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User currently offlineBackfire From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2822 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 offlineAmerican 767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2799 times:
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G is the registration letter for all civilian aircraft in the UK

DRFC could stand for Direct Routing First Class

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium


User currently offlineBackfire From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

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

User currently offlineCornish From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

Whats my prize then ??  Smile


User currently offlineBackfire From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2746 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2738 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 ??


User currently offlineBackfire From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2727 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

The owners wife/sister is called Iona?

User currently offlineCornish From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

IONA as in 'I own her' ???

User currently offlineBackfire From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2648 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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