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22nd Apr 2020, 00:22
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Posted By Sotonsean

Thanks for the additional information. I've...

Thanks for the additional information.

I've not come across Consolidated Freightways before although Zantop DC8's were once fairly regular visitors to London Gatwick Airport during the late 1980's...
22nd Apr 2020, 00:10
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Posted By Sotonsean

Musket90/WHBM I'm not sure what year that...

Musket90/WHBM

I'm not sure what year that the AEI Air Express International scheduled flight's from New York JFK to London Stansted Airport ended but I have a feeling that it was in 1983 or 1984....
21st Apr 2020, 23:56
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Posted By Sotonsean

GAZIN You've excelled yourself yet again...

GAZIN

You've excelled yourself yet again 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

​​​​​​I knew that Hawaiian we're using London Stansted Airport during the late 1980's but I never personally saw one and I've never seen a photo...
21st Apr 2020, 19:32
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Posted By Sotonsean

Ifonly Many thanks for sharing your photos...

Ifonly

Many thanks for sharing your photos with us here on the Stansted Airport History and Nostalgia thread and neither airline has been discussed as of yet so they are very welcome especially...
21st Apr 2020, 19:26
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Posted By Sotonsean

Hi Rog I wasn't sure if you knew that I had...

Hi Rog

I wasn't sure if you knew that I had PM you as it said that your inbox was full. I had enquired about your membership and why your now a "new member"!

Yes I'm fully aware of the history...
21st Apr 2020, 19:17
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Posted By Sotonsean

GAZIN You've made my day, you've ABSOLUTELY...

GAZIN

You've made my day, you've ABSOLUTELY excelled yourself.

These are just the type of photos I've been looking forward to. Amazing selection I have to say. The photos I have posted have...
21st Apr 2020, 14:26
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Posted By Sotonsean

Sabena was responsible for the technical side of...

Sabena was responsible for the technical side of the Highland Express Boeing 747-123 G-HIHO and the aircraft would be scheduled to fly to Brussels Airport on a weekly basis for routine maintenance.
...
21st Apr 2020, 13:05
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Views: 3,573
Posted By Sotonsean

Air Alsace operated three VFW-FOKKER 614's ...

Air Alsace operated three VFW-FOKKER 614's

F-GATF?
F-GATG
F-GATH


TAT TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT operated eight VFW-FOKKER 614's and was the main operator, aircraft were both French and German...
21st Apr 2020, 11:15
Replies: 28
Views: 2,340
Posted By Sotonsean

Although I never personally saw it flying for...

Although I never personally saw it flying for Icelandair but now that you have mentioned it the pale blue cheatline looks familiar.

The Yugoslav civil war started on the 31 March 1991 so your...
21st Apr 2020, 11:11
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Views: 2,340
Posted By Sotonsean

Perhaps you should search on pprune for the...

Perhaps you should search on pprune for the Sterling Airlines thread and restart it. If you can't find the relevant thread maybe start another one as it's an interesting topic to discuss.

I...
21st Apr 2020, 11:00
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Views: 12,035
Posted By Sotonsean

The airline was established on 23 December 1996...

The airline was established on 23 December 1996 as Air Plus Comet and started operations on the 01 March 1997 based at Madrid Barejas Airport. It mainly operated long haul charters from Madrid and...
21st Apr 2020, 10:37
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Posted By Sotonsean

Your absolutely correct, I should have known...

Your absolutely correct, I should have known better when I typed it. Originally delivered to American Airlines on the 27 November 1970 as Boeing 747-123 N9669, it was the 87th Boeing 747 off the...
21st Apr 2020, 10:25
Replies: 38
Views: 3,573
Posted By Sotonsean

"And in true French style the weird overwing...

"And in true French style the weird overwing twinjets of TAT'

They may have been operated by the French airline "TAT" TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT but that's the only French connection. The aircraft...
21st Apr 2020, 09:02
Replies: 28
Views: 2,340
Posted By Sotonsean

Not sure about the other Yugoslav Government...

Not sure about the other Yugoslav Government Boeing 727 but here is a brief detail concerning YU-AKD.

Boeinging 727-2L8 YU-AKD was delivered to the Yugoslav Government in 1975 with a dual civil...
21st Apr 2020, 08:33
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Posted By Sotonsean

Don't worry the operation's of Air UK and Air UK...

Don't worry the operation's of Air UK and Air UK Leisure at London Stansted Airport during the eighties and early nineties including photos will be covered in due course 😉
21st Apr 2020, 08:00
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Views: 52,304
Posted By Sotonsean

​​​​​​Air UK hasn't been mentioned in great...

​​​​​​Air UK hasn't been mentioned in great detail yet. We've discussed the formation and the history of Air UK Leisure which I think that you were part of.

I wanted to cover the US Affinity...
21st Apr 2020, 05:15
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Posted By Sotonsean

In post 311, I mentioned that I will bring up the...

In post 311, I mentioned that I will bring up the topic of London Stansted Airport and it's history regarding "scheduled" trans-Atlantic flights to the USA with American Airlines, Continental...
21st Apr 2020, 01:31
Replies: 67
Views: 12,035
Posted By Sotonsean

BUT did Air Plus Comet and AE Bal actually...

BUT did Air Plus Comet and AE Bal actually operate full dedicated "charter" flights from Spain to UK destinations or even other European destinations?

My list wasn't a full list of all of the...
20th Apr 2020, 02:36
Replies: 68
Views: 8,671
Posted By Sotonsean

Commemorative stamps for the first flights of the...

Commemorative stamps for the first flights of the two former Laker Airways DC10-10's acquired by British Caledonian Airways in 1982 and re-registered as G-BJZD (G-GFAL) and G-BJZE (G-GSKY).
...
20th Apr 2020, 01:37
Replies: 68
Views: 8,671
Posted By Sotonsean

The four former Laker Airways BAC1-11-300's were...

The four former Laker Airways BAC1-11-300's were purchased by British Caledonian Airways on the 01 April 1982. The four aircraft we're registered to British Caledonian Airways as Musket90 rightly...
20th Apr 2020, 00:20
Replies: 378
Views: 52,304
Posted By Sotonsean

GAZIN Those photos are excellent, I'd go as...

GAZIN

Those photos are excellent, I'd go as far to say that they are my favourites so far uploaded ☺

​​​​​​I know that Worldways Canada used London Stansted Airport during the 1980's but I...
19th Apr 2020, 23:50
Replies: 378
Views: 52,304
Posted By Sotonsean

Musket90 Great photos, thanks for sharing...

Musket90

Great photos, thanks for sharing them here on the Stansted Airport History and Nostalgia thread.

Transmeridian Air Cargo (TMAC) merged with IAS Cargo Airlines on the 15 August 1979 to...
19th Apr 2020, 11:28
Replies: 378
Views: 52,304
Posted By Sotonsean

In the 1970's Finnair and it's subsidiary Karair...

In the 1970's Finnair and it's subsidiary Karair Finland also often used London Stansted Airport with charters from Helsinki although not as frequent as their Scandinavian counterparts.

Karair...
19th Apr 2020, 10:20
Replies: 378
Views: 52,304
Posted By Sotonsean

Thanks for that additional information, that...

Thanks for that additional information, that confirms why it was re-registered to the Nigerian registry.
19th Apr 2020, 10:00
Replies: 378
Views: 52,304
Posted By Sotonsean

Thanks for clarifying that Dave. ​​​​​I've...

Thanks for clarifying that Dave.

​​​​​I've seen photos of an RP registered Intercontinental DC8-54F at London Stansted but didn't realise that it was the same aircraft.

There are several photos...
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