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Old Dan-Air London Photo's - A/C ID Help Please?  
User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5627 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?

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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



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!

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If anyone could confirm if this is right or not, I'd be grateful.

Thanks,

Darren


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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5619 times:

Yes inded Daz, BAC 1-11 is the first shot, and I think also the second. The 1-11 also had a rear airstair so it is quite feasible that you boarded up this.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5616 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!

Thanks again,

Darren



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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2391 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5614 times:

The second shot is also definately a BAC 1-11, the 'Airbus' style forward door is a dead giveaway!

User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5606 times:

wing/door looks to close to the ground to be a 727 also??

User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5601 times:

Thanks guys, that pretty much confirms it, both are BAC 1-11's. It would have been nice to have had a photo of us boarding a 727 as well as a 1-11, but never mind.

This is another one I've found. Me aged about 4 years before we boarded the short flight from Penzance to the Scilly Isles on a Sikorsky S-61N MkII. I'll never forget that flight!

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Looking at the DB, its still opperating the service 25 years later!

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Thanks again,

Darren



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5572 times:

Quoting AJ (Reply 3):
The second shot is also definately a BAC 1-11, the 'Airbus' style forward door is a dead giveaway!

So are the flap fairings! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5562 times:
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Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 6):
So are the flap fairings!

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  biggrin .

Cheers.

Paul


User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5512 times:

Quoting Psych (Reply 7):
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

I don't look much different these days, still short and tubby!! There's one a bit more recent in my FCA Cuba trip report:

FCA048: MAN - VRA March 2006. Long With Pics (by Dazbo5 Jul 21 2006 in Trip Reports)

Thanks again for all your help guys.

Darren



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