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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

Since I know some of you like putting your thinking caps on, here's a trivia question for you. Below is an ATR 42 belonging to UK regional operator Air Atlantique.

What's the significance of its registration, G-DRFC?


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User currently onlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3651 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

G is the registration letter for all civilian aircraft in the UK

DRFC could stand for Direct Routing First Class

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Nice bit of inventive thinking from the Belgian quarter - but not the right answer. Anyone else?

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

Whats my prize then ??  Smile



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 3):
Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

Congratulations. You can have the glory of being an official A.net smart-arse.

Although you haven't actually explained why it was chosen.  Wink


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 4):
Although you haven't actually explained why it was chosen.

Didn't the owner charter the plane to fly the team to a match with someone like Exeter or Torquay ??



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Perhaps.

But the reason for the registration is that Air Atlantique chairman Mike Collett is one of the directors of Doncaster Rovers.

Fancy a bonus question - why is Air Atlantique's sister ATR 42 registered G-IONA ?


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

The owners wife/sister is called Iona?


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

IONA as in 'I own her' ???


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Nope. Apparently the company has Scottish connections and the aircraft is registered this way in order to associate it with the Scottish island of Iona.

So now you know...


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