BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6279 times:
For me it was a BEA Viscount from Heathrow to Gibraltar in the early 1960s! I cannot remember much about the flight as I slept for most of the journey, but I remember Gibraltar Airport very well. At the time it was nothing more than a hanger with a few chairs and counters and many RAF personnel!
Although I cannot remember anything about the trip I am sure that around the same time my father's firm chartered a DanAir Ambassadors for a trip from Gatwick to Palma and I was a passenger on this aircraft. I have searched records and cannot find out if DanAir (or DanDare as we often called it) ever had an Ambassador fleet.
In about 1963 I flew on a BEA Comet 4B to Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo was then being constructed!) (Sorry if the spelling is incorrect).
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Iakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3321 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6258 times:
Tenderfeet... here are some of the good ol' times..
DC-6B BRU-Tripoli-Libenge-Stanleyville 1954
a dozen flight (and first loop) in an immaculate yellow Piper Cub '54
half a dozen in DC-3 '54
couple in DC-4 '54
DC-6B Stanleyville-Cairo-Rome-BRU 1955
Flown (as so far as my memory serves)
DC-3 DC-4 DC-6 DC-7C DC-8 DC-9 DC-10
B-707 B-720 B-727 B-737 B-747
C-119 Bristol Freighter
Avro RJ (the whole family)
Saab 340 Short 330 CRJ
F-27 F-50 F-70 F-100
A330 A300 A320 A319
a dozen GA models...and I must be missing some
Malb777 From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6207 times:
Brittania Airways B737 London Gatwick - Palma Majorca 1973. I was that excited about it the first thing I done on takeoff was throw up. Thankfully I do not get that excited anymore and hence never thrown up in a plane again
thank god i was not born a bird. this type of flying is much better