gkirk
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MEA @ Newcastle

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:00 pm

Having just seen this photo of 2 x MEA 707s at NCL, I just have a few questions:

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How long did Paramount use these 707s for?
Has any other MEA a/c other than 707s visted NCL?
Does anyone agree that the livery of MEA back then looked pretty good?
Who's is the 737 (-200?) in the front of the pic?
Cheers
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:01 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Who's is the 737 (-200?) in the front of the pic

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gkirk
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:03 pm

Thanks 747400F  Smile
It's a shame that NCL doesn't have any regular links to the likes of Croatia anymore
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:36 pm

MEA looked pretty good back then and still does today.

I would fancy two red ribbons/stripes (à la BA Union Jack) along the fuselage or around the Cedar on the tail section. It would make the whole thing beautifully striking!
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:25 pm

Were the MEA 707's operating a one off flight, or were they scheduled flights to NCL from BEY?

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gkirk
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:31 pm

Reading the pics caption, they were operating for Paramount Airways.
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sean377
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:58 am

From the photographer:

"Paramount Airways was a charter airline and did the usual holiday flights to the Med. with MD-83s and later a 737. At the time I took the photo the based machine was running 24 hours late and with no spare aircraft in the fleet a MEA 707 took up some of their flying. I was lucky enough to be at the airport when MEA decided to swap aircraft and I caught them both on the ground at the same time".
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:05 am

Newcastle....?

Does it still have a cattle grid on the TDZ ??  Wink

Mebbe there's a need for WellieAirways  Silly

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gkirk
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:42 am

Shamu, enjoy your A340s with the snail pace, whilst the BA 777s and 747s fly past you  Wink
Dodgy A340s blocking the high speed lanes  Wink
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sean377
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:24 am

Lives in Manchester...

Works in London...

NOBODY DESERVES EITHER OF THOSE!

Newcastle... Where the air is fresh, and Owen will score goals a plenty...  Wink
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:05 am

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 9):
Lives in Manchester...

Works in London...

NOBODY DESERVES EITHER OF THOSE!

Sounds like perfection to me  Wink


Quoting Sean377 (Reply 9):
Newcastle... Where the air is fresh, and Owen will score goals a plenty...

ooh be careful there mate, don't take your eyes off Man City  Big grin
 
gkirk
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:40 pm

Fresh air in Newcastle?  Wow!
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:45 pm

I don't know where the fresh air is, but we have it in Sunderland. the only good thing in NCL is the airport  Silly
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RE: MEA @ Newcastle

Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:11 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
Fresh air in Newcastle?

Your getting confused with Middlesbrough there mate!
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