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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 242
Views: 28462

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

News this morning that Dublin Aerospace owner will tender for Aer Lingus Regional business through a new airline called Emerald Airways. Nothing to do with the 2000's failed small cargo operator I presume ? But was there a DC-3 operating Emerald Airways back in the 60's ? (scratches head tries to r...

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by JannEejit
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 826
Views: 123769

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

They changed from Jersey European to British European. I don't ever recall any perceived confusion with the by then long defunct British European Airlines (BEA) brand. It's a moot point of course, but I can see 'British European' being perceived one way or another depending on how Brexit eventually ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 826
Views: 123769

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Wasn't "Flybe" more of a trading name or slogan rarther than the company name, which was British European, after they outgrew their previous Jersey European brand ? Would using "British European" again be less toxic in the eyes of the flying public ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 12585

Re: Alex Cruz steps down at BA

Suggestions that this may be a precursor to BA leaving IAG https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/10/12/british-airways-boss-alex-cruz-steps/ Brian Strutton, general secretary of pilots union Balpa, said this could be the prelude to further change. He said: “For the whole hierarchy to be gone in...

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 12585

Re: Alex Cruz Steop down

BA777FO wrote:
Alex Cruz is staying on as non-executive Chairman - he's not completely gone.


I believe that's only for an interim period though...?

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by JannEejit
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 456
Views: 104805

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

Are any of the 31 a/c due to fly again, or will they all be scrapped in their current locations? Duxford should have got at least one. Why on earth would the 'British Airliner collection' at Duxford want an Amercan Airliner I think a 747 operated by British Airways in the Negus scheme would have lo...

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 456
Views: 104805

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

I doubt the send off cost anything at all. All that really happened was two 747's took off and made a couple of journeys much shorter than normal. Someone webstreamed it and that was that.

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 46
Views: 7650

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

I remember thinking at the time that it all seemed a little too convenient to blame the Continental strip and wondering why on earth any aircraft worth it's salt could be brought down by a seemingly innocuous piece of aluminium ? I also wonder if there had been any previous recommendations or direct...

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by JannEejit
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 840P LHR-LAS
Replies: 25
Views: 5698

Re: Virgin Atlantic 840P LHR-LAS

TC957 wrote:
I feel that's quite a coup for VS to have sold 3 744's to another airline instead of scrap. Given that Atlas had plenty of used 744's to choose from, I wonder what made them choose the VS ones.


Maybe they were advertised as "Virgin" 747's for sale... :lol:

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 40
Views: 9600

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

In the Real Estate market, how much is GLA (Abbotsinch) land worth right now? Where to is Glasgow urban core growing? West, east, north or east towards EDI and Edinburgh? Selling GLA land for real estate may pay to built-up and promote PIK but, distance-wise Glasgow travellers would then have 2 air...

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 40
Views: 9600

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Trump may buy the airport for connection to the turnberry hotel It's not really worth buying an airport just for the sake of parking a 757 whilst he helicopter transfers or is driven to the Turnberry resort. He could just as easily do the same via GLA. The difference is only 30 mins by road or arou...

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 40
Views: 9600

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54359384


Still believed to have been AGS the operator of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton.
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Bhoy wrote:
The sale is back off as the unnamed preferred bidder has pulled out due to Covid.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54359384


Still believed to have been AGS the operator of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton.

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 72
Views: 7551

Re: British operators of the DC-10

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
It never even wore the new colours as a complete aircraft, did it ?


I guess this answers your question.



Sure does ! :lol:

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 72
Views: 7551

Re: British operators of the DC-10

And, because they were the king of the UK leisure airlines, I can't see the thread pass without a picture of the sole Monarch DC-10, G-DMCA 1405939,0206958,1524123 It never wore the new Monarch colours in service, even though it represents the scheme on display at Manchester. It never even wore the...

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by JannEejit
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.
Replies: 41
Views: 12748

Re: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.

Although a cursory glance at FR24 over UK skies, shows many Easyjet flights are operating on a daily basis. Obviously there's a lot more to consider than that but they have been one of the more active airlines in recent months. Who knows though...?

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 261
Views: 31093

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

To me the bigger surprise was that they prefer to keep 744 over A346 which is smaller still and has relatively modern engines. I guess the fleet commonality with 748 helps the 744. Yeah, I was wondering if 747-8 commonality would sway the decision that way ? Perhaps in a way losing the A380 wipes o...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 261
Views: 31093

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

Looks like 747-400 very well might outlive both A380 and A346 at Lufthansa: @lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr clarifies now: " We will phase out our 14 #Boeing747-400 as planned only by the middle of the decade. " 747-8 will stay in the fleet #avgeek Ref: https://twitter.com/SpaethFlies/status...

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by JannEejit
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90854

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Thanks gents. Despite the very low hours/cycles for the two former Japanese AF1s I suspect parting out may be their destinies. Is it true the former Brunei Government 744 VIP (V8-ALI) is there at Pinal Airpark as well? Haven't heard if that is for sale. I think the former Qatari grandfather Emir's ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36058

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Restrictions on the way which will impact travel and tourism even more . Dublin to be cut off from rest of country for next three weeks as 'concerning trends' emerge in three other counties Dublin is facing three weeks of new Covid-19 restrictions which will cut off the capital from the rest of the...

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90854

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

According to aerotransport.org, Rossiya Airlines will acquire the 7 newest 744 from British Airways. Built between 12.98 and 04.99. Seems like we will see them back in passenger transport. This was confirmed to be fake yesterday (21 September). Source? It's been reported as fake on several aviation...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36058

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Restrictions on the way which will impact travel and tourism even more . Dublin to be cut off from rest of country for next three weeks as 'concerning trends' emerge in three other counties Dublin is facing three weeks of new Covid-19 restrictions which will cut off the capital from the rest of the...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36058

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Restrictions on the way which will impact travel and tourism even more . Dublin to be cut off from rest of country for next three weeks as 'concerning trends' emerge in three other counties Dublin is facing three weeks of new Covid-19 restrictions which will cut off the capital from the rest of the...

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 261
Views: 31093

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

While a technical marvel the L-1011 is frequently considered a failure. I mean its lack of success knocked Lockheed out of the commercial market. By their own admission at the time they announced the end of the line Lockheed had lost $2.5 billion (in early 80s dollars) on the program. Development c...

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 261
Views: 31093

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

It still sold more than the L-1011 (just) and as much as that wasn't a roaring success I don't recall it's place in history being referred to as "failed". While a technical marvel the L-1011 is frequently considered a failure. I mean its lack of success knocked Lockheed out of the commerc...

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways emergency landing
Replies: 10
Views: 3937

Re: British Airways emergency landing

http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... cal-issue/
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In this case however it appears to be a tech problem that surfaced after routine maintenance at Cardiff. G-VIIC was the aircraft involved, no specific information as yet.

http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... cal-issue/

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways emergency landing
Replies: 10
Views: 3937

Re: British Airways emergency landing

Has there been any further news about BA flight 113, which earlier today had to dump fuel and return to Heathrow shortly after takeoff? Just a note on the terminology. Dumping fuel and returning to the airport does not imply an emergency landing. All it means is that they couldn't continue the flig...

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 261
Views: 31093

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

We bought the wrong plane because we didn't have the right algorithms. What talk is that? Also: If CASM of B747-8 is as good as of A380, why didn't airlines buy the smaller plane? Obviously BS. The 747 has sold pathetic 35 airplanes to three carriers whereas A380 is at 250 while being a bigger (dis...

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by JannEejit
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: The GJ EK 787-10
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

Re: The GJ EK 787-10

I guess there's still a chance the 10 will appear in EK colours, especially now the A380 appears to be overkill in these Covid-19 times. Part of Ek business strategy relies on the A380, so that is FOR SURE staying around, at least for 5 years more. Yes but not in the same numbers as before and ulti...

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by JannEejit
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: The GJ EK 787-10
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

Re: The GJ EK 787-10

As you might know, gemini jets have an Emirates 787-10, which was released some time ago. Now, since that 787-10 was switched to the 787-9, I'm wondering what you all are doing with your model 787-10 that you might have collected. I'm also curious why GJ even made a plane which was only on order, b...

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 456
Views: 104805

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAvYSloZcrc&t=15s
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A little video I made onboard the newly delivered G-XLEA in 2013. Little did I realise it's career coud possibly be over in less than ten years...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAvYSloZcrc&t=15s

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 456
Views: 104805

Re: 4 BA 380s on the way out

I'd be astonished if any came back sadly. The market is on the floor and looks to be remaining that way. Absolutely. Let’s see how the story unravels for the 380 but I think I’m on your side with this one The question would be though, what happens when traffic levels return to regular levels or ind...

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 469
Views: 166783

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

MSN71, former Airbus A350-1000 test frame, delivered to Virgin today according to Skyliner Airbus A350 -1041 71 G-VDOT Virgin Atlantic Airways delivery 09sep20 TLS-MAN That's MSN071 if searching. F-WWXL in a previous life. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Virgin-Atlantic-Airways/Airbus-A350-1041/603...

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick
Replies: 18
Views: 5346

Re: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick

[threeid][/threeid] They've been filming in the Glasgow area for several weeks now, all having arrived at GLA from BOM on a specially chartered Air India 777-200. An "actual" Indian Air Force C-130 arrived at PIK today too, not sure if that's connected or just a gas n' go ? I believe some ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick
Replies: 18
Views: 5346

Re: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick

Is this really necessary when you go to Scotland?. Not unless you think we are Covid free here ? We've seen roughly 10% of all UK deaths in a country that has roughly 10% of the UK population. As "dramatic" as these film crew measures sound, I also wouldn't be surprised if these were just...

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by JannEejit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick
Replies: 18
Views: 5346

Re: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick

vrbarreto wrote:
Tail seems to be VT-EAL.. An ill fated Boeing 737-200 that crashed on take off in Hyderabad in 1978..


It's real identity is G-POWU of Titan (ex Air Berlin). Real reg on display for the flight in, then the fake one applied for the filming.

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by JannEejit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick
Replies: 18
Views: 5346

Re: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick

They've been filming in the Glasgow area for several weeks now, all having arrived at GLA from BOM on a specially chartered Air India 777-200. An "actual" Indian Air Force C-130 arrived at PIK today too, not sure if that's connected or just a gas n' go ? I believe some vehicles resembling ...

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by JannEejit
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying-V model maiden flight
Replies: 18
Views: 4082

Re: Flying-V model maiden flight

Exceptionally interesting and very sexy design, but over the years the data have seemed to suggest that the more traditional blended wing body (BWB) design (like the one Boeing has been working on) is more stable throughout all phases of flight. The BWB also has the advantage of many more years of ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Light Blue Plane with Clouds at EWR?
Replies: 8
Views: 2968

Re: Light Blue Plane with Clouds at EWR?

https://www.airliners.net/photo/El-Al-I ... 00cw%3D%3D
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El Al 737-800 ?

https://www.airliners.net/photo/El-Al-I ... 00cw%3D%3D

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 122
Views: 10659

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

BA did of course have their own 'poster girl' in the form of real life stewardess Roz Hanby, who appeared in many of their tv commercials in the 1970's and 80's. As a small boy I often aspired to meet her on board. Sadly she had left the business by the time I took my first ever BA flight. I think ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 122
Views: 10659

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

BA did of course have their own 'poster girl' in the form of real life stewardess Roz Hanby, who appeared in many of their tv commercials in the 1970's and 80's. As a small boy I often aspired to meet her on board. Sadly she had left the business by the time I took my first ever BA flight ! https://...

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels
Replies: 18
Views: 8548

Re: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels

"Your emergency exits are located here..here...and... (flips upside down) HERE ! "

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by JannEejit
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 122
Views: 10659

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

UK viewers of a certain vintage will recall those early 1980's British Caledonian commercials, spoofing the Beach Boys 'California Girls' tune. Just imagine trying to get one past the sexism dept of the PC Police nowadays. A good reminder of how times have changed in the intervening almost 40 years....

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC 747-136 question
Replies: 9
Views: 2600

Re: BOAC 747-136 question

What was the basis of the pilots pay dispute ? Was it purely based around the 747 or fleet wide ?

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 15060

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

757 had a custom nose to fit the 767 cockpit on it. So no, did not have 727 nose. Early concept drawings show that it did have the classic Boeing nose. The nose and T-tail were dropped at some point in the design stage, mid-late 70's. You are correct. The original 7N7/757 had the 727 nose. The fina...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2384

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

I found this old footage of pre-production Concorde,G-BSST operating through Prestwick during it's development era. Great crowds on the spectator terrace to see it too. https://scotlandonscreen.org.uk/browse-films/007-000-002-571-c That was quite an impressive prototype video of Concorde. I never k...

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2384

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

https://scotlandonscreen.org.uk/browse- ... -002-571-c
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I found this old footage of pre-production Concorde,G-BSST operating through Prestwick during it's development era. Great crowds on the spectator terrace to see it too.

https://scotlandonscreen.org.uk/browse- ... -002-571-c

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2384

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

Shannon used to see klm 747-200 not sure how frequently . Shannon saw all types of non serving airlines and airliners for training flights, touch and go's etc. BA's Concorde being one such type. Here in Scotland, Prestwick Airport was used similarly, also including Concorde, all the way back to hos...

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by JannEejit
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why are 1:400 diecast airliners so expensive?
Replies: 5
Views: 2265

Re: Why are 1:400 diecast airliners so expensive?

When I started collecting 1:400 back in 2003, the prices were pretty reasonable. I remember shocking myself by buying all 5 of the Aeroclassics European 747-200 set when they came out. I think it was someone like £75 all in, and me thinking I'd never spend that much on models again. Hah, fast forwar...

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