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TV Tip: Shorts Skyvan (BBC1 Tonight)  
User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Hello,

There’s a programme about the shorts Skyvan on BBC at 22:35 (London Time) tonight. Obviously not the A380 or another jet but it might be interesting.

Quote from my TV guide:

”Documentary celebrating the Shorts Skyvan 40 years on from its mainden flight”

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Skyvan - another aircraft from the Beech 1900D School of Attractive Design  Big grin

User currently offline2000first From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Hey! I watched that programme in work (i didnt get caught!) and I thought it was great! I didnt realise the aircraft was so versatile, and living under the approach for BHD (where they were all built) made it all the more interesting for me. The way the people talked about it reminded me of the way they talk about the DC-3. ie: the only replacement for a DC3 (or skyvan!) is another DC3!  Smile

User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Was pretty good, certainly better than many other aviation related documentaries.

I was surprised at the claim they brought the aircraft up to 29,000 feet.

Jer



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

"Skyvan - another aircraft from the Beech 1900D School of Attractive Design"

Gee that's being kind! I would have said from the "backyard shed with wings added as an afterthought design school".

"I was surprised at the claim they brought the aircraft up to 29,000 feet."

Good grief! How long did that take and how come they didn't run out of fuel?

Sounds like it was worthwhile watch.



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29698 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

I think the Skyvan was the box the 1900D came in.


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