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18th Feb 2021, 18:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By Preon

Maybe it was carefully separated to be a useful...

Maybe it was carefully separated to be a useful spares source for the few surviving HP Victor and the cockpit section a possible restoration project?
Fingers and toes crossed!
10th Oct 2020, 13:11
Replies: 178
Views: 47,036
Posted By Preon

‘XH ‘the glider’ the flight deck section is...

‘XH ‘the glider’
the flight deck section is listed as belonging to the South Wales Aircraft collection
8th Oct 2020, 19:10
Replies: 178
Views: 47,036
Posted By Preon

Maybe the dismantlers will save a BA example or...

Maybe the dismantlers will save a BA example or part of one for display? Not an easy task in our UK climate to ‘preserve’ a complete example but the forward section of a B707 with East Fortune...
12th Jul 2020, 14:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By Preon

We had a pleasure flight in Beaver N67667 about...

We had a pleasure flight in Beaver N67667 about three years ago a thoroughly enjoyable experience our pilot had 31000 hours. Sadly the same aircraft was in a collision in 2019 with all lost onboard...
11th May 2020, 19:40
Replies: 112
Views: 57,770
Posted By Preon

Being rostered to operate as the sole cabin crew...

Being rostered to operate as the sole cabin crew on BOAC 707 Cargo flights had some benefits including the Hong Kong ‘Checkerboard’ landings the first of which I experienced in October 1970. We were...
11th May 2020, 18:16
Replies: 54
Views: 16,732
Posted By Preon

Columbine 11

By coincidence I’ve just been reading a US publication in which it details the ongoing restoration to flying condition of Lockheed VC-121 48-610 Columbine 11 owned by Karl Stoltzfus the founder of...
20th Apr 2019, 10:39
Replies: 100
Views: 46,964
Posted By Preon

British Aviation Heritage Wroughton The...

British Aviation Heritage Wroughton

The Science Museum’s Wroughton collection of Comet, Constellation and Trident are to be liberated the three aircraft are apparently available on a loan basis....
1st Feb 2018, 21:21
Replies: 43
Views: 6,458
Posted By Preon

Me too always there and back e.g. Xmas 74/75...

Me too always there and back e.g. Xmas 74/75 with Dougie Cooper for once not a senior Capt watched some bruising cricket from Thompson and Lillie in Melbourne.
Freighters.....hmmm.....memories of...
26th Jan 2018, 20:42
Replies: 43
Views: 6,458
Posted By Preon

Bid-Line

I remember this splendid VC-10 trip which as BOAC/BA Cabin Crew could be 21 days . Senior Captains usually operated the ‘Sydney thru the West’ on Thursdays. One skipper had strawberry’s loaded for...
6th Dec 2017, 19:05
Replies: 49
Views: 19,957
Posted By Preon

after Scimitar?

Does anyone know if Nigel Grier-Rees went on to fly further RN combat aircraft following the retirement of the Scimitar & I have researched material without success.

I was fortunate to see a...
1st Dec 2017, 21:04
Replies: 16
Views: 3,739
Posted By Preon

Meteor identity

Ref Robby Robinson quote above. So there was a Meteor chase aircraft on the first flight?
The Canberra B2 and Lightning T4 were both operated by BAC Warton

There’s a photo of the first flight...
29th Nov 2017, 19:36
Replies: 16
Views: 3,739
Posted By Preon

TSR2 first flight chase aircraft identity

I’ve recently tried without luck to establish the identity of the Meteor chase aircraft and pilot that accompanied the (BAC ) Canberra B2 and T4 Lightning during TSR2 first flight. The Meteor...
8th Jul 2017, 18:44
Replies: 7,044
Views: 2,054,666
Posted By Preon

media report crew sickness

no standby crew available?
Forum: Cabin Crew
30th Jun 2017, 19:49
Replies: 128
Views: 56,112
Posted By Preon

classic video but pre - 'MG Midget from uniform...

classic video but pre - 'MG Midget from uniform stores' days
13th Jun 2017, 22:50
Replies: 116
Views: 67,179
Posted By Preon

you missed a great show!

you missed a great show!
25th May 2017, 20:49
Replies: 71
Views: 21,329
Posted By Preon

An ex airline colleague suggested you write to...

An ex airline colleague suggested you write to monthly aviation titles the Aeroplane and Flypast for assistance or they might run an article on your particular part in conserving the DH Comet.
21st May 2017, 14:54
Replies: 133
Views: 38,775
Posted By Preon

some real motoring nostalgia courtesy ATP...

some real motoring nostalgia courtesy ATP ...Couldn't beat a fire breathing two-horse power 2CV leaning around corners on the Llyn peninsula with room for a a pig ( or similar) in the back , ...
20th May 2017, 14:09
Replies: 71
Views: 21,329
Posted By Preon

Sarah . An ex Dan - Air friend has suggested...

Sarah .
An ex Dan - Air friend has suggested you might get something from:

http://www.danairremembered.com/index.html

https://en-gb.facebook.com/danairstaffassociation/
...
7th May 2017, 12:16
Replies: 133
Views: 38,775
Posted By Preon

Noah Thanks for asking this question I...

Noah
Thanks for asking this question I travelled for many years on the ( BAR) ATP aircraft and often wondered about it's design genesis. From a pax perspective it replaced 1-11's on domestic routes...
25th Oct 2016, 17:34
Replies: 173
Views: 108,606
Posted By Preon

What diversion fields are available to BA A380's...

What diversion fields are available to BA A380's over Canada if any?
Doesn't this aircraft require more wing room?
4th Oct 2016, 20:22
Replies: 19
Views: 16,220
Posted By Preon

Aldergrove .....I remember in the early nineties...

Aldergrove .....I remember in the early nineties a Chilean Air Force cargo B707 slipped off the taxiway near the army base and sunk into the grass verge, but don't remember that getting into the...
29th Sep 2016, 18:53
Replies: 1,689
Views: 835,207
Posted By Preon

Err..youthfulness and training to sell a...

Err..youthfulness and training to sell a sandwich? tosh!! get cafe Nero to do it then.

It certainly doesn't take terminal staff long to charge £65 for carrying a set of golf clubs.
26th Jul 2016, 20:46
Replies: 1,689
Views: 835,207
Posted By Preon

Any idea how the A380 and 747 compare with fuel...

Any idea how the A380 and 747 compare with fuel consumption?
18th Jun 2016, 20:29
Replies: 32
Views: 5,991
Posted By Preon

Interesting that commercial aviation is not alone...

Interesting that commercial aviation is not alone in occasionally recognising significant 'heritage' moments whilst strengthening it's current brand image.
GBrf the rail freight company has finished...
13th Jun 2016, 09:55
Replies: 32
Views: 5,991
Posted By Preon

Or funds permitting you restore and fly a vintage...

Or funds permitting you restore and fly a vintage airliner in original livery for example Aer Lingus Rapide or the Lufthansa 'Super Connie' under rebuild.
I'd agree a BOAC scheme might confuse in...
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