dizzyeight62 From United States of America, joined May 2011, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1557 times:
I was sifting my through my airline safety card collection and came across an odd card. It is from a "Stell Air" DC-3. I know nothing about when, where, or how this card became part of my collection. The only reference I can find on the Net is a couple of pix of a Stell Air DC-3 with the French registration F-GEOM.
YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1362 times:
I vaguely remember them, think it was Stellair rather than Stell Air. I dont remember the DC3, but I do remember they had a Fairchild F27J as it used to visit Britain on rugby and other sports charters. While the Fokker was common at the time (Air UK & JEA pax users for starters) I remember it being special to see the Fairchild version. I think they did ad hoc ACMI charters.
They also had an F28-1000 leased from TAT for a year until they closed down in 1993. TAT was also Fairchild F27/FH227 operator, so that may have come from the same source. From a quick google search, they started ops in 1982, assume with the DC3. Dont quote me on this, but I think the airline restarted as Star Airlines (a sister company to Air Transat of Canada) before morphing into XL France. There was certainly a resemblance to the liveries too.
There are three photos of the Dak on this website.