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Aircraft at Cranfield?

Old 1st Mar 2017, 09:35
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Aircraft at Cranfield?

I happened to drive past Cranfield airfield the other day, and in the distance I noticed the distinctive British Airways tail. Does anyone know what type this was and what it might be doing here?

Are there any sort of scheduled/charter services that operate out of the airfield?
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Old 1st Mar 2017, 10:05
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Probably G-DOCB British Airways Boeing 737 lands at Cranfield University - BBC News
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 13:04
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I noticed on the live coverage of Captain Tom’s flypast a couple of glimpses of Cranfield. I assume the 737 is the one mentioned in the above post from 3 years ago but I thought I spotted a couple of 146’s. Did I?
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Wan't there an ex-BA Trident at Cranfield at one time?
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 13:26
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Wan't there an ex-BA Trident at Cranfield at one time?
Yes there was a Trident but broken up and gone now
The ex BA 737 is still there, its wearing CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY titles alive and well - its parked next to a new terminal building which is being put together for teaching R & D purposes
There are several 146s at Cranfield including the FAAM research aircraft and several in storage parked around the perimeter including what looks like a Formula 1 team airframe looking very smart. Not as many as there were at one time.
Surprised during the crisis as to why there aren't more narrow bodies parked or storage there.

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Thanks Bristolre, last time I was there was for the PFA circa about 1994 - but it's probably an earlier PFA event I'm recalling!
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The Formula 1 146/RJ went to Cranfield for it's annual maintenence in the middle of February, I guess it's now stuck there but they won't be using it yet anyway!
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theres quite a few relics parked by the landside fence (nearest to University campus) various small twins and singles as well a lot of these clearly wont fly again.
There are a fair few VIP/exec/bizjet visitors in from time to time which make it interesting.
The Formula 1 "146" is a nice looking airframe and I think it has the racoon eyes as well around the windshield. As I say there were loads of stored 146s incl. Cityjet airframes at one but a lot seem to have gone now.
The Airbus "future propulsion efan" RJ/146 G-WEFX was there, not sure if its in one of the hangers now.
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