Neilking From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9306 times:
When flying out of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) a couple of weeks ago, I glimpsed a 4 engined turbo-prop lining up to take off in the distance. Unfortunately, an easyJet 737 was backing out and its tail obscured this aircraft as it was rolling towards us so I couldn't see what it was. Anyone know? An Electra perhaps?
Neilking From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9206 times:
Mike - it would have been about 06.30am on Tuesday 16 August. Didn't see the colour.
It wasn't a Hercules or an AN-124 - not that big. It was more like the size of a Vanguard but I don't think there are of them left flying so it must be an Electra, I think, although I didn't know there were any of them left either!
PS - my "claim to fame" is I flew on BEA Vanguard G-APEC about a week before it crashed in Belgium due to it's pressure dome failing.
Meridian From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9162 times:
Air Atlantique of Coventry still operate several Electra's across Europe on cargo/mail. We used to get one into East Midlands on weeknights until they switched to a Titan 146. You don't get those interesting smoke-trails from the 146!
Access-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1940 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8289 times:
Coould it have been the Antonov AN-22 that seems to be making its rounds thru Europe??? That plane is huge...The author of this thread didnt say whether it had wings on top of the fuselage or the bottum....If it had wings on the top then it could well have been an AN-22....
What do you guys think???