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29th Apr 2013, 07:33
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Posted By edskarf

The Duke of Gloucester made a brief flying visit...

The Duke of Gloucester made a brief flying visit to Nicosia 14 October 1960. This was an official visit so the aircraft used may have been RAF rather than civilian.
23rd Sep 2011, 11:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By edskarf

Does this help? I hope the link works! ...

Does this help? I hope the link works!

Newspapers - AIR FLIGHT FOR TRANSPORT CHIEF...
3rd Sep 2011, 07:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By edskarf

This would be a very long shot but how about...

This would be a very long shot but how about registering then logging your flight on the following site and then use its search facility to see if anyone else has logged your particular Flight Number...
27th May 2011, 07:50
Replies: 46
Views: 7,427
Posted By edskarf

Dr Strangelove is more noted for Vera Lynn and...

Dr Strangelove is more noted for Vera Lynn and "We'll Meet Again" at the closing of the film but I think the opening sequence of a B-52 refuelling to the sound track of "Try A Little Tenderness" is...
18th Mar 2011, 08:48
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By edskarf

The colour is likely to have been red. Although...

The colour is likely to have been red. Although not showing a Tiger Moth you might find this clip to be of interest.

AUSTER AIRCRAFT - British Pathe...
7th Mar 2011, 06:25
Replies: 196
Views: 30,627
Posted By edskarf

Austers at Fairoaks

Speedbird48

It is possible that G-AIGU still exists in Scotland where it was "temporarily withdrawn from use" in 1992.
3rd Mar 2011, 06:53
Replies: 196
Views: 30,627
Posted By edskarf

Austers at Fairoaks

Speedbird48

The Auster Autocrats at Fairoaks in the early fifties were G-AHSO, G-AIGU and G-AJDV all owned by Universal Flying Services Ltd.
28th Apr 2010, 13:32
Replies: 0
Views: 830
Posted By edskarf

London Airport Photos

Came across the following photo collection which includes a lot of prop airliners taken from the public viewing area at LAP/LHR in what looks the 50s. They brought back a lot of memories for me -...
11th Mar 2010, 06:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By edskarf

Not quite the first

Croydon became the official air terminus for London on 28 March 1920 replacing Hounslow.
11th Nov 2009, 16:04
Replies: 10
Views: 4,352
Posted By edskarf

Many of the service cards for AAC Austers are not...

Many of the service cards for AAC Austers are not as accurately completed as the RAF Form 78s. The date 11.3.65 is that of allocation to No.2 Wing AAC. The Form 1180 records that the fatal accident...
12th Sep 2009, 08:46
Replies: 44
Views: 18,710
Posted By edskarf

G-AHBO

The original question asked about the 1951 incident that involved Taylorcraft Plus D (Auster I) G-AHBO which, although owned by The Wycombe Flying Club at the time, was hired for the flight at...
15th Aug 2009, 07:55
Replies: 54
Views: 20,234
Posted By edskarf

B.377 Stratocruiser G-AKGK

"Canopus" G-AKGK was also used by Winston Churchill for a return trip to Bermuda for a Summit Conference in December 1953 and a trip to Washington in June 1954 when he returned by sea.

His first...
3rd Aug 2009, 07:56
Replies: 39
Views: 10,359
Posted By edskarf

Denham Aero Club Auster J/4 G-AIPS can be seen in...

Denham Aero Club Auster J/4 G-AIPS can be seen in the photograph of the line-up. Six days after the BOAC Sports Festival (9.6.51) it was written off at Denham after a stall (15.6.51). That might help...
14th Jul 2009, 17:10
Replies: 17
Views: 14,442
Posted By edskarf

I was under the impression that 1959 Flight was...

I was under the impression that 1959 Flight was detached to Henlow at some stage whilst 1957 & 1960 Flights were based at Kenley.

An Appendix to 661 Squadron ORB shows the dispersals to Henlow,...
14th Jul 2009, 13:56
Replies: 17
Views: 14,442
Posted By edskarf

Auster AOP6 TW577

Auster TW577 served with 661 Squadron RAuxAF from 1950-1956 The code "M" is probably associated with 1959 Flight and its base was likely to have been Henlow.
9th Jun 2009, 09:24
Replies: 69
Views: 30,989
Posted By edskarf

It is very interesting to learn that tangible...

It is very interesting to learn that tangible evidence of the Hounslow iHeath aerodrome stills exists. I thought there was only the plaque on the Staines Road that commemorated the site.

Airfield...
24th Apr 2009, 09:04
Replies: 27
Views: 4,282
Posted By edskarf

I have no record of a collision with anything as...

I have no record of a collision with anything as large as a HS748 but would be interested to learn more!
22nd Apr 2009, 07:47
Replies: 27
Views: 4,282
Posted By edskarf

(wrecker) Auster J/1N G-AJUW might just come...

(wrecker)
Auster J/1N G-AJUW might just come into the frame as it was with Portsmouth Aero Club between September 1960 and March 1963. It also appears that some aeroplanes used by Portsmouth Aero...
5th Feb 2009, 08:31
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By edskarf

Two of the incidents involving G-AHAM were at...

Two of the incidents involving G-AHAM were at Staverton. In 1960 it nosed over resulting in "engine seriously damaged". The following year it was struck on the ground by another Auster and suffered...
30th Jan 2009, 14:07
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By edskarf

Between 1954 & 1961 G-AHAM was invloved in six...

Between 1954 & 1961 G-AHAM was invloved in six reported incidents, none of them particularly serious and none of them at Biggin Hill.

Are you able to give any more specific information?
17th Dec 2008, 10:09
Replies: 116
Views: 32,086
Posted By edskarf

The Happy Landings in Bristol is actually at the...

The Happy Landings in Bristol is actually at the junction of the A37 Wells Road and Hengrove Lane. It is not a public house I would readily visit.

The pub sign currently shows what appears to be...
25th Oct 2008, 08:13
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By edskarf

Would an Auster qualify?... though I doubt...

Would an Auster qualify?... though I doubt whether you would find anything on the sea bed. The Auster in mind crashed and was not ditched.
28th Aug 2008, 18:36
Replies: 69
Views: 30,989
Posted By edskarf

Auster AOP9

Holyflyer - Glad I could help ... and to think I lived in Heston up to 1972. I must have left shortly before the Auster arrived. When I went to look for it at a later date I was looking in the wrong...
27th Aug 2008, 18:52
Replies: 69
Views: 30,989
Posted By edskarf

The Auster was likely to have been AOP9 XN435...

The Auster was likely to have been AOP9 XN435 which, according to my records, was with the Hestton CCF at the Speedbird Club from around August 1973. It was allocated the registration G-BGBU 8.11.78....
11th Aug 2008, 18:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By edskarf

My pleasure... I hoped the pictures of Mr Lindsay...

My pleasure... I hoped the pictures of Mr Lindsay Campbell "in action" and also his bereaved family might be of interest.
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