vs773er
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Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:37 pm

Hi,
Duxford has been a local attraction to me for years. I have been going there since I was 2. 
One thing that stays firmly in my mind, from a very young age, was seeing the tail of what from memory appears to be an Ansett Airlines tri-jet. I'm pretty sure it could have been a Tristar as I vaguely recall seeing the words on the fuselage.

The livery had stars with and similar colours to Ansett but I have searched plansespotters.net and Ansett never seemed to operate the Tristar or DC-10, and it definitely wasn't a 727! So could this have been Lockheed's house colours for the Tristar? Was it a demo flight? Did I dream it? If it was there - where did it go!!!?

It would have been early to mid-eighties and definitely at Duxford, unless i'm going mad!
Can anyone confirm this?

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RE: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:01 pm

Hi,

I'm almost certain Ansett Never operated a DC-10 or Tristar, if they did it probably wouldn't have been likely to spend much time at Duxford
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RE: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:04 pm

I can confirm AN never operated either the L10 or D10

Can't seem to find any similar colour schemes on either aircraft.


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RE: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:07 pm

If memory serves Annsett was blue with stars but the only tri they have used was the 727 they have used several t tailed types and Lockheed house scheme was red but the 146(see below) although not a tri has been to Dux and the Tristar would not have been doing demos any more since it was a seventy's build
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/small/9/5/7/1178759.jpg
not much help I wager but just a thought
 
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RE: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:15 pm

BEA or similar Trident maybe?
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RE: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:31 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
BEA or similar Trident maybe?

I think BEA was gone by the 80's weren't they
maybe CAAC
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/photos/7/9/3/1058397.jpg
they have stars on the tail

[Edited 2007-09-28 15:35:59]
 
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RE: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:24 pm

I remember going to a Duxford airshow in the mid 80's, where a BAe test pilot demonstrated the STOL characteristics of the BAe 146; I seem to recall that this was in Ansett colours. I have some slides of it stored away somewhere
 
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RE: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:06 pm

Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 6):
I remember going to a Duxford airshow in the mid 80's, where a BAe test pilot demonstrated the STOL characteristics of the BAe 146; I seem to recall that this was in Ansett colours. I have some slides of it stored away somewhere

This would make sense.

Although I can't shake the memory and have a really distinct picture in my head of it being a tri-jet. It was parked in the same place the VC10 currently is now, it was a gorgeous summers day and as a kid I looked up and saw stars with coloured trails on the tail. I do remember thinking the livery was very similar to the name of the a/c, Tristar.

Going there next month for the last airshow of the year so will prod someone in the know for n answer!

[Edited 2007-09-30 12:08:00]
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RE: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:07 am

Quoting VS773ER (Thread starter):
It would have been early to mid-eighties and definitely at Duxford, unless i'm going mad!
Can anyone confirm this?

I don't know about Duxford, but there was definitely a Tristar which sat at Cambridge airport in the time frame you mention, and certainly 1985-1988, because I used to pass it driving from Cambridge to London almost daily. It was also definitely white with the red engine covers, but I couldn't definitively say if it were Ansett or not as I can't recall specific markings on it.
So no, you're not going mad, but you might be thinking of Cambridge because one definitely sat there close to a hanger directly facing the A11 (as it was then I think), but I haven't been there since 1988 so have no idea after that.
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