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Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Thu May 09, 2019 12:50 am

The first jet that I flew on with PR MNL-DVO, DVO-MNL
 
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Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Thu May 09, 2019 1:06 am

Had a ton of trips on the 1-11. Convinced my parents twice to take us on Mohawk Weekends. For $29, you could fly as many Mohawk flights on Saturday and Sunday as you could schedule. Since my brother and I were airplane nuts, you'd be surprised how many flights you could get in over 2 days We were only able to book one flight on a FH-227, so the rest were on the 1-11. Made a lot of connections in Syracuse!. Best memory was waiting on warm Saturday night to join a 1-11 from PVD to BOS. We were the only passengers and as soon as we got on, off we went. No need to wait for the scheduled departure as the crew wanted to get home. You walked right on the ramp and up the stairs. Best day ever.
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 1:17 am

    flyingclrs727 wrote:
    The BAC 1-11 was one if my Dad's favorite aircraft at Braniff.



    One of my faves as well. I flew on a couple when I worked there, the most recent being their last one (it had the orange paint job) which they used as a tag on to BN 502 HNL-DFW (747)-ATL (111) and BN 501 ATL-DFW (111) - HNL (and I also remember a charter flight on one for Uniroyal Tire from DAL to / from Laredo,Texas in about 1974.

    But my first one-eleven flight was on Aloha Airlines from Honolulu to Maui. . . and my last one was in the mid 1980's from Grand Island, Nebraska to Chicago O'Hare on Air Wisconsin. Strangest flight was Lima, Peru to Pucalpa, Peru on Faucett in 1976 (I still was at Braniff back then, and I think they owned about 30% of Faucett, so they got all of Braniff's cast offs).
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 1:49 am

    longhauler wrote:
    I loved the sound of the Speys during startup. An unmistakable howl. It was the same on the Trident and F-28.

    As a young kid, I used my lawn mowing money to fly around on some of the airlines out of YYZ. I remember flying on a BAC 1-11 of Mohawk that had a very unusal all Y cabin layout. It alternated from front to back 4 abreast, 5 abreast, 4 abreast, 5 abreast, etc. Other than reading that it did exist, I never read of a reason.

    While never actively looking for them, I seemed to fly on them a lot. Mohawk, Allegheny, American, Quebecair, Austral, British Airways, Dan-Air, Swissair.

    I am amazed to learn they were still in recent operation.


    The reason why Mohawk had the alternating 4 abreast 5 abreast was to allow passengers to have enough room to take off and put on their coats, since many stations back then didn’t have jet bridges and they used the airstairs. Something that you’d only see in 1960s pre-deregulation! Once they merged with Allegheny, they abandoned the arrangement and most rows were 5 across, and capacity went from 69 seats to 74. By the time they were retired in 1989 or so, seating was up to 79.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 2:02 am

    Flew on one with US Air in the mid 1980's. I do recall the front had rear facing seats, and maybe a table?
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 2:07 am

    LH707330 wrote:
    Why were they so much louder than other jets, anybody got a good answer? I'd imagine an 880 or a VC10 would be up there too, no?


    60s design & technology; the water/methanol injection during take off had something to do with it.
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 3:30 am

    LH707330 wrote:
    Why were they so much louder than other jets, anybody got a good answer? I'd imagine an 880 or a VC10 would be up there too, no?
    I've been waiting for someone to mention the VC10. Even in the 70s, noise-wise, it put the One-eleven in the shade! Almost into Concorde territory...
    Flew on countless BCal One-elevens in 1980-88, mostly between LGW and GLW, EDI, or FRA, with an occasional Dan-Air or even Aer Lingus aircraft on other routes. Whatever racket it made on the outside, from inside the cabin the Speys made an unmistakeable and uniquely sweet music. Aah...memories.
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 8:02 am

    I recall flying on a BIA 1-11 where we were sat on a rear facing seat but opposite a row of forward facing seats.. next to the emergency exit.

    Quite strange and uncomfortable.. also as the plane had missed the curfew at Gatwick we were bussed all the way to Luton where it had landed to catch the flight.

    My first Ryanair flight was a ROMBAC 1-11 from Luton to Dublin.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 8:19 am

    DesertAir wrote:
    I flew them a couple of times in the 80s on Pacific Express:
    Monterey to LAX
    LAX to Stockton


    My first BAC 1-11's was flying CZ up in the PNW. PDX-SEA/BOI & later on Pacific Express into PDX & RDM.
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 8:23 am

    In April 1999, I was flying Aer Lingus from Rome to Dublin. Departure time came and went, but eventually 2 busses turned up at the gate and we were instructed to board them. After a tour of the airport, you can imagine my utter delight when we pulled up next to a British World 1-11, instead of the usual EI 737.

    Despite its age, the aircraft was immaculate inside and out, although very cramped. 119 seats on a 1-11 in the days before razor thin seatbacks was not a comfortable experience! Especially not for 6ft1 guys like myself. I didn't care about that though, as I simply could not believe my luck. This was my only flight on the 1-11, and I can still remember the sluggish take off out of Rome in the hot temperatures. Also, as I was sitting behind the wing, I could hear the constant power changes of the RR Speys during approach and landing. The icing on the cake, was that we got to board and disembark using the rear air stairs.

    Without doubt, the best equipment swap I am ever likely to have!
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 8:34 am

    dcajet wrote:
    LH707330 wrote:
    Why were they so much louder than other jets, anybody got a good answer? I'd imagine an 880 or a VC10 would be up there too, no?


    60s design & technology; the water/methanol injection during take off had something to do with it.



    That was a plane I never saw in action, the BAC 111. This prompted me to look on YouTube:

    https://youtu.be/bAsUDMClGB8

    Warning to headphone users!

    My god that thing sounds unique on startup! It’s almost like a British take on the IL-62M (another loud plane).

    Edit: just watched a takeoff video from outside. Good lord that thing is loud!! Ear splitting!
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 9:41 am

    They were very small. Very far from any Il-62.
    We had them in Berlin with BA and Dan Air. They were like a regional jet compared to some 727 or 737. Low and short and stubby. But I liked them. My longest trip was Tegel-Athens (the old airport).
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 9:46 am

    Small yes, but not small in noise! Would the IL-62 be potentially quieter? Any numbers on both?

    A good topic on noise:
    viewtopic.php?t=343591
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 10:11 am

    cpd wrote:
    Small yes, but not small in noise! Would the IL-62 be potentially quieter? Any numbers on both?


    I think, besides the high pitch sound, the Solovievs are quieter than the Speys.

    Engine start and take off from inside: https://youtu.be/_hUVESa0N7E

    Take off from outside: https://youtu.be/u1qcslCCsMk?t=148 & https://youtu.be/npDPoYK6BzY

    Noise-wise, I believe the comparison should be made with the IL-86's Kusnezows: https://youtu.be/7QwZEm23nOQ
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 12:07 pm

    BAC 1-11's were my main type I flew back in the 70's and early 80's. Always remember my BA flights LHR - THF on them and deplaning and boarding via the rear steps under the famous THF roof.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 12:10 pm

    If you look for noisy twins hear the Tu-134. That's some LOUD aircraft! Or the Starlifter for quads. My goodness.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 12:19 pm

    When I was young,I remember flying in an Alleghany or USAir 1-11. I remember thinking it was a DC-9,but it had '1-11' on the window shades.
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 12:29 pm

    Viper777 wrote:
    As a child of the 70's, 1-11's were stalwarts at airports for me during spotting trips in the early 80's and into the 90's. BCAL, BIA, Dan Air, Ryanair, BA, Maersk UK, British World, Ford Motor Company's fleet at STN and Omani AF ones at Fairford to name a few. All happy, noisy memories and glad one remained active for so long!

    Your list looks pretty much like my list of Bac 1-11-sightings:
    BA
    BCAL
    Mc Alpine Aviation
    LAR
    TAROM
    National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia
    A6-SHJ Gvmt. of UAE
    N800DM (Elton John Heart Break tour)
    Ford Motors (spotted in MUC Riem)

    I somehow considered the Bac 1-11 as the BBJ of the 1980ies.

    Later, due to several trips to OTP and BBU I could even add some more Bac's to my list:
    Chrome Air
    MIA Airlines
    Romavia
    Gvmt. of Mali
    Aero Asia
    ARAVCO (VP-CCG)

    plus this one, the last (or one of the last) Rombac 1-11 airframes that have never been finished:

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    I even have Libyan Arab Airlines on my list but I simply don't remember where I might have seen it.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 12:43 pm

    My first (and presumably only as a fare paying Pax :-() visit to a flightdeck in flight was on BAC 1-11-501 G-AXJK, operating BA5403 ZRH-BHX on Christmas Eve 1990. I can still picture the Altimeter at exactly 33000 feet.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 12:48 pm

    RWA380 wrote:
    My first BAC 1-11's was flying CZ up in the PNW. PDX-SEA/BOI & later on Pacific Express into PDX & RDM.

    First I thought this (CZ) was a typo but google is your friend...
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 1:05 pm

    My only flights on the BAC1-11 was on PAL from JKT-MNL via BWN back around 1984. YIKES! Man I'm old. It was a rather interesting flight. We had a small delay in BWN on the way to MNL and they used speed tape on the wing to secure some access point. On the return trip, something was not right with the cabin pressure during landing and mercy was it miserable.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 1:25 pm

    Omg...which memories are coming up here... I just say flight DR 112, Hamburg, Sept. 1971 - I was 13 y / o at that time and one of the surviving passengers together with my grandmother ..... hard to find back in daily life after that crash ....I love flying nowadays, but it took years until I was able to board a plane without fear again...

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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 2:34 pm

    Fiend wrote:
    BAC1-11 was the first plane I ever flew on...... Sad to see the last airworthy one retiring...


    Same with me - first jetflight in my life was a 1-11 of Court Line followed by Bavaria and others.
    Last 1-11 ride was on Dan Air London.
    Never thought it was loud, it was just wonderful for me.....

    Great memories.
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 2:47 pm

    Speaking of the BAC 1-11, were there any attempts to consider using the Rolls-Royce Tay engine on that plane?
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 4:12 pm

    Rode many miles as a pasenger, with many colors of 111's, on Braniff in the late 60's. Loved the airplane
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 4:16 pm

    TW741 wrote:
    Fiend wrote:
    BAC1-11 was the first plane I ever flew on...... Sad to see the last airworthy one retiring...


    Same with me - first jetflight in my life was a 1-11 of Court Line followed by Bavaria and others.
    Last 1-11 ride was on Dan Air London.
    Never thought it was loud, it was just wonderful for me.....

    Great memories.


    My favourite memory of my 1-11 flights was that getting off via the rear stairs on the first flight I was on.
    BAC 1-11, A300, A320, A321, A330, A340, A350, A380, B737, B747, B757, B777, B787, L1011, Fokker 100, ATR 72, MD83
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 4:35 pm

    Twenty-one 1-11 flights from 1966 to 1993. Aer Lingus, BCAL, BUA, Monarch, Dan-Air, British Airways. First ever jet flight. A wonderful plane. Sorely missed.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 5:57 pm

    My first & second jet flights were on British Caledonian BAC1-11 AMS-LGW and back. Price at the time: HFL198 or 90 euro return :-)
    Glad to have decent shots of N164W like this one 2.5 years ago at homebase BWI:
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 6:48 pm

    One of the early jet airliners I saw. Boy, it did smoke! Really loud, too. It was Braniff at Love Field in the old red, white and blue scheme. We didn't use the Dallas identifier. Everybody knew where Love Field was, right?. My dad and I watched them from the old terminal balcony while eating Eskimo Pies. It was a long time before the long stove pipes were attached to the engines. For some reason I remember a stew that I was particularly enamored with as a boy of 12-ish on the way to Houston. Back then a "stew" was a female cabin attendant properly called a stewardess.
    Do I recall correctly that ARCO was a corporate operator? Big ops HQ at Love Field.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 6:54 pm

    My first of two trips on the type was Allegheny from JFK to Pittsburgh with stops in Rochester and Syracuse...this in the summer of '74. I took this flights for the extra two stops. The only other time was on Horizon from Seattle to Spokane around '84 or so.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 7:59 pm

    MohawkWeekend wrote:
    Had a ton of trips on the 1-11. Convinced my parents twice to take us on Mohawk Weekends. For $29, you could fly as many Mohawk flights on Saturday and Sunday as you could schedule. Since my brother and I were airplane nuts, you'd be surprised how many flights you could get in over 2 days We were only able to book one flight on a FH-227, so the rest were on the 1-11. Made a lot of connections in Syracuse!. Best memory was waiting on warm Saturday night to join a 1-11 from PVD to BOS. We were the only passengers and as soon as we got on, off we went. No need to wait for the scheduled departure as the crew wanted to get home. You walked right on the ramp and up the stairs. Best day ever.


    YES! I did a bunch of those alone once I turned 12. The fare started at $25, then went to $29. I'd start from BDL on the first flight out on Saturday, fly all day with turn-arounds at the stops, then get into BDL late Sat night. Then start again on Sunday morning and criss-cross their route map! I did get quite a few -227s. I would sit in different seats on each flight so I could get different views - in front of the wing, over the wing, behind the wing. That was a lot of flying for that price! Thanks Mohawk!
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 8:06 pm

    N14AZ wrote:
    RWA380 wrote:
    My first BAC 1-11's was flying CZ up in the PNW. PDX-SEA/BOI & later on Pacific Express into PDX & RDM.

    First I thought this (CZ) was a typo but google is your friend...


    Yes it makes me double take now since the code moved carriers. I've been booking CZ for decades now ... Cascade was a great little airline & had many regional adventures flying their HS-748's & B-99's, B-1900's, EMB-110 Banderantes & Metroliners. http://www.cascadeairways.com/CascadeAirwayspage1.html

    a route map from 1984 - http://www.departedflights.com/CZ090984.html
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Thu May 09, 2019 9:26 pm

    It’s a sad day. My first flight back in 1971 was on a British Caledonian 1-11 and like Flyingphil, response#59, I was sitting facing backwards in an over wing exit row. Being my first ever flight I just assumed that layout was quite normal.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Fri May 10, 2019 4:38 pm

    Argonaut wrote:
    LH707330 wrote:
    Why were they so much louder than other jets, anybody got a good answer? I'd imagine an 880 or a VC10 would be up there too, no?
    I've been waiting for someone to mention the VC10. Even in the 70s, noise-wise, it put the One-eleven in the shade! Almost into Concorde territory...
    Flew on countless BCal One-elevens in 1980-88, mostly between LGW and GLW, EDI, or FRA, with an occasional Dan-Air or even Aer Lingus aircraft on other routes. Whatever racket it made on the outside, from inside the cabin the Speys made an unmistakeable and uniquely sweet music. Aah...memories.


    This is true, I guess that reheated Concorde though louder, was up and away quicker, though neither the 1-11 nor especially the VC-10 were slouches in that respect either.
    At LHR in the 70's and well into the 1980's, 1-11's and Tridents were the mainstay of short haul, for BA at least.

    I recall around 1987 we at BA had just reconditioned a 1-11 for an airline, whose name I do not recall, freshly painted it was out on the 1-11 detuners that were then close to the perimeter road making their racket!
    As as some have noted, this was with hushkits.

    Like many UK airliners however, it would eventually suffer from lack of sustained development, note how it's rivals would get more modern engines as one obvious example, as well more capacity.
    BAC's 'Bus Stop Jet' was built as ruggedly as bigger cousin, the VC-10. Though initial development was outside of BAC IIRC.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Fri May 10, 2019 5:06 pm

    Steelhead wrote:
    They should keep one these (better without hushkits) for demonstration purposes. Would be good to show to the NIMBY's how far we come with the aircraft noise in these days. A Trident with 3 of these engines would do even better! Let take one of them take off and after this a 787 or 350. That would make it very clear I think!


    I'd opine that part of the reason for the evolution of the quieter engines we see today is a result of "NIMBY'S" activism. It worked out for everyone, it seems.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Fri May 10, 2019 8:03 pm

    AirbusOnly wrote:
    Omg...which memories are coming up here... I just say flight DR 112, Hamburg, Sept. 1971 - I was 13 y / o at that time and one of the surviving passengers together with my grandmother ..... hard to find back in daily life after that crash ....I love flying nowadays, but it took years until I was able to board a plane without fear again...

    https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19710906-0

    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panintern ... -515FB.jpg


    That’s a fascinating read and to think you were on it and survived. The book-end is that the surviving First Officer died in a biz jet crash in 1981.

    Sobering.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:05 pm

    worldranger wrote:
    I paxed from SNN to LGW on one in summer ‘99. Can’t remember the airline ( ‘was it Eirjet? Anyone?).

    She was a looker but...Shake, rattle and roll.


    Yes, agree it would have been AB. Back in spring of '98 when we were working on opening DUB/SNN for CO, I got DUB and our other PM got SNN.

    I was jealous that he got to ride on the -111 to SNN, I got my one and only (and last) trip on Ryanair..a very tired 737-200.

    Had many great trips on them in the 60s/70s...AA LGA-BUF-LGA, AL PIT-DTW and my favorite Mohawk JFK-SYR-BUF.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:00 am

    Had a great reminisce moment, remembering my younger days. Flew numerous times on Autair (ex Luton - Clarksons Holidays) BAC 1-11 400 which morphed into Court Line (ex Luton - Clarksons) BAC 1-11 Super 500's (very colourful livery), to many Mediterranean hotspots (those were the days). Package holidays were really underway in those times. Was just wonderful. Never thought they were noisy at the time, was always exhilarated at take-off. Also flew BA (ex BHX - Martin Rooks Holidays). For a comparatively small country, we made some fine (worldclass) aircraft over the years.
    Best wishes to all!
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:37 am

    If memory is valid, I believe that I have flown the BAC 1-11 on three different carriers... Aer Lingus from Glascow to DUB back in the days when you had to identify your checked luggage on the tarmac before they would put in on the plane, and a few times with Mohawk and American. Wish I could actually remember the cabin experience but those memories are faded away.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:42 am

    Flew aboard quite a few of those pocket rockers out of BDL back in the early USAir days. That little jet could climb!!!!
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:48 am

     
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    Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:17 am

    TAT MRS-TLS in summer 1989
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:05 am

    Aircellist wrote:
    TAT MRS-TLS in summer 1989

    Interesting. IIRC, TAT operated the Bac 1-11 for a very short time only. I didn’t even find pictures. Can anyone help?

    Was „your“ Bac 1-11 in full colours? Or just some titles on a white fuselage?
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:05 am

    Flew Nationwide in 2002, DUR-JNB. Great flight, but heavy turbulence just prior to descent.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:05 am

    bombayduck wrote:
    The BAC 1-11 always known as the pocket rocket. There is one on display at Brooklands in Surrey which you can walk through.


    Indeed so and at East Fortune where a former BA example in Landor can be walked through. The last one I saw flying was at Glasgow about 15 years or so ago, operating in European colours whilst they had a small fleet of them. I too grew up enjoying the sights and sounds of the BAC 1-11 at my local airport.
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:32 am

    IIRC they were known for some nasty slow flight behavior with full flaps or similar? Could anybody elaborate please?
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:09 am

    JannEejit wrote:
    bombayduck wrote:
    The BAC 1-11 always known as the pocket rocket. There is one on display at Brooklands in Surrey which you can walk through.


    Indeed so and at East Fortune where a former BA example in Landor can be walked through. The last one I saw flying was at Glasgow about 15 years or so ago, operating in European colours whilst they had a small fleet of them. I too grew up enjoying the sights and sounds of the BAC 1-11 at my local airport.


    Also an ex BA example at Duxford which can be walked through.

    https://flic.kr/p/2gaUwh7

    https://flic.kr/p/2gaUVnG
     
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:40 am

    TAT leased 111s from BIA
     
    oldannyboy
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:13 am

    Lovely aircraft, lovely memories. Such a solid, sturdy, heavy-duty airframe. As much as it was noisy inside, the cabin was very quiet, much much quieter than that of the DC-9, except perhaps at the very back, and the also the cabin fittings and panels had absolutely no rattles - so unlike the older 737-200s!
    They were very smooth in-flight, and I loved the large oval windows.
    Flew many on BA, Dan Air, BIA, BAF, Monarch, Ryanair, Sabena.
    Happy memories...aviation halcyon days!
     
    TMccrury
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    Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

    Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:18 am

    I flew on a Philippine Airlines BAC 1-11 in 1984 from JKT-MNL. We made a stop in BWN both directions. Let me put it this way, it was an interesting flight.

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