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Last Ever Chance To Fly On A BAC 1-11  
User currently offlinemrshubigbus From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 19 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

I am organising a very special day out at Dallas Love Field with several flights on-board Business Jet Access's Beautiful executive 1-11 N999BW.
The 30 minute flights will be taking place on Sunday 20th October 2013 and cost $220 if we can sell it to 120 enthusiasts. (Four flights with 30 pax on each.)
I would be very grateful if you would spread the word please.
If anyone is interested they can contact me or hold off for a few days when it will be officially launched by Classic Jet Tours and Ian Allan Aviation Tours.
For more details please see the news / feature on my 1-11 website.

Best Regards

Peter
mrshu_a300@hotmail.com

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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4988 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4730 times:

The Classic Jet Tours website indicates no scheduled tours at this time.....

What is the URL of your BAC 111 website?



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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 1):
What is the URL of your BAC 111 website?

This one is on his profile page: http://www.bac1-11jet.co.uk/



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

The website quotes a price of $400, rather than $220.

User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 3):
The website quotes a price of $400, rather than $220.

I thought it was $400 for the one-hour flight and $200-ish for the 30-minute one, which was still being negotiated.

If only I could go...



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

I would definitely go.


In thrust we trust!
User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4988 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Whoops! Bandwidth issues on the 111 website.


Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4108 times:

I will be on it. It was superb last time and I'd love to fly it again.

User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4988 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

The BAC111 is one of my favorite aircraft. Who was the original owner of this particular BAC?


Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Just had a message saying this has been cancelled as the aircraft is effectively not going to fly again? If true, it's very sad.


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8092 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

Business Jet Access have just announced that their BAC 1-11 N999BW won't now be available for the historic flights in October!

Therefore it is with great regret that I have been forced to cancel the planned 30 minute enthusiast flights due to have taken place at Dallas Love Field on Sunday 20th October.

I can confirm that I am not looking at any alternative dates in the future as it does appear that the aircraft might not actually fly again!

The statement made by the company said that the aircraft has been withdrawn from service for a "long period of time" pending the supply of spare parts which is becoming a major issue for the 1-11.

It therefore sounds like they are about to make the decision to permanently withdraw the aircraft from service although they've not actually confirmed it just yet.

I apologise to those of you that have shown an interest in booking seats on one of these flights. I’m extremely disappointed!

from Peter via email
http://www.bac1-11.co.uk



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4988 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

Yes, that is too bad. Opportunities like this don't often come up. But thank you for trying in the first place.

Has the aircraft not flown since the last enthusiast flight a few years ago? I wonder what's wrong with it. Is it DAL based?



Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8092 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 11):
Has the aircraft not flown since the last enthusiast flight a few years ago?

Very little, if at all. That's why I was so surprised that these flights were offered, I enquired about the availability of the aircraft for a filming project over a year ago and was told it was grounded due to spares and other costs (fuel). I am 99% sure it hasn't flown since that conversation. The 2011 charter was almost the end of the road. I suspect the Oct 2013 flights were never really discussed with the aircraft owners.

Btw an aircraft that has been stored without flying for more than a certain amount of time (I think six months) requires a mandatory C check which can take a few thousand man hours to complete. This isn't necessarily a factor if you're reactivating a 747-400 for British Airways because it's going to fly 18h a day and gross £400,000 a day in revenue - the cost of the heavy check is recouped within the first few days of service. An old exec jet that isn't profitable and will sit for weeks and months, different story. So the need for a heavy check is a deal breaker here even if everything else was positive.

One more thing - the biggest users of this jet in recent years was Carlos Santana and band, and George W Bush and family. I could smell incense and sulpher during my flight in 2011.



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineclassicjets From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

N999BW's most recent flight was September 19, 2013 for crew currency. Airframe time is 10162.6 hrs. At the 2011 flight the time was 10132.5, so its flown just 30.1 hrs in the last 2 years. Apparently there's a bit of a disconnect between the aircraft owner and Business Jet Access who manages/operates it as BJA happily quoted the flight and had a signed contract from the tour organizers before realizing the aircraft serviceability status. The aircraft continues to be offered for sale.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

Quoting classicjets (Reply 13):
Apparently there's a bit of a disconnect between the aircraft owner and Business Jet Access who manages/operates it as BJA happily quoted the flight and had a signed contract from the tour organizers before realizing the aircraft serviceability status.

What a shame - pick up the damn phone and dial the owner first!


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineclassicjets From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

Quoting classicjets (Reply 13):
September 19, 2013

Make that September 19, 2012  


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