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Best Place To Photograph Atlantic L-188 Electra  
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

Hi all,

I've been after a good shot of one of these for years now and have never quite been in the right place at the right time. Every time I go to EMA (which is pretty often) they never show, though I know they do visit occasionally. CVT I imagine would be good but I don't know the spots very well and have no idea what sort of times they appear there. Any chance of ramp access for a deck shot at CVT?

More to the point, is CVT the best place?

Thanks,

Karl Nixon

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User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

Bournemouth which is Saturday morning at 8am I believe - Reliable service. Better hurry though, they end in September!


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User currently onlinedendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1689 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3927 times:
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Karl
CVT has been unlicenced since last December and I have Googled and found that it has just been re-licenced a couple of days ago, but on a very restricted basis.
I strongly suspect that it will be a waste of time for other than light aircraft.
Did find that there is a large scale fly-in for support for the airfield on 26th Sept......

Mick Bajcar


User currently offlinesaintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

Quoting dendrobatid (Reply 2):
I strongly suspect that it will be a waste of time for other than light aircraft.

While there probably won't be an Electra, CVT is far from a waste of time: http://www.classicflightclub.com/airbase


User currently onlinedendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1689 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3910 times:
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Quoting saintex (Reply 3):
CVT is far from a waste of time

Yes, I do of course agree with you there. It is just that at the moment very little other than GA is moving.
Especially if you can get in, CVT is great

Mick


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Thanks chaps. Have already booked a ticket for September 26th's fly-in. Was hoping to catch one on the deck as I assume maintenance and other ground work is still done on the fleet at CVT?

BOH is a little too far, even for an aircraft as historic as the Electra! Does anyone know roughly when they fly into BHX and EMA? I know these are two airports they frequent but catching them is proving a nightmare for me!

Cheers,

Karl


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

No Electras scheduled into EMA - when they do turn up, they're either subbing for an ATP or working an ad-hoc. They have been coming and going from/to CVT even when unlicenced - though not operating revenue flights, just positioning in and out for MX.

Andy


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Thanks Andy. Does anyone know for how much longer they intend to operate the Electras? How many do they actually have remaining in service?

Cheers,

Karl


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