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1st Sep 2019, 21:35
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Posted By cj241101

Gordonwill, thanks for sharing the additional...

Gordonwill, thanks for sharing the additional photos. I remember the "departure lounge" well as I was working in the airside bar at the time. Think it replaced the previous "extra departure area"...
1st Sep 2019, 15:10
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Gordon Thanks, yes it works!. Interesting stuff...

Gordon
Thanks, yes it works!. Interesting stuff and from an unusual viewpoint - were you up a floodlight pylon? Hope you were wearing a hi-viz and hard hat if you were....Anyway, please keep them...
30th Aug 2019, 08:24
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Posted By cj241101

Marconi had a number of factories in Essex,...

Marconi had a number of factories in Essex, including Chelmsford, Basildon and Billericay, which probably explains G-APWY spending time at Southend, although its home base was always Luton. I don't...
29th Aug 2019, 11:58
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Posted By cj241101

Best I can come up with would be 1976-1979....

Best I can come up with would be 1976-1979. Geminair started up early in 1976 and the Brit was regular until 1981 when it was sold in Zaire. Last record I have of it was 5/3/81. G-APWY was repainted...
29th Aug 2019, 10:25
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Posted By cj241101

Dates should be below each photo. The Odyssey was...

Dates should be below each photo. The Odyssey was a one-off; the Tristar CS-TEB also appeared on 26/5/99 as well when operated by Air Luxor:-

https://i.imgur.com/9OJPPk9.jpg
27th Aug 2019, 11:05
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Posted By cj241101

Gordonwil, yes, more photos always welcome. If...

Gordonwil, yes, more photos always welcome. If you need help posting I am sure there is plenty of help available here.

Here's some more of mine, don't think any have been posted before, apologies...
18th Aug 2019, 10:39
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Posted By cj241101

A bit of a long shot. Back in 1965 after...

A bit of a long shot. Back in 1965 after Euravia/Britannia replaced their L.749 Constellations with Britannias, L.749 G-ANUR was leased to ACE Freighters at Gatwick. When that company folded, the...
15th Aug 2019, 13:16
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Posted By cj241101

Been a while since my last question so here's...

Been a while since my last question so here's another:- "Scandinavian" being a 5 syllable mouthful, am I correct in thinking it was common practice to trim it to the 2-syllable "Scandi"? ...
7th Aug 2019, 13:47
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Must confuse ATC. Usual question when El Al call...

Must confuse ATC. Usual question when El Al call for clearance "are you intersection able?" will get a "no" if it's a "small" 737-800/900 which, being short to medium range, will be close to its max...
7th Aug 2019, 12:18
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Posted By cj241101

Probably 27th July 1980. The Merchantman would...

Probably 27th July 1980. The Merchantman would have been G-APEG which was parked on stand 11 that day, my (not totally comprehensive) records only have it parked there once in July 1980 which was on...
31st Jul 2019, 12:06
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Posted By cj241101

El Al must have an allocation of night slots to...

El Al must have an allocation of night slots to accommodate their LY314 which operates 5 nights a week, STD 2330 local time, often delayed past midnight.
28th Jul 2019, 12:56
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Posted By cj241101

Thanks for the reply OUAQUKGF. That would fit in...

Thanks for the reply OUAQUKGF. That would fit in with the earlier photo, with the Britannia Brit behind parked on the hangar side of the apron. Looks to be roughly where the minitower stands now. It...
27th Jul 2019, 14:13
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Posted By cj241101

Anyone know where this aircraft was kept during...

Anyone know where this aircraft was kept during its time at Luton? Presumably either the flying club hangar, McAlpines hangar or hangar 9.
24th Jul 2019, 10:59
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Posted By cj241101

N6356T was based for the winter 1966/7, last...

N6356T was based for the winter 1966/7, last record I have for it is on 18/3/67, not sure exactly when it returned to its previous home of Biggin Hill. Abpic has numerous photos in a variety of...
18th Jul 2019, 10:27
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Posted By cj241101

Google Earth is no help with regard to the runway...

Google Earth is no help with regard to the runway lengths. Their "historical imagery" has nothing between 1945 and 2000. In the 1945 picture the runways aren't apparent. Quite how it shows the...
17th Jul 2019, 19:09
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Posted By cj241101

Beaver G-ARTR was present on 8/7/64 which would...

Beaver G-ARTR was present on 8/7/64 which would have fitted the Euravia Connie time-wise.

http://www.kiwibeavers.com/images/CKH_1964_Luton_G-ARTR_W.jpg

Another photo, must be where I found out...
16th Jul 2019, 15:29
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Posted By cj241101

Presumably the western taxiway curving around...

Presumably the western taxiway curving around where the fire station now is.

If the Autair staff car park was between hangars 61 and 62 yes, I can recall a Vanguard parked nose in somewhere...
16th Jul 2019, 15:24
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Posted By cj241101

Me too - no camera until Christmas 1968. These...

Me too - no camera until Christmas 1968. These from my father, both dated 20/8/67 and taken from the old spectators area left of the terminal, looking across the grass where hangar 89 now stands.
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16th Jul 2019, 15:05
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Posted By cj241101

Probably 6/2/67 (or 7/2/67), in which case the...

Probably 6/2/67 (or 7/2/67), in which case the BKS Ambassador would have been G-ALZR, the Comet G-APMC plus 19 other diverted flights, most of which night stopped. Love to know how and where they...
11th Jul 2019, 19:34
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Posted By cj241101

More airlines long past but not forgotten, mostly...

More airlines long past but not forgotten, mostly on maintenance again:-

https://i.imgur.com/Ynkm0S4.jpg
5N-ASY 20/8/87

https://i.imgur.com/UE7gR3q.jpg
Much more recent, AP-BMP on 29/3/16.
...
10th Jul 2019, 08:37
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Posted By cj241101

Air Botswana were back on 22/9/80 with their...

Air Botswana were back on 22/9/80 with their other Herc A2-ABZ:-

https://i.imgur.com/0xWZx0X.jpg

The Brit behind is probably Redcoat G-BHAU which had the red tail, having been acquired from...
9th Jul 2019, 21:19
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Posted By cj241101

Air Malta leased G-BHOX and G-BHOY from Monarch...

Air Malta leased G-BHOX and G-BHOY from Monarch summer 1980 until the end of August. I remember them sitting on stands 13 and 14 for a few weeks. The one in the photo is on stand 13, so the other was...
9th Jul 2019, 11:11
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Posted By cj241101

1980, weekly on Wednesdays, June-Oct, CP802/3...

1980, weekly on Wednesdays, June-Oct, CP802/3 1015/1215, used to land in Prestwick for fuel due to restrictions on take off weight from the short runway at Luton.

https://i.imgur.com/zTGQpnO.jpg...
9th Jul 2019, 10:56
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Posted By cj241101

boeing_eng, you are of course correct - my memory...

boeing_eng, you are of course correct - my memory was at fault. The 2 aircraft did get registered VH-YMJ/K, and were away for a year. Think Monarch cancelled the deal because of a payment problem .
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9th Jul 2019, 10:45
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Posted By cj241101

G-BAFM masquerading as FS728:- ...

G-BAFM masquerading as FS728:-


https://i.imgur.com/BkiT3PF.jpg

737 behind is C-FPWD (G-DWHH) about to depart on its annual (1983-86) winter lease:-

https://i.imgur.com/vxw3gil.jpg
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