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31st May 2019, 14:44
Replies: 6
Views: 3,396
Posted By TCU

"Loud & Clear" by Robert J Serling provides a...

"Loud & Clear" by Robert J Serling provides a superb narrative of the accidents and subsequent investigations noted above by rog747 (the book also covers the Electra)

Although the 727 was fully...
29th May 2019, 18:48
Replies: 5
Views: 2,597
Posted By TCU

Thanks for posting Great memories of many of...

Thanks for posting

Great memories of many of those 707's passing through ATEL's H4 at Stansted in the 70's and 80's
8th May 2019, 16:47
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By TCU

Register and post your question on avcom.co.za...

Register and post your question on avcom.co.za and i'm sure you'll get lots of advice from the FAWB locals

I've just recently gained an SA PPL, having let my UK PPL expire following a move down...
7th Apr 2019, 20:16
Replies: 104
Views: 23,777
Posted By TCU

Not really, as I did not use the words...

Not really, as I did not use the words low-bypass, which would be applicable to the 737.

Thanks HQ for getting my drift. I thought reference to the RB178 alone was the pointer to the modern...
7th Apr 2019, 17:30
Replies: 104
Views: 23,777
Posted By TCU

That sketch of the HS.134 caused me to dig out...

That sketch of the HS.134 caused me to dig out Graziano Freschi's excellent book "The BAC Three-Eleven". The following is his description:

"The HS134 study was launched in 1966 on the basis of a...
3rd Mar 2019, 13:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By TCU

I don't think airlines are any different from any...

I don't think airlines are any different from any other historical corporate reference points

In the 50's and 60's (and before and a bit after) airlines were run by "airline" people; I...
12th Feb 2019, 17:49
Replies: 18
Views: 2,246
Posted By TCU

They are charming documents. The altitude and...

They are charming documents. The altitude and speed subtle reminders as to how different air travel is now. Just imagine the noise!

They also reminded me that up until the 1980's it was common to...
23rd Jan 2019, 16:52
Replies: 96
Views: 64,858
Posted By TCU

Sadly as its going to be a G-BY 747-400 we wont...

Sadly as its going to be a G-BY 747-400 we wont see it at the foot of the "empire" here in CPT....only low J models come our way.....by chance was on "VM" down here last night
5th Jan 2019, 19:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By TCU

Just doing same. Moved to SA from UK 3 years...

Just doing same.

Moved to SA from UK 3 years ago. My JAA expired thanks to the combination of an untimely medical fail (tedious historic ECG blip just before my revalidation) and then the...
30th Dec 2018, 12:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By TCU

pax, agree its a superb data base and the...

pax, agree its a superb data base and the statistics are sometimes chilling

Without tempting fate, mid-air collision is a rarety days (the 2006 GOL 737/Embraer accident being the most recent major...
21st Dec 2018, 09:37
Replies: 41
Views: 4,196
Posted By TCU

In November I used the new T5 auto luggage drop...

In November I used the new T5 auto luggage drop facility, flying to JNB. You plug in your ID/Booking Ref, drop the luggage on the scale and a machine prints out the baggage tag for you, which you...
7th Dec 2018, 10:22
Replies: 59
Views: 5,784
Posted By TCU

1. Lapsed (2016) JAR PPL. Following a move to SA,...

1. Lapsed (2016) JAR PPL. Following a move to SA, the SA CAA are allowing me to pursue an SA PPL (having to sit all exams again...which is actually quite fun, then pass Skills Test)
2. 300
3....
22nd Nov 2018, 13:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By TCU

Shame the contributors are not as diverse as the...

Shame the contributors are not as diverse as the wildlife....now that says it all.
30th Jun 2018, 11:07
Replies: 3,681
Views: 1,007,196
Posted By TCU

cj, Thanks for another batch of proper airliner...

cj, Thanks for another batch of proper airliner pictures. As well as evoking fond memories, your images have the ability to trigger the smell of kerosene, the clatter of baggage trucks and the shrill...
15th May 2018, 13:28
Replies: 0
Views: 708
Posted By TCU

Commercial Flying Still Fun

Its a beautiful autumn day here in Cape Town. Sat here in my house to the SW of FACT (you can see my blue dot) saw an Emirates 77W lowish and in a right turn over False Bay having departed off the...
8th May 2018, 12:16
Replies: 46
Views: 4,855
Posted By TCU

Mini thread diversion. Had not appreciated there...

Mini thread diversion. Had not appreciated there were so many BA heli types. Which BA CEO fell out of love with the heli business?
8th May 2018, 07:09
Replies: 46
Views: 4,855
Posted By TCU

As did Iberia. Fleet circa year 1998: A300 ...

As did Iberia. Fleet circa year 1998:
A300
A320
A340
727
737
747
757
767
DC8F
7th May 2018, 18:33
Replies: 46
Views: 4,855
Posted By TCU

Flash 8, if you nudge forward to 1990, BA had the...

Flash 8, if you nudge forward to 1990, BA had the following types in service:

A320
BAC 1-11
146
ATP
B737
B747 (-100, 200 & 400)
B757
B767
7th May 2018, 07:21
Replies: 46
Views: 4,855
Posted By TCU

Transavia may have been a pure 737 operator for a...

Transavia may have been a pure 737 operator for a period, but certainly in the 70's and 80's also dabbled in 707's. I seem to recall an A300B as well during that time. BA leased 737's from them prior...
6th May 2018, 11:04
Replies: 46
Views: 4,855
Posted By TCU

LTU was a pure L1011 operator (-100 and -500)...

LTU was a pure L1011 operator (-100 and -500) from 1979 (departure of its last Caravelle) until 1984 (arrival of its first 757)
18th Apr 2018, 16:27
Replies: 114
Views: 7,334
Posted By TCU

Check mate: Bristol Type 412 Beaufighter ...

Check mate:

Bristol Type 412 Beaufighter
Bristol Type 412 Beaufort
Bristol Type 603S4 Blenheim
Bristol Type 603S3 Britannia
Bristol Type 603S3 Brigand

All Bristol cars named after their...
17th Apr 2018, 16:36
Replies: 114
Views: 7,334
Posted By TCU

Ford also managed a Corsair, Falcon and Meteor ...

Ford also managed a Corsair, Falcon and Meteor

Re the OP, SAAB of course did produce an Aero version of the 900 plus a 9-3 Viggen special edition
7th Mar 2018, 13:11
Replies: 38
Views: 3,480
Posted By TCU

On 30th April 1993 I flew London City to Berlin...

On 30th April 1993 I flew London City to Berlin Tempelhof and back (5th May) with a little German airline called Conti-flug who operated a BAe146-200 D-ACFA

My one and only LCY flight to date
25th Feb 2018, 16:19
Replies: 731
Views: 270,481
Posted By TCU

I wonder if they will use Russ Abbott singing...

I wonder if they will use Russ Abbott singing "Atmosphere" for their marketing campaign?
8th Feb 2018, 16:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By TCU

https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/...

https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/563353-british-airways-aircraft-names.html?highlight=BA+aircraft+names
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