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Forum: ATC Issues
25th Oct 2021, 20:29
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Views: 95
Posted By Mooncrest

Germinghausen VOR

Is this, or was it, a navigation fix of any particular significance ? I remember in the mid to late 1990s, it was common to hear the ATC instruction (from Manchester ATCC or London), "on passing...
24th Oct 2021, 10:12
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By Mooncrest

Thankyou both. Now I know!

Thankyou both. Now I know!
23rd Oct 2021, 18:39
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By Mooncrest

What does a 'Toy Balloon' look like ?

By which I mean those objects once listed in the Civil Aircraft Markings books with registrations in the G-FYA* sequence. They had names like Williams and Osprey. If I've seen one, I never knew it.
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18th Oct 2021, 20:04
Replies: 34
Views: 3,777
Posted By Mooncrest

Of course, the Spanish charter airlines didn't...

Of course, the Spanish charter airlines didn't only have the UK in which to ply their trade. Northern Europe, Scandinavia and the Republic of Ireland were all available to them too. As I recall,...
17th Oct 2021, 19:24
Replies: 34
Views: 3,777
Posted By Mooncrest

It always amused me, leafing through the holiday...

It always amused me, leafing through the holiday brochures years ago, seeing which airlines were doing what routes. Invariably the likes of Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester had their flights...
13th Oct 2021, 18:58
Replies: 34
Views: 3,777
Posted By Mooncrest

In the UK at least, I know that Spantax did a lot...

In the UK at least, I know that Spantax did a lot of work for Intasun. That might have changed when Air Europa came along with its brand-new 733s. As already stated, Hispania provided significant...
13th Oct 2021, 10:27
Replies: 34
Views: 3,777
Posted By Mooncrest

What happened to all the Spanish charter airlines ?

There used to be a very significant number of these, probably peaking around the early 1990s. AFAIK, Air Europa is the only survivor of a bunch that included (among others) Aviaco, Spantax, Hispania,...
31st Aug 2021, 20:51
Replies: 38
Views: 5,262
Posted By Mooncrest

SkyService, the Canadian charter outfit, had...

SkyService, the Canadian charter outfit, had several years of basing A320s in the UK to operate Airtours summer flights. Leeds Bradford and Teesside were two such bases. The cabin crew were recruited...
31st Aug 2021, 09:38
Replies: 55
Views: 11,078
Posted By Mooncrest

Nice pictures. I think G-BAZJ was the only Air UK...

Nice pictures. I think G-BAZJ was the only Air UK Herald with a completely blue tailfin. Likewise, only one F27 and some 1-11s received this look until someone sagely pointed out that all blue...
28th Aug 2021, 14:39
Replies: 35
Views: 6,254
Posted By Mooncrest

Thanks all. I remember seeing EI-BDY in summer...

Thanks all. I remember seeing EI-BDY in summer 1987 when Britannia had her on a damp lease from Aer Lingus.

I've often wondered if the Britannia and Braathens 737s and 767s were more or less...
28th Aug 2021, 11:50
Replies: 35
Views: 6,254
Posted By Mooncrest

I guess by about 1972-73, i.e. when BADP and BADR...

I guess by about 1972-73, i.e. when BADP and BADR were delivered, the Advanced was the standard production variant. Did any other early 737 customers, e.g. Aer Lingus and Braathens, also order the...
27th Aug 2021, 08:42
Replies: 35
Views: 6,254
Posted By Mooncrest

Interesting stuff; evidently there are /were...

Interesting stuff; evidently there are /were variants within variants viz engine power and MTOW etc. Also about terminating lease or finance deals early in order to obtain more attractive terms on...
26th Aug 2021, 21:15
Replies: 35
Views: 6,254
Posted By Mooncrest

Ironically, two or three years earlier, Dan Air...

Ironically, two or three years earlier, Dan Air took on one of the OSL -2U4s from Britannia and re-registered her G-ILFC, then WGEL.
26th Aug 2021, 20:07
Replies: 35
Views: 6,254
Posted By Mooncrest

Most of Britannia's 737-200s were built to their...

Most of Britannia's 737-200s were built to their own '204' specification. BGNW was a -219 which arrived via Air New Zealand/NAC. BJXJ was from the same source ultimately but Britannia acquired her...
26th Aug 2021, 18:25
Replies: 35
Views: 6,254
Posted By Mooncrest

Thankyou Meikleour. I suspected the first two...

Thankyou Meikleour. I suspected the first two Advanced weren't quite the same as the later ones; now I know it's the less powerful engines that were the difference.

I forgot to mention BOSL and...
26th Aug 2021, 17:29
Replies: 35
Views: 6,254
Posted By Mooncrest

Britannia Airways 737-200s.

Which of these aircraft were the early basic version and which were the Advanced ? My guess would be:

AVRL, AVRM, AVRN, AVRO, AXNA, AXNB, AXNC, AWSY and AZNZ - all early models.

Then,...
3rd Aug 2021, 19:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Mooncrest

That too is my definition of base. Night-stopping...

That too is my definition of base. Night-stopping aircraft and local pilots and cabin crew. Did Air Anglia once have their own engineers at LBA ? It was definitely a Dan Air then FLS gig post-1980...
1st Aug 2021, 18:14
Replies: 377
Views: 189,475
Posted By Mooncrest

Skipness One Foxtrot Yes. Two bays side by...

Skipness One Foxtrot

Yes. Two bays side by side at the south side hangars, suitable for a pair of 738s (one nose-in, the other tail-in) but it is a tight squeeze with not much room for the...
26th Jul 2021, 18:53
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Mooncrest

Sounds about right. One for the Amsterdam and...

Sounds about right. One for the Amsterdam and Paris routes, the other for the recently (in 1980) acquired Belfast and Dublin routes.
26th Jul 2021, 10:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Mooncrest

Thanks all. I think it was 1976, coinciding with...

Thanks all. I think it was 1976, coinciding with the start of the Amsterdam flights. One based F27 plus others passing through between Edinburgh/Aberdeen and Norwich.

I don't actually remember...
25th Jul 2021, 19:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Mooncrest

What year did Air Anglia establish a base at Leeds Bradford ?

I know AQ took over the LBA-AMS route from BA in 1976 and used an LBA night-stopping F27. I believe the company had already flown between LBA and Jersey a few years before but I think a non-based...
28th Jun 2021, 21:03
Replies: 38
Views: 6,055
Posted By Mooncrest

One year on, it has occurred to me that British...

One year on, it has occurred to me that British Air Ferries also had an ex-PIA Viscount 815 in their fleet, G-AVJB. IIRC, this particular aircraft regularly used to operate Southend to Palma. I don't...
24th Jun 2021, 20:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By Mooncrest

Airbus narrowbody holiday jets

Shall we ? Why not, we've done most of 'em.

Adria Airways
Air 2000/First Choice
Inter European Airways
Monarch Airlines
Leisure International/Air UK Leisure
Excalibur
Eurocypria
Aegean
19th Jun 2021, 21:26
Replies: 90
Views: 10,375
Posted By Mooncrest

Thankyou AT. Much obliged.

Thankyou AT. Much obliged.
19th Jun 2021, 21:12
Replies: 90
Views: 10,375
Posted By Mooncrest

In the late spring and summer of 1982, Nor-fly...

In the late spring and summer of 1982, Nor-fly Charter of Norway operated a series of Saturday flights to and from Leeds Bradford with their Convair 580s, usually LN-BWN, as I recall. I don't know...
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