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Old BA Operations Out Of Prestwick  
User currently offlineAdamHarvard From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

Which routes did BA serve out of Prestwick? I have seen shots at A.net of amongst other types, VC-10's, HS748's and especially 747's, when and where did these operate? Now BA serves only Glasgow Intl., did the airline ever operate out of both airports at the same time?

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User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 719 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

they used to do a lot of crew training in PIK
maybe thats the shots you've seen


User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1056 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

I thought Prestwick was also used for tech stops on long flights that 707s for example couldnt reach striaght from london... maybe that was something else tho.

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1218 times:
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Pretty sure most of the PIK routes originated at MAN. Destinations (I think): JFK, Chicago-Montreal and Toronto.

Pre-1990, the long-haul flights could only have used PIK, so they never operated long-haul types from both airports at the same time. Different matter on diversions en-route LHR though as both could have been used.

David/MAN


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1211 times:
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Forgot to say that I think the mid to late 1970s may have been the heyday of BA transatlantic operations at PIK as I believe that by March 1980, all services had ceased.

David


User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

I flew on a VC10 (G-ASGL) JFK-PIK in December 1978.

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