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31st Oct 2019, 13:33
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Posted By Midland 331

Does anyone else recall the regular experimental...

Does anyone else recall the regular experimental routing of scheduled passenger services up the East Coast from London on 1991/2? It was a sort of "hang a left at Clacton VOR and keep going...
17th Apr 2019, 17:40
Replies: 542
Views: 380,925
Posted By Midland 331

Thanks, both! Meanwhile, I'd love to know...

Thanks, both!

Meanwhile, I'd love to know some yield control numbers!
17th Apr 2019, 15:36
Replies: 542
Views: 380,925
Posted By Midland 331

Is the A380 the normal equipment from now on? ...

Is the A380 the normal equipment from now on?

With this leap in capacity, (plus the EDI-DXB), even with significant hubbing opportunities at DXB, this level of service makes no sense to me. I...
26th Mar 2019, 13:52
Replies: 107
Views: 98,929
Posted By Midland 331

:-) In the days of November stands at LHR I...

:-)

In the days of November stands at LHR I seem to recall having to shout up the steps to the cabin crew "Teesside?" in the manner of day trip punters at Skegness bus station on a bank holiday (I...
25th Mar 2019, 16:41
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Posted By Midland 331

I recall it happening a few times to Midland in...

I recall it happening a few times to Midland in the days of coaching to the November stands at Heathrow. It was usually caught by the cabin crew or when the No1/Capt. gave a welcome message.
22nd Nov 2018, 18:33
Replies: 52
Views: 8,298
Posted By Midland 331

Yes. It's from Dick Gilbert's photo collection on...

Yes. It's from Dick Gilbert's photo collection on Flickr. It's worth taking a look as there are quite a few from Air Bridge days.
31st Oct 2018, 19:19
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Views: 1,621
Posted By Midland 331

Thanks, all.

Thanks, all.
26th Oct 2018, 18:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By Midland 331

Pinochet's Departure

Circa 2000, I seem to recall a Chilean Military 707 making a smoky and heavy departure, seen on prime-time TV, from either Waddo or Doncaster International.

I've often pondered on the ground...
27th Aug 2018, 19:55
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Midland 331

Stick it in your GoogleDrive,then send a one-off...

Stick it in your GoogleDrive,then send a one-off link to the recipient.
11th Jun 2018, 20:48
Replies: 14
Views: 7,934
Posted By Midland 331

Not much, really. Sorry. I worked as a...

Not much, really. Sorry.

I worked as a temporary baggage handler in 1980, and pretended not to listen as one of the D/Os told the tale in the mess room.

A Viscount (I think) on the north side...
11th Jun 2018, 18:12
Replies: 14
Views: 7,934
Posted By Midland 331

It also happened at Castle Don. many moons ago,...

It also happened at Castle Don. many moons ago, according to a long-serving airport duty officer.
7th May 2018, 15:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By Midland 331

It did carry out some odd turns just off The...

It did carry out some odd turns just off The Wash, having roughly retraced it's track back towards Frankfurt. "Handy for the QRA lads at Coningsby", I thought.

Currently plodding towards 56N 10W
7th May 2018, 11:37
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Views: 1,122
Posted By Midland 331

LH416 Turn-back 7th May

FRA-IAD, turned back around FAMBO, now turned again and heading south-ish towards London. Any gen, folks?

P.S. Guessing it's a medical issue. A kind of orbit over The Wash, now appearing to decend...
18th Apr 2018, 19:26
Replies: 58
Views: 4,984
Posted By Midland 331

Airways were swallowed up by Intasun. ...

Airways were swallowed up by Intasun.

Slighty O.T., BA did do some rotations with a Trident into Leeds on the Heathrow circa '79-'80. I was in my first year at Leeds University, and the campus is...
9th Apr 2018, 19:51
Replies: 99
Views: 28,512
Posted By Midland 331

Someone has kindly uploaded the post-Stockport...

Someone has kindly uploaded the post-Stockport BBC documentary from 1968. Detailed, informative and with rare footage

https://youtu.be/Zz94kJRXWqA
2nd Apr 2018, 17:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,913
Posted By Midland 331

"Old Timers"... be kind to the lads! Sadly,...

"Old Timers"... be kind to the lads! Sadly, their numbers are declining.

Much fun and roguery went on in the hangar. My late-uncle was an inspector, and my dad ran the MT section, so know lots...
2nd Apr 2018, 16:28
Replies: 52
Views: 8,298
Posted By Midland 331

https://flic.kr/p/GeyeTN

https://flic.kr/p/GeyeTN
30th Mar 2018, 16:20
Replies: 52
Views: 8,298
Posted By Midland 331

Dick Gilbert has written an excellent book on the...

Dick Gilbert has written an excellent book on the company:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Air-Bridge-Carriers-Dick-Gilbert/dp/B00TQTK862

His collection on Flickr contains many photos of aircraft and...
18th Mar 2018, 20:09
Replies: 113
Views: 19,794
Posted By Midland 331

Jim Snee still meets up quarterly with the "BMA...

Jim Snee still meets up quarterly with the "BMA Old Timers" at my late uncle's former pub near Castle Don. He probably has plenty of Viscount tales.

Joe Sharps did LHR-MME in 38 minutes in a...
4th Mar 2018, 14:59
Replies: 37
Views: 7,661
Posted By Midland 331

More on Burnaston here:- Burnaston - UK...

More on Burnaston here:-

Burnaston - UK Airfield Guide (http://www.ukairfieldguide.net/airfields/Burnaston)
3rd Mar 2018, 20:38
Replies: 37
Views: 7,661
Posted By Midland 331

B.G. Cramp's book on British Midland mentions the...

B.G. Cramp's book on British Midland mentions the 748 demonstrator paying a visit. Also, that the common "STAR" from the west was to leave the LIC NDB, hope for a cloud break, and follow the A38.
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22nd Feb 2018, 22:26
Replies: 113
Views: 19,794
Posted By Midland 331

Were the main spar(s) a fatigue weak spot on the...

Were the main spar(s) a fatigue weak spot on the Viscount? I seem to recall re-sparing was common.

(and did you own a Triumph 500 circa 1979? Fields' place was close to my dad's BMA MT...
21st Feb 2018, 12:47
Replies: 113
Views: 19,794
Posted By Midland 331

>You would stand under fuselage behind wing until...

>You would stand under fuselage behind wing until all 4 engines running then disconnet cable and walk under fuselage to take nose wheel chocks away (all without ear defenders).

Ah! That was the...
20th Feb 2018, 14:25
Replies: 113
Views: 19,794
Posted By Midland 331

Considering how spacious the cabin was, the...

Considering how spacious the cabin was, the flight deck really was quite cramped.

I seem to recall the ground power socket being somewhere inconveniently close to the props on the belly, and...
18th Feb 2018, 14:45
Replies: 113
Views: 19,794
Posted By Midland 331

What a super thread! I grew up with the BMA...

What a super thread!

I grew up with the BMA Viscounts, from aged 6, seeing them with feathered props in the circuit at Castle Don.,passing overhead our family home, taking my first ever flight on...
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