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Airline Trivia Question

Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:24 pm

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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RE: Airline Trivia Question

Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:46 pm

G is the registration letter for all civilian aircraft in the UK

DRFC could stand for Direct Routing First Class

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RE: Airline Trivia Question

Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:50 pm

Nice bit of inventive thinking from the Belgian quarter - but not the right answer. Anyone else?
 
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RE: Airline Trivia Question

Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:32 pm

Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

Whats my prize then ??  Smile
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RE: Airline Trivia Question

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:14 pm

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
 
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RE: Airline Trivia Question

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:20 pm

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 ??
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RE: Airline Trivia Question

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:46 pm

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 ?
 
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RE: Airline Trivia Question

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:48 pm

The owners wife/sister is called Iona?
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RE: Airline Trivia Question

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:51 pm

IONA as in 'I own her' ???
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RE: Airline Trivia Question

Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:23 am

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...