and I will see if I can connect you, he doesn't do...
Forum: Freight Dogs
29th May 2017, 18:24
Replies: 1,589
Views: 1,225,792
Posted By Flightwatch

I resemble that remark! Did my 10 years and...

I resemble that remark!

Did my 10 years and had a great time thanks to guys like you. Won't happen again unless KLM are still throwing guys out before 65. Don't think I would enjoy it much...
28th Feb 2017, 05:16
Replies: 23
Views: 4,566
Posted By Flightwatch

5 actually. G-BLVE/F leased from MEA 1985 to 90...

5 actually. G-BLVE/F leased from MEA 1985 to 90 and G-BDXM/N/P. Certainly VE/F and XP were flown in combi version, I don't remember if XM/N were used as combis in BA, I remember them as all pax with...
4th Jan 2017, 03:14
Replies: 22
Views: 9,459
Posted By Flightwatch

Absolutely correct! But where is he now?

Absolutely correct! But where is he now?
2nd Jan 2017, 18:53
Replies: 22
Views: 9,459
Posted By Flightwatch

Here is a picture of Keith at my 21st birthday...

Here is a picture of Keith at my 21st birthday party the group being carefully posed to be exactly the same as our initial course photo taken 18 months earlier and which is still to be seen hanging...
2nd Jan 2017, 10:50
Replies: 22
Views: 9,459
Posted By Flightwatch

I trained with Keith on course CP4 at OATS in...

I trained with Keith on course CP4 at OATS in 1965/6 both being BKS sponsored cadets. We had many good nights out and expeditions over the year and when it was all over Keith went to his home town of...
Forum: Freight Dogs
20th Nov 2016, 17:24
Replies: 18
Views: 8,066
Posted By Flightwatch

LFH

You are getting your stories mixed up. In a flash of brilliance one FOD decided to remove the crew loo on all -400s so allowing for two more club seats on the upper deck. This lead to howls of...
3rd Aug 2016, 17:40
Replies: 263
Views: 102,836
Posted By Flightwatch

The BAC 1-11 did not use water-methanol, it used...

The BAC 1-11 did not use water-methanol, it used demineralised water. Watermeth was used in the Dart engine to produce the same effect. I believe the JT9D used demineralised water also.
23rd Jul 2016, 04:20
Replies: 1,689
Views: 859,081
Posted By Flightwatch

Have you tried to get a seat on the daily 763...

Have you tried to get a seat on the daily 763 flight to LCA? For approximately 10 months of the year there are seldom more than a handful of seats available for sale.

Most often in 56J/193Y - to...
20th Jun 2016, 21:04
Replies: 20
Views: 8,051
Posted By Flightwatch

Having googled the visit it seems that the royal...

Having googled the visit it seems that the royal couple arrived in Stockholm on Britannia so presumably P.P. went home on her.



Glad to pass the info on, any other families reading this?
18th Jun 2016, 15:38
Replies: 10
Views: 4,871
Posted By Flightwatch

At the moment I can't find father's log books so...

At the moment I can't find father's log books so I can't confirm the registration. Certainly in BEA it was a requirement for medals to be worn. They were on poppers so that they could be removed for...
18th Jun 2016, 15:24
Replies: 20
Views: 8,051
Posted By Flightwatch

I think the remark was made in the context of...

I think the remark was made in the context of being the first Royal Flight where the Queens Flight could have done the job. Didn't they have Vikings at the time that could have taken her, albeit in a...
18th Jun 2016, 11:51
Replies: 20
Views: 8,051
Posted By Flightwatch

First Royal Flight

Whilst going through some of my late father's papers I came across a file pertaining to what he always told me was the first Royal Flight made by anyone other than the Queen's Flight. It was to carry...
18th Jun 2016, 10:06
Replies: 10
Views: 4,871
Posted By Flightwatch

My father and David Phillips flew together with...

My father and David Phillips flew together with Kearsley Airways after the war and took part in the Berlin Airlift until Daks were withdrawn in favour of larger aircraft. They were the same age. I...
7th Apr 2016, 22:38
Replies: 11
Views: 4,451
Posted By Flightwatch

I have sent him an email with a link to this...

I have sent him an email with a link to this thread!
4th Nov 2015, 07:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,610
Posted By Flightwatch

Devil BKS' administrative offices were in Seymour Mews,...

BKS' administrative offices were in Seymour Mews, London until moved to Hounslow when BAS was set up. The ops center was in Building 224, Heathrow north side, conveniently close to the Vanguard Club!...
3rd Nov 2015, 19:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,610
Posted By Flightwatch

I flew the LBA services for BKS from 1/67 to...

I flew the LBA services for BKS from 1/67 to 6/70. You have pretty much covered the scheduled routes, the AMS flight extended to DUS as well. There were some regular charters too, mainly for Wallace...
24th Sep 2015, 17:22
Replies: 7
Views: 2,385
Posted By Flightwatch

Definitely NOT 1969! I was flying G-AOYR (shown...

Definitely NOT 1969! I was flying G-AOYR (shown in BEA colours) that year in BKS colours, I think it had been delivered in 1968. So a year or 2 earlier I believe.
31st Jul 2015, 19:45
Replies: 68
Views: 55,850
Posted By Flightwatch

I already gave you the Viscount 701 names in post...

I already gave you the Viscount 701 names in post #13.

The missing Vanguard names are:

G-APEA Vanguard
G-APEB Bellerephon
G-APEC Sirius
G-APED ...
23rd Jun 2015, 18:55
Replies: 68
Views: 55,850
Posted By Flightwatch

Having done the above I have now found the...

Having done the above I have now found the following page - this will give all the names going back to the Rapide, Dak, Viking, Ambassador, Vanguard etc. and of course the Viscounts!
...
23rd Jun 2015, 18:39
Replies: 68
Views: 55,850
Posted By Flightwatch

This idled away a couple of hours! Here are...

This idled away a couple of hours!

Here are the Viscounts.

V.701 (RMA = Royal Mail Aircraft)

G-ALWE RMA Discovery
G-ALWF RMA Sir John Franklin
G-AMOA RMA George Vancouver...
19th Apr 2015, 16:04
Replies: 24
Views: 6,235
Posted By Flightwatch

I have 2 grandsons, one a dual national and one a...

I have 2 grandsons, one a dual national and one a triple (born in the U.S. Of foreign parents). From all the reading we have done it seems a requirement that they MUST show the passport of the...
Forum: Freight Dogs
15th Apr 2015, 09:31
Replies: 1
Views: 3,168
Posted By Flightwatch

Try this ...

Try this

http://www.pprune.org/freight-dogs/205896-cargolux-details-requested.html?highlight=cargolux

Only 62 pages to go at!
17th Mar 2015, 17:06
Replies: 22
Views: 6,309
Posted By Flightwatch

I was posted to LGW with my first command on the...

I was posted to LGW with my first command on the 737-200 the first summer after the BCal take-over. No logbooks here but think it was '87. All 737 flying was done by BA crews for both the scheduled...
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