BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
I seem to recall that Invicta Airways (a small UK carrier in the 60s) operated Vanguards, obviously secondhand ones. Did not one of their Vanguards crash into the Alps with a group of mothers from Bristol on a day's shopping trip to Switzerland aboard?
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5469 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
In the late 60s my father was a Vanguard Captain for Air Canada, and I went with him on a trip I'll never forget.
We left Toronto at 8pm or so, and flew YYZ-YOW-YUL-YQB-YFC-YSJ-YQM-YHZ-YQY-YQX-YYT!!!! Arriving at St. John's Newfoundland around 9am. A trip like that would not be allowed today with duty restrictions as they are, but what I wouldn't give to fly in a Vanguard on a trip like that now!!!
Incidentally, that night, we flew the same route in reverse. Heck of a way to earn a buck. And today I complain about flying an A320 YYZ-YOW-YYC-LAX during daylight hours!
Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
Garuda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
Add PK-MVE in the list of Merpati's Vanguard fleet. If I'm not mistaken, Merpati operated no fewer than 8 different Vanguards during the 12 years of Vanguard operations with MZ, but not more than 3 were ever use at any one time. The last scheduled service was sometimes around 1981-1982.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
Some of you might not know but the french charter airline EAS ( Europe Aero Service ) used to fly charter flights with their Vanguards, that actually came from TCA and latter Air Canada, the first livery they used on their Vanguards was basic Air Canada livery with EAS titles. Latter they opted for a full EAS livery that was quite neat.