Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7212 times:
I've stumbled across some old family photo's and wondered if anyone could help me out with identifying what the aircraft types are. The first one dates back to the 1980's. I can't say where it was taken as I'd be aged 4 or 5 at the time, but it would be somewhere on the Spanish Costas or the Ballerics flying back to Manchester. Is this a BAC 1-11?
This was taken while boarding our flight back home to Manchester in Summer 1991 (I think) at PMI. Since it looks like we're boarding from the rear, I premume this will a Boeing 727? I remember how noisey it was walking up the rear steps surronded by the 3 engines!
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7201 times:
Thanks Andy. Having looked through the 727 photo's on the DB, I think you're right that the 2nd one is also a 1-11. Going off the orange paint on the wing tips, some of the 1-11's had it but I've not seen a 727 with it. I do remember flying on a 727 though because of the distinctive 3 engines and rear air-stairs. I don't remember boarding a 1-11 in that way, but it looks like I did in the photo! These photo's bring back some happy memories!
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Andy - it was the flap fairings that were the first thing that gave it away for me too. As a Mancunian I was brought up on BEA/BA 1-11s, as so many were based here, so there's no mistaking them!
The Boeing's are recognisable by their 'eyebrow' little flightdeck windows above the main windows (though some of the latest 737s have dropped them), which is another dead giveaway that the first shot is not a 727. In the days when you could stand on the terraces at MAN, you often watched people boarding the 1-11s via the integral airstairs at the back.
Though I have now seen you at 4 years old, Darren, I am still not sure I would recognise you if I walked past you on the southside one day .