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12th Jun 2021, 08:19
Replies: 92
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Posted By rog747

Yep - and Quebecair, PWA, and Transair who all...

Yep - and Quebecair, PWA, and Transair who all did 707 charters to the UK and Europe.

From the States there were early 707 charters to LGW by World AW, Pan and TWA.

Saturn Airways had cancelled...
11th Jun 2021, 14:03
Replies: 86
Views: 2,421
Posted By rog747

Now that is some offer! We were due to be in...

Now that is some offer!

We were due to be in CPT last year end of March - April 2020 staying the last week at the Mount Nelson and jumping on the Cunard QM2 to sail home to SOU but sadly the world...
11th Jun 2021, 13:50
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

Fabulous recollections, thank you very much. I...

Fabulous recollections, thank you very much.
I gather QF ended 707-138B operations in 1968 - two of the fleet only 4 years old,
VH-EBH - EBM all being built as a 138B from new.
11th Jun 2021, 13:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By rog747

BEA had tie ups with GT GIB Air, MG The Malta...

BEA had tie ups with GT GIB Air, MG The Malta Airlines, TP Portuguese AW OA Olympic Airways and of course CY Cyprus Airways.
Various stickers would adorn BEA aircrafts if they were doing a pooled...
9th Jun 2021, 12:46
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

Well there was no early ETOPS (was it 60 minutes...

Well there was no early ETOPS (was it 60 minutes for a twin jet back then? and with a 4 engined jet if you lost one you carried on to the nearest, or turned back if you could, the nearest of course,...
9th Jun 2021, 08:00
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

707-138B

The 707-138B versus the -320B or C could not do the same missions.

The -320B/C ADV had more powerful engines and a higher fuel capacity (23800 v 17300 US gallons), and of course a 151000 kgs MTOW...
6th Jun 2021, 13:50
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By rog747

Aquila Airways to the Sun

Aquila Airways were a UK Civvies' Airline - a Holiday airline to Lisbon, Madeira, Corsica and Las Palmas.

Aircraft operated all were derives of the Sunderland -
Short Sandringham
Short Solent ...
3rd Jun 2021, 13:13
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

707 Memories and photos - There are some great...

707 Memories and photos -
There are some great posts and old photos above on here - superb!

I love the Spearair story (although they are Holiday DC-8's)
I saw both of theirs on the deck at...
2nd Jun 2021, 14:21
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

Cathay Pacific had 12 707's, 8 were ex NW 707C's,...

Cathay Pacific had 12 707's, 8 were ex NW 707C's,
and 4 of the unique early 707-320B built with a SCD...
Boeing built only 5 for NW in 1963, with no other Mods for carrying cargo like a -320C...
2nd Jun 2021, 14:17
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

Transavia used 6 707's over some years from late...

Transavia used 6 707's over some years from late 60's until the late 70's, mostly leased 707C's (1 from Airlift and 1 from Exec Jet) and 1 707-123B from AA.
They also leased Luxair's old 707-344A...
2nd Jun 2021, 10:47
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

Yes, Aeropa is up there in my list of Continental...

Yes, Aeropa is up there in my list of Continental here today, gone tomorrow charter airlines! S.A. Veneziana (Aeropa)

A great story of them here from Mike Zoeller - Aeropa...
2nd Jun 2021, 09:14
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

I think that was 720B G-BHGE? Eventually, in...

I think that was 720B G-BHGE?

Eventually, in 1981 G-AXRS 707-355C was leased by Monarch from BCAL for Caribbean and Cruise Ship flights I gather.
2nd Jun 2021, 09:09
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

MAOF 720B and 707B and last Holiday 707's in UK

Yes MAOF went on to eventually operate both of the ex Invicta 720B's (BA and BB) that had come through the bargain basement from Monarch.

MAOF also flew one of the 3 ex...
1st Jun 2021, 21:33
Replies: 92
Views: 7,993
Posted By rog747

UK and Euro 707's (Big Jets now) The start...

UK and Euro 707's (Big Jets now)

The start ------

All began once upon a time, I think with Condor and Sabena (Sobelair) back in the mid 1960's onwards using parent 707's for IT.s

BOAC did...
1st Jun 2021, 17:01
Replies: 118
Views: 67,280
Posted By rog747

Well - maybe we will get some good responses back...

Well - maybe we will get some good responses back from the messages I sent to Ozsmac and Robbie Arrieula both of whom certainly seem to know Linda in oz.

Please read your private messages :)
1st Jun 2021, 16:01
Replies: 118
Views: 67,280
Posted By rog747

long shot re Linda (Smith) in Oz

Hi Robbie - it seems a lady on here - Mrs ANN RAE nee SMITH is trying to find who we think is your friend you mention who lost her parents and uncle and aunt - Linda (was Smith) who is Ann's Cousin...
1st Jun 2021, 15:50
Replies: 118
Views: 67,280
Posted By rog747

a long shot!

Hi OZMAC - it seems a lady on here (a relative of yours here in the UK) Mrs ANN RAE nee SMITH is trying to find who we think is your Mum Linda - Can you touch base with her please?
She is posting on...
1st Jun 2021, 15:25
Replies: 118
Views: 67,280
Posted By rog747

Henry and Ann Smith Air Ferry passengers

Hi there Ann, How nice of you to think of me, But I am now stuck really as to where to point you in the first instance, except maybe use the powers of Facebook to try and find Linda in Australia - A...
31st May 2021, 16:34
Replies: 130
Views: 10,682
Posted By rog747

My last-ish BAC 1-11 flights were on DAN AIR's...

My last-ish BAC 1-11 flights were on DAN AIR's G-TARO, a night ATH-LGW leaving about 03.30L from the hot and sweaty pure chaos that was the old ATH International Terminal -
TARO slogged through the...
31st May 2021, 15:41
Replies: 130
Views: 10,682
Posted By rog747

Yes all indeed quite correct with VistaJet. My...

Yes all indeed quite correct with VistaJet. My first job lol (looking after Air Spain)
31st May 2021, 12:17
Replies: 130
Views: 10,682
Posted By rog747

LOL Loving these trips down memory lane - ...

LOL Loving these trips down memory lane -

The BAC 1-11 proved very popular in the late 1960's and 70's with Holiday airlines mainly in the UK and Germany,
and the type was ordered new by -...
31st May 2021, 10:21
Replies: 86
Views: 2,421
Posted By rog747

They (TWA) did 727 feeder services from LHR -...

They (TWA) did 727 feeder services from LHR - same as Pan Am did, but not just to/from Germany IIRC.

Pan Am certainly flew holiday flights from TXL - saw 2 on the ramp together at Palma. Never saw...
31st May 2021, 09:58
Replies: 113
Views: 16,311
Posted By rog747

Tarom used almost anything on their IT charters...

Tarom used almost anything on their IT charters IL-18, 1-11, IL-62, TU-154, and 707's to LGW, MAN, BHX, and LTN...Rather like JAT Charters used 707, 727, DC-9 etc

On the scheds into LHR again one...
31st May 2021, 09:34
Replies: 86
Views: 2,421
Posted By rog747

Indeed - Add Olympic, JAT, TAP, Icelandic, Pan...

Indeed - Add Olympic, JAT, TAP, Icelandic, Pan Am, TWA, THY, Alitalia,
and all the North African carriers - RAM, Tunisia, Libyan, Algeria, plus Iran Air & Ariana back in the day.

All LHR & LGW...
30th May 2021, 10:31
Replies: 86
Views: 2,421
Posted By rog747

That is very kind - Yes me too as both Madeira...

That is very kind -
Yes me too as both Madeira and Cape Town hold very special affections for me also, and I do love to stay at both the Grand old pink Ladies -
Reid's Palace FNC and The Mount...
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