Garpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2312 posts, RR: 4 Posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1866 times:
Well, atleast I think its a tough one.
This is from before we were all surfing the web and indeed A.net. So get your log books out
Many, many moons ago I flew on my first 757, a Monarch Airlines example. As it was my first, I'd like to get some info on it for a private project and learn what's happened to it since, if not still flying for Monarch (It's possible after all).
The aircraft operated a GLA-BGR-MCO charter for Airtours (remember them?!) on Friday the 10th of June 1994, departing sometime between 08:00 and 09:00. Can't remember the flight number.
The flight itself was uneventful, but the landing at MCO was a little hair raising. The MLG hit the tarmac and the nose started easing down then the left wing lifted enough to raise the left gear from the tarmac. The wing came back down again a moment or so later. Made a few folks scream. I reckon a strong gust of wind across the runway was the culprit.
Anyhow... I would dearly love to know the reg of the plane that operated that flight. And, if you could, the return flight on June 24 direct MCO-GLA which was also a Monarch 757.
02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 467 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1806 times:
From the Ops screen, I can note that there were 3 Monarch B757s operating to MCO on 10th June 1994;
1 from GLA
1 from BFS
1 from LTN via CWL
Unfortunately, while I can check the programme that far back, I can't check flight specifics, loads, registration etc.
It is safe to assume though, that the three Trans-Atlantic flights were operated by the heavier weight B757s, all three of which remain in the fleet. Therefore, flight would have been operated by -DAJB, -MONJ or -MONK.
The same would be the case for the return flight on 24th June. In 1994, Monarch had a GLA-based B757, and between the two dates, there were no scheduled positioning sectors, so the same flight would have operated both outbound & inbound flights, via BGR in both directions.
Garpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2312 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1798 times:
Well, that's certainly better than nothing!
Many thanks that's pretty good info.
I must say though, the return was non-stop in my case. If I recall correctly it was due to favourable wind conditions.
I remember it well as it was my first and so far only in flight cockpit visit. The dusk trans atlantic sky is something to behold from up front with 3 aircraft in front only visible via their high vis strobes.
bananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1558 posts, RR: 26 Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1770 times:
Quoting Garpd (Reply 2): I must say though, the return was non-stop in my case.
My flight back with them mid 90's on a 757 was originally scheduled with a stop, though onboard we were told it would be non-stop back from Orlando to Gatwick. However, ended up touching down in Shannon for fuel.
Quoting Garpd (Reply 2): I remember it well as it was my first and so far only in flight cockpit visit.
My first and only cockpit visit too.
All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
Garpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2312 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1755 times:
I suppose that'd be because Gatwick was an extra few hundred miles and probably would have eaten into reserves.
We were lucky that we were flying Glasglow. Must have been within range without tapping the reserves.