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Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:16 am


Hi all,

I have never flown on either of these jets, and i would like to find out what they were like to fly in, or what it sounds like, does it look old. Pictures are very welcome.

Mike
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:24 am

I have flown the 732, and I'll say from a pilot's perspective it is a blast to fly. The flight deck is stone age, but the plane handles like a sports car, incredibly maneuverable and very responsive on the controls. The engines are older and are not as responsive or powerful as I would have liked, but after about 5 hours worth of flying her I knew how to get ahead and anticipate needed power increases so I got them inputed about 2-4 seconds before I needed the power so it was there when I actually did need it. Now, as a passenger, I do not care for it very much in either coach or first. The best seats IMHO are the exit row seats, and the first row of coach and first, all the other seats are equally bad (including first).
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:27 am

Is it pretty shaky

mike
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:28 am

Love flying the 737-200, dunno why, just do. Pity they're all being taken out of service.

Cheers,
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dogfighter2111
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:32 am

VS045,

If you really wanna fly on one, if you fancied going to Edinburgh, you can get a B732 from EDI to dublin with ryanair.

Mike
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:32 am

I have recently flown the 732 from Avior on BCN-PZO.

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I must admit that the cabin was really nice. Considering the age of the aircraft it was really in good conditions. Apart of that is was a very quiet flight.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:15 am

I flew BHX-PMI-BHX with European on the 732s in July. Was a cracking experience. Those things are proper little pocket rockets!

It sounds very noisy to fly in, a bit shaky and everything rattles! Was a good experience though. Was fairly uncomfortable, the noise was annoying after a bit, the seats were so uncomfortable, and in general the aircraft was a bit shabby (although thats not the aircrafts fault!).
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:17 am


Yeah,

i've seen them in EDI, they look like they've just been entered in Destruction Derby, European a/c are leased out though, so was it another airline that you had booked flights on.

Mike
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:18 am

I flew on a Dan-Air BAC 1-11 500 on my second holiday abroad, to Menorca around 1987-1988. I was only around 8 years old at the time, but I remember that on takeoff, the cabin was extremely noisy towards the rear.


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I've never flown on a 737-200 so can't compare the two types, but I have flown on a Transwede MD-87 also, and that was much, much quieter inside. I haven't flown on anything else of a similar configuration - rest of my flights have been 737-300s, 757s, 767, BAe 146.


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dogfighter2111
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:24 am


I saw the European 1-11's departing EDI, in the 90's, they were parked away from the Terminal and always had the rear airstairs down.

Mike
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:43 am

I can't remember ever having a One-Eleven flight, but I have flown on every 737 except the -600 and I can say that the 200 is definately sprightly. It feels more like a car running down a road and taking off than an airplane. It is sort of the same feeling as flying an RJ, especially a CRJ-200 where you really feel the take off as a run as opposed to a roll and seem to take off fast and land fast. Also, it is funny to have a view of the engine and see the thrust reverser drop back and make the engine look like it is broken.
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:04 am

If your on the 737-200 and you are sitting just aft of the engines it can be very LOUD. As N1120a mentioned its cool to watch the reversers work during landing!!!!
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:05 am

I've never flown in the BAC 1-11 but have flown 3 or 4 times in a 732 from the early 90s to last year on US, FL, (when they both flew them) and DL just last year.

Picture a single-aisle 6-across Coach seating with no TV monitors of any type. The safety demostration is done the old-fashioned way; the F/As on board actually go through the demonstration.

Interiorwise, the DL and US interiors didn't look any different from their other aircraft. The interior of the FL 732 I flew on 6 years ago looked the oldest. The 'No Smoking' and 'Fasten Seat Belts' lighted signs were old-style all-capital lettering en lieu of either the newer lower case/first letter capitialized or the symbols.

Overall, I had no real problems or issues with the aircraft.
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:08 am

It sounds like the aircraft would fall apart if you added any extra luxuries like TV (Inflight Entertainmment) to it.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:21 am

Flew British Caledonian BAC1-11 LGW-MAN-LGW in the mid 80s

Noisy at the back... quieter nearer the front... adequate space for short-haul... got breakfast (croissant, fruit & coffee) on the early morning outbound, drinks service (including free alcohol) on the mid-afternoon inbound.

Outbound departed from 8 and routed out over the Thames over East London, got to see the "Eastenders" opening titles for real, before disappearing into cloud, the return leg was cloudy the whole way but must have been pretty direct since we were in the air less than 25 minutes and the captain apologized for rushing our drinks  Smile

My only 737 flights so far, Southwest BWI-MCO-BWI in 1997 - not sure what variant it was, sorry. Took off on time, landed on time, unremarkable flights in just about every respect except that outbound my wife & I sat opposite eachother in the exit row window seats, only time I've ever sat facing backwards except in an RAF VC-10.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:25 am

I would like to ask one more thing, when both aircraft started service, were the both quiter than they are now
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:47 am


My first flight was Bristol to Dublin in 1970.

It ambled up the runway and staggered off the end.

However once off the ground, it went up like a rocket. By comparison the B737-200 that we flew back on was very quiet and almost sedate.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:00 am

I flew the 1-11's several times back in the 80's with BA JER-LHR, Monarch LTN-IBZ-LTN and USAir PIT-CLT-PIT and all were great but noisy trips. On the LTN-IBZ flight we got to board via the tail stairs, which was the first and only time I've ever done that. The IBZ-LTN flight had us sitting in the rear-facing exit row seats, which was interesting on takeoff - with the great climb rate of those things it felt like you were going to slide right out of the seat. And infact, the JER-LHR trip was my first ever flight in a jet aircraft - after only having flown Viscounts and Trislanders, it felt like we were almost heading straight up on takeoff! Have to say that my only memories of the USAir flights were that they were severly delayed due to heavy snow in PIT, but I was flying PIT-CLT to meet my family in NC for the first time...which was nice!

So all in all, I have fond memories of those aircraft, even if they were as noisy as hell at the back!
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:06 am

my very fisrt flight ever was a BAC-111 on Braniff from Kansas City to Ohare in 1968 with full hot breakfast on board...and upgraded to 1st class on my first flight ever. I was 12yrs old
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:16 am

I have done every type of 737, but the 736, yes even the rare 731, and the 111 too. Great planes, I kinda regret never flying a 741, I had a chance once, but couldn't get J or P, faced with 8hr in row 42, I bolted and hoped a DC-10-30 in Biz, thinking I'd catch my -100 another day, but damn if they aren't all retired! Oh well I guess I had my chance.

Of all the "old" types I miss the DC10 the most, she had a charming whine during take-off. It always reminds me of being a teen on my first trip to Europe. My last DC10 was a few years ago into NRT, but I still see FedEx going over head all the time, gotta love the DC-10.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:19 am

I flew on G-CEAC (European PALMAIR 737-200) twice this summer on BMI Baby flights.

A great experience and excellent for an aircraft over 30 years old (entered service with Sabena in 1974).

Brought back the memories of when I used to fly on them frequently with BA in the early '90s.

Craig.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:20 am

Just another airplane. B737-200 got me to my destination on several dozen occasions. Nothing spectacular about it.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:30 am

I have flown the BAC 1-11 with the original Braniff, Mohawak Airlines and Florida Express (before they were bought out by Braniff II)

This was one of my favorit aircraft. Like flying a sports car, a real peppy little jet The interior was surprisingly roomy for an aircraft its size. Much better than today's RJs.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:30 am

I have flown the BAC 1-11 with the original Braniff, Mohawak Airlines and Florida Express (before they were bought out by Braniff II)

This was one of my favorite aircraft. Like flying a sports car, a real peppy little jet The interior was surprisingly roomy for an aircraft its size. Much better than today's RJs.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:31 am

I flew on Ryanair's last 1-11 from Stansted to Dublin. I was seated in row 5 on right side of aircraft at window. It was as smooth as glass and quiet too. It took off like a missile but then there were only 40 or so pax on board. I will never forget it, the 1-11 was a beautiful aircraft and all too rare these days. A pilot friend who flew Hunters for the RAF told me the 1-11 handles like a fighter!!! On another occasion I got to sit in the jump seat of a Zambia Airways B737-200 on flight from Lusaka to Livingston and we overflew the Victoria Falls on approach to Livingston. What an experience, just unforgettable. The 737 was an Aer Lingus one leased to ZA, I think it was EI-ASD. The 200 is still my favourite 737!

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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:35 am

I flew Maersk Air (BA livery) 1-11 in Sept. 1995 BHX-AMS and Air France 737-200 in March 1999 PRG-CDG.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:39 am

>have done every type of 737, but the 736, yes even the rare 731, and the 111 too. Great planes, I kinda regret never flying a 741, I had a chance once, but couldn't get J or P, faced with 8hr in row 42, I bolted and hoped a DC-10-30 in Biz, thinking I'd catch my -100 another day, but damn if they aren't all retired! Oh well I guess I had my chance. <

You should go to Japan and fly a 741 Domestic or fly on Orient Thai, they have 741s. I need the 743 and SP, the hardest ones to get a flight on (actually I am not sure if I have an SP, does anyone know if Iranair flew them on the THR-ORY-FRA route around 1986?)
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:46 am

If you were to fly Air Nambia, i think they use 747 SP flights between there base and LHR.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:55 am

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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:10 pm

Flew on the 1-11 several times on Nationwide before they withdrew them, great little plane, smooth and quiet and felt like it performed pretty well too.


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Great to fly in as long as you are in front of the wing, otherwise the noise becomes too much very quickly. Sure, they rattle and smoke but it is a great flying experience!
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:29 pm

I flew recently on Aerosvit's 737-200 from Moscow to Kiev and while it had comfy new leather seats, the interior was cleary quite old and boy was she loud. It was the loudest roar (the Tu-134 whines, rather than roars) I have ever heard on-board an aircraft. It was a nice short flight, with good service. As far as a pax, once can clearly see its age (also a lot of the signage was from various previous owners). I personally don't care, but it certainly would give others pause. Fly one while you can!
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:56 pm

731s in the late 60s on a number of occasions AKL-WLG-
AKL on NZNAC and also LHR-FRA-LHR on LH. Very exciting at the time to be on what was then a state of the art breakthrough technology.

Literally hundreds of 732s - mainly within NZ and Australia, but quite a few UA from ORD to Cedar Rapids.

Only two round trips on 111s. SOU-GLA-SOU on BUA in 1967, and CDG-GLA-BHX-CDG in 1994 on BA. This latter was the end of the road for obviously old and tired aircraft.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:57 pm



Fond memories of the BAC 1-11!! Fab aircraft - speedy takeoff, sliced through the air and if a 'old hand' pilot a feather landing! Many great trips - Zurich - minus 10 and sleet, Paris - plus 70 knots, Liverpool - over the water seaweed gathering, Luton - bloody hell ( think that had something to do with the Romanian pilots!!1), Palma, Alicante, Malaga, Rome, Lourdes - hot and heavy but with character!!!!

Bring it back, please!!!!



 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:57 pm

I have flown on every 737 variant apart from model 600 if that exists.
The 737 200 was a real pocket rocket used in the UK not only by BA but also by charter carriers to the Med.

BAC 1-11... get a seat at the front bcoz the noise was... Ideally get a seat in the cockpit. But a great aircraft without hush-kits.
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:44 pm

I have flown both the BAC-111 and the 732 numerous times. I was a kid (just 5) when I flew in the BAC-111 for the first time in Central America, from Mexico City to Managua via Guatemala, San Salvador and Tegucigalpa (TACA of course), in the mid 60s when they believed in one airplane going one way on the milk run and then coming back the same way.

My first 732 was also in Central America, flying another milk run (this time on Sasha) from Managua via TGU, SAL, BZE to MSY. What a ride, each segment in Central America was less than 30 minutes (SAL to BZE was only 20 min).

I never flew in the BAC 111 again until 1990, on BA between London and Barcelona. Cramped, noisy and it shook like a bucket of bolts, but it hung together well and was a fun ride.

My last 732 was on United, in 1998 from SFO to LAS. I was seated in F class, row 1, there was just a half bulkhead between our seats and the door. It was awfully cold sitting there, because the wind was blowing through the side of the jetway while we were boarding.
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:39 pm

I flew on a number of Court Line B11's in the late 60's/early 70's (I was very young at the time !), but do remember the interiors (they had the lunch box in a compartment in the seat back in front of you). I also flew on a European Air Charter B11 on a Ryanair wetlease LTN-DUB - that was pretty hideous, the thing had 6 abreast seating !! They're lovely little aircraft, and make such a BIG noise.

I flew a LOT of 732's (35 so far) - it may still be my most flown aircraft type. I flown SAA's mostly, lots of domestic and regional flights in the 80's and early 90's. Great aircraft, very popular with crew and passengers, they really were SAA's workhorse fleet for nearly 20 years. I've also flown 737-200's with LH, DLX, HV, TV, BA, CO and UM. 732's are great, real pocket rockets - even at JNB (5000' asl) take off could be impressive if the load wasn't too high
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:36 pm

Dogfighter2111

Although the engines on both the 737-200 (P&W JT9) and 1-11 (RR Spey) are same models as they were introduced with, many aircraft were subsequently fitted with hush kits to reduce noise and meet new noise regulations.

Therefore many aircraft are now quieter then when they were first introduced.

BTW fond memories of both these aircraft - a recent flight on a 737-200 (thank you Ryanair) confirmed the 'sprightly' feel the aircraft has.

My last 1-11 flight (A Dan Air '300 series from MAH to LGW) memorable for some pretty bad turbulence ...

Other 1-11 flights memorable for the noise when sitting up by the engines!
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:53 pm


Hi!

Yes I flew both models, and I even flew the 737-100!!! Here go my details:

BAC 1-11

Date: 1980/09/29
Airline: BCAL
Registration: G-AXJM
Flight: LGW/AMS

737-200

Date: 1981/09/24
Airline: SABENA
Registration: OO-SDJ
Flight: BRU/CDG

Date: 1982/06/18
Airline: BA
Registration: G-BGDP
Flight: LIS/LGW

Date: 1983/07/14
Airline: TAP
Registration: CS-TEM
Flight: LIS/FCO

Date: 1987/09/20
Airline: TAP
Registration: CS-TEP
Flight: PDL/LIS

Boeing 737-100

Date: 1981/09/07
Airline: Lufthansa
Registration: D-ABEA
Flight: GVA/FRA

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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:01 pm

Hi all,

I think that Bac 1-11 was a great aircraft for a total flying experience. I had the pleasure of travelling on an Air Malawi Bac 1-11 -500 series aircraft on a number of occasions. It was loud and not the greatest seats, but you just can't beat that feeling of power.

As for the 737's I have flown enough of them in my lifetime, I have flown on every single variant includint the elusive -600 with SAS. I must say that my ultimate flights were with Z9 Aero Zambia and TM LAM Lineas Aereas the Mocambique, both were in severe turbulence, and I tell you teh adrenaline was pumping! They are truly a great little machine, however there are some of the earlier models that are/were having continuous troubles such as ZS-OBO which from what I remember of my days in the industry speant more time on the ground on a technical than in the air. Still all in all, I have to say that for the african market with many Hot and High fields, these planes were perefct. The -100's did often have wight restrictions into places like WDH and VFA, but for the long runways like HRE, they were amazing!

I want them back too!

Thanks all.

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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:30 pm

I have a friend who used to fly the 1-11 back in the 80's (he's on 747-400 now) and he call's them "Ground Grippers"!!!!

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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:12 pm

I used to fly for Florida Express Airlines out of MCO in the late 80's. We had the BAC 1-11's. Great little tanker. We were thrilled when Braniff Part 2 took us over. We used the hot towels to plug the door sills. Made it much more quiet in the galley. BN 2 had the 737-200's as well.

Just came home last night on N327DL from ATL. It is a Delta 737-200. Great flight .

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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:24 pm

It seemed that every summer holiday I went on as a kid was on a BAC 1-11, I guess it was because we always flew Dan Air or Dan Air London and I think they must have had an extensive fleet of BAC 1-11's. Of course being a kid I used to just love the experience of flying and never thought how noisy the aircraft actually was.
I also used to fly Dan Air London BAC 1-11's from London to Manchester when I was studying there, it was also very sad to see Dan Air disappear......
 
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:25 pm

Ah - the 1-11. What a plane. I worked for AB Airlines back in the 90's and we flew a couple of Europeans aircraft. It was and still is one of the more beautiful, character filled planes ever IMO


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However I also started a thread on this very same topic not so long ago!
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1693748
if your looking for more info on this.

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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:27 pm

Flown on 6 732s to date. I love 'em: they're loud when outside and their seats are normally a little 'worn in' so more comfortable. I have to say, though, that I don't find them noisy while inside and taxiing, taking off, etc.
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KLMyank
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:38 pm

Flew on the last CY BAC 1-11 flight from DXB-LCA. Was very loud, even in J-class. I used to love flying these because of the 2x2 seating in the front, versus the 3x3 apollo bullshit class on the A320s.
The crew invited us to take anything we wanted from the aircraft, so I staggered off with a couple of lifejackets, a CY flight manual signed by the cockpit crew, and several safety cards signed by the whole crew.
Fun flight.
 
AdamWright
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:42 pm

Flew on a 732 ROA-CLT back about 4 years ago. Back then, I didnt think much of it, but now looking back on it, I'm extremely happy I got that opportunity!

If I were you I'd work out my next trip's flights so I could fly on these jets just for the historical value.  Smile

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elwood64151
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:59 am

Never flown in a 1-11, but the 732s were a common companion just a few years ago.


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They were loud, had a rough ride, and dirty. But in actuallity, they weren't as bad as all that. If you've ever flown in a DC-9 (pre MD-80), it's roughly the same ride, really.

My first flight on a 732 was on one of these:


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My first flight in a jet ever was on one of these:


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There was a difference, to be sure, but I enjoyed both flights immensely.
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European
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:06 am

I have been in a few and have flew on G-CEAC (Below)


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It was a very nice flight and very spacious(Becasue Palmair took out a row of seats for more leg room). The inside was still very nice and did NOT show it's age (European does Maintain the aircraft very well)

European
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Logan22L
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:19 am

Flew on a Mohawk 1-11 back in 1975, PIT - CVG, if I remember correctly. I sat near the rear, and those engines were pretty loud, but I loved that. I wish all of you who love the 757 take-off performance could have felt it in the 1-11.

Logan
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estick
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RE: Everyone Who Has Flown BAC 1-11 Or B732

Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:53 am

Flew Austral Lienas Aerea's Bac1-11 I believe in the year 1990/91 and dozens of times on B737-200's (Aerolineas Argentinas, Lapa, American Falcon). I every day see 732's turning Base to Final from my work's window!

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