TWA772LR wrote:What aircraft do AF and KL operate to CPT?
VC10 Weybridge Surrey, first flown at Brooklands The Vickers factory at Weybridge is located on Brooklands airfield. VC-10's departed Brooklands on their first flight to continue flight testing at Wisley and indeed Filton as well. Indeed this set up was rather endemic of the post WW2 British aircra...Jump to post
With CPT becoming A380 ready in 2023 (don’t know if that’s actually going to happen by that date) I can see BA using an A380 to CPT in at least northern winter (BA currently sends twice daily b747 from LHR and b777 from LGW in northern winter) so an a380 would fit in nicely with the capacity and cu...Jump to post
Just back from Kenya and flew a DHC-6, DHC-7 then DHC-8 (300) back to back between Mara-Wilson-Malindi....something rather nice about air travel when you are stepping into a de Havilland
Loved the Dash 7. A real brute, hauling 50 passengers plus luggage out of a gravel strip 5,500ft amsl
How does it connect at both ends? 2240 at CPT?...thats the end of the road, with no internal flights possible and not too desirable to be heading East up the N2 that time of night I looked at using the Austrian flights as a means of getting to LHR earleir this year but could not secure a connecting...Jump to post
My milk run (BA58/59)....CPT-LHR-CPT gets pure Low J I'm curious as to what the tipping point (date) is when there are simply not enough Low J's left to service us fully down here and what we will get in its place? My next milk run in early August so keeping fingers X'd for LY (Landor) or VB (Negus)...Jump to post
Such a shame that there are none in the Netherlands, Aviodrome hasn't got one. I remember that they were trying to get one back form Mali a few years back. Never heard the end result so the deal must have fallen through. I believe that was the 3rd production F28, PH-MOL which was retained by Fokker...Jump to post
Aisak wrote:a350lover wrote:TAP had just announced plans to serve JNB as well.
Well, TAP might be trying to fish those orphan travelers not wishing to back track to fly to JNB.
G-BNLY was City of Swansea when deliveredJump to post
The first Western aircraft operated behind the curtain were a pair of Bristol Britannias which CSA leased from Cubana (61-69).
One aircraft operated for 6 years (63-69) in CSA colours and was a regular visitor to the UK for maintenance at Marshalls Cambridge
Another billion Rand found out of thin air here in SA....the numbers simply don't add up anymore. What are Moody's an S&P upto?Jump to post
So it turns out even EK don't need a big hammer (77W) every time to crack a nut (new or seasonal route) Did anyone see the A330NEO coming? Has to be one of the best kept order secrets in recent years....not even a whisper I'm also keen to see how EK market themselves over the next 5-10 years as the ...Jump to post
When the BA 744's stop pitching up down here at CPT, you will know their time is finally over....
What will we get out of LHR, 773 or A3510?
As a footnote, just a few weeks ago, BNLK did its last run CPT-LHR.....what a fine machine that one has been and a fitting end to a long career
Yes, the 275-seat BA 772s (without First class) from LGW to CPT are winter-only from 15 December 2018 to 30 March 2019. I took BA2040 back to UK a week or so ago, for no other reason than the CPT-LGW leg fare was superb compared to LHR, and it makes no difference to me whether I pick up my hire car...Jump to post
BN747. Couple wrong, SR241 and WA637. See my post above; both taken from period timetables. Some great info in your other inputs however. PA217 in 1974 would not have been a DC-8 as they were retired by PA by 1969. As I noted the closest PA timetable to that time that I can find (mid- 73) actually g...Jump to post
PA812 and 824 were 707 operated The late 1973 PA timetable has the PA Caracas/Rio flight as either 441 or 515, both 707 operated WA637 was DC-10 "Spaceship" operated QF586 Would have been one of the three "Fiesta Routes", all 707 operated: Sydney – Nadi – Papeete – Acapulco – Mex...Jump to post
Shankly, you probably meant to refer to MH - Malaysia Airlines. MS is Egyptair. I did! Thanks for the correction. Bit of confirmation bias on my part, me being old enough to remember Malaysia as Malaysian Airline System (MAS) As an aside that KUL-PEN flight was my shortest 747 flight, around 30 min...Jump to post
28/06/78 G-AWNH LHR-BDA BA 23/07/78 G-AWNL BDA-LHR BA 28/03/82 N652PA LHR-IAD PA 04/04/82 N751PA JFK-LHR PA 23/08/88 N17025 LGW-EWR CO 14/06/93 VR-HOR LHR-HKGX CX 29/06/93 9V-SMN SIN-LHR SQ 07/02/95 G-VJFK LGW-BOS VS 16/02/95 G-VOYG BOS-LGW VS 20/09/95 G-BDXG LGW-BGI BA 30/09/95 G-BDXD BGI-LGW BA 16...Jump to post
STN has always had a very special place in my heart from my former plane spotting days when I first visited the airport in 1980 to see the Scandinavian charter invasion on a Sunday and the rare gems that were in for maintenance :-) We must have shared salmon paste sandwiches and a penguin at some p...Jump to post
Nice ambition but I would have thought the likes of EK, QR, TK and maybe even ET might see STN as a good network feed point for them....but STN-JNB direct? STN-JNB direct in next years? NopeJump to post
Great list but if I may just add that Air Ceylon operated the DC8-53 and not the B707. Thanks Cunard for the correction and additional LHR 707 airlines....it was clearly 707 heaven in those days Air Ceylon did have 720's, although I can also recall seeing their DC-8's. Air Lanka of course did have ...Jump to post
And your'e right about the aesthetics. I was spotting at LHR since I was little (since LAP days!) and always loved seeing the 320Bs and Cs of flip knows how many airlines. Except the BOAC, Air India & QF 400 series which you could always hear coming before they got to the Queens Building by the...Jump to post
Revelation, you like your audio stuff! You will love these, with Mr DP Davies talking about his certification/test flying experiences on various types, but topically here, the 707. His praise for the 747 is unequivocal Brabazon to 707 https://www.aerosociety.com/news/aud...nnia-brabazon/ T-Tails and...Jump to post
Revelation your point about piston to jet was particularly valid when the 727 was introduced, with a number of early landing accidents that had, as a common factor, the new jet handling skills required....Robert J Serlings book Loud and Clear being the quintessential read on the subject. Indeed the ...Jump to post
I guess it will depend on election outcomes and resulting politics, but HRE will surely return (788?) at some pointJump to post
MD-11's: Aero-LLoyd - 2+2 before abandoning long haul plans Air Europe - 6+12 with RB211 engines. Air Europe went bust AOM - had upto 7 on order but fizzled after merger with Minerve Air Zaire - 2 but went bust B. Cal - 3, but these were not taken up by BA after the merger (built and went to AA) Chi...Jump to post
A well publicised future fund raising exercise looks rather doomed following release of a trading statement this morning: 27 June 2018 fastjet Plc ("fastjet", the "Company" or the "Group") Funding Update fastjet, the low-cost African airline is today providing an update...Jump to post
semi-communist government As a South African I'd love to know how we have a semi-communist government? Since coming to power they've massively liberalized trade, removed industrial and agricultural subsidies, privatized several state-owned enterprises including the entire telecommunications sector,...Jump to post
BA sent their A380s to Frankfurt initially to familiarize/qualify their crews in a short amount of time. Same applies for AF who sent their A380s to Heathrow in 2010, routinely replacing A32Xs ... Indeed, was on BA910 on 06-08-2013 with G-XLEA operating in place of the scheduled A319. Passenger num...Jump to post
As a spotter in the 70's those Air Alsace Corvettes were elusive....never did manage to bag one A regular sight at Heathrow in those days was the JetStar operated by Iraqi Airways, albeit operating on government business. Indeed this JetStar, YI-AKA, went on to serve in Air Algerie colours as 7T-VHP...Jump to post
Whenever I fly out of LHR (typically with BA or EK down to JNB or CPT) I always order a halal meal as the local caterers rustle up a cracking ruby murray….which of course should be enjoyed with a beer or four His airline will of course have to comply with National and International aviation standard...Jump to post
In June 1978 as a 13 year old boy I walked out of BA747-136 G-AWNH and down the steps onto the ramp at Kindley Field, Bermuda. The sensation of warm humid air, trade wind breeze, whistling APU and the intoxicating aroma of jet fuel remains with me to this day. In March 2003 I had the unexpected plea...Jump to post
.Air France on the other hand has picked Airbus for political reasons. As a French airline, the government pushed them to order French aircraft from Airbus. Maybe the 737 had been better for them, but Airbus needed customers for the A320 so they pushed Air France to order it. KLM never had such pol...Jump to post
A good call is the 3rd production F28, PH-MOL which was retained by Fokker but lived an exciting life: 1967 Leased to Itavia 1969 Leased to Braathens and registered LN-SUM 1970 Leased to Martinair, re-registered PH-MOL 1971 Leased to Braathens and registered LN-SUM 1971 Leased to LTU, re-registered ...Jump to post
Emperors new clothes
The old Lufti gold-yellow of course has its roots in the German flag, which is 1/3rd gold-yellow
The other thing to remember with the Royal Family is that if visiting a Commonwealth country where The Queen is still head of state then that country will handle the travel arrangements. An important distinction to note, given that since the 1930s there is a separate Crown for each Commonwealth cou...Jump to post
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Looks like on 11th May CRJ2 ZS-NMJ suffered abnormal engine indications out of Cape Town and CRJ7 ZS-NBG an engine failure out of East London Flown them a few times (CPT-PLE) and always struck me as nice outfit. Feel sorry for the good guys and girls who will loose their jobs thanks to the sticky fi...Jump to post
Going back to my 1970's spotting days: VIASA Venezuela, made the DC-10 look stunning, this orange tailed jet arriving at LHR from such an exotic destination (well it was then) Air Malawi VC-10...quite a bold scheme for its day with a big font Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens....racoon brow scheme on the 747...Jump to post