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by GaryDay
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Travelling down Ukraine in a Yak-40, December 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 9960

Re: Travelling down Ukraine in a Yak-40, December 2018

Always love to read trip reports on rare types, excellent work

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by GaryDay
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4270

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

Ecuatoriana Boeing 720's were up there with the best

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by GaryDay
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 6 (Final) trip to Kyrgyzstan - Back from Bishkek to London via Istanbul
Replies: 8
Views: 3639

Re: Part 6 (Final) trip to Kyrgyzstan - Back from Bishkek to London via Istanbul

Great trip report as always. I'm not a fan of the egg chasing game but the stadium is not the Emirates but Twickenham Rugby stadium . The smaller stadium in the background is another Rugby stadium called the stoop, home of Harlequins RFC

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by GaryDay
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose
Replies: 18
Views: 3966

Re: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose

Recently flew from STN to ACE on G-JZHZ (also named Jet2 Lanzarote). This had the airbridge dashes behind the cockpit windows but we departed from a remote stand and parked on a remote stand at ACE too. Ironic!!!!!

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by GaryDay
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to re-use an airline name
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: If you were to re-use an airline name

Court Line

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by GaryDay
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down Under with Delta...with a couple SNAFUs along the way.
Replies: 21
Views: 6908

Re: Down Under with Delta...with a couple SNAFUs along the way.

Aeromoe, you are the king of trip reports!! This one as excellent as always

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by GaryDay
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3382

Re: First Flight and Airline?

First flight was summer 1971 on a Channel Airways Viscount 800 from Southend to Guernsey

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by GaryDay
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Throwback to USSR: Ukraine Int'l to Kyiv and the State Aviation Museum
Replies: 18
Views: 8650

Re: Throwback to USSR: Ukraine Int'l to Kyiv and the State Aviation Museum

Excellent report, especially the section on the museum. Next time I go to Duxford I'm going to ask for a haircut under the wing of the Trident!!!!

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by GaryDay
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 9085

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Super VC10 followed by L1011

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by GaryDay
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 40
Views: 3043

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

A super VC10 with 6 conways. Just think of the noise and the smoke!!!

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by GaryDay
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 5165

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Birmingham European Airways operated in the 80's/90's with Jetstreams, Saab 340's and BAC 1-11's before merging with Brymon Airways

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by GaryDay
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 73
Views: 4574

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Always excitied to fly on bac 1-11's from Gatwick on the annual family holidays in the early 80's . Especially as we always seemed to board via the rear air stairs with the APU screaming above your head

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by GaryDay
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9469

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

G-TUIK 787-9 LGW to PVR 21/10 and PVR to LGW 28/10

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by GaryDay
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Loudest Aircraft During Takeoff?
Replies: 97
Views: 24887

Re: Loudest Aircraft During Takeoff?

From my days spotting at LHR in the late 70's/early 80's the worst offenders were the super vc10 and the trident 3B (especially when it had the boost engine operating)

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by GaryDay
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 5237

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

In no particular order

L1011
Vc10
Comet 4
Trident

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by GaryDay
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68389

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

So sad to see Monarch go. Had many a good flight with them, the last one coming back from ACE in August. Staff always great and every flight was punctual. Special memories include seeing the 1-11's and 720B's blast out of Gatwick in the early 80's. Good luck to all the hard working staff in the futu...

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by GaryDay
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2708

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

Flew on the following before a Ryanair 737-200 STN to NOC in 1995

Viscount
Numerous BAC 1-11's
DC9
DC10
727
757
767
L1011
MD83

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by GaryDay
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 5360

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

My first flight was on a channel airways viscount from Southend to Guernsey.

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by GaryDay
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 55
Views: 4428

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

Best - Super VC10
Worst - Yak 40

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by GaryDay
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 4142

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

L1011 1989 PMI - LGW G-BBAE
DC10 1988 LGW - PMI - LGW both times G-GCAL (line no 2 which became N220AU Project Orbis)
MD11 never had the chance

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by GaryDay
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 56
Views: 16031

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

The BA tridents had the 'moving map' between the pilot and copilot instrumentation. I don't believe the export tridents had these fitted

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by GaryDay
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985
Replies: 19
Views: 4581

Re: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985

Excellent trip report bringing back so many memories. My first flight as a 1 year old was on a Channel viscount from Southend to Guernsey (although I have no memory of that!!!!!!). Many 1-11 flights followed , usually dan air with a few BCAL and even Ryanair thrown in. Loved the 1-11, noisy both ins...

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by GaryDay
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28266

Re: The Mighty 757

Flown on so many of these fantastic birds around Europe over the past 25 years or so. One even took us on our honeymoon (g-bpea, Caledonian LGW to LPA) in 1991. Last flew on one 2 years ago with Thomson, the interior was falling to pieces but the performance was still there!!!!

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by GaryDay
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9469

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Flew on g-cpep Thomson 752 three times in 3 years (lgw-ace)

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