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737-200 and 737-300 pilots

Old 28th Dec 2018, 22:07
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In Britannia Airways B737-200 days, even with Omega.

Tracking towards Tenerife from Northern Portugal, around Oporto, was best done using ‘Radio National’ , from memory, frequency 612 or 621 on the ADF’s towards the aerials on the islands north coast not sure if they are still there nowadays.

Direct tracking from Berry Head VOR (near Torquay UK) was usually done by known BHD VOR radials.

Was it 164 degrees to Cognac?

In those days we all had our own Company issued Jeppesen charts, and some of us had these direct radials drawn on them.

Further to a a previous poster, Barcelona VOR, in those days, was QUV I seem to remember.

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Old 29th Dec 2018, 01:35
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FAA Type Rating List

Mine just says B-737

https://registry.faa.gov/TypeRatings/

Edit: I flew the -200, -300, -700, and BBJ. Had PC checks in each and my certificate just says B-737

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Old 29th Dec 2018, 12:40
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I'm pretty sure my rating says 300 - 900 series.
The -200 had different engines and I thought a completely different (and very basic) autoflight system as well as many other differences. I never flew the -200 but was always given to understand it was very different.

We flew -300 with either round dials or the early small screen setup which was no issue at all.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 17:28
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It appears that the trend is different rules for different airlines. Orion and Monarch (to some extent) pilots flew the originals and classics concurrently, whereas Orion's successor - Britannia - opted to keep the fleets separate. In retrospect this probably made sense as the classics were disposed of after a season or two. I wonder if the original question is still relevant today anywhere in the world ?

FWIW I know at least one skipper who began his career on the NG and only recently began flying the classic as well.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 19:00
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Possibly (OT) BY732 Query

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Which BY 732 was leased one winter to Pelican (DP), mostly for Veal cattle flights to Milan. If I remember correctly it carried BY fuselage markings, with a DP tail and titles.
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 09:44
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The AvgasDinosaur: BY only had two 737-204C combis so I guess it would have been G-AXNA or G-AXNB.
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